How many vendors call you on an average day? Seriously, so much of my time is spent managing vendor relations! Now, I'm not complaining, for me that it's one of the best parts of my job. I love business strategy and each vendor (assuming we have signed with them) presents an opportunity to tweak our strategy for growth. Plus I'm somewhat of a people person and I enjoy learning from and networking with different people. (Further evidenced by this siteJ )
Anyhow, if it is not kept under control the constant barrage of daily sales calls can be overwhelming and sometimes outright paralyzing. It's strange to think that 10 years ago"