Quality of materials provided

Course Overall


what our customers say about us

“The online training provided by Positive Purchasing exceeded my expectations. The level of engagement of my team throughout the training was very high due to the slick presentation and entertaining breakout sessions. The skilled staff kept the pace and material fresh, and the multiple sessions and breaks allowed my team to learn and also keep up with their ‘day job’. The presentation quality set a high standard and provided a benchmark for the virtual future in our organization”.

Director of Project Management – Smart Automation Solutions

“As a Buyer, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn how to implement a robust process and effective strategies within their purchasing role”.

Category Management course delegate – Global food manufacturing company

“Adopting the Positive Purchasing strategic toolkit into our business was a key enabler that enabled us to fast track our procurement transformation program and enhance the competence and development of our teams worldwide”.

Vice President Purchasing Business Development – Automotive company

“I would highly recommend this course to anyone. The pace of the trainer was fantastic – easy to follow
and understand”.

Category Management course – Positive Purchasing public training delegate

“I gained a fantastic overview of category management, that equipped me with a variety of techniques and models to apply. After attending this course, I now have the confidence to write Category Management strategies”.

Category Management Course – Leading Pharmaceutical Company

“The workshops had high levels of interactivity and engagement from everyone on the course. It gave me insight into how I can align with strategic suppliers and start to implement strategic procurement within
my organization”.

SRM course delegate – Biotechnology company

“The training and all related materials gave us a new perspective on buying. The breakout sessions helped me digest and understand the 5D Power Buying® philosophy by putting it into practice”.

Proficient Buyer training course delegate – Engineering company

“An excellent course to help understand finance fundamentals and their applicability to procurement. The trainer was very experienced and professional, answering all questions with
prompt feedback”.

Finance for Procurement Professionals Course – Global Agrichemical Company

“Great course for building and adapting my negotiation skills! The trainer highlighted negotiation tactics suppliers might deploy and counter-tactics to use. I now have the confidence needed for future negotiations”.

Red Sheet negotiation course delegate – Global Industrial Engineering organization

“Red Sheet has changed how we negotiate in Oerlikon and has become a standard and required approach for all practitioners negotiating important agreements. We have realized a clear and quantifiable uplift in negotiation capability across the global team which has enabled us to realise greater results from our negotiations. The most striking change is how our teams now negotiate. Whereas before the supplier always seemed to have the upper hand, now we have the upper hand – suppliers just don’t know what to do or where we are heading next – it puts us in control of the process and individuals”.

Head of Purchasing Excellence – Leading Technology group

“The content was very informative and equipped me with useful tools and frameworks. I now feel well equipped to effectively analyse spending, define the business requirements and improve relationships with suppliers”.

Category Management course delegate – Utilities company

“Positive Purchasing has been a key enablement partner for many years and has consistently delivered value by equipping us with the core best practice tools, process and skills required across our entire team”.

Head of strategy and business systems – International Food, Ingredients and Retail Company

“This course gives you a full overview of the current procurement tactics and techniques required for setting
up a category”.

Category Management course delegate – Global Pharmaceutical company