Here are some questions you may be asked if you’re being interviewed for a merchandiser’s assistant position, and their answers:
Merchandising Assistant Interview Questions and Answers
1. What makes you a good choice for a merchandising assistant position?
Beginning from the time that I graduated from business school to my current job, everything that I have learnt is geared towards handling a company’s merchandising work. I have insightful information on how to handle merchandising efforts by coordinating work modules with both marketing and sales teams and I can effectively strategize merchandising programs to meet the needs of the company.
2. Have you ever come in conflict with your coworkers?
Yes, I have. There have been no major conflicts, but there have been disagreements that have needed to be solved. In fact, it helped me to try to put myself in the other person’s shoes and try to see things from his point of view. So each time I listened to his perspective, and then we managed to come to a mutually satisfactory solution.
3. Did you ever receive some negative feedback? Tell me about it.
Yes, I did. A merchandising idea that I put forward was met with a lot of criticism. My supervisor felt that the idea was mundane and old and would surely fail to encourage customers to buy the company’s products. I worked on the idea a little more and was able to come up with a better solution.
4. What is your particular way to interact with customers and vendors?
I professionally answer questions from the customers and vendors about the product. I always ensure that the product is well-positioned in the display area.