One Day Webinars - Spring 2021 (March & April)
All webinars will run from 9.30am to 3.30pm UK (Approx.) and cost £165 + vat per delegate
For bookings please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01772 282556
Introduction to Procurement
This course is designed for delegates new to procurement and for stakeholders who are interested to
understand the necessity for a procurement function and how it can add significant value for an
This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of procurement, equipping delegates with key tools and techniques to enable them to enhance their performance quickly.
Course Date : 15th March & 6th April 2021
Introduction to Public Sector Procurement
This introductory course has been designed to aid anyone who would like to develop their knowledge of procurement procedures and improve their skills in the workplace, providing delegates with a range of tools and practical applications which are essential for an effective Procurement department.
This course is specifically tailored for the Public Sector. On completion the delegate will have a broad
understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the Procurement department.
Course Date : 16th March & 7th April 2021
Effective Contract Management, Supplier Performance Management (SPM) and Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)
Supplier Management is key to Supply Chain Management success. At this stage significant
value can be added or can be lost from a Contract. If a Supplier is not managed effectively then
the value created in a contract will not be delivered in full – guaranteed!
This course will inform and educate delegates in the value and necessity of Effective Supplier /
Contract Management. We will concentrate on Supplier Performance Management (SPM), KPI’s,
SLA’s, measures and control methods, moving on to Supplier Relationship Management (SRM),
where it is appropriate and how you are able to extract additional value beyond the contract
requirements from working together with key Supplier partners.
Course Date : 17th March 2021 & 8th April
Managing and mitigating Risk in your Supply Chain
You are only as strong as the weakest link in your chain. In these times of running with minimum
stock holding to keep the cash flowing, whilst sourcing from a global supply base the need for
supply chain strength and resilience is critical.
This course will equip delegates with key tools, techniques and frameworks to ensure that they
can eliminate / mitigate as much risk as possible in their supply chains.
The skills, tools and advice delivered in this course will benefit anybody associated with supply
chain risk, e.g. procurement / buyers, inventory management, quality, risk and any other
appropriate supply chain personnel.
Course Date : 18th March & 9th April 2021
Introduction to Negotiation
We are all negotiating constantly, externally with Suppliers, internally with Stakeholders, even
This course will introduce participants to a structured approach to Negotiation. They will learn that
fundamentally negotiation is a process at which we can all continuously improve.
Delegates will be able to understand and utilise a number of key models and methods which they
can return to their organisations with and use to enable them to optimise their negotiation
Course Date : 12th April 2021
Introduction to Category Management
Best practice procurement will always align with a Procurement Category Management structure
This course will comprehensively provide all delegates with the key procurement and
environmental analysis tools and techniques to be able to develop and implement an effective
value adding Category Strategy.
Course Date : 13th April 2021
Effective Inventory Management & Forecasting
In todays world “Cash is King”. The challenge for the Inventory Manager is to consistently achieve extremely high stock availability (service levels) with as low a stock value as possible!
This course will help the delegate to thoroughly understand the role of the Inventory Manager and equip them with the tools and techniques to optimise their performance.
Course Date : 14th April 2021
Generating Social Value from Effective Procurement
Public Sector Contracting Authorities are obliged to deliver Social Value in accordance with the
Social Value Act 2012. Effective Procurement with Social Value embedded at its Core is Critical
to this success.
This course will provide the participant with a thorough understanding of the Social Value Act,
where it needs to sit strategically within an Organisation and how it effects every stage of the
Procurement Cycle from Identification of a Need through to Effective Contract Management
Course Date : 15th April 2021
Understanding the Legal Aspects of Procurement
Ideally we would leave all things legal to the Legal department – however this is not always easy! Some Companies haven’t got the luxury of a legal department! It is critical that all members of the Procurement / Buying team have an understanding of both Contract and Commercial Law.
This 1 day course will provide delegates with a solid introductory understanding of Legal Aspects that apply to Procurement.
Course Date : 16th April 2021
Procurement’s Contribution to Specification Writing
Successful Specification Writing – Attract the Right Suppliers. Clear, concise and comprehensive
Specifications ensure that you save time, avoid costly errors and achieve your desired outcomes
easily. With suppliers pouring over Specifications to find the meaning behind the text, every word
This 1 day course is structured around real-life examples of best practice. This interactive
Specification course will provide you with the skills, structure and strategy to ensure you produce
successful Specifications every time.
Course Date : 23rd April 2021