Senior proposal manager Interview Questions
26Senior Proposal Manager interview questions shared by candidates
What was your toughest proposal? How did you develop it? What process steps helped you, and what processes did you modify after the fact?1 Answers
I described the longest, most difficult proposal I've ever worked on, as well as the insights I gathered on our policy and procedures (what worked & what didn't). The answer took about 30 minutes to deliver. Less
What were my salary requirements.1 Answers
Presented salary range and several ways to employ me.
Hiring manager: How did I handle stress. Would I want another role delivering this much stress?1 Answers
I try to get to the gym, usualy at lunch, every day to blow off stress. Sometimes when it got too much, taking myself into a closet for a good cry was also a strategy. But - that since they were hiring this new role to help o0ut in the department our overall collective "stress" might be less. Less
The phone interview was the hardest. The hiring manager knew right away my background was perfect for the job. So, the hardest question was answering why I wanted the job, which was asked in phone screen & manager interview. A simple question, but since this job might be seen as a "step back" from my previous experience, it had to be handled excellently well.1 Answers
I explained that I wanted to explore another area of the investment management world, as I'd always been intrigued by it. That the role I took had many similarities in terms of people involved, problem type (just a smaller scale with more projects) and expected results. And that in the end I found the experience valuable, providing perspective, and that what I learned there would be useful to the current role. Less
What times are you available for a phone interview and what number can we reach you1 Answers
Why did I want to work proposals given some of the more senior roles I have played in my career?1 Answers
From my first job at Grumma Aerospace I was exposed to working proposals and I loved it. Throughout my career, regardless of the seniority of my role, I knew how important Capture and Proposals were to the growth of the company and I played a key role in all of them. I have known SMA throughout my career as a leader in the capture and proposal process and I would clearly want to be associated with them. Less
Perfunctory. Very brief and routine.1 Answers
Did not elicit information that would demonstrate my abilities.