Many leading recruiters offer general advice on how to prepare for and behave in an interview situation. That’s all freely available and very helpful, but what about preparing for a procurement or supply chain role, how is it different?

Before the interview

Because procurement is an important and integral part of any organization, you need to fully understand the dynamics of the organization that is hiring.

Do research the following:

  • The background of the company and the industry it is in. The more information you gather before the interview, the better prepared you will be to answer tricky questions during the interview. Be fully prepared to answer the questions “What do you know about our company?” or “Why do you want to work here?”
  • The requirements of the job. Make sure you really understand the job you are applying for: duties, skills, relevant experience, and other requirements.  Think about the types of questions that you can expect about the job role and prepare your answers in advance to match the position you are being interviewed for.

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