NEGOTIATE WITH STRATEGIC BUYERS

Anja Bump and Lynda Corliss launched SmarterClose to develop effective programs that help sales people improve their interactions with "the other side" of the table. Their partnership began after working together at an Oregon biotech firm and later moving on to start separate consulting firms. They operate SmarterClose in conjunction with their consulting businesses, Leverage Consulting and Zirna Consulting. When they met, Anja was a supply chain manager, responsible for millions in inventory and procurement. Lynda was a procurement manager for indirect spend supporting non product purchasing areas like IT, HR, Logistics and Marketing. While working together on a challenging international project to implement new systems, they learned they worked well together and had complementary skills and backgrounds.

LEARN NEGOTIATIONS FROM A HIGH TECH BUYER

Lynda Corliss is a negotiation skills specialist. With expertise spanning more than 20 years in procurement, licensing and contracts. She specializes in technology negotiations and Indirect purchasing categories like IT, HR, and Marketing. Corporations such as Biotronik, ADP, Mentor Graphics and Lockheed Missile and Space Company have leveraged Lynda’s intelligent analysis and ability to implement strategic buying processes that maximize cost savings. Sales people praise Lynda’s ability to teach them how to negotiate effectively in both private and government technology sectors. Her experience ranges from start-ups to multi-national corporations and she has a unique perspective that comes from working on both sides of the table.

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Website: Leverage Consulting

IMPROVE YOUR SALES NEGOTIATION SKILLS, TRAIN WITH THE BEST!

Anja Bump has over 15 years of supplier management experience, international and domestic negotiations, sales, marketing and engineering. Anja’s industry experience includes semiconductor, life sciences, software and electric vehicles. As a strategic thinker, Anja keeps an eye on the details and blends her high expectations for suppliers with friendly professionalism and persistence. Anja enjoys working with start-ups as well as small to medium-sized companies. In addition to consulting, she is currently the Vice President of Manufacturing & Supply Chain for Ryno Motors, building their supply chain from the ground up.
Anja holds a MS in Inorganic Chemistry from Portland State University and a Diploma in General Chemistry from Germany. Want more detail? LinkedIn

Website: Zirna Consulting

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