On-boarding new employees is a time consuming and costly endeavor so the interviewer wants to make sure that this role will be a long term fit for you. Be open with the interviewer about your dreams within this company, on a long-term basis. Share what promotions you hope to eventually receive and discuss what you hope to learn from being a part of their organization. The key to answering this question is to express to the interviewer that you plan to be employed with the company for many years to come.
"While visiting your company website I noticed that you have some leadership opportunities available in a variety of locations. I would love to work my way into a management or leadership role with your organization and would be willing to relocate in order to do so. I really like what your organization stands for and I hope to see a current fit, and future growth, here."
"My long range objective is to be a director within your organization. I am constantly looking to improve myself professionally and personally and would welcome the opportunity to do that for your organization."
Sales answer example
"My long term goal is to move into an executive leadership role: ideally a VP of Sales or Customer Success. That said, I know there is a long way to go to getting there, so my next goal is a management role. I love that you guys promote heavily from within and I look forward to the opportunity to rise through the ranks of the organization into an executive role."
Retail answer example
"I am a long-haul type of employee, as you can see from my decade plus employment with my current organization. That said, I am looking to make a really smart, longterm career change. One in which I can grow into an executive management role, with my eyes set on GM of the store in the next 10 years or so. Of course, I know there are plenty of milestones to reach on the way to that end, and intend to achieve floor manager in the next 2-3 years."
Marketing answer example
"I am looking for a position with which I can grow, specifically into a director of marketing position. I know it's a few years off, of course, but that's where I am looking to end up within the next 5 or so years."