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    Procurement process improvement

    Finance

    Learners will know how to read a supplier’s balance sheet and profit and loss statement. They will learn how to assess the performance of their own organization and stability of suppliers through use of financial terms, such as EBITDA, Working Capital and ratios including ROTA and ROE.
    Procurement negotiation training

    Strategy

    These courses build an understanding of the importance of procurement and how to sell value to stakeholders. Includes how to create a vision for a procurement team and how to deliver sustainable value through a departmental strategy. Also includes learning strategic procurement topics such as Supplier Diversity, Sustainability and Outsourcing.
    Procurement negotiation skills

    Category Management

    Teach employees how to set-up a cross-functional team to manage a category. They will learn how to conduct a spend analysis, manage cost saving programs alongside stakeholders, and use influencing and project skills to manage the category. Learners will know the steps and access toolkits to develop and implement a business-appropriate category strategy.
    Procurement courses

    Cost Management

    Procurement teams will be able to apply a total cost focus (TCO). They will understand how to perform a Cost Breakdown Analysis, estimate costs and execute Value Analysis/Value Engineering. This competence sits alongside Digital Procurement in providing learners with a statistical approach to delivering savings through a detailed analysis of costs.
    Training for procurement professionals

    Sourcing

    Learners will understand the end-to-end RFI and RFP processes, including their roles in assessing business needs and challenging specifications. They will be able to conduct a market analysis, define stakeholder requirements and create and run tenders leading to selection and award. Courses on creating effective eSourcing events and eAuctions.
    Procurement team training

    Contract & Supplier Management

    Included are courses such as measuring and improving supplier performance, supplier development, auditing compliance, risk management and supplier resilience. Contract owners and managers will understand the administration of contracts through storage, expiry and renewal.
    Professional procurement trainings

    Digital Procurement

    This competence area enables procurement learners to understand big data analytics and the practical application of modern automation and digital technology. It equips them to engage in process improvement within procurement and advise stakeholder departments when looking for process efficiencies. Included are RPA/AI and Blockchain.
    Professional procurement team training

    Negotiation

    Your employees will understand how to plan and prepare negotiation meetings, set objectives and conduct negotiations using cognitive biases, game theory and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). They will be able to achieve additional savings and understand how to establish Win-Win supplier relationships through effective negotiation.
    Professional procurement courses

    Legal & Regulatory

    Learners will understand the elements of a legally binding contract, how to use legal terms and conditions, manage legal disputes and apply key clauses such as Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). This knowledge is applicable for all legal jurisdictions and includes courses on important international legislation such as 2020 Incoterms and GDPR.
    Professional procurement negotiation training

    Operational Procurement

    These courses instruct learners on the practical implementation of the Purchase-to-Pay (P2P) cycle. They will be able to drive compliance targets through reducing maverick buying and transactional costs or using procurement techniques such as guided-buying through catalogues, eProcurement, VMI and purchase cards.
    Procurement strategy for professionals

    Project Management

    Learners will be able to act as a project manager. From forming a team and setting up project governance to hand-over of a successfully completed project. Competence includes building a plan with critical path analysis and resource planning, soft skills for change management, managing stakeholders and building a high-performing team.
    Procurement trainings for teams

    Buying & Merchandising

    Retail learners will understand the role played by the buyer. This competence includes courses addressing global sourcing and supplier audits which are applicable outside retail. Learners will understand considerations about 3rd party manufacturing location and reputational/exchange rate risks as well as building profitable product ranges.

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