Sales and Marketing Interview Questions

Question: Did you improve the percentage of market share?
Answer: Captured dominant market share, catapulting under-capitalized, start-up company into major contender in the competitive managed-care market.


Question: Was the territory improperly serviced, or did you inherit poor account relations?
Answer: Rebuilt relationships with customers, persuading a key account that represented 26% of total sales to commit to new exclusive contract.

Question: Did you generate a sales increase despite having your territory size reduced?
Answer: Built territory from $400,000 to $2.7 million in sales despite a 60% reduction in geographic area.
Generated fivefold growth in sales, warranting division of original territory into three separate territories.

Question: Did you sell high-dollar items?
Answer: Delivered impressive first-year sales performance of $800,000 in sales of high-dollar items valued up to $60,000 each.

Question: Did you set any records for sales?
Answer: Set record sales for region during first two months as Sales Representative, an increase of 61% over prior year.

Question: Did you restore inactive accounts?
Answer: Resurrected inactive accounts through consistent sales calls; restored business relationships with a key insurance account and large law firm that had suffered from inconsistent service in the past.

Question: Did you introduce new products?
Launched two new antibiotic products in a saturated market, attaining 100% of goal for both.

Question: Did you help open a new territory?
Answer 1: Launched new central-coast territory, emphasizing value-added service in a market dominated by well-capitalized competitors.
Answer 2: Recruited to open territory entrenched with established competitors; convert-ed 10 major food manufacturers in first year to capture $750,000 in sales.

Question: Did you deliver sales increases every year (even if you didn’t meet quota every year)?
Answer: Delivered consistent annual growth in sales volume, averaging 17% per year.

Question: If you didn’t secure an increase in sales each consecutive year, consider listing the overall territory growth.
Answer: Delivered a 37% increase in customer accounts (from 200 to 275) and an overall sales increase of $788,000.

Question: Did you generate a greater percentage of sales than your team members?
Answer: Generated 60% of sales volume among sales team of four.

Question: Did you overcome premium-pricing objections?
Answer: Persuaded customers to buy based on personalized service and quality, overcoming premium-pricing issues.

Question: Did you achieve your quota quickly?
Answer: Met annual business-development goal in less than six months.

Question: Did you win any awards?
Answer: Honored with President’s Award, reserved for the top 5% of sales representatives among 750 in the nation.

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