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Amazon Brand Specialist Interview Questions

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We are looking for a Brand Specialist who can be self-critical and willing to accept feedback from others. Talk to me about a time when you received criticism from a co-worker or leader.

Brand Specialist Interview Questions

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    We are looking for a Brand Specialist who can be self-critical and willing to accept feedback from others. Talk to me about a time when you received criticism from a co-worker or leader.

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    Amazonians have the unique ability to 'Invent and Simplify.' Tell the story of a time when you faced a complex challenge and found a simple solution.

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    Amazon Brand Specialists should create and communicate a bold direction that inspires results. Tell me about a time when you introduced a unique perspective or inspiring idea.

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    Amazon Brand Specialists have strong judgment and good instincts. Talk about a time when you made an unpopular decision that you knew was right.

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    Amazon believes that leaders are never done learning. What is the most important lesson you have learned in the past year, and how will it benefit you as a Brand Specialist?

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    Amazon Brand Specialists are expected to raise the bar and deliver the highest standards. Talk about a time when you raised the bar in a professional setting.

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    Amazonians know that speed matters in business. Discuss a time when you had to make a decision on the spot.

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    As an Amazon Brand Specialist, you will face constraints that should breed resourcefulness, innovation, and self-sufficiency. Tell me about a time when you displayed self-sufficiency in the face of a constraint or roadblock.

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    Despite setbacks, Amazonians rise to the occasion. Talk about a time when you were struggling and turned the situation around.

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    Which of Amazon's 14 Leadership Principles do you feel you need to work on the most?

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    Choose one of Amazon's 14 Leadership Principles and talk about a time when you embodied that principle at work or school.

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    Amazon Brand Specialists strive to improve the customer journey at every turn. Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond to deliver exceptional service.

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    Brand Specialists embrace Amazon's Leadership Principle of 'Customer Obsession.' Talk about your most challenging customer and how you successfully delivered on their expectations.

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    Amazon believes in 'Ownership', and our team members act on behalf of the entire company - beyond just themselves or their team. Talk about a time when you served on behalf of others without being asked.

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    Amazon Brand Specialists take ownership of their work and never say, 'that's not my job.' Walk me through a time when you were asked to complete a task outside of your scope of accountabilities.

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    Would you rather work with people you are smarter than or work with people smarter than you?

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    Amazon leaders 'Are Right, A Lot.' Tell the story of a time when your strong judgment and instincts led you to make a good decision.

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    Amazon Brand Specialists are never done learning and always seek to improve themselves. Walk me through the most recent personal or professional improvement you have made for yourself.

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    Amazon leaders are encouraged to 'Learn and Be Curious.' Give me an example of when you stepped outside of your comfort zone to learn something new.

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    If you could create a 15th Leadership Principle for Amazon, what would you choose?

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    Amazon Brand Specialists ensure that problems get fixed and stay fixed. Tell the story of a time when you discovered a problem and took action to resolve the issue.

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    At Amazon we 'Think Big' and encourage appropriate risk taking. Tell me about a time when you took a calculated risk to work toward or achieve a significant goal.

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    Amazon Business Specialists must show bias for action and understand that speed matters in business. Tell me about a time when you had to take a calculated risk.

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    Amazon Business Specialists drive excellence by reducing costs. Talk about a time when you used innovative thinking to reduce costs, save money, or improved profitability.

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    Amazonians listen attentively, speak candidly, and treat others respectfully. Talk about a time when you had to critique someone else's work.

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    Amazon Brand Specialists dive deep and stay connected to the details. Talk about a time when you leveraged data to solve a problem or make a decision.

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    One of Amazon's Leadership Principles is, 'Have Backbone; Disagree and Commit.' Tell me about a time when you disagreed with a manager, professor, or leader.

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    Amazon Brand Specialists focus on delivering results; however, failures still happen. Walk me through a time when you failed. What did you learn from the situation?

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    Amazon Brand Specialists should have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Engineering, Business, or a similar field. Walk me through your education and how it will benefit you as a Brand Specialist with Amazon.

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    Amazon has a solid culture of inclusion. How have you demonstrated an active commitment to diversity and inclusion in your most recent role?