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7 key skills for successful supply chain and procurement negotiation

Procurement Academy

Negotiation is key to business success. Successful negotiation involves good interpersonal and communication skills used together to bring a desired result. For procurement professionals, it’s a core skill that’s essential to be well practiced in. Preparation is responsible for 90% of negotiating success.

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Enhancing Procurement Excellence Through the Power of Negotiation

Procurement Academy

A crucial part of successful procurement strategies is the art and science of negotiation. Procurement negotiation refers to a buyer (usually from a company) and a seller (usually from a supplier) working together and discussing the likes of pricing, terms, conditions, and other aspects of a procurement contract.

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Mastering the art of Supplier Negotiation: Tips and Techniques

SCMDOJO

Supplier negotiation is the most critical skill in the world of procurement. Effective supplier negotiations do not limit to the best price but a mutually beneficial agreement from both the parties that can have a profound impact on the company. It is a skill that needs a strategic approach and it is not something anyone can do.

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The Top 5 Skills Every Procurement Manager Needs

Precoro

Whether hiring for this role or aiming to be promoted into it, it’s important to identify the most necessary skills for the profession. Note: In this article, we use the terms "procurement manager" and "purchasing manager" interchangeably; for the most part, these positions involve the same skills and responsibilities.

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Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

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Role-Based Training for Procurement & Supply Chain Teams

Procurement Academy

A generic approach to training is not the solution to the increasing range of challenges facing procurement teams. This means that skills enhancement across wider roles is required for procurement professionals, with a focus on role-specific learning. Alongside these skills, attention to detail and communication skills are paramount.

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10 Must-Watch Negotiation Movies: Master the Art of Persuasion with These Gripping Films

SCMDOJO

Negotiation, a crucial skill in the realms of business and procurement, demands the ability to remain calm, collected, and confident even in the most challenging situations. In this article, we delve into an unconventional yet remarkably effective training tool: movies. However, mastering this art can be tough and perplexing.

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Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!