Certificate in Strategic Purchasing Management
Mastering the new challenges of top Purchasing Management
Optional introductory meeting (ABCAL office): Saturday, March 25, 2017
Week-end 1 – «Strategic Core»: Friday, April 21 & Saturday, April 22
Week-end 2 – «Strategic Enablers»: Friday, May 12 & Saturday, May 13
Presentation of final papers: Saturday, June 24
Why this program?
The Purchasing Manager is a major player of the Executive Team and a privileged discussion partner in the Supply Chain. No business player can ignore the Supply Chain to which his organization belongs. Neither can he overlook the challenges facing his operations and the value of a close collaboration with his suppliers and contracted partners.
The Purchasing Manager makes sure that the quality of exchange and cooperation with suppliers provides a key of competitiveness to his own organization. Relationships with suppliers aim at a win-win result, which requires a constant search for common value creation.
Sourcing, purchasing and procurement require global access and use of sophisticated information and communication systems. Today, purchasing performances can be greatly impacted by the use of internet.
The Purchasing Manager must be able to demonstrate a capability to marry strategic and tactical decisions, in a turbulent world of uncertainty. Because of the complexity of his job, he needs to acquire and master technical, managerial and behavioral competences with the required depth and -more important?- width.
For such purposes, and to respond to this demanding context, the program was created to provide a global, up-to-date expertise in the strategic management of Purchasing.