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Best Practice in Managing Procurement



This course studies the key issues in managing both on-going and project procurement processes and helps to develop successful approaches for working with both colleagues and suppliers. It will help to build an understanding of the procurement cycle and will explore key procurement terminology, models and techniques.  Delegates will also focus on essential approaches for employing management techniques in this business area.

Who should attend

This course is designed for procurement managers, project managers and managers working with the procurement function. It is designed to ensure that all personnel are aware of the challenges and opportunities that exist in the procurement function.


Understanding the Issues Associated with Managing a Procurement Function

  • Effective communication with key stakeholders
  • Key colleagues including users, specifiers and managers
  • Key suppliers

Segmentation of Procurement

  • Developing approaches for different goods and services
  • Risk Management and contingency planning
  • Development of specifications
  • Procedures and consistency

Category Management

  • Maintenance, repair and operations
  • Project Procurement
  • Supplier development and blacklists

Developing the Procurement Function

  • Team roles 
  • Competencies - matching the person and the role
  • Professional development
  • Ethics

Measuring Procurement

  • Key Performance Measures
  • Reporting and presentations

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Understand and manage the key issues of management
  • Design strategies to develop and manage staff
  • Identify and mange risks 
  • Create contingency strategies to plan for uncertainties 
  • Develop appropriate procedures for the procurement function
  • Manage project procurement 
  • Achieve best results in procurement
  • Project Management
  • Risk Management

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