Delivering Purchasing Excellence: A certification for Category & Lead Buyers


Category managers and project managers at a senior level who need to initiate new ways of thinking and acting to deliver value for the business.


1st session: Digital Learning platform, e-modules for preparatory self-study, and group online class facilitated by an EIPM Professor.
2nd session: Flex mode, a mix of the face-to-face week and distance Learning.


1st session:  from 5th February to 1st July 2024
2nd session: From 19th August to 20th January 2025

In a nutshell

Programme objectives

The certification programme “Delivering Purchasing Excellence” focuses on achieving excellence through a flexible and business-minded approach to category management.
This includes developing ambitious strategies that leverage a diversity of practices and levers. The programme outlines the implementation of mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers, advanced cost reduction and innovation activities. Effective communication with stakeholders and complex negotiations are also largely covered in this programme.

What you will learn

Training content

The certification programme “Delivering Purchasing Excellence” consists of 9 main courses:
Category management, Cost management, Innovation with suppliers, Risk, Soft skills for hard negotiation, Supplier relationship management, Sustainability, Advanced stakeholders management and Leadership & change in procurement.