Delivering Purchasing Excellence – Certification FLeX – 2020

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Delivering Purchasing Excellence – Certification FLeX – 2020

20-07-2020 - 20-07-2021

1. Aim of the course

By the end of this Certification, participants should be able to create & deploy a category strategy.

Learning goals

  • Understand the fundamental steps of a strategic process to manage a portfolio
  • Understand how this process can be implemented in terms of global/local organisation
  • Define a purchasing strategy based on in-depth knowledge of the company needs and market trends
  • Lead the use by a cross-functional team of the process and tools needed to define a purchasing strategy

2. Target group

  • Category managers
  • Strategic buyers

3. Course Content

  • Key Category Management (Demand / Supply / Strategy)
  • Supplier Relationship Management (SRM as a Strategy / Key Supplier Account Management)
  • Value Thinking (Advanced Cost Reduction / Supplier Performance Management)
  • Innovation
  • Soft skills in Hard Negotiations (Negotiation / Leadership / Change management)

4. Course duration

The overall course duration may last anytime between 6 months to 18 months, depending on the personalized path of the participant and the execution of the certification project. The average duration is 1 year.

Welcome webinar is scheduled on July 20th, and Face-to-Face session will take place from Aug.24th to Aug. 28th.