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Management Analyst Interview Questions

1. Tell me about your leadership experience. How would you describe your leadership style?
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As business becomes more complex, firms are continually faced with new challenges. They increasingly rely on management analysts to help them remain competitive amidst these changes. Management analysts, often referred to as management consultants in private industry, analyze and propose ways to improve an organization's structure, efficiency, or profits.

Management Analyst Interview Questions

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Why are you qualified to be a management analyst with our company?

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I analyze data on a daily basis and have ideas to improve the efficiency of the operation.
 
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I am qualified because I am good at solving problems. I have the experience of working within City government on special projects. I work efficiently and manage my time well.
 
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I have the skills to collect and analyze data effectively. I also have data reporting and evaluation skills. I am competent and defining and describing problems based on data. I also, have the skills to developing programs, predicting solutions as well as evaluating program success using data.
 
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My effective management skills can enable me to critically analyse information.
 
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I am confident that my training, skills, experience, background, and knowledge base all uniquely qualify me to be a management analyst.
 
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Technically skilled, good interpersonal skills and analytical skils.
 
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I believe in strategic planning, and an organizations can only be successful if the leaders can successfully set goals and execute them. I can set and execute goals, I can identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that is a framework that can assist the department to face its challenges.
 
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I have been managing the service desk and feel that.
 
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I am a fast learning, I work well with others. I complete my assignments on time. I provided training to coworkers. I take time to listen to coworkers providing advice. I work well with clients, customers, and stakeholders.
 
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I'm qualified because I'm able to multitask, organize and lead! I really enjoy problem solving and coming up with best practices to making things simple, effective and cost efficient.
 

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#3 of 25

What is your reporting and documentation style?

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I conducted a briefing to the Associate Commissioner regarding the CDRODS project progress status.
 
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The report for the company I worked for entail on how many students we enrolled at George Washington University for the Fall Semster. We wanted to make sure that we as a unit had reached our goal for enrollment for undergrade and graduate programs.
 
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A review of the current literature on community fall prevention programs, interventions provided and their effectiveness, and existing programs supporting recommendations for program development and operational processes.
 
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I was responsible to review all health and safety reports that gave the results in the levels of water lead and cooper for each installation in Germany. I was responsible to submit each report to the commander of the installation and the engineering department.
 
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I am very analytical in my approach, have good stakeholder management skills and I am excellent at reporting complex information at the level of the audience.
 
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I supervised a Team that was handling cases from LA. During the first year period I documented the challenges we ran into and what we did to overcome them. I also keep track of the number of cases we were able to close, how much was collected, and how many orders we filed. Some of this was manual tracking and some information we were able to pull out of the system. I interviewed staff responsible for the cases for feedback. I then compiled the information into a report which was used by Tex at a directors meeting.
 
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I supervised a Team that was handling cases from LA. During the first year period I documented the challenges we ran into and what we did to overcome them. I also keep track of the number of cases we were able to close, how much was collected, and how many orders we filed. Some of this was manual tracking and some information we were able to pull out of the system. I interviewed staff responsible for the cases for feedback. I then compiled the information into a report which was used by Tex at a directors meeting.
 
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I supervised a Team that was handling cases from LA. During the first year period I documented the challenges we ran into and what we did to overcome them. I also keep track of the number of cases we were able to close, how much was collected, and how many orders we filed. Some of this was manual tracking and some information we were able to pull out of the system. I interviewed staff responsible for the cases for feedback. I then compiled the information into a report which was used by Tex at a directors meeting.
 
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I conducted a training analysis report for the command. This entailed a survey of all divisions to meet their training needs for professional development.
 
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I conducted trouble reports and it outlined issue, system outage, and resolution, and also measures were put in place to avoid issue going forward.
 

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#4 of 25

What, in your opinion, sets 'good' and 'exceptional' apart when it comes to management?

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Good is getting the job done, and exceptional is going above and beyond to complete the job.
 
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Good is when the work is done right and on time. Exceptional is when creativity is involved. The work was done differently in a way that made it better, more efficient or less expensive.
 
