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PlayStation
Strategic Sourcing Manager was asked...28 September 2015

How did I like the employee discounts at my last company I worked for (it was a corporate position within a Global retail fashion company for women....I'm a male).

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None of the sizes quite fit me.

Not sure why that question was asked but given that the interview allegedly talked about herself..I think they just brought you in to pick your brains for fresh idea for FREE! Less

Agilent Technologies

Why do you live in San Francisco? How come you want to know about commuting, don't you have a car. Are you married? Do you have children?

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Did my best to respond to a burned out team that seemed to have strong bias. Found many of their questions too personal and offputting. Questions seemed to be asked to disqualify me as I was male and from San Francisco. Less

It is illegal to ask if you are married or have children.

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Areas where I need improvement ... but, an easy answer to provide.

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Being able to determine which products will move better in different climates, but also in different areas. Less

Need to carve out more time to keep up on changes in procurement technologies.

Genpact

How will you do source2procure for banks, if earlier no experience?

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No yet I dont have any experience but I know how to gather knowledge /experience if anyone teachs me. Less

I haven't ant experience on customer from 2011 to till date I am working on it. Now I am expert in excel. I know how to gather experience if anyone teach me. Less

Radisson Hotels Americas

How do you handle difficult people?

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By giving compliments

Showing my job and responsibilities for them

Jubilant Retail

Was asked to give a detailed presentation about how do I handle the role if I got the job. Given the permission to visit the stores and talk with the officials before preparing my presentation.

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Visited the Stores, talked with store staff and gathered information and prepared the presentation in detail. Less

First of all have to take suggestions with our seniors. After that visited the stores, and we have to involve with staff. Collecting information.. Understanding about that and finally prepared the presentation...... Less

ScentAir Technologies

What type of offshore products did I source, number of factories making the product and did I handle the freight and import details for shipments

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I have an extensive supply chain background. I mentioned 1 product that we produced the goods in 5 different factories and we used a third party inspection company to execute inspections for each shipment. Shipment would not leave the factory until goods passed, then I created the logistic schedule based on the current sales numbers in the USA. Used a third party customs broker and I also ensured we had binding rulings in place with lowest duty rate for the product Less

Clothing and beverage industries

Genpact

Tell about yourself?

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It's my pleasure to introduce myself My name is Shilpa Ghosal from India city kolkata. I have done graduation in the stream of BA History From Calcutta University. Prior to this , I have completed intermediate and matriculation from WB board. We are 4 member in my family. My father is a daily worker and mother so a house maker and I have a little sweet sister. My hobbies are dancing, singing, cooking, larning new language. I am an honest ,self motivated and hardworking person with a positive attitude towards my career and my life. I have started my career with TCS on 2011, till now I am working in same organization. That's all about me Sir. Thank you. Less

It's my pleasure to introduce myself. My name is Rajvinder Kaur from India city Uttarakhand. Less

Amazon

What factors will you consider when your product manager wants to do an electronic device product, from the perspective of sourcing manager?

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1. existing product portfolio 2. regulation 3. financial models (pay out?)

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Kensington

How would you commute to work? (I lived in Gilroy)

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I told them I plan to commute daily at beginning. Then I can afford to find a tiny place for rent in Redwood City. Less

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