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WHOLESALE AND RETAIL BUYER CAREER INTERVIEW QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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INTERVIEW QUESTION [1]: WHAT ARE THE MAIN JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF WHOLESALE AND RETAIL BUYER EMPLOYEE?

Answer[1]: wholesale and retail buyer responsibilities are to examine, select, order, and purchase at the most favorable price merchandise consistent with quality, quantity, specification requirements and other factors; set or recommend mark-up rates, mark-down rates, and selling prices for merchandise; interview and work closely with vendors to obtain and develop desired products; negotiate prices, discount terms and transportation arrangements for merchandise; confer with sales and purchasing personnel to obtain information about customer needs and preferences; monitor and analyze sales records, trends, or economic conditions to anticipate consumer buying patterns and determine what the company will sell and how much inventory is needed; use computers to organize and locate inventory, and operate spreadsheet and word processing software; conduct staff meetings with sales personnel to introduce new merchandise; inspect merchandise or products to determine value or yield; authorize payment of invoices or return of merchandise; monitor competitors' sales activities by following their advertisements in newspapers or other media; manage the department for which they buy; train or supervise sales or clerical staff; determine which products should be featured in advertising, the advertising medium to be used, or when the ads should be run; consult with store or merchandise managers about budgets or goods to be purchased; provide clerks with information to print on price tags, such as price, mark-ups or mark-downs, manufacturer number, season code, or style number.

INTERVIEW QUESTION [2]: WHAT ARE THE SKILLS REQUIRED FOR WHOLESALE AND RETAIL BUYER EMPLOYEE IN ORDER TO SUCCESS IN HIS WORK?

Answer[2]: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times, Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences, Persuading others to change their minds or behavior, Talking to others to convey information effectively, Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

INTERVIEW QUESTION [3]: DESCRIBE THE ABILITIES YOU HAVE IN ORDER TO WORK WITH US AS WHOLESALE AND RETAIL BUYER?

Answer[3]: I have the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences, communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand, speak clearly so others can understand you, apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense, choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.

INTERVIEW QUESTION [4]: WHAT ARE THE KNOWLEDGE ELEMENTS YOU OBTAINED FROM YOUR EDUCATION, TRAINING AND WORK EXPERIENCE WOULD SUPPORT YOUR WHOLESALE AND RETAIL BUYER CAREER?

Answer[4]: The Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction, business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources, principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems, the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar, economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.

INTERVIEW QUESTION [5]: HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE (NEEDED WHOLESALE AND RETAIL BUYER OR YOUR) WORK STYLE?

Answer[5]: My work style matching exactlty what cashier job requires by: being honest and ethical, accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations, maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations, being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations, being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

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