A superb course, very well delivered and would definitely recommend PMS for future training. David Nicholls | Sourcing Manager | Liz Earle Beauty Co Ltd.


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Our Purchasing courses are designed to equip supply chain professionals with essential skills and knowledge that can be immediately applied in the workplace.

Our practical, no-nonsense approach will give attendees the cutting edge to make a greater contribution to the bottom line and to the success of the business.

Attendees will also benefit from interacting with supply professionals from other top class organisations, establishing productive networks of useful contacts for both purchasing and sales opportunities.

We also provide extensive in-company training either based on our standard course content or through tailored training packages to suit a client's specific instructions.

Introduction to Effective Purchasing

Aimed at personnel new to purchasing or with limited experience, this course enables them to hit the ground running and make an immediate contribution.

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Introduction to Negotiation Skills

Intended for purchasing personnel who are new to the function or those with limited experience of negotiation.

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Legal Aspects of Purchasing

Intended for all levels of purchasing personnel with responsibility for contracting and placing purchase orders with suppliers, sub-contractors and service providers.

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Improving Purchasing Performance

Aimed at buyers with some experience who want to improve their cutting edge in obtaining more profitable deals, making cost reductions and protecting their organisation’s interests.

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International Procurement (Importing from Overseas)

Intended for purchasing personnel who wish to take advantage of the benefits and opportunities of international trade but also to effectively manage the many complexities of international procurement.

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Effective Expediting

Intended for personnel within the supply chain with direct or delegated responsibility for ensuring that materials, equipment and services are available on time and with the least cost incurred.

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Purchasing Capital Equipment

Designed for purchasing personnel with existing or potential responsibility for the purchase of capital equipment, the course is also suitable for project engineers, manufacturing managers and other personnel concerned with the purchase of capital equipment.

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