Training (MENA)

Introduction to Procurement and Category Management - Online Training

Thursday, 24 February 2022


non-member £460
Introduction to Procurement and Category Management - Online Training

This interactive one-day training course considers fundamental elements of the procurement process, together with basic tools and techniques used within procurement and supply. It provides a robust grounding in procurement basics and is designed for those in a junior procurement/supply chain role or those new to the discipline.


    What will I learn?

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

    • Understand the basic fundamentals of the procurement cycle and how each phase contributesto the effective management of spend categories and the supply chain function
    • Understand the need for the involvement of procurement in specification development andbuild a basic understanding of the category sourcing process
    • Undertake supplier appraisal, develop a post tender appraisal and develop tender
    • Describe the difference between performance and supplier relationship management, and howto effectively manage termination.

    What key points will the training cover?

    • Introduction to procurement and supply
    • Role and value-add of procurement
    • Category management
    • Supply chain management
    • Ethical considerations
    • Planning and specifying the purchase
    • Planning procurement activities
    • Five ‘rights’ of procurement
    • Characteristics of different spend categories
    • Types of specification
    • Engaging suppliers in early discussion
    • Managing the competitive bid process
    • Selection, process and evaluation criteria
    • Implementation
    • Award and supplier performance management
    This is delivered in 1 Day only, which will run from 9am to 5pm (UAE Local Time, GMT+4). 



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