Confirm hot items with manager, distributing time spent during day/week making sure I've allotted an appropriate amount of time to meet deadlines, and allotting time for items of lesser importance, moving down the stack of tickets organized by priority.
I basically had to navigate through his challenging arguments, while applying gentle pressure. This tested my negotiation skills and ability to stay calm and direct. I discussed a few parts of the finance organization we would like to explore (PTP, OTC & RTR) and a few of the areas where we've seen success in other companies. I also told him that my goal was to partner with his team to deliver additional clarity and value for his department, and that as an organization, his company was committing that each business department would contribute to the strategic goals.