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Are you a good buyer? - Press Release

The Buyer's Toolkit (9780749479817)15th August 2017: The Buyer’s Toolkit: An Easy-to-Use Approach for Effective Buying

Are you a good buyer?

From a weekly grocery shop to replacing the office printers, buying well is a life skill that we apply to all aspects of our daily lives. Can we do it better?

Written by the award-winning author and procurement expert, Jonathan O’Brien, The Buyer’s Toolkit: An Easy-to-Use Approach for Effective Buying answers these and other questions about buying. Publishing 3rd September 2017, this book provides a skillset that can be applied for all types of buying, walking the reader through different buying situations and what skills will be needed for each one, culminating in a framework anyone can use.

The Buyer’s Toolkit: An Easy-to-Use Approach for Effective Buying tackles the buying basics that we’ve used since the beginning of times while also helping the reader understand how to interact with sellers and suppliers, and how to achieve their purchasing goals. Covering professional procurement and personal buying, The Buyer’s Toolkit: An Easy-to-Use Approach for Effective Buying will be the top handbook for practitioners needing to get more out of their suppliers.

Peter Smith, Managing Editor for Spend Matters, provided advanced praise for the book, stating that it ‘is essential reading for everyone who buys from or deals with suppliers [including] procurement professionals and those working in other roles who hold relevant responsibilities.’ Kelly Barner, Managing Director of Buyers Meeting Point says of the author: ‘O’Brien provides the reader with a grounded set of tools and frameworks designed to improve the outcomes (and satisfaction) associated with each purchase.’

About the author: Jonathan O'Brien is the CEO of the international purchasing consultancy and training provider, Positive Purchasing Ltd. With over 25 years' experience working in purchasing, he has worked all over the world to help global organizations increase their purchasing capability through training, education and working directly with practitioners and executive teams to drive in the adoption of category management and other strategic purchasing methodologies. He is also author of Category Management in Purchasing, Supplier Relationship Management and Negotiation for Procurement Professionals, all published by Kogan Page.

For a review copy, media requests or more information, please contact Vanessa Rueda: vrueda@koganpage.com or +44 (0)20 7843 1936.

About Kogan Page: Kogan Page is the leading independent global publisher of specialist professional books and content with over 900 titles in print. Its authors come from some of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions, international commercial organisations or professional associations in Logistics, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Branding, Human Resources, Coaching, Entrepreneurship and Careers. Follow @KPLogistics for information about new books and business insights from author experts.

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