Increase the influence of procurement


Increase the influence of procurement 

CPDMaking procurement a pivotal business partner in the organisation


By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between managing, mentoring and coaching
  • Assess the current position of your procurement function
  • Implement key skills to motivate your people
  • Develop your own organisational thinking
  • Understand the challenges ahead for your procurement function
  • Formulate your own action development plans
Date: Wednesday 11 October 2017
Venue: De Vere Colmore Gate
Fee: Members - £720.00 per person
  Non-members - £800.00 per person


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Is it right for me?


This one-day course is designed for everyone from Director-level managers of complete supply chains, to local-level managers of specific teams. Passionate about your people, you are driven to increase the influence and recognition of your procurement team, gaining more buy in from senior management and input into strategic decision making.


What key points will the training cover?


  • Defining the challenge
  • Assessing your current position
  • Working the leadership skills required
  • Tools for implementation
  • Driving a plan forward


Christopher Barrat has worked as a sales representative, a buyer, a senior sales manager, and a purchasing director. This has given him extensive real experience at all levels and from both sides of the table. He now works with a variety of major blue-chip companies helping them develop their management and motivational skills.

He is a regular and sought-after speaker on purchasing and management, a regular writer for Supply Management, and is the co-author of the recently published book ‘Buying for Business’.


Member: £720 (excl. VAT)

Non-member: £800 (excl. VAT)


Fee includes:

Lunch, refreshments and all course materials


Inclusive e-learning:

Communication and influencing


11 October 2017
De Vere Colmore Gate, Birmingham


If you require accommodation for the night before this event, please use the form below. All accounts must be settled in full on departure.  Please indicate the course title in the 'Additional information' box.  Alternatively, you can contact the CIPS Accommodation Line on +44 (0)2476 369585.

If your query is regarding course details (content, timings, costs, etc.), please contact or call +44 (0)1780 756777.



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