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Buyer of Pros via OnForce, etc.


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#1 hateway

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 09:39 AM

I've been a local pro in my city and a buyer of other pros in 15 cities contracted for a national (USA) law firm. Considering a move to SOLELY BEING A BUYER given my age & lack of certifications. "Why do something when you can get someone else to do it for you" has worked well in the past & I treat ALL pros with common courtesy, round off their billings and pay immediately. I know how the system works from both sides, but the question remains:

How do you find the person-beyond-the-gatekeeper who manages procurement? In many cases, each company has an account with a portal and just publishes the work order. In others, the buyer is like me - with an established in-road. Is it all just about networking, and if so, how do you get to the procurement managers for national-chain banks, supermarkets, gas stations, etc.? I can't be the first that's asked this question!

22 days from now will mark my 13th year and I can't imagine doing anything else, but I need to facilitate logistics and handle back-end admin instead of constantly learning how to manage 'the wheel'. As always, I'm very humbled to be a part of this group and grateful for ANY input!

I've been a local pro in my city and a buyer in 15 cities contracted for a national (USA) law firm. Considering a move to SOLELY BEING A BUYER given my age & lack of certifications. "Why do something when you can get someone else to do it for you" has worked well in the past & I treat ALL pros with common courtesy, round off their billings and pay immediately. I know how the system works from both sides, but the question remains:

How do you find the person-beyond-the-gatekeeper who manages procurement? In many cases, each company has an account with a portal and just publishes the work order. In others, the buyer is like me - with an established in-road. Is it all just about networking, and if so, how do you get to the procurement managers for national-chain banks, supermarkets, gas stations, etc.? I can't be the first that's asked this question!

22 days from now will mark my 13th year and I can't imagine doing anything else, but I need to facilitate logistics and handle back-end admin instead of constantly learning how to manage 'the wheel'. As always, I'm very humbled to be a part of this group and grateful for ANY input!



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#2 Kilroy

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 03:27 PM

LinkedIn can give you a good lead.

 

There is nothing I love more than being able to tell sales people that I don't purchase anything, all decisions are made at the corporate level.






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