Interview questions for Tender manager
When you are going to the procurement interview you can except that interviewer will ask some questions about you so he/she can get insight into your personality, and to decide whether you’re a fit for the job and for the company as well.
So you need to prepared to a job interview and to consider the skills, the strengths, the qualities that you have that you need to highlight. You have to determine what is the energy and emotion you want to bring about and put it in you answer. It’s all about how it is you want to show off in that moment.
1. What categories have you managed?
When we are talking about procurement interviews this is a very common question. Almost every interviewer wants to know about the categories you have handled in the past and match it with the position you are applying for.
If you want to give good answer to this question, you should focus on the past categories, the size of RFP’s you have handled for example. And what’s more important, explain the process you are following when researching any category to the interviewer.
If you are applying for a job that request dealing with raw materials or direct spend, your past performance will matter a lot. But, if you want the job that is dealing with indirect spend categories, your method or technique is more important than the classifications you were handling.
2. What experience do you have when it comes to discussing our recently posted TENDER MANAGER position?
Speak about specifics that relate to the position you are applying for. If you know you do not have much experience in the job you are applying for, plan for this question ahead of time and ensure you can provide some relatable examples based on what you have done.
Almost all interviewers will appreciate confidence and pride in the work experience you have earned and your passion in transfering these valuable skills to your future role or position
What I didn’t realize was that I was actually starting the journey of establishing what I liked to do and how I fit in to the grand scheme of things. I then worked as a junior computer tech in my last 2 summers of high school. It was here that I discovered what I was passionate about and what I wanted to do. I enrolled in college to get my degree in computer sciences, and I have been working around technology ever since.
3. What attracted you to this company and role?
You should find out what are organization’s strong points, and highlight them in your answer.
For example, if the company’s accent is on integrity with their customers, you must mention that you would like to be part of such a team because you personally believe in integrity.
Be honest with yourself, and with the interviewer when you are talking about which company’s values motivates you.
4. Let me tell you what characteristics you should talk about and where you can find them.
Our field is always changing. As such, what have you done with regards to personal development when it comes to a TENDER MANAGER POSITION in the last 12 months?
Here is an opportunity for you to showcase a wide variety of things you may have done both personally and professionally that will get your potential employers interested. Be sure to think about this one in advance in the event that it comes up.
Keep in mind, one of the key things that employers look for is an applicant who is self motivated and goal oriented. Even if you don’t have something that is specific to the role you are applying for, don’t be afraid to list hobbies or other non-work related activities here. Again, this shows your employer you are the go-getter they are looking for.
In the end, you want to ensure that you are leaving your interviewer with the impression that you are motivated, self sufficient, and manage your time effectively.
5. Why should we hire you?
This can be the most difficult interview questions, because you should match your personality, education, skills, and experience to the position you want to get.
You need to prepare yourself before you come to the interview.
Remember: You should mention few of yours best qualities and match them with actual examples.
Try to focus on something special, one thing other candidates don’t have to offer and convince the employer to hire you.
If you don’t have many skills, experience or qualifications like the other candidates. Don’t worry, you can still set yourself apart from the rest of the competition.
6. I’m curious – how did you come to find out about our company and what do you know about us?
This can be a great way to stand out from other applicants and demonstrate initiative. Almost every company will have a website, Facebook page, Instagram account, or some sort of digital footprint. Spend a bit of time doing some online research:
• If they have a website, check out their “About us” or “Culture/Mission/Vision” pages.
7. Who are some of the principal people who work there? Who are the founders?
8. What sorts of things does this company care about? Do they donate to a particular cause or charity? Which one(s)?
9. What are their core values? Which of their core values resonate with you?
Has the company been in the news recently or have they won any awards (Social Media can be a great place to find this information).
While your interviewer won’t expect you to have in-depth company history, a little here can go a long way.
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