Purchasing Management

Program Description

Develop higher-level, up-to-date leadership skills in purchasing and sourcing.

This seminar focuses on skills for the experienced purchasing professional, addressing more mid-level to advanced contemporary, state-of-the-art topics in purchasing management. As more companies reach overseas for foreign purchasing, such present day issues as dealing with U.S. Customs (CBP), near sourcing options in Mexico, contract management, and better defining landed costs, among others, will be addressed in the course. In addition, you’ll explore an entire set of advanced metrics in both domestic and global sourcing, including RFP management, web-based sourcing, and more aggressive issues like going green, diversity purchasing, sustainability, and sourcing leadership. You’ll also experience case studies and real-life examples in order to understand how to respond to executive mandates regarding purchasing and supply management, contract issues, and more.

How You Will Benefit

  • More effectively lead and manage purchasing and sourcing teams and projects 
  • Recognize the role of the purchasing manager in the global supply chain 
  • Increase your skill in leveraging options to reduce risks and costs 
  • Build stronger capabilities in RFP management, vendor and supplier sustainability 
  • Create better SOWs and supplier contracts 
  • Understand how contract disputes are resolved with strategic negotiation

Who Should Attend

Experienced supply chain purchasing personnel and others who deal with sourcing, purchasing, logistics, operations, and/or the management of vendor and supplier relationships.


  • Understanding purchasing complexities in today’s business world 
  • Understanding effective leadership skills in purchasing and sourcing 
  • Raising the complexity of “total cost of ownership” 
  • Developing landed cost modeling 
  • Leveraging web-based sourcing and procurement options 
  • Diversity management in procurement options 
  • Successful project management in purchasing and sourcing 
  • What you need to know about U.S. Government regulations in sourcing and purchasing

Locations, Dates & Pricing

# Location Date(s) List Member

New York NY

AMA New York Center
03/19/2018 - 03/20/2018 $2195 $1995 Register

Chicago IL

Summit West
05/17/2018 - 05/18/2018 $2195 $1995 Register

Arlington VA

AMA Washington Area Center
06/04/2018 - 06/05/2018 $2195 $1995 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:

    2 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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