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Professional development opportunity from MTS Queensland

Strategic Procurement for Procurement Professionals

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Two-day workshop: $1800 + GST
Early bird discount $1400 + GST

Workshop overview

This workshop is designed to give participants a thorough vision of what STRATEGIC procurement looks like today in leading organisations, through the lens of many best practices harvested from all around the world, and some of the worst practices as well.

Ultimately, it compares a genuinely strategic approach to a developed but still transactional procurement effort.

You will learn the key theories, models and ideas behind best strategic procurement.

It is perfect for procurement managers looking to get more strategic in their perspective on our profession, for experienced category managers, bright developing professionals looking to learn quickly about procurement as well as seasoned procurement professionals getting ready for their next step.

The two-day event covers all the key theories, models and ideas behind best practice strategic procurement – in eight sections covering the entire end to end procurement life cycle.

Every section is elaborated with a wealth of illustrative examples, relevant case studies and real-world practical and often hard-won advice to illuminate the thought-leadership garnered from around the world.

This is a practical workshop about how to implement a more strategic approach to procurement immediately, at your desk, the day after the workshop ends... it is the product of a lifetime spent studying procurement at the sharp end.

The program is also geared to introduce how procurement efforts can directly support the marketing strategy of your organisation and benefit your end customer.

By the end of the two-day workshop you will:

  • Understand the context & complexity within which modern strategic procurement has to deliver and meet stakeholder needs
  • Have a thorough grasp of the essentials and the process of a strategic approach to procurement
  • Be able to commence both a spend analysis & risk analysis, as a start to a more strategic approach to procurement
  • Have the confidence to be able to manage suppliers through a more strategic procurement process
  • Be able to utilise a wide variety of strategic procurement tools and techniques
  • Understand the true role of procurement for your organisation, and how to take a more strategic approach that is right for you

Jonathan Dutton FCIPS, Director, JD Consultancy

Jonathan DuttonJonathan Dutton is a freelance management consultant specialising in procurement, marketing, sales and business development.

Until February 2013, he was Managing Director of CIPS Australasia for over eight years and was responsible for all aspects of CIPS activities as the global peak body for professional procurement & supply management in this region including running personally the largest procurement public training operation in the southern hemisphere.

Throughout Jonathan’s long and distinguished career in the corporate world, he has had a hands-on training role, and is an accomplished trainer, presenter and public speaker who has featured at over 250 conferences, interviewed one prime minister, numerous cabinet ministers and several top commercial CEOs and CFOs.

Watch Jonathan Dutton In Action:

»    Strategic Procurement Management - 3 min – Perth, Aug 2014

»    Can your procurement effort pass the test of relevance - 8 min - Perth, Aug 2014

Our Location:

The MTS Learning Centre is conveniently located on Edward Street in the Brisbane CBD.

Find us at:
Level 8, 288 Edward Street

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