People and Skills


People are the key and most important resource in the organisation and translate other resources into added value. Organisations achieve their objectives through people therefore strategic and operational management and development of this resource is crucial to ensure people feel valued and businesses retain the right skill set.

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    Financial Analysis and Reporting for Purchasers

    Financial analysis is an important skill for purchasers, it can help them to understand their supplier’s accounts and quotations in further detail and formulate reports using ratios to make better use of information available. These reports can then be used as the basis for making informed decisions.


    Understanding the legal aspects relating to the performance of contracts

    CPD 2This module considers the legal aspects of contracts, including formation, recourse for non-performance and conflict resolution.

    Standard: £20.00 + VAT
    South Africa: R411.69 + VAT
    Australia: $43.49 + GST
    New Zealand: $48.05 + GST


    Influencing Skills

    Influencing skills are the ability to bring people round to your way of thinking about a certain topic, without force or coercion whilst acknowledging their opinions.


    The main financial aspects that affect supply chains

    CPD 2This module  examines the main financial aspects that affect supply chains, in particular aspects of costs, finance, exchange rate exposure and the volatility of commodities.

    Standard: £ 20.00 + VAT
    South Africa: R 411.69 + VAT
    Australia: $43.49 + GST
    New Zealand: $48.05 + GST


    Leadership and Promotion of Procurement and Supply Management

    Promoting the procurement and supply management function involves proactively publicising the strategic importance and potential contribution of procurement professionals through their own conduct and the effective marketing of the function.


    Communication and influencing

    CPD 2This module considers how to create a communication plan that will enable you to effectively influence all those involved in the supply chain.

    Standard: £20.00 + VAT
    South Africa: R411.69 + VAT
    Australia: $43.49 + GST
    New Zealand: $48.05 + GST


    Overcoming challenges when managing procurement and supply

    CPD 2This module considers how to overcome the challenges faced by procurement and supply chain managers. It considers analysis of the sources of power, proactive influencing tactics and how the management of equality and diversity issues can improve the effectiveness of the supply chain.

    Standard: £ 20.00 + VAT
    South Africa: R411.69 + VAT
    Australia: $43.49 + GST
    New Zealand: $48.05 + GST


    Marketing for Purchasers

    Marketing can often be an area of high expenditure within a business; it is therefore becoming more important for purchasing to support marketing teams to help maximise the value of the goods or services they require.


    Approaches to managing work groups and teams

    CPD 2This module introduces you to concepts of team management, including how effective teams develop and also how relationships can be managed effectively in the procurement and supply function.

    Standard: £20.00 + VAT
    South Africa: R411.69 + VAT
    Australia: $43.49 + GST
    New Zealand: $48.05 + GST


    Leading change in the supply chain

    CPD 2This module introduces the main methods of change management that can be adopted to successfully lead change in the supply chain. It also considers methods for resolving conflict.

    Standard: £20.00 + VAT
    South Africa: R411.69 + VAT
    Australia: $43.49 + GST
    New Zealand: $48.05 + GST


    Leading skills and behaviours

    CPD 2This module introduces you to the main leadership skills and behaviours that are appropriate for improving procurement and supply chain management.

    Standard: £20.00 + VAT
    South Africa: R411.69 + VAT
    Australia: $43.49 + GST
    New Zealand: $48.05 + GST


    Managing individuals

    CPD 2This module considers how to manage individuals taking into account their behaviour and characteristics and how to motivate them effectively to achieve job satisfaction.

    Standard: £20.00 + VAT
    South Africa: R411.69 + VAT
    Australia: $43.49 + GST
    New Zealand: $48.05 + GST


    People and Skills

    People are the key and most important resource in the organisation and translate other resources into added value.


    Marketing procurement and competitive advantage

    CPD 2This module considers the contribution that marketing makes to developing customer and supplier relationships.

    Standard: £13.00 + VAT
    South Africa: R267.60 + VAT
    Australia: $31.22 + GST
    New Zealand: $28.26 + GST


    Project / Programme Management

    Project Management is a structured process that is used to define, plan, implement, control and transition an activity from a current to a future state. An effective project manager typically requires planning, time management, communication and organisational skills to control resources particularly within the ever-changing marketplace.


    Managing skills and knowledge requirements

    CPD 2This module considers human resource management and how jobs are analysed and then job vacancies filled to create an effective organisation. It also considers aspects of training and development.

    Standard: £20.00 + VAT
    South Africa: R411.69 + VAT
    Australia: $43.49 + GST
    New Zealand: $48.05 + GST


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