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 if at all have you involved others in determining their career development activities? Give examples.

What are the longest hours you have worked? How often has this happened? Give an example.

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Bonus Questions


  • How much time does your job require you to commit to outside obligations social, civic, etc.? How have you reacted to this? Give examples.
  • Why did you resign?
  • How often do you set goals for yourself?

Daily Interview Tip

Try to probe into the company culture in the interview. Asking "what do you like about working here?" can reveal interesting aspects. When asked, "why should we hire you?" Describe new ways these skills could be put to use in the position you are being considered for. Be early. Being late, even by five minutes, is a really bad first impression. Make sure to double-check the address and figure out how long it will take you to get there in advance.