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Procurement Interview Questions

"Procurement clerks are responsible for acquiring outside goods and services needed for business operations. Duties may include handling purchase orders, collecting price quotes, contracting suppliers, and taking inventory. In an interview, be prepared to answer questions about the various stages of the procurement process as well as discuss how you would negotiate prices with vendors."

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Give us an example where you previously used procurement knowledge and also high analytical thinking.

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Extensive RFP evaluation and strategy for go forward approach.

Your supplier ran out of resin and you have a delivery to a customer today. What do you do? How would you improve this package? Name three cost savings that could be made to this package?

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The question ranged from development of procurement, acquisition strategy, administration methods and closeout familiarity. Additionally, personality was discussed and ascertained.

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Please describe a time in your career when you had a disagreement with a co-worker and how you resolved it.

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Most of the questions were fairly normal and what you would expect them for this type of interview. It appears the company is going through a renaissance after being acquired by Omega. They are pushing KanBan, Six Sigma, Lean manufacturing to the point that it permeated the entire interview.

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Honour thy interviewer:

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Do you have experience in hedging risk on foreign currencies?

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They asked if I knew about their client's inner working

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What makes you exceptional and separates you from other candidates. More specifically what separates you from a more senior and experienced buyer who is also seeking this position.

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Why do you want to work here when we are laying off half the staff?

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