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More about Procurement Courses in London

Ensuring that the purchasing and procurement of goods and services is appropriate for the needs of the business and that they are obtained at the most suitable cost is the job of a procurement officer. Integral to the success of any business venture is the cost of procuring goods vs. profits made. Purchasing cost-effective goods which are appropriate in quality and function to the needs of the business is the job of the procurement officer.

Why attend a procurement training course in London?

The cost and quality of goods and services bought by a company can in part, determine its ability to continue successful operations. In today's most effective organisations, the procurement process follows a series of steps including:

  • Identifying a need
  • Finding and evaluating a supplier
  • Communicating with the supplier
  • Conducting negotiation
  • Establishing long-term supplier liaisons
  • Logistics management
  • Tender notification

Procurement training courses provide delegates with instruction and modules to enable them to carry out these functions in a professional manner.

London, as one of the major economic centres in the United Kingdom offers tremendous opportunities for professionals who are interested in procurement and purchasing as a career. The professional environment in the city is ideal as a platform to cement networking.

Professional Training in Procurement in London

Professional procurement and purchasing courses in London are a popular choice for professional delegates who with to take advantage of top quality training institutions with many decades of expertise in offering educational modules to London-based and international training participants. Professionals interested in optimising their procurement processes and streamline operations in the purchasing department can make the most of proximity to London's considerable infrastructure and network potential and may consider taking one of the numerous supply chain management courses offered in London.

Benefits of continuing your professional training in London

As a leading financial centre and commercial hub the city of London is ideal as a centre from which to obtain a professional education which could lead to career opportunities in the greater London area. As home to prestigious universities, medical schools and numerous business schools, London is well poised as a leader in the field of higher education.

Professional training in procurement, purchasing and supply chain operations in London is offered by a number of professional institutions on a full time, part time or in house basis. Training courses are offered to organisations and groups or to individuals who wish to become skilled in the field of procurement. Full time tuition is ideal for delegates who are able to devote as much time as possible to their education. Professionals who work full time may find part-time study more suitable to their needs. Alternatively, there are numerous training providers based in the London area who can deliver bespoke training programmes nationwide in the UK, as well as in house training solutions for organisations abroad.

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Case Study
Strengthening procurement across...

CIPS Corporate Academy for Aerospace and Defence has helped BAE Systems create a new generation of procurement professionals ready to reshape the way the company approaches purchasing, providing:

  • raised professional procurement standards across a whole sector;
  • £200,000 saved in delegate fees to date;
  • reduced time away from the office for training;
  • decreased project management costs.
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Utility Company Sharpens Negotia...

After a few new starters joined the procurement and supply chain team at Anglian Water in quick succession, a training need arose and the company selected an off-the-shelf course called Effective Negotiation – one of three negotiation courses currently in the CIPS skills training catalogue.

The training was complimented for its pace and content and all the participants said the course met their initial objectives. The CIPS trainer was also praised for their sustained energy and enthusiasm over the two days.

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