Most interviews for Procurement, well from my experience anyway, tend to form 3 sections 4 if you count the usual about you questions, Tell me about you? What are your motivations? etc
#1 The transactional side of you and your experience: How long have you worked in Procurement?, What was your spend/responsibility?, How were you measured and resulting measurements achieved?,
#2 The scenario based, where you are asked to provide examples of actual events which you feel demonstrate your suitability for the role, they provide a scenario and ask how you would deal, and sometimes both.
#3 The what if... If you get this roles what would you bring/do, what would you expect, and what do you see in your future.
Not necessarily in that order.
Here are a few (not exhaustive):
-What's your spend that you've managed?
-Tell me about some cost savings that you've been able to achieve.
-What's your approach for getting buy in from internal stakeholders in your company?
-Tell me about your approach to building relationships with suppliers.
Hope this helps!
These are the questions I ask when recruiting:
- what is the 5 min overview of your experience?
- how do you approach discussions with the business: give specific examples
- what's the most difficult stakeholder you ever had? how did you manage it?
- do you like to negotiate? I ask this at the end and see if the person's eyes are shiny or not!
Hi Biar, you might be interested in this article http://www.afr.com/leadership/my-5-killer-job-interview-questions-the-faculty-founder-tania-seary-20140923-jycwx