Why Strategy Is Critical to Effective Negotiation in the Agricultural Industry

The best price doesn’t always mean the best product, and the best product does not have to come at a high price — this is especially true for the agricultural industry. 


There’s no doubt that the industry is facing challenges, both internally and externally. Many of these challenges can be managed through strategic and effective negotiation.


Enabling those in the agricultural industry to assess terms and comparisons and negotiate contracts that satisfy everyone involved is what we do at The Maker Group. 


Our team of negotiation experts will help you navigate the thin line between negotiating good contracts and great contracts.

The Maker Group: Addressing Challenges in the Agricultural Industry Through Negotiation Consulting

The Maker Group can help you tackle even the most complicated negotiations.


Our team of consultants will help you develop strategies and tactical plans that enable your team to execute critical negotiations with ease. Our experts provide your team with the tools needed to maximize the value proposition in every deal.


With the resources we provide through our customized negotiation consulting services, your team of negotiators can intelligently plan and execute any negotiation.


The Maker Group’s consultants will equip you with the tools you need to help your team focus on the following areas:


  • Negotiation strategies that include options, alternative paths, risks, and outcomes
  • Relationship and communications strategies
  • Calculated thinking and preparation 
  • Transition, detailed plans, and deliverables
  • And more


If you’re ready to learn more about consulting services at The Maker Group, click here or contact us today. 

How The Maker Group’s Consulting Services Help Agribusiness Teams Achieve Negotiation Success

Our team at The Maker Group specializes in teaching your team how to strengthen partnerships within your industry and empower your employees through robust and intensive advancement of their negotiation skills. 


As a key player in the agricultural industry, you can rely on our consultants in the following ways:

#1: Processes & Infrastructure Development

With a grassroots approach, we’ll schedule exploratory calls with your key stakeholders to identify core issues within your infrastructure and processes. Throughout the discovery process, we work on feasible and effective solutions to help you maximize profitability in these challenging times.


Through planning and established processes, we’ll show your team how to create a clear path to negotiation success while maintaining sight of key objectives.


We pride ourselves in our tailored approach to agribusiness consultations that meet your individual needs and goals. The Maker Group partners with you to build a solid infrastructure that connects the internal and external influences involved in every deal. 

#2: Fostering Partnerships and Relationships

Communication is a crucial component of managing long-term business relationships. Agribusiness companies juggle a variety of relationships. From production to harvest, storage, and distribution, all occur at varying levels of complexity and strategic importance. 


The Maker Group can teach you how to streamline your communication process and foster relationships with suppliers, vendors, and distributors.


We provide the knowledge needed to equip your team with winning communication strategies that allow them to confidently convey your company’s message while maximizing the proposed value of every deal.

#3: Supporting Key Initiatives

The agricultural industry is changing at a rapid pace. Agribusiness managers are responding to demands from all sides, from suppliers to manufacturers, and even customers.


The Maker Group helps agribusiness companies formulate initiatives that support supply chain, pricing, and end-to-end visibility challenges.


With the right processes, agribusiness companies can align on clear objectives with all parties involved while supporting frontline negotiators through these ongoing changes.

FAQs About The Maker Group’s Negotiation Consulting for the Agricultural Industry

We don’t believe in a “cookie-cutter” approach to negotiations. Every business has its own unique set of needs, challenges, and desired outcomes.


That’s why we’ll never use a standardized approach to negotiation. Unlike other negotiation consultancy firms, we’ve formulated a strategy that applies to the adversity of the agricultural industry and the challenges faced by its negotiators.


We work hand-in-hand with our partners to develop creative solutions that are as unique as your business.


By taking the time to build a strategy from the ground up, we ensure that no stone is left unturned and that each of your pain points is addressed, one by one.

One misstep in negotiation can turn a potential win into a loss. At The Maker Group, we make it our business to know what challenges our clients are facing so we can address them head-on. 


There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all negotiation strategy which is why we customize our consulting services to the unique problems faced by both the agricultural industry and your company specifically.


We take an integrated, multi-faceted approach to negotiation consulting that establishes a foundation for lasting change. 

Getting started is easy. Contact us to schedule a consultation. 


Upon hearing from you, we’ll conduct a series of discovery interviews with your key stakeholders to help us pinpoint your strengths, weaknesses, and challenges.


From there, our negotiation consultants design a tailored-to-you, tactical business negotiation strategy to help you reach your goals and increase profitability.


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