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Episode 129  |  22:13 min

Negotiation Methods Beginners Must Learn

Episode 129  |  22:13 min  |  03.30.2020

Negotiation Methods Beginners Must Learn

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This is a podcast episode titled, Negotiation Methods Beginners Must Learn. The summary for this episode is: <p>Negotiation methods and tactics are constantly changing to adapt as the industry changes. If you’re newer to the procurement and negotiation world, you don’t always know who to trust and who to learn from. In this episode of <em>Negotiations Ninja</em>, the well-trusted procurement professional Josh King joins me to share some strategies for negotiation planning, managing your emotions, and improving your negotiation skills. </p> <p>Josh King is the Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer at American Water. After college, he joined the navy where he was a submarine officer for 7 years. During his last two years of service, he got his MBA at Villanova. While there, he took a supply chain class and loved it. He got into consulting and focused on supply chain for utilities, eventually ending up in utilities, where he is now.</p> <h2>Outline of This Episode</h2> <ul> <li>[1:13] Josh King’s impressive background</li> <li>[4:46] The art and science of a negotiation</li> <li>[7:10] Compensation based on results</li> <li>[9:04] Procurement or internal management consulting?</li> <li>[11:30] What to do when a negotiation goes wrong</li> <li>[14:33] How to manage your emotions like a pro</li> <li>[17:08] Find role models and mentors </li> <li>[19:35] 3 tips to improve negotiation skills</li> <li>[21:09] Connect with Josh King</li> </ul> <h2>Resources & People Mentioned</h2> <ul> <li>Michael Rich on <a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-rich-cpsm-7ba22710/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">LinkedIn</a></li> <li>Barb Gomez on <a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/barbara-gomez-8a49511b/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">LinkedIn</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.coupa.com/products/procurement/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Coupa</a> Procurement System</li> </ul> <h2>Connect with Josh King</h2> <ul> <li>Josh on <a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshua-king-83410b1/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">LinkedIn</a></li> </ul> <h2>Connect With Mark</h2> <ul> <li>Follow Negotiations Ninja on Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/NegotiationPod" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">@NegotiationPod</a></li> <li>Connect with Mark <a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/markraffan/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">on LinkedIn</a></li> <li>Follow Negotiations Ninja <a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/company/negotiations-ninja-podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">on LinkedIn</a></li> <li>Connect on Instagram: <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/negotiationpod/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">@NegotiationPod</a></li> </ul> <p><a href="https://plinkhq.com/i/1300435924" target="_blank" rel= "noopener"><strong>Subscribe to Negotiations Ninja</strong></a></p>

Negotiation methods and tactics are constantly changing to adapt as the industry changes. If you’re newer to the procurement and negotiation world, you don’t always know who to trust and who to learn from. In this episode of Negotiations Ninja, the well-trusted procurement professional Josh King joins me to share some strategies for negotiation planning, managing your emotions, and improving your negotiation skills. 

Josh King is the Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer at American Water. After college, he joined the navy where he was a submarine officer for 7 years. During his last two years of service, he got his MBA at Villanova. While there, he took a supply chain class and loved it. He got into consulting and focused on supply chain for utilities, eventually ending up in utilities, where he is now.

Outline of This Episode

  • [1:13] Josh King’s impressive background
  • [4:46] The art and science of a negotiation
  • [7:10] Compensation based on results
  • [9:04] Procurement or internal management consulting?
  • [11:30] What to do when a negotiation goes wrong
  • [14:33] How to manage your emotions like a pro
  • [17:08] Find role models and mentors 
  • [19:35] 3 tips to improve negotiation skills
  • [21:09] Connect with Josh King

Resources & People Mentioned

Connect with Josh King

Connect With Mark

Subscribe to Negotiations Ninja

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