Sponsorship Manager Interview Questions and Answers

Updated: August 10, 2018

How do you feel about interviews?

The usual answers are “scared” or “unsure.” But there is nothing scary about interviews.

Not unless you haven’t prepared for them. Look through the following set of interview questions and answers to see what to expect during the process:

 

Sponsorship Manager Interview Questions and Answers

What makes you an excellent choice to hire as a sponsorship manager at our company?
Because I have worked in this capacity for such a long time, I have been able to cut a niche for myself where performing outreach activities are concerned, primarily as they relate to sponsors. In addition to this, I am exceptionally well-versed in drawing up proposals, developing and submitting contracts, negotiating terms of agreements, and creating and maintaining productive relationships with prospective sponsors. I believe that all this makes me a great contender to be considered for a sponsorship manager position at your organization.

In your present place of work, what specific duties do you perform?
As a sponsorship manager, I am responsible for determining the right avenues to obtain sponsorships, liaising with different organizations to provide them with information on how their sponsorship can be mutually beneficial, securing event sponsorship to achieve stretching income targets, writing high quality communication documents such as contracts and proposals, managing the delivery of sponsors’ contracts, organizing and administering all sponsorship delivery activities, and assisting with the financial management, and budgeting of each sponsorship program.

What do you find most challenging about working as a sponsorship manager?
Working as a sponsorship manager is challenging on the whole, but one area that I find more challenging than others in obtaining repeat sponsorships from the same source.

And what do you do to make sure that you overcome this challenge?
When it comes to overcoming this challenge, my key to success is good communication. It is all a matter of convincing the sponsor that the next event will be more successful than the previous one, and will be mutually beneficial.

What is your best strength in this role?
I believe that my communication skills are what make it easy for me to reach out to people from different companies, and convince them that sponsoring my company’s event is in their best interest as well.

What are your career aspirations?
The world of sponsorships is quite wide, and there is still a lot to learn. However, eventually, I would like to climb the ladder and direct a team of sponsorship staff members, expending my expertise to them.