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Good is when you meet expectations. When you meet deadlines. Good is when you respond and react to a request. Exception is when you exceed expectations. When you beat deadlines and the quality of your work is outstanding that it us the model piece for developing projects, going forward.
 
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Good = useful. Exceptional is by definition an exception, i. E. Something outside of the normal range of variation. Exceptional as it is commonly used in the vernacular indicates something extremely good. But it just as easily can be an exception that is not good at all. Exceptional is a word that can cause problems due to differences in interpretation.
 
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Good is when the work is done right and on time. Exceptional is when creativity is involved. The work was done differently in a way that made it better, more efficient or less expensive.
 
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Good is average, exceptional is going above and beyond and is innovative.
 
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Good is someone who does just what is required and exceptional is going beyond what is required to find answers and solutions.
 
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The difference between good and exceptional is good is doing a decent job but exceptional exceeds your expectations beyond reason.
 
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Good means an expectation is met, but exceptional means expectations are exceeded.
 
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Exceptional plus something extra! To be exceptional requires passion, dedication, commitment, and creative innovation.
 

Education Requirements

Most management analysts have at least a bachelorís degree. The Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation may improve job prospects.

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#5 of 25

Discuss your previous employment experiences and how they will relate to this position and our firm?

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All of my positions have required the use of effective communication, teamwork, analytical thinking, and initiative, research, and investigate skills to be effective. I believe all my previous roles have prepared me to be effective in this role.
 
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I have knowledge of the charts doing auditing following up with pt about status on care and plan for discharge.
 
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I worked as a project coordinator where I had an opportunity to lead in program development and management in relation to social services. Most of our services were also geared towards assisting the vulnerable in the society. As an Asset protection officer, I worked closely with the store management in evaluating management decisions as well as employees performance.
 
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For almost 25 years, I worked in various position within an economic development outreach program. In that job, I worked with municipal leaders, community and economic developers, civic, faith-based, and community leaders, residents and small business owners who were directly or indirectly impacted by programs and initiatives that were being implemented by me through our programs or other city, county, state or federal agencies. In those positions, I was responsible not only for fundraising for my program and budget management but also staff management, partnership development, and program implementation. This meant that I had to have exceptional people skills and the ability to interpret and understand various federal, state, and local codes and regulations pertaining to zoning, community and economic development, and small business development. Prior to that I worked for a short time as a Revenue Agent with the Internal Revenue Agency.
 
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My last job was in the government and worked as a management analyst. Conducting reports and training new people.
 
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My previous employment experience as an executive assistant covered all administrative matters, from human resources to material resources. My department was the pulse of the component and it set the tone for the rest of the staff. It required a lot of analytical work with determining the right needs for individuals and groups of staff members. When I worked in the new York regional office, I worked in budget, workload, human resources and material resources. I analyzed various reports and I tracked performances. My previous experiences relates to this position and your firm because you have to predict the needs and you have to study the changing needs of customers we serve. Being very analytical and well rounded, I am able to be strategic in my thinking, gather necessary facts and information and to actively listen to the requests being made. I can anticipate the questions that come from the answers I provide, minimalizing more questions.
 
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As a deputy team leader, I have improved kon my analytical skills as well as report.
 
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Having worked in two NGOs were what I did was to help aliveate poverty of the poor through funds sourced by us from well meaning individuals, the same type of rendering services of providing water and sanitation to the people is required.
 
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As a educator I teach, write lesson plans, share information and research as a Management Analyst I would be doing the same.
 
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As a current Contracted employee of DTRA I am already familiar with the climate and culture of the agency; as with other positions that I have held strong organizational skills, clearly and concise communications skills and analyses skills nessaray to perform the job. additional I've served as a trained passport agent and issuer.
 

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#6 of 25

A ski resort in Ohio is on the decline, what do you think their challenges are? What are a few things you would suggest to turn their business around?

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To get more people to use their ski resort. Get more people to come to the lodge who do not ski. Advertise what they have to offer that is not skiing; restaurants, bars, tubing, Mt Biking, Camping, Hiking, etc. If they do not have things beside skiing they need to add them.
 
