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Fulfillment Center Distribution Manager was asked...April 25, 2015

From the math test staffing situation: If one person leaves this position early because he gets sick, how would you reassign the remaining employees in order to ship out the correct number of product for the day?

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This was the question I stalled the interviewers on initially because I had manipulated the initial numbers in the math question to give me a buffer of employees in two areas so this wouldn't be an issue. Apparently no one else thought about people calling in sick or not showing up to work, so I think I impressed at least one interviewer by thinking ahead in this situation. Less

Z Gallerie

What experience do you have with KPI's?

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I have both created them and used them to both identify areas of opportunity and hold operations accountable for productivity. Less

Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Would you be willing to manage a 24 hour operation?

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Yes, as long as it was split up between different managers.

Symbia Logistics

Asked about my order fulfillment and 3PL experience and why I left my former employer.

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Explained that my former employer was a micro-manager and I wouldn't put up with his abuse. My resume' clearly defines my 3PL and fulfillment leadership experience, but I described it to him anyway. Less


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2 sets of 4 Conflict Resolution Based Question. Name a time when.... Disappointing that this was all that the interview entailed as it does not allow them to gain insight to your experience and how you can help their business.

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Use the STAR method

Dealer Tire

They will ask about safety, goals, and past experience.

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Draw upon past experiences to show success and ability to manage multiple people and a variety of situations. Less

Amarr Garage Doors

What is your management style?

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Coaching/laissez faire style. I prefer to let the more experienced staff dictate their everyday operations with coaching and guidance from me. Less


Describe a situation where you had to resolve a difficult situation. What techniques did you use, and what were the results?

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As a Team Lead, I’m always faced with difficult situations daily. For example, I’m in charge of training agents. When agents do not apply the techniques I teach, I always approach the agent to find out what is happening and how to find a solution to the problem. Less

Dosal Tobacco

What are some of the strengths you would bring with you since you have been in the industry for 10 years?

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My knowledge and understanding of competitive contracts, my contact knowledge in the industry, my work ethics and regiment, and organization skills. Less

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