In order to buy well it is important to understand a few basic principles and apply a series of tools and approaches in given situations. The Buyer's Toolkit distills all the best practice tools for professional buying and negotiating into a simple, jargon-free framework that can be picked up and applied by anyone who buys. The book seeks to transform how individuals view and practise buying so they know when to influence a situation and what to do to buy well.
The Buyer's Toolkit has a simple chapter layout, contains graphics and models, and a simple flow of tools through the book with an overarching framework, that glues them together. Covering different buying scenarios, understanding and defining the requirements, choosing the right deal and supplier, negotiation, managing the contract and the suppliers, fixing problems and sustainable buying, this comprehensive guide will help you boost your advantage as a buyer.
Publisher: Kogan Page Ltd
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 445 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 15 mm
"Packed with clear explanation, useful tools and vital insight, O'Brien's book is essential reading for everyone who buys from or deals with suppliers. That includes both procurement professionals and those working in other roles who hold relevant responsibilities - if they follow the advice here, they can all add value to their organizations through better buying." * Peter Smith, Managing Editor, Spend Matters Europe *
"Everyone buys, but we don't always buy well. In The Buyer's Toolkit, Jonathan O'Brien simultaneously acknowledges the consumerization of corporate purchasing and the intensely strategic effort that is often invested in personal buying decisions. Regardless of the type of buying in question, O'Brien provides the reader with a grounded set of tools and frameworks designed to improve the outcomes (and satisfaction) associated with each purchase." * Kelly Barner, Managing Director, Buyers Meeting Point *