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Certificate in Purchasing Strategies (October)

Who is it for?

Early career purchasing administrators and managers seeking to develop the skills associated with Strategic Procurement, This module is designed to enable the learners to position procurement within the supply chain and show how it can contribute to corporate strategy; to explore the key purchasing strategies and demonstrate their application within the supply chain; and to develop the key purchasing decisions, implications and frameworks.

The course begins: October 8th 2022.  

What will I study?

  • Purchasing as a strategic function.
  • Key strategic purchasing decision areas.
  • Purchasing processes
  • Purchasing methods
  • Vendor selection, appraisal and vendor management
  • The role of purchasing
  • Organising and managing the purchasing function
  • Contract law and its implications
  • Public sector procurement
  • Global purchasing
  • Procurement Metrics

How is the module assessed?

  • Continuous Assessment 20.00%
  • Project 20.00%
  • End of Module Formal Examination 60.00%
  • All completed online.

Why is it important?

Now more than ever companies are aware of the profit impact of procurement, in the public sector compliance and the ability to demonstrate value for money is paramount, in the private sector – facing increasing costs, the ability to identify sourcing categories and create strategies for effective long term business benefit sets a professional procurement department and its business apart from the competition. In the face of rising cost a Euro saved is often a bigger contribution to the bottom line than ten Euro in increased sales.

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