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Certified International Procurement Professional
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Course Overview
The procurement profession has undergone a major transformation in the last 10 years and is widely recognised as being a function that can have a dramatic impact on an organizations bottom line. Best in Class Procurement delivers a wealth of value opportunities that can ensure that maximum advantage can be gained from your Supply Chain and associated supply-base. For procurement professionals who want to keep up with the modern theories and techniques of procurement and supply chain management participation on this course is essential.
Key Takeaways
Learn and implement Best in Class Procurement techniques.
Learn and implement the Modern Trends in Supply Chain Management.
Improve the process of selecting, developing and managing the Supplier.
Master the Contract Management process in Procurement.
Build sustainable Supplier Relationship Management practices in your organization.
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Assn. of Certified Procurement & Operations Professionals
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The Assn. of Certified Procurement & Operations Professionals™is a worldwide Professional Management organization with members in many countries hosting and organizing certification training worldwide and offering our exclusive board certification designations to candidates who meet the high standards in the field of Procurement, Purchasing, Supply Chain Management and Operations. ACPOP and its parent organization the International Academy of Business and Financial Management (IABFM – www. are internationally accredited by ANSI – The American National Standards Institute. The ACPOP consist of thousands of CIPP and CBOP holders that have been certified by IABFM since 2003. The assn. is also open for membership to all APICS (US), IACCM (US) and CIPS (UK) designated professionals world wide, as well as holders of graduate degrees in Supply Chain and Business Operations.

Course Outline

Day 1
Understanding the role of Procurement within the Organisation
Procurement’s role in delivering the Organisations vision The changing global landscape and the changing role of the CPO in the midst of tough, volatile new world
Successfully Building, Developing and Managing the Procurement Function
The core focus areas of the procurement function The procurement cycle and the role of the CPO in managing the cycle The evolution from ‘just a buyer’ to CPO The importance of building effective procurement processes The key essentials and basic ‘rights’ of procurement The importance of Employing the right people The importance of Technology in Procurement The boundaryless organization and supplier coordination & integration: Why integrating your suppliers into your value chain is so important for the modern CPO (supply chain management as an organization-spanning activity) Turning the Supply Chain into a Value Chain Procurement Strategies for the Modern Supply Chain
Managing Cost not Price
The Total Cost of Acquisition Lifecycle costing and the total cost of ownership Engineering Cost out of the Procurement Process
Personality Profiling Exercise
Discovery Profiling Individual Exercise Understanding different personalities and their approach to Procurement Adapting our approach by understanding others drivers Identification of areas for self-development and understanding Building the right Procurement Team
Day 2
Commodity / Category based Procurement – What is it?
Gathering, Categorizing and Managing Supplier Data Effectively
Spend Profiling: How to assess your companies spend.
How to identify the organisation’s overall expenditure How a proper and thorough spend analysis can work for you Profiling spend into supply market aligned categories Categorising the expenditure to a suitably granular level How to use market information to select categories Building and completing commodity maps How to analyse and identify key expenditure areas How to present complex data Using your Procurement Team most effectively and most appropriately based on your spend analysis and portfolio analysis (to save costs, improve quality & leverage best results for the organization/ company)
Existing Supplier Profiling: How to assess your company’s existing Suppliers. Includes a real life case study from a FTSE 100 company.
Identifying Suppliers by Commodity / Category Building assessment tools for the objective and transparent profiling of Suppliers Understanding Assessment Categories Understanding Assessment Questions How to make the assessments objective and repeatable Obtaining buy-in and support from the wider organisation Comparison of Suppliers at a detailed and granular level Presenting large amounts of complex data in an easy to understand format
Supply Market Profiling: Developing a complete understanding of the supply market and knowledge of where the power lies.
Understanding the Market Dynamics for the Commodity Using tools to help structured assessment of the Market; What risks occur in the supply chain from start to finish and how can we mitigate and control these risks? Leveraging supply market intelligence to mitigate and manage risk Supply chain risk management in a risky, volatile world Understanding supplier risk categories and how these risks can impact your organization and its performance (both positively or negatively)
Building High Level Commodity Strategies
Identifying and documenting requirements for a commodity solution Identifying and managing priority requirements Strengths and weaknesses of global / low cost sourcing Mitigating risks in global / low cost sourcing Identifying and understanding the right distribution channels for different requirements

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for
Procurement Managers / Specialists / Officers
Supply Chain Managers / Specialists
Buyers / Senior Buyers
Supplier Managers
Operation Managers
Material Managers / Engineers
Bids and Contracts Analysts
Transactional Procurement Professionals
Sourcing Officers


What language will the course be taught in and what level of English do I need to take part in an LEORON training program?
Most of our public courses are delivered in English language. You need to be proficient in English to be able to fully participate in the workshop and network with other delegates. For in-house courses we have the capability to train in Arabic, Dutch, German and Portuguese.
Are LEORON Public courses certified by an official body/organization?
LEORON Institute partners with 20+ international bodies and associations.We also award continuing professional development credits (CPE/PDUs) for:1. NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) 2. Project Management Institute PDUs 3. CISI credits 4. GARP credits 5. HRCI recertification credits 6. SHRM recertification credits
What is the deadline for registering to a public course?
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What does the course fee cover?
The course fee covers a premium training experience in a 5-star hotel, learning materials, lunches & refreshments, and for some courses, the certification fee and membership with the accrediting bodies.
Does LEORON give discounts?
Yes, we can provide discounts for group bookings. If you would like to discuss a discount on a corporate level, we will be happy to talk to you.


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