Ref No: MM 113 Program Name: Effective Purchasing & Contract Negotiations

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04 Mar 2024 08 Mar 2024 Nairobi, KE $ 5,250Registration Closed
24 May 2024 28 May 2024 Dubai, UAE $ 4,750Registration Closed
05 Aug 2024 09 Aug 2024 London, UK $ 5,750



Welcome to the five-day training program on ‘Effective Purchasing & Contract Negotiations.’ Purchasing and contract negotiations are crucial aspects of any organization’s success, as they directly impact cost savings, supplier relationships, and overall operational efficiency. Effective negotiation skills and procurement strategies are essential for procurement professionals to secure favorable contracts, drive value, and achieve sustainable outcomes for their organizations.

This comprehensive training program aims to equip participants with the knowledge, tools, and practical techniques required to excel in purchasing and contract negotiations. From understanding negotiation fundamentals to mastering contract management, this program will provide a comprehensive understanding of best practices in procurement and negotiation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop a deep understanding of purchasing and contract negotiation principles.
  2. Enhance negotiation skills to achieve win-win outcomes and build lasting relationships.
  3. Master contract management strategies for successful contract execution.
  4. Learn cost-effective procurement techniques to drive savings and value.
  5. Improve decision-making and problem-solving abilities in procurement scenarios.

Training Methodology:

The training methodology will be highly interactive and engaging, combining expert-led presentations, real-life case studies, role-plays, and group discussions. Participants will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in practical exercises, receive feedback, and collaborate with peers to reinforce learning. The program aims to foster critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills essential for successful negotiations and procurement.

Target Audience:

This training program is designed for procurement professionals, purchasing managers, contract administrators, supply chain specialists, and anyone involved in purchasing and contract negotiations. Whether you are an experienced negotiator seeking to refine your skills or a newcomer looking to build a strong foundation in procurement, this program caters to the needs of diverse participants.

Daily Summary:

Day 1: Fundamentals of Negotiation

  • Introduction to negotiation principles and concepts
  • Different negotiation styles and approaches
  • Understanding the importance of preparation in negotiations
  • Identifying interests and positions in negotiation scenarios
  • Effective communication and active listening in negotiations
  • Strategies for building trust and rapport with suppliers
  • Role-playing negotiation scenarios for practical application
  • Handling challenging negotiations and difficult personalities
  • Feedback and debriefing sessions for continuous improvement

Day 2: Advanced Negotiation Techniques

  • Strategies for achieving win-win outcomes in negotiations
  • Leveraging power and leverage in negotiation scenarios
  • Creative problem-solving and value creation in negotiations
  • Overcoming negotiation impasses and deadlocks
  • Negotiation ethics and avoiding common negotiation pitfalls
  • Role-plays and simulations to practice advanced negotiation techniques
  • Building long-term supplier relationships through effective negotiation

Day 3: Contract Management and Legal Aspects

  • Key principles and elements of effective contract management
  • Understanding contract terms, conditions, and clauses
  • Contract risk assessment and mitigation strategies
  • Contract negotiation and modification best practices
  • Ensuring compliance and performance in contract execution
  • Dispute resolution and managing contract disputes
  • Case studies of successful contract management practices

Day 4: Cost-Effective Procurement Strategies

  • Techniques for analyzing supplier cost structures and pricing models
  • Total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis in procurement decisions
  • Value analysis and value engineering in purchasing processes
  • Supplier evaluation and selection based on cost and value
  • Negotiating cost reductions while maintaining quality and standards
  • Implementing cost-effective procurement strategies for savings

Day 5: Effective Procurement Decision Making

  • Data-driven decision-making in purchasing and negotiations
  • Analyzing market trends and supplier performance metrics
  • Evaluating supplier capabilities and capacity for long-term partnerships
  • Developing a procurement strategy aligned with organizational goals
  • Applying negotiation and procurement skills in real-world scenarios
  • Final negotiation role-plays and simulations
  • Feedback and individual action plans for continuous improvement


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