Effective procurement and contract management training enables organisations to drive cost savings and efficiency, while strengthening supplier relationships with the aim of improving quality, reducing environmental impact and meeting stakeholder expectations.

Bywater has extensive experience in providing procurement and contract management training to the public and private sectors, including programmes tailored to address company-specific needs. Our courses cover the different stages of the procurement journey, from specification design to tendering, and from category management to optimising contract performance.

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Contract Management Training Course | 2 days

This course is suitable for those directly managing supplier contracts. It provides insights into establishing a robust contract management process, together with best practice tools, techniques and approaches to performance and relationship management.

The course incorporates our Contract Management Fundamentals Training Course, meaning that no prior knowledge of contract management is required.

Next Course: 17 - 18 June 2024 Online
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ISO 20400 Sustainable Procurement Training Course | 1 day

This course is designed for anyone seeking an understanding of ISO 20400 and sustainable procurement in terms of what it means and how it can unlock value from procurement activities and supply chains.

Knowledge gained on this course will help organisations align their procurement activities with their corporate responsibility aspirations.

Next Course: 20 June 2024 Online
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Practical Negotiation Skills in Procurement and Contract Management | 1 day

This course is recommended for anyone involved in contract negotiation, supplier management and stakeholder negotiations.

With opportunities to practise new skills in procurement and contract management scenarios, the course looks at the key concepts around influencing and persuasion. 

Next Course: 19 June 2024 Online
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Procurement Essentials Training Course | 1 day

This course is suitable for those who are new to procurement, as well as stakeholders looking for a greater understanding of procurement activities.

The training provides a holistic understanding of the procurement lifecycle and its individual stages, along with practical skills and tools.

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Category Management Training Course - Process, Tools and Techniques | 1 day

This course provides an understanding of the role that category management plays in driving value across the organisation, making it suitable for procurement professionals and category managers as well as those with a less direct interest.

The training covers category management principles, techniques, tools and approaches.

Next Course: 21 June 2024 Online
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Commercial Awareness Training Course | 1 day

This course is appropriate for procurement professionals, stakeholder and others with an interest in improving their understanding of the commercial and supplier engagement dynamics that underpin procurement activities.

Topics covered include buyer and seller behaviour, types of supplier negotiation, and collectively owning the commercial landscape.

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Specification and Service Level Agreement (SLA) Training Course | 1 day

This course is suitable for those looking for a general understanding of SLAs as well as those in procurement and contract management who actively need to develop SLA specifications.

The course includes an overview of how to write concise documentation to successfully manage supplier performance.

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Contract Management Fundamentals Training Course | 1 day

This contract management course is ideal for anyone new to the subject or who is indirectly involved in managing contracts but would like to improve their understanding of contract management principles.

This course is day 1 of our 2-day Contract Management training course.

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