Executive Diploma in Purchasing

The Program

The impact of Purchasing on business performance can be very significant. We need 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.


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Overview

WHO?
Executives, senior managers, high-potentials.
WHAT?
One-year learning experience to deliver a daring vision for Purchasing.
HOW?
Modules, master class, conference, project.
For more information contact us at info@eipm.org

Training Objectives

The EIPM Executive Diploma in Purchasing aims at mastering the foundations of Purchasing excellence to create an organisation that continuously contributes to business performance innovation and growth.

Combining EIPM expertise with business and academic viewpoints, Participants will be inspired to develop new solutions which help them deliver a daring vision: the impact of Purchasing on business performance can be very significant. This means that we need to move from a savings-focused function to a holistic business performer.

Target Participants

The programme is designed for Purchasing and Supply Management Executives, Senior Managers, high-potential Purchasing professionals or Upper Management moving to a Purchasing role.

Pedagogy

The Executive EIPM Diploma is delivered in the Flex learning mode, including:

  • Digital Learning encompasses E-modules, readings, preparations, virtual classes.
  • Residential modules: 5-day sessions based on interaction, discussion, cases, presentations, simulations… with the participation of some external keynote speakers.
  • Post-learning such as assignments, mini projects, online exchanges to validate participants’ comprehension of the concepts and acquired know-how to implement in real life.

The 3 residential modules are:

The Programme Step-by-Step

Step 1. 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.

Step 2. 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.

Steps 3 & 4. Master Class and EIPM annual Conference

This module includes:

  • Lectures by academics on leading topics,
  • Presentation by executives on their experience,
  • Access to EIPM annual 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.

Step 5. Project

The final projects is coached by an EIPM Faculty.
Participants are first asked to identify major trends which have an impact on the priorities of the purchasing organisation. They are then expected to develop a strategy for their area of responsibility. Participants then develop solutions and process the implementation for a specific challenge within their strategy. Business impacts need to be assessed and learning from the experience should be gathered.
The project needs to be packaged as a 5000-word document, to be presented to a Jury for final approval.