Fundamentals of Purchasing for the New Buyer

Program Description

Increase your company's savings through better purchasing techniques

This fundamentals seminar is taught by leaders in the field who will walk through every step of the purchasing management process, including negotiating and vendor and materials management. Find innovative ways to manage your suppliers so they deliver quality products and services on time and within your budget…learn how eProcurement can help you save money and exploit sales opportunities…and recognize the impact you have on the financial side of your business.

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand today's procurement strategies and techniques
  • Identify the core expertise, process knowledge, and interpersonal skills necessary for success as a 21st-century buyer
  • Discover the criteria for successful supplier selection
  • Manage your supplier relationships to reduce costs, improve quality, and enhance performance
  • Understand legal and ethical requirements and issues
  • Learn negotiation techniques for a global purchasing environment

Who Should Attend

Newcomers who want to learn every facet of their job responsibilities - as well as veteran buyers who want to update their skills.


  • The changing role of the buyer in today's organization
  • How purchasing adds value to the firm, and profit to the bottom line
  • Developing the supply base and supplier relationships
  • Designing effective supplier performance measurements
  • Making effective procurement decisions through the use of price and cost analysis
  • Utilizing value and total cost of ownership concepts to reduce costs
  • Tools for enhancing material flow and reducing inventory investment
  • Specialized purchasing instruments, master agreements, contracting methods, and e-procurement
  • Successful selection and management of service suppliers
  • Professional practices and standards of purchasing ethics
  • Legal aspects of purchasing: contracts, agency, warranties, and anti-trust laws
  • Negotiating skills and tactics for the buyer

Locations, Dates & Pricing

# Location Date(s) List Member

Las Vegas NV

02/26/2018 - 02/28/2018 $2345 $2095 Register

Chicago IL

Summit West
03/05/2018 - 03/07/2018 $2345 $2095 Register

New York NY

AMA New York Center
04/25/2018 - 04/27/2018 $2345 $2095 Register

Atlanta GA

AMA Atlanta Center
04/30/2018 - 05/02/2018 $2345 $2095 Register

Chicago IL

Summit West
05/16/2018 - 05/18/2018 $2345 $2095 Register

Arlington VA

AMA Washington Area Center
06/11/2018 - 06/13/2018 $2345 $2095 Register

Prices are subject to change without notice. Discounts apply for groups of three or more people. Call for details. Federal government employees are eligible for special GSA pricing for many seminars.

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AMA's Main Conference Centers

Seminars scheduled for the cities below are held at the locations listed. For location information for other cities in which AMA seminars are held please call or email for information.
  • New York

    AMA executive Conference Center
    1601 Broadway New York, NY 10019
    American Management Association (Located in the same building as the Crowne Plaza Hotel) 1601 Broadway On Broadway and 48th Street near Times Square. Entrance is on 48th Street.

  • Chicago

    AMA executive Conference Center (adjacent to the Marroitt O'Hare)
    8655 West Higgins Rd
    Chicago, IL 60631

  • San Francisco

    AMA executive Conference Center (located in San Francisco Marriott Hotel)
    55 Fourth Street 2nd Level
    San Francisco, CA 94103

  • Atltanta

    AMA Executive Conference Center
    1170 Peachtree Street Ne Cnr Peachtree & 14th (3rd Flr)
    Atlanta, GA 30309

  • Washington D.C.

    Arlington, Virginia
    2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 200
    Arlington, VA 22202

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Program Details

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  • Length:

    3 Day(s)

  • Program Hours:

    Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

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  • Lunch:

    Lunch is on your own.

  • Continuing Education:

    Continuing education credits may be recognized by your professional board. Contact your own board to find out what's required.

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