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What do you do when you are faced with an obstacle to an important project? Give an example.
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1.
I consider differentways to overcome the obstacle. Like a big event. There are no consultation room or space available for the MEC. I'll use my resources on hand and create a solution for this obstacle.
2.
I would seek assistance from experts. When I had to come up with a way of filing our documents I was faced with the challenge of getting all the documents in one place to enable good filing system and I had to request my team members to find a way of locating the documents and availing them for me to file them accordingly.
3.
Seek possible solution from my line manager example when a supplier exceeds the lead time stipulated.
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1.
What do you do when you are faced with an obstacle to an important project? Give an example.
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I consider differentways to overcome the obstacle. Like a big event. There are no consultation room or space available for the MEC. I'll use my resources on hand and create a solution for this obstacle.
2.
I would seek assistance from experts. When I had to come up with a way of filing our documents I was faced with the challenge of getting all the documents in one place to enable good filing system and I had to request my team members to find a way of locating the documents and availing them for me to file them accordingly.
3.
Seek possible solution from my line manager example when a supplier exceeds the lead time stipulated.
2.
What have you done in the past year to better yourself as a Procurement Clerk?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I've helped out at SC management and transport and always ask question on how procurement are done.
2.
I had a three month experience working in the Procurement office as a Procurement administrative secretary and I learnt procurement procedures.
3.
Undertaken my undergraduate course.
3.
How do you evaluate the productivity of your subordinates?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Currently I do not have any subordinates, but will motivate my team on a daily basis and reward them according to their productivity.
2.
By delivery; timeliness and attention to detail.
4.
What is your greatest strength?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I am well organised, polite and patient. I have already worked as a clerk where I have obtained clerical skills. I am able to sort out problems under high pressure.
2.
My greatest is I like team work also Iam on time at the job, Iam honesty person.
3.
Once I set my mind to what must be done, I complete it to the best of my ability.
5.
What qualifies you for this job?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I'm determined, goal orientated and eager to learn new skills every day. I'm also a team worker and loves challenges. I also have the knowledge and experience to do this job to the best of my knowledge.
2.
My education and my past experience as an administrative assistant/secretary and also my ability to pay attention to detail and follow up on vendors invoices and payments.
3.
My experience and educational qualifications.
6.
How do you handle stressful situations?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
By finding the most stress free way of working it out i. E by talking to colleagues who are able to relief the situations.
2.
Professionally by evaluating all the best possible options and coming up with the best alternative.
7.
Have you ever had to introduce a policy change to your work group? How did you do it?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Yes, by giving each other a task to take care during work time, by selecting team leaders.
2.
Yes, time keeping and change of roles. By doing it in stages and motivating the team members as I implement the policy.
3.
No. I never had to do that, but if I have to I would first of all get inputs from my work group and consider their inputs before changing the policy.
4.
Yes I had to introduce the change gradually and later to the whole organization.
8.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I see myself becoming a Procurement Agent as I will have gained the experience and education required for this position.
2.
I guess I will be a consultant in the purchasing field as I will have gained the necessary experience and educational background.
9.
Have you ever had to resolve a dispute with a buyer or supplier? What happened?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Yes, when a supplier was not meeting their date lines arguing that they have not been contacted officially. We had to send in official documentation to have the supplier deliver.
2.
Yes, the sispute was with the purchase specification where by a supplier had delivered a previous model of a printer and there was an upgrade of the same we had to renegotiate on the purchase price.
10.
Are you familiar with any ordering software?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
For now I can say no, but I know given an opportunity I can learn, because we are changing to on line purchasing, previously we used manual systems on ordering for goods.
2.
No we used manual ordering procedures but we changing to e- procurement.
3.
I only got the basic of it, but no specific training on ordering software.
4.
Yes. At the district of maple ridge we utilized ordering and inventory software.
5.
No not really but i'm willing to learn.
6.
Am not familiar with the ERP systems but am sure given a chance I can learn quickly as I am familiar with a payroll system.
7.
No.
8.
What is procurment.
11.
Tell me about a few difficulties you have had, dealing with suppliers, and how you overcame them.
User-Submitted Answers
1.
The customer is always right. I would just try to deal with them in a professional manner and satisfy their needs within a real perspective.
2.
- Timeliness - They were delaying in deliveries so I had to try and place my orders early enough to give them time to also prepare their deliveries and make them in good time - Quality - I had to have them adhere to my specifications and I had to check them before delivery. -
3.
Lack of seriousness among-st themselves, blacklisting them.
12.
How would you rate your communication skills?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I cant tell exactly but I have never heard customers and my seniors complain as I strike company deals whenever I am sent to represent the company.
2.
My communication skills are excellent as I have been a very good team player in my previous positions as an administrative assistant/secretary and customer service.
3.
Excellent, by striking deals for the organisation.
4.
