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Many organizations today are operating at close to maximum efficiency, doing more with less, and doing it faster than ever before. However, an often-neglected area of profit potential exists within the contract negotiation and re-negotiation process with suppliers.

This negotiation training workshop will help purchasing and procurement managers build the skills necessary to drive better results to the organizations bottom line. Participants learn that with skill and practice, facilitating a collaborative negotiation that leaves both their own firm and the supplier organization victorious, is achievable. This workshop develops the skills purchasing manager's need to drive mutual victory.

Participants in this dynamic workshop learn how to strengthen their negotiation skills through classroom game sessions, extensive role-play, and exercises. They receive one-on-one personal feedback that helps improve their ability to communicate and negotiate in complex and difficult negotiation sessions. Participants build skills negotiating individually and in team negotiation environments.

Participants will learn to:
  • Assess negotiation behavioral style and how to best interact with others
  • Recognize counterproductive assumptions and positions
  • Develop an effective plan and strategy for any negotiation
  • Utilize the phases of negotiation for better outcomes
  • Deal with difficult people objectively and assertively
  • Build creative solutions to challenging scenarios
  • Negotiate in person, on the phone, individually, and in teams
  • Immediately recognize manipulative tactics and how to respond
  • Manage conflict quickly before it escalates out of control

Class Size: Up to 18
Length: 2 days
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"A professional and organized presentation...He was able to present the material to a wide range of employees from different work areas. Our employees particularly enjoyed the negotiation role-playing."  View Full Letter (PDF)
Josie Hutlock
Manager of Operation Services
SGE Active Power, Austin, Texas

"Thanks for the follow up. I really enjoyed the negotiation class and am confident it will benefit me in my future negotiations."
Justin Gilliland
Strategic Procurement Specialist
Austin Foam Plastics, Inc.

"Thanks for the day spent together. All the concepts were very much enriching for the audience that appreciated the content and your approach! "
Matteo Bonardello
Global Procurement and Manufacturing

"Thank you for the knowledge sharing with the Win Win Negotiation for Purchasing. A truly joyful day, both in knowledge and in casual engagement. I really like your style of integration with all parties concerned."
Ray du Plessis
Manager, Project Procurement
Tenova Mining & Minerals

"The participants found the negotiation skills for purchasing role-playing exercises to be both helpful and enjoyable. Fathom Corporate Training made an effort to recognize the particular position of the Brazilian Army Commission. All the role-playing exercises focused on a variety of procurement issues for the purchase of products or the acquisition of services."   View Full Letter (PDF)
Colonel Rui Yutaka Matsuda
Brazilian Army Commission

"Each of the participants felt that it was very worthwhile training experience. They think the workshop was very well organized and well presented. The material and topics covered correctly addressed a variety of skills, insights and information that they think they will find useful in successfully carrying out their respective responsibilities as it applies to the purchasing function. They truly feel that their negotiation skills were enhanced and strengthened as a result of their attending the workshop."   View Full Letter (PDF)
Chuck Gruden
Manager, Organizational Development
Hirsch Pipe and Supply

"We all enjoyed the class very much. The best take away for me was to understand the personality of the person across the table. I tend to project my feelings/way of thinking onto them, forgetting that what works for me isn’t necessarily what works for everyone else. I also like your approach to preparing for a negotiation. Getting data and cost drivers are important, but knowing interests and goals of both parties can definitely help keep things on track for a Win–Win outcome."
Rebecca Langford
Senior Buyer
Watkins Mfg., Inc.

"One of the best purchasing seminars on the market."

With more than 20 years of experience in the management turnaround environment, Fathom Corporate Training based in Austin, Texas, works with clients who are facing critical challenges in management, sales, customer service and branding in commoditized markets. We can help you to increase employee satisfaction, lower your turnover, increase revenues and raise profit margins. Fathom Corporate Training’s customers include some of the world’s most successful firms and recognized brands. Fathom Corporate Training is based in Austin, Texas, and has training facilities in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Antonio, Dallas, Detroit, San Jose, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, San Francisco, Columbus, Austin, Memphis, Baltimore, Charlotte, Fort Worth, Boston, Milwaukee, El Paso, Washington DC, Nashville, Seattle, Denver, Las Vegas, Portland, Oklahoma City, Tucson, Albuquerque, Atlanta, Long Beach, Kansas City, Fresno, New Orleans, Cleveland, Sacramento, Mesa, Virginia Beach, Omaha, Colorado Springs, Oakland, Miami, Tulsa, Minneapolis, Honolulu, Arlington, Wichita, St. Louis, Raleigh, Santa Ana, Cincinnati, Anaheim, Tampa, Toledo, Pittsburgh, Mexico City and Toronto. Find out more about what our clients are saying.

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