Advanced Procurement Skills

Category: Aci Code Requirements And Specifications For Concrete Design, Construction And Repair Training

Course Description

Purchasing is the process in an organization of buying goods and materials at the most economical way and is recognised as a major contributor to profitability through cost cutting. This training course will examine the process of buying as a part of the supply chain where relationships with suppliers and customers are paramount and methods examined as to integrate supplier and customer plans to improve profitability. This stimulating course will examine procurement management as the integration of all business processes across the supply chain looking at strategic, tactical and organisational levels. This exciting and informative training course will enable delegates to return to their organisations and implement ideas to make significant cost savings in a number of different areas of their business.

Course Objectives

By attending this Training course you should achieve these goals:

  • How to understand the process of purchasing within their organisations
  • How to determine the best strategy for managing and rating suppliers
  • How to identify cost savings through changes to processes
  • How to improve negotiation skills
  • An understanding of how to make improvements to organization processes

Who Should Attend

This training course is suitable for middle and senior managers who have responsibility for operational areas in the organisation, as well as consultants and professionals who support them. For example:

  • Operational Managers
  • Financial Managers
  • Buyers
  • Board Level Executives and Non-Executives

Course Outline

  • Amongst a wide range of valuable topics, the following will be prioritised:

    • How the procurement function is structured to support the business across all levels
    • How to gain valuable savings by analysing the procurement processes
    • How to build relationships with suppliers and customers
    • How to influence the inventory to gain significant savings
    • Techniques for measuring performance
    • How to identify, analyse and evaluate risk across the supply chain
    • Understanding of the Global supply chain
    • Recognising the influence of stakeholder groups and managing their expectations
    • Understand the importance of cost and price