Advanced Certificate in Strategic Procurement (ACSPTM)

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Advanced Certificate in Strategic Procurement (ACSPTM)

by Steve Mallaband and Ros Howard

22-26 April | Dubai, UAE

Delivering Success Through Effective Procurement And Supply Chain Management


Effective Procurement is, and always has been, fundamental to the success of an organisation. On average, over fifty percent of an organisation’s total revenue is passed down the Supply Chain. In many sectors however, this can be significantly more for example in the Public Sector, this can exceed eighty percent.

It is imperative that this expenditure is managed and controlled effectively. Poor procurement leads to increased cost, poor quality, delays, loss of control and lack of cost visibility. Proactive, professional Procurement will become a value added function within the organisation.

Over time, organisations have realised the value that can be delivered through effective Procurement. At the same time, the value of appropriately qualified Procurement Professionals has also increased. Procurement is now seen as a ‘job’ rather than a ‘role’.

The shift from transactional, operational buying to Strategic Procurement has been quicker in some Industries than others. Organisations that have not yet made the change are being left behind. Commodity, or category, based Procurement provides the correct structure to help deliver a truly World Class Procurement function.

ACSP™ provides the understanding, framework, tools, and principles that allow organisations to build, embed and develop real Strategic Procurement. On completion of this five day training course you will receive your certificate which has been fully accredited by Qualifi, an official UK Government recognised awarding body.

Learning objectives

• Understand the Role of the Procurement Function within the Organisation

• Assess the Effectiveness of your Procurement Function

• Effectively Plan and Manage Procurement Projects

• Implement and Develop Commodity based Procurement within the Organisation

• Assess Commodity Markets

• Benchmark Suppliers

• Build and Analyse Comprehensive Tender Documentation

• Understand and Build Effective Pricing Models

• Build and Utilise Effective KPI’s and SLA’s

• Negotiate Effectively

• Deliver Real Bottom Line Efficiencies and Cost Savings

Who should attend?
• Procurement Heads, Directors and Managers • Supply Chain Heads, Directors and Managers • Purchasing Heads, Directors and Managers • Buyers / Senior Buyers • Manufacturing Directors and Managers • Inventory Directors and Managers • Warehousing Directors and Managers • Transportation Directors Managers • Heads of Logistics • Officers • Logistics Directors, Managers and Officers • Business Owners • Managing Directors • General Managers • Operations Directors and Managers • Tender Managers and Coordinators • Contract Managers • Supplier Directors and Managers • Finance Directors and Managers • PLUS anyone who is responsible for / involved in supplier relationships, procurement, tenders or anticipates being involved with the above in the future.

Training Methodology

The course is based on a balanced combination of classroom teaching and syndicate exercises supported by case studies and exercises within the industrial environment. This course is designed in with leading industry knowledge and practical case studies discussion and analysis to provide an interactive learning environment.

About the Trainers

Steve Mallaband

Steve is a contract professional with over 20 years experience, and has held senior positions with several large organisations both in the UK and abroad. During his career he has bought a large variety of goods and services and negotiated/managed a lot of large contracts – very often in an international context. For the last seven years he has provided training and consultancy to a variety of clients around the globe.

He is a knowledgeable, interesting and entertaining presenter who is able to draw on his practical experience as buyer, category manager, contract manager, procurement manager and VP Procurement to excellent effect.

Ros Howard
Ros is a professional business trainer with a rich and varied career in industry and education. She believes that excellence in communication and other “soft skills” is vital for business success, and has a real passion for instilling learning in others. For the last 10 years she has provided training, coaching and consultancy to a variety of clients in many different countries and from many different organisations.

She is a dynamic and inspiring presenter who, having taught English as a foreign language, is particularly sensitive to the needs of the non-native English speakers.

Steve and Ros work together to deliver BMTG courses, offering you the best of both worlds – a very experienced contract management practitioner backed by an expert in communication and soft skills.

Disclaimer, Terms & Conditions:

• Location is subject to change

• Minimum number of participants has to be reached prior to confirmation of event

• Please note that trainers and topics were confirmed at time of publishing, however, CTS may necessitate substitution, alterations or cancellations. CTS reserves the right to change or cancel any part of its published programmed due to unforeseen circumstances.

• Registrations should be made 4-8 weeks prior to training date

• Full payment for the course should be made 3-4 weeks prior to training date • Cancellation 3 weeks prior to event date or no shows are liable to pay the full course with no refund, however you may substitute delegates at any time with notice

• Participants are required to attend at least 80% of the course program prior receipt of Certificate • Rates are exclusive of taxes unless otherwise indicated in the invoice

• Receipt of this email to participate and/or register in any of the learning activities organized by CTS should not in any way be taken as a promise for employment or contract of employment of any kind.

• Force Majeure: Should for any reason outside the control of CTS, the trainer changes his dates or event cancels due to the act of terrorism, extreme weather conditions, industrial action or epidemic, CTS shall reserve the rights to replace the trainer or reschedule the event but the client hereby indemnifies and holds CTS harmless from and against any and all costs, damages and expenses, which are incurred by the client.

For Payments:

Singapore Dollar Account Details

Beneficiary Name: Customized Training Solutions Pte. Ltd Beneficiary

Bank Account No: 003-940925-7

Bank Name: DBS

Bank Address: DBS Bank Ltd.

12 Marina Boulevard, DBS Asia Central

Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, Singapore 018982

Bank Code: 7171 Branch Code: 003 Swift Address: DBSSSGSG

For more information, registration or any inquiries, kindly contact us at:

Customized Training Solutions Pte. Ltd. Registration No. 201621001H


Tel. #: +65- 6524 4973 Fax #: +65- 6226-1209

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