Collaboration Styles of Purchasing Managers

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Koen Vandermarliere
Business Consultant, Belgium

Collaboration Styles of Purchasing Managers

What collaboration or engagement style(s) you see as most efficient when you're working as a purchasing manager with your internal customers?
  1. Do you approach your customers saying "give me the requirements and I'll do the rest" and come back with a signed contract with the "best" supplier?
  2. Do you discuss the requirements and have your internal customer rate the responses and proceed from there?
  3. Do you set up the requirements and the RFP documents with them and allow them to be present in the presentation of the offer, let them rate the offer and be present in the negotiations?
  4. Or are you supporting them while they are in charge of the RFP project?
What purchasing engagement style do you think works best and why?

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