When you need to fill a position that involves management functions have the option to do so hiring someone external to the organization or promoting a promotion.
In either case ** someone who can effectively manage people is required, manage a budget, liaising with senior management ** and all this from the first day.
A quality to look for in this situation is the conscience of the individual nature of management. A leadership role requires giving up some individual contributor tasks and take on new roles as team leader.
A good way to measure whether a candidate understands the role is to ask what they think is the direction, and how to act to lead a team in particular.
It can also be useful interested in knowing what direction management experiences and develops outside the workplace, for example, leading a youth sports equipment, children’s activities, a team of volunteers, etc.
It is possible that these experiences have enabled him to gain insight useful in the effective management and can be applied to the workplace.