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Certificate CAS for Purchasing Managers
After successful completion of your studies, you will receive a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS-HSG), an internationally recognized proof of top-class continuing education.
In six compact modules of this further training, current developments are taken up and their possible applications for purchasing managers are shown. You will learn the latest research findings and receive valuable impulses for future-oriented procurement management. You will learn how to deal with innovative methods of sourcing, new purchasing tools and techniques, and will be able to approach complex purchasing projects systematically and goal-oriented.
In addition, you will be encouraged to transfer what you have learned to the purchasing department of your company during your intensive studies.
The extra-occupational course of study is aimed at managers from purchasing, procurement, materials management and logistics, technical specialists who are developing into purchasing managers as well as business managers who want to optimize the procurement processes in their company.
By adopting a holistic view of your company, your customers, competitors and the market, managers with foresight are able to adapt business models, develop innovative concepts and successfully differentiate themselves from their competitors in the market. The Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) helps you to make the right decisions and minimize risks in your daily work by addressing current issues and providing methods and tools.
Procurement Concepts and Strategic Supply Management
14.–16. September 2021
A strategic view of the entire supply chain is indispensable for successful purchasing. This includes actively rationalizing a company's activities on the supply side in order to maximize customer benefit and gain a competitive advantage in the market.
Content: Successful handling of trends and changes, SCM & procurement concepts, normative & strategic procurement management.
Supplier Management and Sourcing Strategies
12.–14. October 2021
For years, procurement has been developing away from a pure cost optimizer to a significant corporate process, which is necessary to satisfy the increased customer requirements regarding quality. Through strategic supplier management with an eye to both quantitative and qualitative goals, a corresponding network can be created.
Content: Networked thinking in purchasing - Netmapping method, strategic supplier management, digitalization in purchasing, lead buyer concepts
Conducting Negotiations: Purchase meets Sale and Procurement Marketing
16.–18. November 2021
Negotiating is part of everyday life for most purchasing professionals. However, in contrast to sales, there is often less time for professional training and studying the usual negotiating tactics. This is despite the fact that in the end, the success of purchasing is largely due to the negotiating table.
Content: Crisis management, conflict & clarification assistance, body language and confident appearance, information advantage through psychological type models, workshop "Purchasing meets Sales", topics and trends in sales, negotiating under pressure
Market Analysis Techniques
25.–27. January 2022
In order to be prepared against price shocks, delivery failures or market disruptions, the analytical examination of the global business environment is indispensable. Economic considerations and global trend analyses can help to anticipate and prepare for important changes.
Content: Economics and Purchasing, Purchasing in Industry 4.0, Tender Management, Global Supply Chain Management.
Leadership and Management Methods
22.–24. February 2022
In order for purchasing to contribute in the best possible way to the strategic goals of the company, it needs flexible management and inspiring leadership. The orientation of sales starts at company level and goes down to the individual specialists.
Content: Personality & Leadership, Management Accounting, Organizational Energy in Purchasing, Project and Process Management, Self Management
Leading Change and Intercultural Management
26.–28. April 2022
Constant changes and adjustments to the reality of the market demand their price. The majority of all major change processes achieve only partial success or failure completely - often due to a lack of leadership skills.
Content: Innovating business models, Leading Change, Intercultural Management, New Work Leadership
Admission requirements for the further education CAS for purchasing managers
Admission to the CAS for Purchasing Managers is at the discretion of the study director. Attention is paid both to the professional career and to the completed training and further education. In principle, at least 5 years of professional experience in purchasing and at least 2 years in a leading position are required. An academic university or college degree is not required.
Participation in the intensive study programme costs a total of CHF 18,750.– for 18 days of study (6 modules of 3 days each). This includes all documents, books, lunch and snacks during breaks.
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With your application you will be involved in the planning phase at an early stage. The binding force only begins 6 weeks before the seminar starts.
With the non-binding reservation you secure one of the coveted places and will be informed shortly before overbooking.
ECTS Credits: 12
Start: 14 September 2021
Duration: 6 modules each 3 days
Target group: Managers and specialists Investment: CHF 18'750.–
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I think it's fantastic about this executive education that both worlds – purchasing and sales – can meet on a neutral field and find out: what does the other think, what are their considerations, what are their needs?
The Intensive Studies for Purchasing Managers were a platform that gave you space and took you out of the daily business. I found it very interesting, among other things because of nice conversations at eye level and because this often-told enmity between purchasing and sales does not actually exist.
The intensive study program for purchasing managers enables you to reflect on the ever faster changes in the global market and to develop quintessences in an academic and professional environment. This is also what the alumni stand for after the successful seminar.