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1. At AM Castle & we always strive to provide the best products to our clients. How do you ensure a product is of high quality?
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  1. At AM Castle & we always strive to provide the best products to our clients. How do you ensure a product is of high quality?
  2. Wholesale and distribution requires strong negotiation skills. How would you rate your negotiation skills from 1-10?
  3. Do you have any training in sales or business negotiation?
  4. At AM Castle & we are always interested in finding new vendors and clients. Tell me about your experience in business development.
  5. Wholesale and distribution requires excellent organizational skills when it comes to purchase orders and inventory management. How would you rate your organizational skills from 1-10?
  6. At AM Castle & we prefer to hire candidates with a post-secondary education in Business or Marketing. Take a moment to walk me through your post-secondary education.
  7. Market analysis is very important to us at AM Castle &. What steps do you take to research the performance of a product before choosing to import it?
  8. What has been your best performing product in the past 12 months? Why do you think it has done so well?
  9. How do you feel that globalization has affected the wholesale and distribution industry in the USA?
  10. How familiar are you with NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement)?
  11. Many of our clients and vendors operate in other countries and time zones. Are you able to accommodate their needs by making yourself available outside of typical work hours?
  12. How do you properly vet potential new vendors?
  13. Many of our clients and vendors operate in other countries. Do you speak multiple languages? If not, how do you manage potential communication barriers?
  14. At AM Castle & we are looking for sales professionals who can make an impact on our business immediately. How do you plan to do that?
  15. Tell me when you have delegated tasks effectively.
  16. Do you have any experience training or coaching others?
  17. What motivates you?
  18. How do you like to be recognized for your accomplishments?
  19. When have you had to change a major component of your project due to new information being presented?
  20. Where do you see yourself a year from now?
  21. What are your salary expectations?
  22. What career path interests you the most in this company?
  23. Tell me about an idea you have implemented at your last job.
  24. Tell me about an error or mistake you made because of a breakdown in communication from you or one of your team members.
  25. What do you know about our company culture?
  26. How do you manage a large workload?
  27. How do you deal with uncomfortable situations?
  28. Are you applying for any other jobs?
  29. Tell me about a time that you were asked to collaborate on a project with a colleague whom you did not necessarily see eye-to-eye with. How did you ensure that you got along well and met your deadline?
  30. Tell me about a time that you narrowly missed a deadline. How did you ensure your project was completed on time?
  31. In a team environment, tell me about a critical decision you have made in the past that greatly affected your team's performance.
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AM Castle & Information
A. M. Castle & Co. is a specialty metals and plastics distribution company. The Company provides a range of products, and value-added processing and supply chain services to an array of customers, principally within the producer durable equipment, oil and gas, commercial aircraft, heavy equipment, industrial goods, construction equipment, retail, marine and automotive sectors of the global economy. The Company focuses on the aerospace and defense; oil and gas; power generation; mining; heavy equipment manufacturing; marine; office furniture and fixtures; transportation, and general manufacturing industries. The Company has 51 service centers located throughout North America, Europe and Asia. The Company’s service centers hold inventory and process and distribute products to local geographic and select export markets. The Company holds a 50% joint venture interest in Kreher Steel Co. (Kreher), a metals distributor.
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