I have worked with the public for years and have been in charge of a team of staff due to this I have learnt how to communicate effectively with a broad range of people.
5.
Excellent in both narrative reporting and analysis of financial books of records to have a meaningfull feedback to the campany as well as to the actors such as suppliers and deliverance of items and services.
6.
Excellent. They have been highly developed by customer service and supervisory positions.
7.
I would give myself a 10. I can communicate very well.
8.
Communication skills is very important and my communication skills is well.
9.
I have excellent communication skills as this can be viewed in on the strong negotiation skills that I have.
10.
From 1 to 10 I rate myself 7 cause I don't feel that I am expert in terms of communication skills, but I am very much willing to improve myself so that I would be able to make it perfect 10.
13.
Why are you the best candidate for us?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I'm self-motivated, hard working and will defeinitely be the best candiate to do this job.
2.
I am the best candidate because of my past experience working in this office as a procurement administrative assistant and also the experience gained in various capacities that are in line with the requirements for this position.
3.
My experience and academic qualifications make me fit for this position.
14.
Tell me your duties at your last job.
User-Submitted Answers
1.
People Management, Savings Delivery, Process Complaince and Management.
2.
My duties were to maintaining files, issuing of materials to user department and controlling stocks to maintain the desired level.
3.
- Filing - Making requisitions through GLAAS - Following up on invoices -Following up on vendors to deliver in good time -organizing office meetings -procuring services/facilities for meetings -ensuring that the office has enough stationery -ensuring that the office equipment is in working condition all the time -taking care of visitors/customers.
4.
Maintenance of files and up stocking cards.
5.
I've kept the diary of the Corfin manager, type reports, monitor spending, populate the unit's budget, assist with infratrusture needs, assist with typing of long list, Prepare presentations.
6.
Office management of assets and staff; control inflow and outflow of office cash as well as pretty cash management for regular monthly office use; locate and purchases items which including setting of three auotationofprojectauotationsArent sellers and buyers of the items.Also creaing a list of products and prices to easy up the procurement exercise.
7.
Senior executive which deals with entire logistic operations of the comapany.
8.
I sell merchandise receiving, pricing, cashiering, restocking, inventory counts.
9.
I was a voluntary worker so I had various duties that I performed at various departments.
10.
Purchasing products for the organization, fleet management, commodity management between our ware houses and field offices.
15.
Give me a few reasons why you are a great hire for our company.
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Energetic and productive.
2.
I think I am qualified because I have knowledge in documentation and have done my internship with your organisation and I think given the opportunity I can handle the tasks.
3.
I am a great hire for my company because I have vast experience in this field and I am a fast learner and an asset as I have had various trainings within the company that prepare me well for this position and tasks.
4.
I am a hardworking and reliable worker.
5.
I am honest trustworthy and very ambitiious.
6.
Well with accounting microfinance knowlege combined with four years working experience in office management has made me veey capable to of performing duties assigned in procurement in any campany.
7.
I am dedicated, fast learner, great analytical skills, good communication skills, great negotiater.
8.
I believe that by contributing my skills I can learn and achieve more knowledge. I'm hardworking, trustworthy. Together we as a team can go beyond the norm in satisfying the customer.
9.
Detacade and hard working.
10.
Becouse I have degree of community development with three experience.
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Interview Questions
  1. What do you do when you are faced with an obstacle to an important project? Give an example.
  2. What have you done in the past year to better yourself as a Procurement Clerk?
  3. How do you evaluate the productivity of your subordinates?
  4. What is your greatest strength?
  5. What qualifies you for this job?
  6. How do you handle stressful situations?
  7. Have you ever had to introduce a policy change to your work group? How did you do it?
  8. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  9. Have you ever had to resolve a dispute with a buyer or supplier? What happened?
  10. Are you familiar with any ordering software?
  11. Tell me about a few difficulties you have had, dealing with suppliers, and how you overcame them.
  12. How would you rate your communication skills?
  13. Why are you the best candidate for us?
  14. Tell me your duties at your last job.
  15. Give me a few reasons why you are a great hire for our company.
  16. What are your career goals?
  17. Are you detail oriented?
  18. Describe a situation where you felt you had not communicated well. How did you correct the situation?
  19. What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
  20. Tell me about yourself.
  21. Do you have experience in this field?
  22. What do you know about our company?
  23. Are you efficient with your time?
  24. Have you ever had to locate new suppliers at your previous job?
  25. Tell me about a time when you had to research the best bid possible for a new order your company was about to make.
  26. Give me an example of when you took a risk to achieve a goal. What was the outcome?
  27. Give two examples of things you've done in previous jobs that demonstrate your willingness to work hard.
  28. Describe a time when you made a suggestion to improve the work in your organization.
  29. What was your biggest challenge working across departments at your previous/current position?
  30. How would you rate your PC skills? Such as Office, Excel, Word, etc.
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