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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 14 April 2015
Venue: Radisson BLU Manchester Airport
Address: MANCHESTER
Fee: Members - £251.00 per person
  Non-members - £279.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Tuesday 07 April 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 15 April 2015
Venue: Radisson BLU Manchester Airport
Address: MANCHESTER
Fee: Members - £251.00 per person
  Non-members - £279.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Wednesday 08 April 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 16 April 2015
Venue: Radisson BLU Manchester Airport
Address: MANCHESTER
Fee: Members - £251.00 per person
  Non-members - £279.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Thursday 09 April 2015

CPDDevelop your skills to become a successful category manager

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

  • Understand the category management process and how to apply it for different categories of spend, Understand the key differences and approaches to buying services
  • Apply a range of change management techniques to implement category management successfully
  • Establish a cross-functional team and the effective governance needed to develop a category strategy
  • Get your strategy approved and ready for implementation
  • Understand the key activities, tools and techniques needed to develop a category strategy for an area of spend, using case studies and real-life examples
Date: Tuesday 21 April 2015
Venue: De Vere Devonport House
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £800.00 per person
  Non-members - £889.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Tuesday 14 April 2015

CPDDevelop an understanding of key tools, techniques and approaches within the procurement function

By the end of this course you will be able to:
Understand and use basic approaches, tools and techniques to work through and implement key elements of the procurement cycle
Identify appropriate mechanisms to assist you in your day-to-day role, including the use of specifications, different methods of procuring goods and services, and the use of contracts and other standard tools that define and drive efficient procurement practice.

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

  • Understand and use basic approaches, tools and techniques to work through and implement key elements of the procurement cycle
  • Identify appropriate mechanisms to assist you in your day-to-day role, including the use of specifications, different methods of procuring goods and services, and the use of contracts and other standard tools that define and drive efficient procurement practice.

 

Please note that this is a two day training course.

Date: Tuesday 21 April 2015
Venue: Radisson BLU Holloway Circus
Address: BIRMINGHAM
Fee: Members - £674.00 per person
  Non-members - £749.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Tuesday 14 April 2015