Buyer’s Toolkit

The outcomes of professional buying can be vastly enhanced by understanding the buying process and applying simple tools. The Buyer’s Toolkit equips individual buyers or those responsible for purchasing in an organization of any size, with effective resources to take control of a deal and deliver great results.

We’ve taken everything we know about professional procurement and negotiation to create an easy-to-understand, jargon-free program to help anyone to buy well. This is based on our 5D Power Buying® process – a step-by-step process for effective buying. Supported with the essential resources needed to understand any buying scenario, this program develops approaches and techniques that secure desirable outcomes.

The Buyer’s Toolkit is ideal both for individuals who want to be effective at buying and for organizations seeking to secure more value and structure in their buying. The guidance offered is valuable for a wide spectrum of scenarios, from single transactions to large purchasing contracts where procurement professionals can learn how to wield the bargaining position of scale to an effective advantage. Our program instils an appreciation of the power you hold in a buying situation. Providing the essential tools you need to assess your position, establish your motives and evaluate your options for buying, this toolkit enables you to buy with the best chance of getting the deal you want. This can result in significant cost savings and increased value from a supplier.

Buyer's Toolkit Online


Buyer’s Toolkit Online is a highly effective buying tool and resource centre for anyone who buys. Built on Positive Purchasing’s unique 5D Power Buying® process, this digital toolkit provides a simple step-by-step approach to buying well – suited to anyone from an individual to the purchasing team of a large corporate organization.

The toolkit provides practical guidance covering every stage of buying and is valuable in enhancing the outcome of any purchasing situation. It combines all the best-practice tools and theory for professional buying and negotiation into a straightforward framework that can improve the result of a purchase at any scale or level.

Training Courses

High-impact courses for individuals and procurement teams, delivered either online as a series of instructor-led workshops, as classroom events or as blended learning solutions. Positive Purchasing’s trainers are renowned experts in their field, with personal experience gained from practising procurement for large organizations across the globe.

Training Course | Buyer's Toolkit

Buyer’s Toolkit – Introduction

This course covers the key tools and approaches of our Buyer’s Toolkit program and 5D Power Buying framework. View Course

Training Course | Buyer's Toolkit

Buyer’s Toolkit – ‘Proficient Buyer’

CPD Certified

This 'proficient buyer' course trains delegates in how to use and apply the 5D Power Buying process and become proficient at buying. View Course

Toolkits and Resources

Introduction to The Buyer's Toolkit


Our Buyer’s Toolkit is delivered using our 5D Power Buying framework

Our simple-to-use platform and approach provides practical step-by-step guidance which covers every stage of buying and is essential in any purchasing situation. Featuring best-practice tools and theory for professional buying and negotiation, the 5D program enhances the outcomes of a purchase at any scale or level.

The 5D Power buying® process


Our Buyer’s Toolkit package is ideal for any organization that is seeking to take the first step towards developing procurement capability. This package is suitable for all organizations and is particularly helpful for micro- to medium-sized enterprises. It combines high-impact training, licenses to Buyer’s Toolkit Online (our digital purchasing platform) and a range of resources to enhance capability and boost results.

The proficient buyer package includes everything you need to get your purchasing or procurement team buying more effectively, helping to establish an approach that drives in new benefits within your organization.

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Course Catalogue

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