Procurement Courses

Participation in procurement courses play a vital role in professional development and the success of organisations. They provide the tools and resources necessary to drive best practices, stay ahead of the curve, and achieve strategic procurement objectives.

Our courses are designed to be as interactive as possible, using a combination of lectures, team work, real scenario exercises and question and answer sessions, led by presenters with years of real procurement experience in high profile businesses. By learning the latest techniques, processes, and technologies in procurement, you will improve your performance and contribute to the overall success of your organisation.

The List of Our Prepared Courses

Strategic Procurement & Contract Management

This course provides participants with:

  • a structured approach to strategic procurement
  • the ability to set up and execute contracts and then manage ongoing contractual relationships
  • the tools and techniques for application at every stage of the process using a ‘cradle-to-grave’ methodology for contract building
  • an understandable and enduring framework based on the 7 Critical Success Factors of contract management.


Advanced Should Cost Modelling

By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the concept and purpose of a Should Cost assessment 
  • Understand the uses of Should-Cost Model from both a manufacturer/Supplier and from a Procurement/Negotiators perspective
  • Explain how Should-Cost Models are used within commercial tendering and negotiation
  • Describe the internal and external factors that affect the accuracy of a Should Cost Model
  • Explain the impact of markets, the economy and “trends” on the Should Cost Analysis
  • Compare other traditional costing models
  • Use standard commercial and procurement models to underpin the analysis
  • Understand the Should-Cost concept from a construction perspective
  • Develop a structured and effective Should-Cost Plan
  • Recognise the Should-Cost project delivery flow
  • Explain the importance of reporting and data capture
  • Understand the importance of commodity management in effective product Should Cost analysis
  • Demonstrate effective forecasting and estimation techniques
  • Use mathematical techniques to help generate robust cost understanding
  • Explain the importance of developing a data, experience and continuous improvement repository


Procurement Category Management

Category management is a strategic end-to-end approach to procurement which segments external spend into discrete categories which have common requirements and common supply markets. This enables category managers to focus their time and conduct in-depth supply market analysis to fully leverage their procurement decisions on behalf of the whole organisation. 

Applying category management to procurement activities benefits organisations by reducing the cost of buying goods and services, reducing risk in the supply chain, increasing overall value from the supply base, and gaining access to more innovation from suppliers. It also leads to improved cross-functional working, enhanced supplier relationships, and improved business performance.

Course participants will learn how organisations in different industries have benefited from category management, gain insight into the category management process, and apply category management techniques in relation to their own products or services.

Presenters and Course Fasilitators

Paul J.

Paul J.


Paul J. is an accomplished supply chain professional with an expertise in the area of procurement, supply management, cost analysis, commodity forecasting and supplier development, and author of “The Sustainable Business” and both 101 & 102 “Models of Procurement & Supply Chain Management”.

Paul consistently delivers commercial strategic benefits across a range of private and public sector markets and has positively influenced large blue-chip organisations such as BAE Systems, Chevron, Coca Cola, JP Morgan and Telia. 

He is an experienced business manager who approaches all aspects of his work with a heavy focus on the improvement of profit through cost reduction, development of markets in locations such as Nigeria and China, and through the improvement of skills in the workforce. 

Paul has extensive knowledge of oil & gas, telecommunications, and military markets and is an experienced overseas operator having undertaken projects in many diverse locations and markets such as Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Angola, Indonesia, USA, China, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bangladesh and Sweden amongst others.

He is a Chartered Fellow of CIPS (FCIPS) and trainer in many facets of Procurement, Supply Chain and Inventory Management; he is a Prince2 qualified project manager and a Six Sigma Green Belt; and he is currently finalising his doctorate on Sustainable Design Principles.   He also has UK National Security Clearance and brings a wealth of experience and skills to any team. 

Dr Tony D.

Dr Tony D.


Dr Tony D. is a professional training consultant in strategic procurement and supply chain management
with more than 20 years of experience.

  • Here’s a list of some procurement projects done by Mr Davies:
    OECD, World Bank and ADB funded procurement and management training in Croatia, Macedonia, Bangladesh and Philippines;
  • World Bank: procurement capacity building
    for Royal Government of Bhutan;
  • Procurement training for: Novo Nordisk, Royal Mail, Royal British Legion, Systagenix, Shell Nigeria, Arcelor Mittal, NATO, Magnox, JCB, Coca Cola, GKN, Network Rail, Bright source, Carillion, Nokia, Vion Foods, DWP;
  • Procurement trainer in CIPS and leading UK universities;
Jeremy J.

Jeremy J.

Over the last 25 years he has been employed as a manager and director in Purchasing and Supply Management in the following sectors – nuclear, fmcg, domestic appliances, furniture and automotive. Jeremy currently provides professional training and development services in purchasing and supply Management. He also works part time as a project consultant for CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply).

This includes all levels of CIPS qualifications and also bespoke training solutions for a variety of clients in both the Public and Private Sector. Current focus has been service sector, automotive, oil & gas & various manufacturing in UK and Middle East. In addition he has delivered management training through the Open University MBA programme. Jeremy has taught business strategy, operations management, supply chain management and technology management for the last 23 years and this has included distance learning, face to face and seminar/workshops.

Jeremy provides consultancy services to organisations that want to develop their capability in purchasing and supply operations. He focuses on mixing training with hands-on application of purchasing tools and techniques – and using these to implement and drive savings plans and process improvements.

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