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Strategic Procurement Management Course

Program Overview:

This five-day course has been designed and developed as a practitioner’s guide to support procurement professionals with the implementation of appropriate sourcing techniques.

Delegates will understand the end to- end process, from specification development through to contract award and management. It would be ideally suited to those setting and implementing procurement strategies.

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Course Outline
Who Should Attend ?
Course Prerequisites
Learning Methodology
Course Duration
Course Outline

Program Agenda

The following proposed agenda is subject to changes by the client for the ultimate benefit of improving the training ROI of delegates and the client organization. The schedule duration can also be lengthened if the client wishes to enable delegates to achieve an even deeper understanding.

Course Modules: 

Module 1: Introduction to procurement & supply chain management

Module 2: Procurement cycle and the main aspects of sourcing processes

Module 3:Procurement policy and the need for integration

Module 4: Procurement and category strategy development

Module 5: Supplier management

Module 6: Cost analysis

Module 7: Negotiation’s skills required for efficient procurement management

Module 8: Price arrangements

Module 9: Procurement ethics and law

Module 10: Contract administration

Module 11: Purchasing transportation, logistics, and other indirect spend services

Module 12: Supply chain information systems and electronic commerce

Module 13: Performance measurement and evaluation

Module 14: The future and trends of procurement and supply chain

Module 15: International sourcing

Who Should Attend ?

Who Should Attend?

The course is suitable for:

  • Buyer/Procurement/Purchasing Executive
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Contracting Officer
  • Contract Manager
  • Procurement Category Manager
  • Supply chain manager
Course Prerequisites

Course Prerequisites

Delegate will need a minimum of one years’ relevant experience in a business environment.

Learning Methodology

Learning Methodology

The learning methodology is highly interactive, consisting of a balanced mix of short presentations,  the Course Director’s extensive experience in this specialized field, handouts containing key articles and topic support, dialogue about leading practice, delegates’ own ideas, experiences and Q&A, sharing of knowledge, discussions, feedback, scenarios, case studies, practical examples, individual and group exercises designed to assist the participants to gain a working knowledge of the topics taught and to embed the skills.

Course Duration

Course Duration: 

5 hours per session, one session per week for 6 weeks to a total of 30 hours.