Sourcing Manager Interview Questions

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What major challenges and problems did you face at your last position?

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20 Sourcing Manager Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    What major challenges and problems did you face at your last position?

  2. 2.

    Explain to me the current marketplace trends and direction you feel this market is going in our product industry.

  3. 3.

    When have you been the most disappointed in a negotiation with a supplier? What went wrong?

  4. 4.

    By providing examples, convince me that you can adapt to a wide variety of people, situations and environments.

  5. 5.

    What accomplishment do you believe was the most difficult for you to achieve?

  6. 6.

    Describe a difficult project and how you overcame it?

  7. 7.

    In a team environment, tell me about a critical decision you have made in the past that greatly affected your team's performance.

  8. 8.

    When have you successfully anticipated a shift in market trends?

  9. 9.

    Why should we hire you?

  10. 10.

    Do you have experience writing P&L reports?

  11. 11.

    Tell me about your experiences giving presentations in front of large groups.

  12. 12.

    Explain to me how you factor in the quality of the material or product a vendor produces in your purchasing decision.

  13. 13.

    How much cost-savings were you able to achieve at your last position?

  14. 14.

    How would you handle negotiations with a difficult vendor?

  15. 15.

    How would you describe your negotiation skills?

  16. 16.

    What was your most successful vendor negotiation?

  17. 17.

    Tell me about a time when you were effective at handling multiple projects at once.

  18. 18.

    What qualities do you believe are most valuable for a team?

  19. 19.

    How long will it take you to make a meaningful contribution to our team?

  20. 20.

    What part of this career brings you the most stress?