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Weather could be a factor, if not enough snow during the season. Our marketing, and testimonials are lack to advertise the location. I would suggest a promotional event to get more people to experience the resort to increase the business.
 
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The challenges could be numerous stemming out from both internal and external. Internally they could be leadership failure.
 
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Initially with all things being equal, I would say marketing, next to lack of competitive advantage. After taking an assessment of their site, equipment, and management, I would want to conduct a market analysis to see how they compare to other resorts nearby.
 
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Lack of advertising to draw people to the resort. Maybe updated the resort, give out small discount, make it appealing etc.
 
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I think their challenges are their advertisement. I would take a look at how they advertise. They should use a theme that is catchy and highlight on Ohio's reputation. Knowing that skiing is for active young people as well as an older crowd, I would use faces of different nationalities, age groups and I would definitely promote discount deals that would attract the younger population. I would advertise student deals etc.
 
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Their challenged as there.
 
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I will suggest privatization for better management. Find out what the issues are, if it is fund related, I will advertise for an apeal fund, I will call for volunteers to help in working there until we are financially stable.
 
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I would create a video that would show the ski resort personality. I would then have personal testimony.
 
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Frist thing that comes to mind is warm weather and low snowfall; staging a snowless ski race where contestants put on skis and roller blades and schlepped around racing gates set in the grass and dirt on the mountain. In vest in flake snow.
 

Work Environment

Management Analyst usually divide their time between their offices and the client's site. Because they must spend a significant amount of time with clients, analysts travel frequently. Analysts may experience stress when trying to meet a client's demands, often on a tight schedule.

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#7 of 25

What are the pro's and con's of working as a consultant for a variety of clients vs. a full time dedicated employee?

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I enjoy new challenges and wrestling with new problems. Repetitive work is not something that motivates me. I like learning and growth.
 
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I like to share ideas with others and figure out a better to get the work done. I believe I am fairly creative and I have a lot of common sense which I think is essential.
 
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To broaden my experience.
 
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I want to work in consulting because my current role, employees asks me questions, my opinion and need my guidance. The outcome is positive. It works for them. It is because of my experiences and my willingness to be open minded and to learn. I love to listen more than speak. Personally and professionally, I am resourceful and networking.
 
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I want to work there because I derive pleasure working were people's peoblems are solved I and putting smile on people's face.
 

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#8 of 25

How long will it take you to make a significant contribution to our firm?

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As little as three months.
 
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As soon as im settled I will contribute as much as I can.
 
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I will make a significant contribution on the first project I am involved with.
 
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Once I know the need in place, I go all out to see it solved in a short while.
 
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I will make significant contribution for the ground running.
 
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Depends on the current business needs and expectation.
 

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#9 of 25

Why are you the best candidate for us?

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Because I am the best candidate a, a self starter and bring a weslth of knowledge, education, and experience to perfom exceptionally in this role.
 
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I am visionary. I like to study the mission goals. I am passionate about people and their success. I have been known to put others interest first but I am a strong believer that upbuilding one another.
 
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That's fine but I have contrinuted alot already to ss.
 
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Because I am a good sales person. I will make good gain for the organisation, my customer relationship is on a high side.
 
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I have a diverse background with business, marketing, communication and human resource skills. I also have excellent customer services skill and interpersonal skills.
 
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I want the job and I think I would be a great fit;
 

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#10 of 25

Tell me about your post-secondary education. Which course was your favorite? Which coursework did you find the most difficult?

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#11 of 25

Are you planning to obtain your masters' degree?

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#12 of 25

Do you consider yourself to be inquisitive?

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#13 of 25

Tell me something about you that I would not know from reading your resume.

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#14 of 25

Tell me about a time when your suggestion has lowered costs and increased productivity.

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Conducting virtual training.
 
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There was a time that quality was improved by 10% by making suggestions to help employees increase effectiveness and reduce errors.
 
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Hiring interns who were willing to be brought into employment at a lower salaries.
 

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#15 of 25

Tell me about the most intense project you have worked on. What was your role?

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Facilitator of a performance improvement process.
 
