In many sectors there is a decline in collaboration between buyers and suppliers in advance of the purchase order. Yet, some industries clearly believe that getting suppliers and procurement involved earlier saves both time and money. In this insight we examine if earlier is really better. Sellers everywhere have noticed a clear trend with regard […]
In one way or another what is happening in procurement will shape your future sales success. That applies even if you don’t have to interact with procurement today. The reality is that we are all selling in the shadow of procurement. Have You Escaped Procurement Thus Far? Many salespeople are oblivious to the role and […]
Increasingly salespeople are reporting the demise of small talk and other social niceties in the buyer encounter. But, what does it mean for your relationship selling strategy?
Few salespeople understand how much procurement really matters to the organization. Even if salespeople are not directly selling to procurement this myopia can result in avoidable frustration, not to mention lost sales! Are You Indifferent To Procurement? Salespeople/sales teams are often taken by surprise at the growing power and influence of procurement within their customer […]