Engineering Procurement

Topic Contract and Project Management

CPD Hours 4

Price £235 + VAT


On demand course.

This modular online course will help you to develop your skills in the core concepts and approaches to successful engineering procurement.

You will learn how to effectively apply business processes that increase value from suppliers, reduce costs and improve overall commercial performance. The course has been developed to meet the specific needs of the chemical, biochemical and process industries.

The modules, each around 60 minutes in length, are effective as stand-alone training sessions or as part of a modular programme.

What's included in the series

  • Four 60-minute sessions
  • Digital copies of all slides and supporting materials (PDF) for your personal use
  • E-certificate of attendance, including hours allocation, for CPD purposes (on request)

Course outline

Module 1: An introduction to engineering procurement

  • What do you want from your suppliers?
  • What do your suppliers want from you?
  • FAQs

Module 2: Engineering procurement – supplier positioning

  • Kraljic’s positioning matrix
  • How to build the right relationship with your supplier
  • FAQs

Module 3: Engineering procurement – everything you need to know about pricing

  • What are price, cost and value?
  • How do you know if you have the right price?
  • FAQs

Module 4: Improving engineering procurement

  • Contract amendments and variations
  • Quick wins and tips for action
  • FAQs

Multiple-user fee

This option allows you to purchase the course for up to 10 individual users at a significantly reduced price of £1055 + VAT. Contact us for more information at

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Paul Wright


Paul Wright

Paul was born in Hull and attended the University of Leeds where he studied Physics and completed a PhD in NMR of Polyethylene Melts. He then joined chemical industry multinational ICI where he had a variety of technical and commercial roles, latterly as Engineering Contracts Manager in the Contracts Purchasing Group (corporate procurement). As part of his duties there he led training in purchasing for a variety of ICI businesses, which resulted in him becoming a self employed trainer and consultant in 1998.

Since then he has worked extensively in the Middle East, frequently with leading oil and gas companies, and in the UK Public Sector. He continues to work with both buying and selling organisations to ensure that the process is a beneficial as possible. His UK consultancy has focused on developing supply chains in the public and private sectors and has covered a wide range of sectors including chemicals, engineering and sports.
He is an associate lecturer at the University of Bradford School of Management covering a range of commercial topics.

He is the author with Stuart Emmett of Excellence in Public Sector Procurement, Cambridge Academic 2011. 

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