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?

How do you keep track of what your employees are doing? Tell me about a time when you used a new system.

Tell me about accomplishments of which you are the most proud. What challenging experiences have you had?

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Bonus Questions


  • What was the latest you worked to complete a task? Why were you working this late?
  • How much time does your job require you to commit to outside obligations social, civic, etc.? How have you reacted to this? Give examples.
  • How do you stay aware of other areas of your organization? Why is this important? Cite a specific example.

Daily Interview Tip

Some people of incredible technical calibre struggle under such close scrutiny in a job interview. Often it is a psychological thing. People know there are so many external factors influencing the decision and by giving too much thought they set themselves up to fail, forgetting that excellent preparation, coupled with an ability to think on their feet, can help them overcome the sternest of objections from interviewers. Leave as soon as the interview is over and thank the interviewer for having the opportunity to talk with him/her. Be certain you've heard and understood the question. Asking for clarification is acceptable.