This month I had the pleasure of speaking with Strategic Sourcing Specialist, Sarah Wojtowicz. She is a DePaul Alumnus who earned her MBA in 2015 with concentrations in Operation Management and Business Strategy & Decision-Making.
Procurement roles can sometimes be thought of as simply a business function that looks for the lowest price, but Sarah tells me about how much care and strategy is involve in every negotiation, whether it be with new or existing relationships. Having a strong understanding of your industry, competition, the firm you’re negotiating with, and even the individual across the table can all affect the ultimate outcome of buyer/supplier relationship.
There was a delightful amount of nuance to learn. Keep listening to find out more.