Ref No: MM 121 Program Name: Purchasing Management Specialist

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05 Feb 2024 09 Feb 2024 Kigali, RW $ 5,250Registration Closed
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Purchasing management is a critical function within organizations, encompassing the strategic acquisition of goods and services to support business operations. A skilled purchasing management specialist is essential for optimizing costs, ensuring quality, and maintaining supplier relationships. In today’s dynamic business landscape, the role of purchasing management specialists has become increasingly complex, requiring a blend of strategic thinking, negotiation skills, and market knowledge.

The training program “Purchasing Management Specialist” aims to equip participants with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to excel in purchasing management roles. Throughout this program, participants will explore various aspects of purchasing management, including strategic sourcing, supplier selection, contract negotiation, and supplier relationship management. By the end of the program, participants will have the expertise to drive value and efficiency in procurement processes.

Through this comprehensive five-day training program, participants will gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to excel as purchasing management specialists. By mastering strategic sourcing, negotiation tactics, contract management principles, and supplier relationship management techniques, participants will be well-equipped to drive value and success in their organizations’ procurement processes.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the role and significance of purchasing management in organizational success.
  2. Learn strategic sourcing techniques and supplier selection criteria for optimizing costs and quality.
  3. Develop negotiation skills and contract management principles for effective supplier relationships.
  4. Gain insights into supplier relationship management strategies for fostering collaboration and driving value.
  5. Apply learned concepts to real-world scenarios to effectively manage purchasing processes.

Training Methodology:

The training program will employ a variety of instructional methods to ensure an engaging and interactive learning experience:

  • Interactive Lectures: Providing theoretical foundations and key concepts.
  • Case Studies: Analyzing real-world purchasing management scenarios and best practices.
  • Group Discussions: Facilitating knowledge sharing and peer learning.
  • Role-Playing Exercises: Practicing negotiation skills and supplier management techniques.
  • Workshops: Engaging participants in hands-on activities to apply learned concepts.
  • Guest Speakers: Inviting industry experts to share insights and experiences.
  • Q&A Sessions: Addressing participant queries and concerns for clarity.

Target Audience:

This program is suitable for professionals involved in procurement, purchasing, supply chain management, and vendor management roles across industries. The target audience includes:

  • Procurement Managers
  • Purchasing Officers
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Contract Administrators
  • Sourcing Specialists
  • Inventory Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Anyone interested in advancing their career in purchasing management.

Five-Day Program Outline:

Day 1: Introduction to Purchasing Management

  • Overview of purchasing management and its role in organizational success
  • Key principles and objectives of effective purchasing management
  • Strategic sourcing techniques and supplier evaluation criteria
  • Case study analysis: Examining successful purchasing management practices
  • Group discussion: Identifying challenges and opportunities in purchasing management

Day 2: Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Selection

  • Understanding strategic sourcing methodologies and their benefits
  • Techniques for analyzing supplier markets and identifying potential suppliers
  • Criteria for supplier evaluation, selection, and performance measurement
  • Workshop: Developing a strategic sourcing plan for a given procurement category
  • Peer review: Providing feedback on strategic sourcing plans and supplier selection criteria

Day 3: Negotiation Skills and Contract Management

  • Essential negotiation skills and tactics for successful supplier negotiations
  • Strategies for managing supplier relationships and resolving conflicts
  • Principles of contract management and key elements of effective contracts
  • Case study: Analyzing contract management challenges and solutions
  • Role-playing exercise: Practicing negotiation and contract management techniques

Day 4: Supplier Relationship Management and Risk Mitigation

  • Importance of supplier relationship management for driving value and innovation
  • Techniques for developing positive relationships with suppliers
  • Strategies for mitigating procurement risks and ensuring supply chain resilience
  • Workshop: Developing a supplier relationship management plan for key suppliers
  • Group discussion: Sharing best practices and challenges in supplier relationship management

Day 5: Technology and Innovation in Purchasing Management

  • Overview of procurement technology and digital tools for streamlining processes
  • Emerging trends and innovations in purchasing management
  • Workshop: Exploring procurement software and tools for data analytics
  • Final project presentation: Participants showcase their learnings from the program
  • Closing remarks: Reflections on key takeaways and actionable steps for participants


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