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Procurement leadership


Procurement leadership 

7 CPD HoursLeveraging your most critical supply resource


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

  • Develop a clear framework for using and maximising the benefit of managing, leading, mentoring and coaching
  • Assess the wide variety of experience and skills in your team and understand the optimum way to deploy the different styles
  • Understand how to motivate procurement people towards achieving the standards required and their own potential
  • Understand the variety of procurement organisational options, and their strengths and weaknesses, and from this decide how you can improve things for your own area
Date: Wednesday 08 November 2017
Venue: De Vere Colmore Gate
Fee: Members - £720.00 per person
  Non-members - £800.00 per person


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Is it right for me?


You may already be leading your organisation, but the key challenge is to keep your leadership fresh, inspirational and relevant to your changing environment. This one-day course will allow you to develop your skills, match them to different situations and enhance the toolbox of techniques at your disposal to really make a difference in your business. The course is designed for anyone who manages a group of people, whether at director level for a complete supply chain, or at a local level for a specific team. The only other requirement is a passion for your people.


What key points will the training cover?


  • The management spectrum – managing to coaching
    - Understanding how to deploy different skills and experiences to achieve your objectives
  • A practical look at how to motivate and reward procurement people
  • Teams and organisation
    - Are you organised in the best way to leverage your spend?
    - Do you actually have teams or are they really work groups?


Christopher Barrat


Christopher Barrat has worked as a sales representative, a buyer, a senior sales manager, and a purchasing director.  This has given him extensive real experience at all levels and from both sides of the table.  He now works with a variety of major blue-chip companies helping them develop their management and motivational skills.

He is a regular and sought-after speaker on purchasing and management, a regular writer for Supply Management, and is the co-author of the book ‘Buying for Business’.


Members: £720 (excl. VAT)

Non-members: £800 (excl. VAT)


Fee includes:

Lunch, refreshments and all course materials


Inclusive e-learning:

Leadership skills and behaviours


8 November 2017
De Vere Colmore Gate, Birmingham


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