Positive Purchasing launches Buyer’s Toolkit Online

Positive Purchasing, the specialist procurement and negotiation training and consultancy business, has announced the launch of Buyer’s Toolkit Online – a digital platform designed to help anyone who buys develop effective buying plans for key areas of spend, and manage how they are implemented. Drawing upon recognized best practice purchasing principles, the Buyer’s Toolkit Online is driven by the 5D Power Buying® process – a simple step-by-step framework that will help anyone understand and become proficient in buying.

The Buyer’s Toolkit Online is an essential web-based resource centre and planning tool, suited to anyone from an individual to the purchasing team of a large corporate organization. Offering practical guidance through each of the 15 steps in the 5D Power Buying process, the toolkit includes animated digital learning modules to illustrate key concepts and the latest interactive technology, along with supporting resources covering every aspect of buying and negotiation.

Providing the tools buyers need to assess their position, establish motives and evaluate options, the toolkit enables anyone with purchasing authority in an organization to appreciate the power they hold in a buying scenario, giving them the best chance of getting the deal that they want.

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Commenting on the launch, Positive Purchasing CEO,
Jonathan O’Brien, said:

“The Buyer’s Toolkit equips buyers with everything they need to understand and be in control of the buying process, along with the resources to help them take control of the deal and secure better results. Moreover, the flexibility of the Buyer’s Toolkit Online means that users will be able to work with it at home, in the office or on the move.

“The online program features all the best-practice tools and theory for professional buying and negotiation in a straightforward framework that can enhance the outcomes of a purchase of any size and help people to become skilled practitioners, whilst securing additional organizational value and structure.”

The Buyer’s Toolkit Online, available on an annual subscription basis, will complement the classroom training courses already available. These include a one-day “Introduction” to successful buying course and a two-day “Proficient Buyer” option which explores the approaches and techniques that deliver positive results, including how to use and apply the 5D Power Buying process.

In addition, there are a number of ready-made packages for SMEs and large corporates, each combining a mix of standard tools. These include The Buyer’s Toolkit book, a no-nonsense instruction manual for effective buying, and the Buyer’s Toolkit poster tool, to help organizations improve buying proficiency, introduce best practice approaches and encourage a unified way of working.

For more information on how to subscribe to the Online program or to book one of the workplace training courses, please contact: team@positivepurchasing.com.

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About Positive Purchasing Ltd.

Founded in 2003, Positive Purchasing are industry leaders in driving procurement transformation across the globe. Combining expert training and tools with effective programs and methods, we help organizations deliver a dramatic improvement in their strategic procurement and negotiation outcomes. The result is lower costs, reduced risk, and ultimately, a performance boost and increased business profitability. 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 Procurement Transformation, our programs have been implemented successfully in FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies spanning multiple industry sectors worldwide.

CEO Jonathan O’Brien is a specialist management consultant with over 27 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 Professionals – plus The Buyer’s Toolkit – all published by Kogan Page.

Website: positivepurchasing.com / www.redsheetnegotiation.com
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For further information, images or interviews with Jonathan O’Brien, please contact Ann Bryant on +44 (0) 7801 422159 or ann.bryant@garlandpr.co.uk.