Introductory Core Skills Programme - The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply

Training Courses (UK)

Introductory core skills programme

Monday, 3 September 2018 - EDINBURGH


non-member £950
5 Places Left Booking ends: 26 Aug 2018

An intensive introduction to the key procurement and supply topics

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

  • Understand the fundamentals of the procurement cycle
  • Understand the need for procurement in specification development and build a basic understanding of the category sourcing process
  • Understand your own negotiation style and how to develop that of others
  • Plan and prepare for a negotiation
  • 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
  • Identify the stages of the contract management process
  • Use tools and techniques for monitoring contractual obligations

Please note: this is a four-day non-residential training course.


    Is it right for me?

    This four-day intensive programme will provide you with a thorough grounding in four key procurement topics:

    • Procurement and category management
    • Negotiation
    • Contracts
    • Contract management

    It is suitable for anyone who is new to procurement and supply or has limited experience and would like to refresh their knowledge and skills. 


    CIPS Direct Associates

    CIPS Direct Associates are appointed for their extensive knowledge and experience in the procurement and supply sector. The tutor for this course has been specially selected for their particular skills and expertise in the subject area. This is a crucial part of CIPS' ongoing commitment to ensure all of our delegates have a high-quality, informative and enjoyable learning experience.


    Monday 3 Sep - EDINBURGH

    Radisson Blu Edinburgh
    80 High Street
    The Royal Mile
    EH1 1TH
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