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CPDUnderstand the end-to-end process and gain a toolkit of practical procurement techniques

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic fundamentals of the procurement cycle and how each phase contributes to the effective management of the supply chain function, enabling you to do your job better
  • Identify when to apply a range of purchasing tools and techniques
  • Understand the need for the involvement of procurement in specification development and build a basic understanding of the category sourcing process
  • Undertake supplier appraisal, develop a post tender appraisal and develop tender/RFQ templates
  • Know the difference between performance and supplier relationship management, and how to effectively manage termination.
Special offer: Book this course with Introduction to negotiation and Introduction to contracts a receive a 10% discount
Date: Tuesday 15 September 2015
Venue: De Vere Devonport House
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £251.00 per person
  Non-members - £279.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Monday 07 September 2015

The fundamentals of negotiation – the effective skills, techniques and tactics needed for positive outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Plan and prepare for a negotiation
  • Know when to use a range of persuasion tools and deploy appropriate tactics
  • Understand your own negotiation style and how to develop that of others
  • Help your organisation to improve savings yield, mitigate risk and hence increase contribution to the bottom line.

 

Special offer: Book this course with Introduction to procurement and category management and Introduction to contracts a receive a 10% discount

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2015
Venue: De Vere Devonport House
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £251.00 per person
  Non-members - £279.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Tuesday 08 September 2015

CPDNot all managers are leaders – but they should be exploring concepts and skills needed to influence others we meet

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Distinguish leadership behaviour from management behaviour
  • Understand the role of a leader
  • Understand how a leader may be received by others
  • Build a greater understanding of how to influence people in a procurement environment.
Date: Wednesday 16 September 2015
Venue: Radisson BLU Holloway Circus
Address: BIRMINGHAM
Fee: Members - £431.00 per person
  Non-members - £479.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Wednesday 09 September 2015

CPDHow to construct legally binding contracts

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic fundamentals of contract law and management within the supply chain function
  • Develop robust contracts with a focus on mitigating risk and improving overall effectiveness/contribution to your organisation’s bottom line.
  • Reduce the incidence of rising costs.
Special offer: Book this course with Introduction to procurement and category management and Introduction to negotiation a receive a 10% discount
Date: Thursday 17 September 2015
Venue: De Vere Devonport House
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £251.00 per person
  Non-members - £279.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Wednesday 09 September 2015

CPDIn this one day course you will learn the basics of software contracts needed to review, assess and negotiate software agreements.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic technical terms used to describe different types of software, and how they are commercially significant
  • Recognise and interpret normal provisions of most software contracts
  • Identify and avoid the most common pitfalls in negotiating software contracts
  • Understand which points are most important, and which are easier to give away in negotiation
  • Understand the basics of software maintenance agreements.

 

Telephone only offer: Book this course with A commercial approach™ to software agreements - advanced for the combined price of £719 + VAT for members or £799 + VAT for non-members - see 'Fee' tab for details

Please note that “Commercial Approach” “ScioCertus” and “Confidence in knowledge” are trademarks owned by Robert Carolina t/a ScioCertus.

Date: Tuesday 22 September 2015
Venue: The Rubens at the Palace Hotel
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £431.00 per person
  Non-members - £479.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Monday 14 September 2015