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Imperial Tobacco Canada Trade Marketing Account Representative Interview Questions

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Trade Marketing Account Representative Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Imperial Tobacco Canada (Toronto, ON).

Interview

Applied online and in 2-3 days I was contacted by HR
Screening interview for 10 mins
Received an email with link to CAT (computerized adaptive test)
Test consists of 2 parts - Maths and Logical reasoning from comprehensions. Maths test was long (60 mins) but logical reasoning test ended in 20 mins.
I had an intuition that something went wrong
3 days later got an email saying that they won’t be pursuing my candidacy.

Interview Questions

Other Interview Reviews for Imperial Tobacco Canada

  1. Helpful (1)  

    Trade Marketing Account Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Imperial Tobacco Canada.

    Interview

    Set of question. the interviewer asks the questioner like a robot. even if you have given the answer already if the question comes again, they asks you again. three phases of interview, phone, in person and last one can be phone, skype or in person.

    Interview Questions

    • No creativity. very generalized set of questions   1 Answer

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    Trade Marketing Account Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Imperial Tobacco Canada.

    Interview

    Long interview process, first with outside 3rd party recruiter, interview with HR, District Manager and Regional Manager. Process took about 3 weeks (4 interviews, all via telephone). The process also includes a cognitive test, a math skills and a language test on the company's website.

    Interview Questions

    • Was asked the usual interview questions: how does your experience relate to the job, "what would you do if" scenarios, etc. nothing out of ordinary.
      knowledge of tobacco industry and regulations does help   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (36)  

    Trade Marketing Account Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Brampton, ON
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Imperial Tobacco Canada (Brampton, ON) in July 2015.

    Interview

    It is a long and tough process.

    1st Round with HR
    I would say the first hurdle was toughest. Phone interview with HR lasted 90 minutes and she completely exhausted me. Visibility, Product freshness, Seasonality, availability and inventory levels what not. Illicit tobacco trade, challenges facing the industry, Marketing rules and regulations every thing was asked in complete detail. Once she decided i am good enough she taught me lot of things about the company and prepared me for second round with DM's.

    After the phone call she sent me a couple of tests which were easy and i passed without much problem.

    2nd Round with DM's
    4 weeks later, 2 DM's interviewed me for 55 mins and they made me feel extremely comfortable. Numerous sales related and behavioural questions were asked. Only people who have worked previously in similar roles and answer some of those questions otherwise its tough. Questions regarding launch of new products, how will you convince a retailer to keep your new product, what will you do if a retailer is not sticking to the contract terms etc etc. Behavioural questions were, Tell us about a time when you got negative feedback and how you worked upon it, Tell us about a time when you had to study highly detailed subject matter and what were the results etc etc. In the end my line manager seemed interested in me and she explained me about the Area that i applied for and told me about next steps, which was a positive sign.

    3rd Round with RM
    2 weeks after 2nd round i was interviewed by RM. Make no mistakes about the fact that this is as important round as other two. You are by no means hired at this time and until unless you prove your worth to the RM, you have absolutely no chance. RM interviewed me for 75 mins and asked some of the toughest questions. First thing he asked me was, give me your Elevator pitch and then he went on and on. He skipped some easy ones, saying you might be knowing these. Then he asked me to role play about a coconut water launch, which was not easy. Some of the questions he asked were, How to do a business review, Why should i hire you, Why our company etc etc. Make sure you read the Annual social report before you interviews. These issues are important in this industry and having a detailed knowledge of companies efforts will help you a lot. Once he was sure about me he negotiated the salary and location.

    Then i got a conditional offer letter while my background check was on. I submitted my medical result once everything was done.

    I hope it helped, I was looking for this kind of information during my interviews but i didn't get it anywhere. Hopefully, you are getting what you wanted. :)


  4. Helpful (1)  

    Trade Marketing Account Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Imperial Tobacco Canada (Vancouver, BC) in July 2015.

    Interview

    In the first step, I have uploaded my resume into the website under the title of job post. Then, I passed an online assessment in 3 different steps; after passing each test, I received a new email thanking me and another email to link me to the next test. After one day, someone called me from Toronto inviting me for a phone interview. She suggested a day after at 8 AM (pacific time). It was a short notice and I should got more preparation opportunity. But the interview questions were structured and I didn't find any tricky question there. Next step was supposed to be a 1:1 interview in Vancouver, but I did not pass the phone interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your weakness and strength points?   1 Answer
    • What are the challenges of Tobacco industry in Canada?   1 Answer
    • Tell me about a time that you got a leadership role in a team?   1 Answer

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    Trade Marketing Account Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Imperial Tobacco Canada.

    Interview

    Position doesn't require outside rep experience but all the questions expect you to know how to be one. Also if you're currently employed and your schedule makes it difficult to have an in-person interview, expect your resume to be thrown out because this company can't be bothered to accommodate when it can find an easier unemployed graduate.

    Interview Questions


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    Trade Marketing Account Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brampton, ON
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Imperial Tobacco Canada (Brampton, ON) in May 2015.

    Interview

    1 hr phone very difficult know the challenges facing the ind for this interview
    face to face with 2 area managers 1 hr basic questions
    know about the challenges facing the tobacco ind. read the website

    Interview Questions

    • how would you describe the different types of cigs   1 Answer

  7. Helpful (3)  

    Trade Marketing Account Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Imperial Tobacco Canada (Toronto, ON) in January 2015.

    Interview

    First they have a phone interview to make sure you understand trade basics like profit and loss, inventory management etc etc.. this goes for about 30 - 45 minutes based on how long you take to answer the questions. Then if you get through you have to go for a face to face interview with the hiring manager and one or two managers in the similar capacity. This is a toughie. They put you into situations and ask how you respond / act based on the tough trade realities you face today. If you get through well, you will have to come once again for a informal chat with the next level of the management. If you are in this stage, mostly you will get the job unless otherwise you really screw up .

    Interview Questions

    • - Why do you think you are the right fit?
      - How would you react if a customer says they will promote competitor's products?
      - Also research about the industry before you go for the interview as this is a unique scenario of a restricted dark marketing environment in which strategies to win are totally different to conventional CPG products. Do your research. They will ask what you know about the company and the industry.   Answer Question
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    Trade Marketing Account Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Imperial Tobacco Canada (Vancouver, BC) in May 2013.

    Interview

    Phone interview , followed by 2, sometimes 3 in person interviews with varying levels of management. Personality test drivers abstract and physical required as well as rigorous reference process. Whole process took over 30 days and is sometimes quicker , sometimes longer . Very thorough .

    Interview Questions

    • How would you increase sales volume while managing a store owners margin needs?   1 Answer

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    Trade Marketing Account Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Imperial Tobacco Canada (Ottawa, ON) in March 2013.

    Interview

    One phone interview with HR, and two in person interviews. The fist interview was just to ensure I could hold a conversation and was not awkward or shy to talk. The second was with a district manager to test my innovative skills and talk through problem situations. Third interview was with the regional sales manager and he just asked me about myself and tested my though process for unrelated questions.

    Interview Questions

    • If packaging did not exist anymore what would you do with these packs.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation available for TMAR at the time however this has changed and candidates with MBA/Masters are now able to negotiate.


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