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Public sector procurement often requires a different negotiation approach to that used in the commercial sector. It may seem obvious to some, but why is that? Quite simply, in public sector organisations, the ... Read More
The Buyer's Toolkit - an easy-to-use approach for effective buying published by Kogan Page. Positive Purchasing CEO, Jonathan O’Brien’s, fourth book features best practice tools for professional buying and ... Read More
A good negotiator needs not just a repertoire of strategies, tactics and techniques but also the experience to know when and how to deploy them. One such strategy, the concession strategy, lies ... Read More
We have added a new member to our Red Sheet® family – the Red Sheet Nano! The Red Sheet Nano provides the first, easily accessible step towards using the proven Red Sheet ... Read More
Positive Purchasing is delighted to announce the upcoming launch of CEO Jonathan O’Brien’s latest book, The Buyer’s Toolkit.In order to buy well it is important to understand a few ... Read More
While predominantly used in Category Management and Supplier Relationship Management, Day One Analysis is helpful for negotiation planning – particularly when sourcing goods and services. Day One Analysis can be used to ... Read More
Everyone knows the importance of planning in advance of a negotiation to ensure that we are as prepared as possible to get the result that we want. But do you know what ... Read More
Positive Purchasing is pleased to announce the release of version 2.0 of the Red Sheet® Online Negotiation Toolkit and Academy, the ultimate resource adopted by individuals, teams and organizations around the ... Read More
What the last 10 years have taught us about negotiation. The Red Sheet® negotiation approach is the tool of choice by many negotiators and companies the world over, whether in sales, purchasing, HR, project management or security services. As the Red Sheet negotiation approach celebrates its 10th anniversary, this month we reflect on what these exciting 10 years have taught us about ... Read More
The highly acclaimed ‘Negotiation for Procurement Professionals’, published by Kogan Page, has been rigorously updated to include the latest insight and negotiation knowledge from award winning author Jonathan O’Brien.Drawing ... Read More