Win Win Negotiation Skills In Purchasing: Negotiate, Not Bargain!

Click here to REGISTER 



Most purchasing professionals think they are negotiating when in fact they are only bargaining. Is there a difference? Obviously! This is because bargaining is only one part of negotiating. The end result is most purchasing professionals get a poorer deal than they deserve. Make no mistake about it; suppliers are going to negotiate even harder than ever before in the current difficult market conditions. The inability to negotiate properly is going to be very expensive to the company.



The overall objective of this two-day session is to impart the essential negotiation competencies to secure businesses on improved terms and conditions. It will also ensure that purchasing professionals are not “taken for a ride” by their customers.


This course/training is designed for those responsible for planning, analysis, control, and direction of the purchasing department. Representative titles include vice president or director of purchasing or director of logistics, buyers, branch managers, account managers and seasoned regional logistics managers and account executives, sales representatives. This session is equally applicable for those managing sales processes for services/products.


  • The business case to negotiate
  • Comparing negotiation with other resolution methods
  • Common pitfalls that purchasing professionals fall into and how to avoid them
  • The use of power in negotiation
  • When NOT to negotiate
  • Understanding own negotiation tendencies
  • Strategies to improve and move away from our tendencies
  • The phases of Negotiation
  • The 3 Ps of Negotiation
  • Principles that good negotiators use
  • Knowing where your company stand in the supplier’s eyes and implication on negotiation strategy



Registration Instructions: 

1. Fill out the registration form by clicking the link on top of this page. You may also download the MS Word attachment send it to
2. Our admin team shall send you shortly the Statement of Account/Confirmation of registration. Sign the statement of account to conform and finalize your registration and email the soft copy.
3. Follow the instructions in the statement of account and complete your payment.
4. Send the scanned copy of the Statement of Account and your deposit slip.
5. Should you need an official Billing Invoice, please call us at (02) 4333342 or click here for alternative numbers.

Negotiation Skills – An Important Skill Often Overlooked

As professionals, we definitely invest time in developing our skills. We train our communication skills, leadership, presentation skills, our image, and many more. One of the most important often highly overlooked skills is negotiation. Good negotiation skills allow a professional to reach beneficial agreements, meet goals, and work well with varying individuals. In short, it helps you get the job done.


A wise HR professional is able to negotiate a good salary with incoming employees. He is also able to negotiate a balanced diversity of workload from his boss. He can look after the best interest of the business by negotiating with other employees. In managing performance, negotiating a reasonable objective for your employee is also very crucial.

Negotiation is achieved when you lead to an agreement through discussion and compromise. It is not about persuading a person to take a side an issue. In negotiation, there is usually a goal you need to achieve and you need to coordinate with other individuals to achieve it. While it may be very convenient if you can just have someone do as you bid, it is more often a rare case in the work place. You are usually tied to making agreements with coworkers, suppliers, and managers to reach your goals. Because of this, negotiation becomes a method that involves creating, keeping, and enhancing your relationship with others to create temporary or lasting benefits.

For a company, negotiation helps in effective purchases. Everyone, companies included, need to save for the rainy days. Because of this, employees are encouraged to negotiate at the best level possible with the intention of getting the best results. This can be done by knowing the value of what you are purchasing. For hiring professionals, it is about knowing the value of the skills you are hiring in the market.

In order to create, keep, and enhance relationships with people for better negotiation, it is necessary to be respectful and dignified in your conversation.  If it is price you are bargaining, be willing to give it a little less than your tag price, but keep in mind that the business owner also needs to get some profit from the deal. In essence, you would like to keep a well-maintained balance between both parties involved in order to come up with a truly effective negotiation.

There are many ways on how you can prepare yourself for a win-win negotiation process. If you would like to learn and enhance your negotiation skills more, you may also enroll in our negotiation skills workshop. Simply click this link for more information. Call us if you want to know more thru (02)4333342 and (0998)5624984  to 85.

Photo credits to