Global Training Provider Achieves Positive Result

Global procurement and negotiation training provider, Positive Purchasing, has achieved recognition as a Continual Professional Development (CPD) accredited provider.

The accolade demonstrates that specialised procurement and negotiation training delivered worldwide has reached the demanding CPD standards and benchmarks for integrity and quality. Accreditation has been awarded for a range of live, online, Instructor-Led Training (ILT) courses, delivered in-house to teams or as public courses for individuals.

The full list of newly CPD accredited courses includes category management, Red Sheet® negotiation and supplier relationship management. Formal CPD certification means that time spent on these courses is formally recognized and directly contributes to the continued professional development of individuals.

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Positive CEO Jonathan O’Brien says: “We are absolutely delighted with this result. Achieving CPD accreditation not only recognizes the quality of our provision, but is also a glowing endorsement of the high standard of our courses’ content. This enhances our offer to clients and delegates and supports their commitment to professional development and self-improvement.”

Founded in the UK in 2003, Positive specializes in enabling procurement in today’s global businesses by providing strategic procurement and negotiation digital tools and training. It has grown steadily into one of the world’s leading strategic purchasing and negotiation specialists.

Its procurement and negotiation programs, using best-practice methodologies, along with bespoke packages and a complete procurement transformation service, have earned the firm a reputation for exceptional results across a spectrum of industries.

Describing the learning activities in which professionals engage to develop their abilities, CPD is the holistic commitment of professionals towards the enhancement of personal skills and proficiency throughout their careers.

It combines different learning methodologies, such as training workshops, conferences and events, e-learning programs, best practice techniques and ideas sharing, all focused on improving an individual and providing effective professional development.

Engaging in CPD ensures that both academic and practical qualifications do not become out-dated or obsolete, allowing individuals continually to ‘up-skill’ or ‘re-skill’ regardless of occupation, age or educational level.

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About Positive Ltd

Founded in 2003, Positive are industry leaders in driving procurement transformation across the globe. Our digital platforms incorporate the latest generation of strategic procurement and negotiation workflow with complete procurement programs and tools. Supported by live, online, instructor-led training, we help organizations deliver a dramatic improvement in business outcomes. The result is lower costs, reduced risk, and ultimately, a performance boost and increased competitive advantage. Each of our Category Management, Supplier Relationship Management or Buyer’s Toolkit – and specialist Negotiation – programs is built on a unique best practice methodology supported by high-impact learning and development. Available individually or as part of a complete managed Procurement Transformation project, our programs have been implemented successfully in FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies spanning multiple industry sectors worldwide.

About Jonathan O’Brien

CEO Jonathan O’Brien is a specialist management consultant with more than 30 years’ experience in purchasing. He has worked all over the world helping global blue-chip organizations transform their procurement capability. Jonathan is also author of a trilogy regarded by many as instrumental in defining best practice strategic procurement comprising Category Management in Purchasing, Supplier Relationship Management and the award-winning Negotiation for Procurement and Supply Chain Professionals – plus The Buyer’s Toolkit – all published by Kogan Page.

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