Business Development Manager Sample Job Interview Questions

Business Development Manager Sample Job Interview Questions


Here are sample Business Development Manager job interview questions designed specifically for the Business Development career.
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why should we hire you as a Business Development Manager?

Describe your results with generating new contacts and potential clients.

What do you know about securing bid opportunities related to construction and renovations of hotels and high-end retail stores?

In your view, what is the most important aspect in the development of a strategy to recruit and secure new business? Why?

What do you find most challenging when facilitating meetings with clients and negotiating contracts. Why?

Tell me about a meeting in which you supported someone else’s ideas. What did the person say, and how did you support him/her?

Of which proposal assignment or achievement are you proudest?

What was the toughest academic decision you made? How did you arrive at that decision? What alternatives did you consider?

Tell me about a time when your enthusiasm dropped after an especially long workday. When did it drop? What did you do?

What are your standards of success in your job? What have you done to meet these standards as a Business Development Manager? Give a recent example.

What is your experience as a Business Development Manager ? Tell me about some specific things you did.

Tell me a bit more about your background with maintaining strong working relationships with corporate clients.

How do you ensure success when you retaining and growing the existing client base?

What qualities do you think make a great Business Development Manager?

Describe a time when your supervisor talked to you, either formally or informally, about a safety or security problem.

Have you suggested any new ideas to your boss in the last six months? Which ones were accepted? How did you get them accepted?

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Bonus Questions

  • Sooner or later we all fail to accurately assess an employee's strengths and developmental needs. Tell me about a time when this happened to you.
  • How do you monitor your customers'/employees' satisfaction? Give a specific example.
  • Describe a situation in which you negotiated with vendors or suppliers to obtain a good deal for your company.

Daily Interview Tip

An interview can feel like being interrogated under a spotlight and the slightest miscommunication or, worse, the mood of the interviewer, can jeopardise your chances. After you finish the actual interview is over, the process is not over. You must follow up with the interviewer with an thank you note. Practice what you're going to say and how you