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Purchasing Management
Specialist

The Complete Course on Purchasing Management

Why Choose this Online Training Course?

This online training course covers the skills required to lead a procurement team to world class performance. It focuses on the common “gaps” in performance that must be filled in order for Purchasing Management to provide the continuous improvements needed for organizations to meet their strategic objectives.

Further, this online training course encourages everyone how to be proactive rather than reactive in procurement activities and how to be working on the “right” things that display Purchasing’s creativity, flexibility, and supply market knowledge. It establishes how to provide and measure purchasing contributions to the organization so that this critical function can be elevated as a core organization competency.

The online training course will feature:

  • The skills and attributes of world class Purchasing Personnel
  • Measuring leading performance
  • Selection and application of management strategies
  • Understanding the changing International Best Practices
  • Managing supplier to obtain best in class results

What are the Goals?

By the end of the online training course, participants will be able to:

  • Learn how to develop high performance purchasing organisations
  • Develop strategic purchasing plans & discuss how to improve internal customer service
  • Appreciate and see the analytics that guide procurement strategies
  • Explore many ways of reporting Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Understand the most important competencies for purchasing personnel

Who is this Course for?

This online training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals, but will greatly benefit:

  • Procurement and Contracts personnel
  • Purchasing, Contract Administration, Projects personnel
  • Engineering, Facilities, Finance, and Maintenance Personnel
  • Personnel involved in the planning and management of tender process
  • Leaders in the acquisition of materials, equipment and services

How will this Online Training Course be Presented?

This course will utilise a variety of proven online adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, and retention of the information presented. This includes stimulating presentations supporting each of the topics together with interactive trainer lead sessions of discussion. This course will be taught online using a suitable platform.

The Course Content

Day One: The 1st Steps to Becoming World Class

  • Stages to World Class Purchasing
  • How Purchasing is viewed today
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Developing Spend Profiles and the ABC Analysis
  • New Job Descriptions for Purchasing of the future
  • Purchasing Personnel Required Skill Sets

Day Two: Evaluating Your Own Operation

  • What are Best Practices
  • Purchasing Gap Analysis
  • Vision and Mission for Purchasing
  • Developing the Purchasing Department Strategic Plan
  • Developing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Procurement
  • Developing a Company Purchase Price Index

Day Three: Continuous Improvement and How to Get It

  • Cost Reduction Initiatives
  • Methods of Cost Containment
  • Waste in the Supply Chain
  • Breaking Down the Elements of Supplier Cost
  • Commodity/Service Strategic Planning
  • Resisting Price Increases

Day Four: Supplier Management Approaches

  • Supplier Classification System
  • Supplier Qualification Methods
  • Supplier Performance Metrics
  • Apply Performance criteria to Purchasing Decisions
  • Process Mapping to Eliminate Low Value Activities
  • Applying eProcurement business process

Day Five: Improving the Image of Procurement

  • Global Sourcing
  • International Labor Rates Comparison
  • Developing and Maintaining a Customer Focus
  • Basic Issues in Corruption And Fraud Prevention
  • Increasing the Level of Procurement Professionalism
  • Keeping Current in the profession

The Course Schedule

10:30 - 11:00

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Welcome, Setup, Registration (Day 1 Only)

11:00 – 12:30

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First Session

12:30 – 12:45

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Break (15 minutes)

12:45 – 14:15

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Second Session

14:15 – 14:30

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Break (15 minutes)

14:30 – 16:00

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Third Session

The Certificates

  • An AZTech e-Certificate for delegates who attend and complete the online training course
  • ILM Endorsed Certificate for the registered delegates who successfully complete and pass the ILM assessment

Accreditation

ILM Endorsed Programme

AZTech is an ILM Recognised Provider and offers a number of Endorsed Management and Leadership programmes. Aside from AZTech’s Certificate of Completion, delegates will be able to pursue ILM Endorsed Certification (which typically involves passing an additional study, either a work based assignment or on-demand assessment) after the conclusion of this ILM endorsed programme.

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