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Through procurement management, businesses secure economic resources for their production activities. The process also involves the hiring of labor to convert these resources into consumer products. A course in procurement management exposes you to a number of important concepts and prepares you for a career in business administration.

What is a course in procurement management? Since the topic is such a broad field of study, you are exposed to a wide variety of principles and management techniques. Some of the topics covered in a course include procurement laws, project management, the administration of contracts, and federal acquisitions. Many procurement courses cover national and international issues as well as federal and corporate transactions. Upon finishing the course, you are expected to have a basic understanding of the terminology and concepts used in the field of procurement management.

The course is ideal for people who plan to work in business administration. Employment is expected to grow for administrative managers in the future. By taking the course, you increase the number of professional opportunities available to you.

There are many schools that offer this course, and costs vary from institution to institution.  Before applying to a program, research the school’s cost of enrollment. Such information is usually available on the school’s website.

Students who study procurement management have a number of career options available to them. Many find jobs as administrative services managers, contract administrators, or members of a company’s management team. Graduates also have the option to secure jobs in the fields of supply chain management and warehouse management. Since the skills gained from your education are highly transferrable, you can apply them to a wide range of professions.

Many international universities offer courses in procurement management, and you also have the option to enroll in an online course. If you are interested in applying to a college, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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5 Results in Procurement Management

Churchill Square Training And Development

Purchasing and procurement functions are about much more than bringing goods and services into an organization. They are the foundation of strong, collaborative relations ... [+]

Course Summary

Purchasing and procurement functions are about much more than bringing goods and services into an organization. They are the foundation of strong, collaborative relationships with suppliers. Since many companies source products from around the globe more frequently than ever, a procurement manager needs strong capabilities. These skills cannot just be learned on the job: they need to be taught. As well, the value of procurement is now recognized as an integral part of cost control within the organization.

In this two-day course, students will learn the basics of procurement, including what a supply chain looks like, the purchasing cycle, essential tools and strategies for making the best purchasing relationships work, managing bids, and more.... [-]

United Kingdom Portsmouth
Open Enrollment
Full-time
2 days
Online
London Business Training & Consulting

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to understand the role and importance of the procurement function in the value chain. ... [+]

Key Information Course Code: OPM104 Duration: 2 weeks Fee: £5125 Course outline The Role of Procurement in the Value Chain Importance of procurement to business Classification of purchasing goods and equipment New developments in procurement E-procurement The Purchasing Management Process Primary tasks and responsibilities of the procurement function Supporting the internal client Professionalising purchasing by delivering value for money How purchasing and supply management develops over time Decision-making in Procurement Creating the Statement of Requirement Supplier sourcing Supplier evaluation and award Negotiation Procurement Risk Why risk management is key to procurement effectiveness Typical supply chain risks Assessing probability and analysing impact Methods of managing procurement risk The role for contracts as a risk management tool Buying Business Services Why buying services is different Classification of services Contract Management for the construction industry Managing performance in service contracts Logistics and Supply Chain Management Materials requirements planning Basic logistics structures Just-in-time management Elements of the procurement information system Co-ordination problems between procurement and logistics Organisation and Structure Factors influencing the location of procurement in the organisation Levels of tasks, responsibilities and authority Organisational structures within procurement Job profiles Procurement and Business Strategy Procurement and competitive strategy Integrating procurement into business strategy Procurement excellence Procurement portfolio analysis Global sourcing Performance Measurement and Governance How to assess performance of our suppliers and contractors? Setting service quality, efficiency and effectiveness performance measures Using e-procurement tools to deliver an efficient and transparent internal process Procurement audit as a management tool Sustainable Procurement Delivering value for money... [-]
United Kingdom London
November 2019
2 weeks
Campus
London Business Training & Consulting

Upon completion of this procurement training courses, you will be able to understand: the basic supply chain concepts; the structure of the procurement function within or ... [+]

Best Courses in Procurement Management 2019/2020. Procurement – Strategy and Planning KEY INFORMATION Course Code: OPM104B Duration: 1 week Fee: £2725 COURSE OUTLINE Logistics and Supply Chain Management Materials requirements planning Basic logistics structures Just-in-time management Elements of the procurement information system Co-ordination problems between procurement and logistics Organisation and Structure Factors influencing the location of procurement in the organisation Levels of tasks, responsibilities and authority Organisational structures within procurement Job profiles Procurement and Business Strategy Procurement and competitive strategy Integrating procurement into business strategy Procurement excellence Procurement portfolio analysis Global sourcing Performance Measurement and Governance How to assess performance of our suppliers and contractors? Setting service quality, efficiency and effectiveness performance measures Using e-procurement tools to deliver an efficient and transparent internal process Procurement audit as a management tool Sustainable Procurement Delivering value for money through sustainable procurement Triple bottom line considerations ‘In-country value’ and other responsibilities in procurement Developing and improving a sustainable supply chain Example approaches: Product-based and supplier-based Target audience Professional managers in trade and industry, active in purchasing or supply chain management, who are interested in opportunities for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the procurement and supply function of their organizations. Those who supervise procurement staff directly or indirectly. Those who come from a non-procurement background and are interested in the latest developments in procurement. Those who are interested in procurement and supply management in its broadest sense. Learning outcomes ... [-]
United Kingdom London
November 2019
Full-time
1 week
Campus
London Business Training & Consulting

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to understand: the role and importance of the procurement function in the value chain; the major tasks and responsibiliti ... [+]

Procurement – Core Concepts KEY INFORMATION Course Code: OPM104A Duration: 1 week Fee: £2625 COURSE OUTLINE The Role of Procurement in the Value Chain Importance of procurement to business Classification of purchasing goods and equipment New developments in procurement E-procurement The Purchasing Management Process Primary tasks and responsibilities of the procurement function Supporting the internal client Professionalising purchasing by delivering value for money How purchasing and supply management develops over time Decision-making in Procurement Creating the Statement of Requirement Supplier sourcing Supplier evaluation and award Negotiation Procurement Risk Why risk management is key to procurement effectiveness Typical supply chain risks Assessing probability and analysing impact Methods of managing procurement risk The role for contracts as a risk management tool Buying Business Services Why buying services is different Classification of services Contract Management for the construction industry Managing performance in service contracts Target audience Professional managers in trade and industry, active in purchasing or supply chain management, who are interested in opportunities for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the procurement and supply function of their organisations. Those who supervise procurement staff directly or indirectly. Those who come from a non-procurement background and are interested in the latest developments in procurement. Those who are interested in procurement and supply management in its broadest sense. Learning outcomes ... [-]
United Kingdom London
November 2019
Full-time
1 week
Campus
Convertas

Planning is both the most critical and the most challenging phase of any procurement operation. It provides the direction towards how the function intends to secure the s ... [+]

Planning is both the most critical and the most challenging phase of any procurement operation. It provides the direction towards how the function intends to secure the supply security of the organization.

When it comes to bid management, a sound procurement plan will help balance the often conflicting goals of generating savings and satisfying internal customers. In this course, we provide a thorough explanation of how to approach the planning of procurement objectives and initiatives.

We delve into the different qualitative and quantitative forecasting techniques as they relate to inventory planning and we demonstrate how different vendor integration strategies can be applied to help sustain operations and projects.... [-]

United Arab Emirates Dubai
Open Enrollment
Full-time
5 days
Campus