Director of Operations Sample Job Interview Questions

Director of Operations Sample Job Interview Questions

 

Here are sample Director of Operations job interview questions designed specifically for the Director of Operations career field.

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Describe your experience with revenue forecasting and improving it’s accuracy.

How do you avoid mistakes when establishing and prioritizing operations objectives?

What do you find most challenging when driving operational excellence of production procedures. Why?

What do you know about directing the improvement of practices and processes using lean initiatives and six sigma?

In your view, what is the most important aspect of fostering a linear approach to production delivery? Why?

Different conditions, such as noise, strong fumes/odors, grease or oil, as well as the need to wear safety equipment, affect some workplaces. Tell me about a time when you experienced any of these conditions and how you felt about it. Why?

Describe a situation at your previous employment that required you to do several things at the same time. What did you do?

Give an example of a time when you had to confront someone who violated a safety or security regulation.

What qualities do you think make a great Director of Operations?

What formal training did you receive on the job at your last place of work? How did you do?

what criticism of you has helped you the most? who was it from?

Tell me a bit more about your background with meeting or exceeding key performance indicators.

How do you ensure success when you participating in the request for quote (rfq) process to customers in order to win business opportunities?

Can you tell me about an experience when people outside your work group have asked for your help in solving a problem or meeting an objective. How did you react? What did you do?

What motivates you to be successful in your job?

We've all tried different ways of showing consideration for others. In what ways have you shown consideration? Give an example.

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Bonus Questions


  • If you were interviewing someone for this position, what traits would you look for?
  • Why are not you earning more money at this stage of your career?
  • Describe an assignment that required you to meet with others to influence them to cooperate with you. What did you say?

Daily Interview Tip

Whether or not you are successful in securing the role, look at the interview as a good opportunity to engage people, grow your network and get better for next time round. If you're not successful then ask for feedback, although many organisations are coy in case feedback is used against them. Stress the experience you do have that will assist you in learning the new job quickly and efficiently. During the interview, you may be asked if you have any questions. This is where the research completed in step 3 of the section How do I apply for a job? will be useful.