Executive Diploma in Purchasing

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The Program

The Impact of Purchasing on Business performance is enormous but how to move from a savings-focused function to a holistic business performer?

Our Executive Diploma in Purchasing allows you to master the foundations of Purchasing excellence and to create an organisation that continuously contributes to business performance innovation and growth.

Combining EIPM expertise with business and academic viewpoints, you will be inspired to develop new solutions that help you deliver a daring vision.


Target Group

The programme is designed for Purchasing and Supply Management Executives, Senior managers, high potential Purchasing Professionals or upper Management moving to a Purchasing role.

Three Five-day Courses Purchasing strategy and organisation 5th Generation Purchasing / Leading change EIPM Master Class and conference

Access to EIPM online Library of content

Virtual classes to reflect on your progress

One Project: From strategy to Action

Ongoing coaching

Learning Goals

  • To use analytical skills and leadership effectiveness
  • To implement new practices to enhance today’s performance and prepare their organisation to sustain performance in the future
  • To transform the Purchasing function and use external resources for competitive advantage
  • To increase the performance at individual, team and organisation levels

A year of amazing learning

Purchasing Strategy & Organisation

5th Generation Purchasing Leading Change

Virtual Class

EIPM Master Class and conference

Project Presentation

Purchasing strategy and organisation

Following this module, participants will be able to:

  • Understand and structure the role of upstream and downstream purchasing. Master the fundamental steps of strategic purchasing portfolio management.
  • Maximize the value delivered to the company.
  • Understand the benefits, risks and key success factors of a Supplier relationship management approach
  • Implement a Category management Organization
  • Set-up an organization that manage Key Suppliers.
  • Contribute to Innovation
  • Lead Cost optimization projects.

Fifth Generation Purchasing and leading Change

Following this module, participants will be able to:

  • Understand trends that will impact their company and organization
  • Develop process and skills along six different work modes
  • Manage a community of people effectively
  • Manage performance effectively
  • Think strategy and culture for purchasing
  • Develop their personal leadership
  • Leverage different learning process across their organization
  • Lead purchasing transformation

Master Class

This module includes:

  • Lectures by academics on leading topics
  • Presentation by Executives on their experience
  • Access to EIPM conference
  • Example of topics addressed in the past years

    • Sustainable purchasing
    • Leading purchasing transformations
    • Learning from Key account management
    • IoT, digital and blockchain Technologies for purchasing
    • Measuring Performance


Personal coaching and support