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I worked on a project to help a client integrate a Mutual Assistsnce Routing Service to help them manage calls during an emergency, and the routing system would be implemented to help client adsist their customers and still provide asdistance. The calls woukd be routed to a utility of the clients choosing, and my job was to keep the project on track, complete testing with system developers and programmer's, communicate with client to ensure working according to their needs.
 
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During my component's freshman year, I spearheaded the very first management conference for Baltimore, St. Louis and Louisville management. I delegated duties to my admins to reserve the conference rooms, make restaurant reservations, provide refreshments during presentations and to ensure the agenda was accurate and complete.
 
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I worked as admin manager in a furniture company, I see to the daily running of the organization, staff welfare, day to day of the office hygiene and environs.
 
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I had to open up a new security location. It was my responsibility to meet the customer management team. I then had to hired, trained and follow up with cooperate office, and our customer.
 

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#16 of 25

When have you made a recommendation that didn't go as planned? How did you adjust?

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Address the issues, and put new plans in place to move forward.
 
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For the take your children to work day, I had recommended for the young people to participate in mock hearings. We are a disability hearing environment and hearings are conducted daily. Sensitive to the fact that some of the children participating also have disabilities, I recommended that the team role play and use scenarios they could relate to such as cartoon characters, describing them as having the impairments. These hearings were to be done via video conferencing with our sister component who would initiate the hearings. Due to technical difficulties, the mock hearings were delayed. I adjusted to merged two similar scenarios into one not allowing it to run over to the next scheduled activity on the agenda.
 
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I took a step back. Reevaluate what failed and look at the steps that needed to be corrected.
 

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#17 of 25

How would you deal with a manager who refused to accept your ideas and proposals?

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Yes, just probably would need to understsnd why ideas or proposal not accpted or what is needed to get on yhe same page.
 
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I would not take it personal. I would always hear out the manager's reasons why they are not accepting my ideas. I would listen carefully to what makes them feel uncomfortable about the ideas and proposals. If they insist that they want things a certain way, I would do it. If it doesn't turn out their way, I would revisit the issue and thank them for allowing me to do it the way they propose and commend what did work and build from their to re-introduce my ideas and proposals. I would craft my words in a way that is agreeable to their vision.
 
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I would first inquired why it was unacceptable. Then I would asked he/ she to think about it before making a final decision.
 

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#18 of 25

When in the past have you provided advice to upper management about the company structure?

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Whenever I conducted an inception sector wide review I always look at the structure and make the necessary innovative recommendations.
 
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Just recently propsed to management the need to change processes to improve efficiencies in our department.
 
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In my role as executive assistant, I gave advice to upper management about balancing various initiatives. Most of the initiatives were in favor of attorney advisors and not the legal assistants. I suggested how providing them opportunities with helping with the agency's mission was crucial for employee engagement.
 
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In the past I gave upper management advice on looking at the structure for the purpose of effectiveness.
 

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#19 of 25

How many years have you been a management analyst?

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#20 of 25

What is your strongest proficiency when restructing a company?

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Selecting the right people.
 
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Planning and helping with organizational structure.
 

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#21 of 25

Tell me about a time when you changed how a company manages inventory. What system did you put them on and why?

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Inventory management system wad implemented to help with tracking and management.
 
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When we were transitioned to Sunflower inventory system. I changed tracking from paper to paperless.
 
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I would handle inventory quarterly. I would have each employee go through our inventory with both electronic and written reports to see if any mistakes were made.
 

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#22 of 25

Tell me about your ideal corporate structure for a manufacturing company.

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Production floor, and areas of raw materials verdus finished product. Also some type of inspection process would need to be setup.
 
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Speakers should be wireless. Most companies are fast paced environments that have many moving parts. The wireless speakers is most efficient.
 
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I think a corporate structure that works is one who treats everyone like family. It gives the motivation to want to grown within the company and allows for retention.
 

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#23 of 25

What industry do you specialize in?

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Management and organizational development.
 
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Federal government sector.
 

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#24 of 25

What is your ideal industry to work with, if hired by our firm?

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Employee development and organizational improvement.
 
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My ideal industry to work with, if hired by your firm would be one that play like a team and works like a team.
 

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#25 of 25

Describe your communication skills.
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