CILT Certified International Procurement Professional (CIPP)

CILT Certified International Procurement Professional (CIPP)

Why Attend

The CILT Certified Procurement Professional (CIPP) course is designed to equip professionals with the knowledge, skills, and strategies to manage the international procurement process. The course introduces fundamental principles in international procurement and then provides a walkthrough of the Procure-to-Pay (P2P) cycle. It then delves into the particularities of global shipping and trade and lays down the key technologies and trends disrupting traditional procurement operations. Finally, it provides strategies for managing the soft elements of international vendor relationships.

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Course Methodology

This course employs diverse interactive training techniques, including case studies, team exercises, videos, and questionnaires.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the fundamental principles and challenges of international procurement management as a basis for ensuring supply security, customer satisfaction, and cost savings
  • Manage the end-to-end procurement process from requisition to payment to ensure efficiency and compliance
  • Recognize the complexities of global trade and shipping to facilitate smooth cross-border transactions
  • Construct conceptual ideas for the adoption of emerging technologies to impact sustainable procurement operations positively
  • Develop strategies for effectively managing relationships with international vendors to drive mutual success
Target Audience

Buyers, senior buyers, purchasing supervisors, purchasing managers, and other supply chain staff.

Target Competencies
  • International procurement
  • Procure-to-Pay (P2P) cycle
  • Vendor negotiations
  • INCOTERMS 2020
  • International shipping
  • Technological trends
  • Vendor relationship management
Course Outline
  • Introduction to International Procurement Management
    • Overview of procurement
    • Procurement management objectives
    • Direct vs. indirect procurement
    • Procurement matrix overview
    • Category management
    • Global sourcing strategies
  • The Procure-to-Pay (P2P) Process
    • P2P process overview
    • Purchase requisitions
    • Sourcing and supplier qualification
    • Vendor selection
    • Negotiation strategies
    • RFX and Purchase Order (PO) processing
    • Good receipt and inspection
    • Invoice processing
  • Global Trade and International Shipping
    • The international trade map
    • Major trading blocs & international agreements
    • Key stakeholders in international trade
    • International shipping modes
    • Incoterms 2020 overview
    • Customs procedures and international shipping documentation
    • Overseas payment methods
    • Global supply risks and mitigation strategies
  • Technological Trends in Procurement
    • Prominent trends impacting procurement
    • Disruptive technology in procurement
    • Leveraging big data and analytics
    • E-procurement
    • Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications
    • Blockchain applications
    • 3D printing at site
  • Managing International Vendor Relations
    • Partnership models
    • Soft elements of vendor relations
    • Cultural considerations
    • Relationship management principles
    • Communication strategies
    • Vendor performance management
Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)

Meirc is an Approved Training Provider (ATP) in the region for the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). Established in 1919, CILT is the world’s leading supply chain, logistics and transport professional body with over 33,000 members across the globe. CILT seeks to add value to individual and corporate members by enhancing their knowledge, careers, and businesses by setting, supporting and delivering professional standards and education in the fields of logistics, transport and supply chain. By attending Meirc’s CILT accredited courses, participants can earn CPD units as well as attain modular unit award courses that can be combined for international certification

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