SPM Certificate in Strategic Purchasing Management


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  SPM Certificate in Strategic Purchasing Management
   Mastering the new challenges of top Purchasing Management
   5e session

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This program is endorsed by Logistics in Wallonia, the walloon cluster for regional growth,
innovation and development in supply chain, logistics and mobility.


Benefits of the program

Why this program?

The Purchasing Manager is a key player in the Executive Team and a trusted actor in the Supply Chain. No business player can ignore the Supply Chain to which his organization belongs. Neither can he overlook the challenges facing his operations and the value of a close collaboration with his suppliers and contracted partners.
The Purchasing Manager makes sure that the quality of exchange and cooperation with suppliers provides a key of competitiveness to his own organization. Relationships with suppliers aim at a win-win result, which requires a constant search for common value creation.
Sourcing, purchasing and procurement require global access and use of sophisticated information and communication systems. Today, purchasing performances can be greatly impacted by the use of internet.
The Purchasing Manager must be able to demonstrate a capability to marry strategic and tactical decisions, in a turbulent world of uncertainty. Because of the complexity of his job, he needs to acquire and master technical, managerial and behavioral competences with the required depth and -more important?- width.
For such purposes, and to respond to this demanding context, the program responds to the business needs of providing a global, up-to-date expertise in the strategic management of purchasing in order to fully integrate and support the enterprise strategy.





The learning objectives of this program are:

  • Transform/Reinforce the strategic side of a purchasing organization;
  • Understand the people side of a purchasing organization;
  • Create value by designing and implementing a purchasing strategy;
  • Acquire and master purchasing tools for making mindfullness decisions;
  • Manage the extended enterprise.

To whom is the program made for?

This program is tailored for:

  • Purchasing Manager from a small or medium size enterprise or administration;
  • Lead Buyer from a large corporation or from the public sector;
  • Leaders in Production, Marketing, Logistics, Finance, etc., who need - or want to – familiarize with the strategic approach of Purchasing from the top end;
  • Any type of activity sectors – industry, services, … - private or public.


An adapted pedagogy

A 6-day program based on a renewed pedagogic approach:

  • Lectures by academics and practitioners, jointly proposing newest concepts and concrete illustrations;
  • Submission of reading and viewing assignments through an e-learning platform;
  • Visits and case discussions in selected organizations;
  • Submission and presentation of a personal application of the lessons learned to the participant's own organization.

Content of the program


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Practical information




Calender SPM2018





Unless organized on site, the location of the lectures is CEI 2 (ABCAL Office),
6, rue Louis De Geer, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve.



Language of the program


English; participants are expected to master the English language.



Registering and program fee

For members ABCAL, AGORIA et Logistics in Wallonia:
3450 € HTVA

including tuition, pedagogic material, course facilities, lunches and coffee breaks

For others:
3950 € HTVA

including tuition, pedagogic material, course facilities, lunches and coffee breaks

The applications will be examined by a jury on the basis of background, experience and motivation.

In case of withdrawal before the start of the training, an indemnity of 10% will be required. After the start, no more remboursement will be possible.


For registration, please fill out the form. The invoice will be issued upon receipt of the registration form.





Participants who attended regularly the program and completed successfully the final application assignment and presentation will be granted the «ABCAL Certificate of Strategic Purchasing Management».


The program has been designed so that it reflects the new Supply Chain standards of the European Logistics Association.



More information?


Program enquiries can be addressed to: 

Ir Emmanuel Stenier, Program Director,
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Practical and administrative questions to: 

Mrs Pascale Eysenbrands, ABCAL Secretary

6, rue Louis De Geer – B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

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