GMP with specialization in Purchasing Management

Maximize your impact at work and get ready for challenges of Purchasing Management

IEDC, Bled
13.11.2023 09:00 AM
€7.900 without VAT
€7.500 without VAT
October 13, 2023

Develop your purchasing and leadership skills. The program focuses on the organisational aspects of purchasing management, combined with business and leadership courses.


should attend?

GMP Program with Specialization in Purchasing Management is targeted at purchasing managers and executives who wish to strengthen their strategic and leadership skills. The program combines purchasing management courses with business and leadership courses. 


are the program objectives?

GMP Program with Specialization in Purchasing Management focuses mainly on management and leadership capabilities as well as on the organizational aspects of purchasing. Among the purchasing courses are purchasing strategy and organizational issues, purchasing management skills and performance indicators and supply chain optimization management. Among business and leadership courses are reinventing the business, developing communication skills, developing competitive advantage, leading people, measuring organizational performance and customers and markets.

Program topics

  • Strategic Supply Chain Management
  • Key Category Management
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • 5th Generation Purchasing
  • Procurement Leadership


Business and Leadership Courses

  • Measuring Organizational Performance (3 days)
  • Customers and Markets (3 days)
  • Developing Competitive Advantage (3 days)
  • Developing Communication Skills (2 days)
  • Leading Change (2 days)

Project work

  • Each participant will under mentorship of program faculty prepare a project dealing with an important business issue from his/her company.
  • The development of a project is an essential part of the learning process and has to demonstrate a participant’s capacity to implement the tools and methodology covered during the Program.


  • Week 1: November 13 – 17, 2023 (Purchasing Week)
  • Week 2: April 15 – 20, 2024
  • Week 3: June 10 – 15, 2024
  • Week 4: October 7 – 12, 2024

*Enrollment is possible in any week of the program.


Admission Criteria

  • A working level of business English (verified during the phone interview)
  • At least three years of management experience
  • Completed application form

Program fee

Program Fee: € 7,900 + VAT

Early-bird price: € 7,500 + VAT before September 2, 2023

The program fee covers the cost of lectures, project mentoring, teaching materials, unlimited access to the IEDC Resource Center and lunches. Travel or living expenses are not covered. The fee does not include 22% VAT for Slovenian residents and companies.


Barbara Vilfan
Head of business development
Bernard Gracia about GMP with specialization in Purchasing Management
IEDC GMP program is an exceptional experience. Topics, cases and all explanations from professors & lecturers are just the best. Their up to date knowledge and experiences are among most important things they can give you. Nevertheless the student networking must not be forgotten. A lot of practical experiences and tools used were shared between us. I highly recommend GMP program to anyone who wants to widen his/her knowledge and mind. Step out from daily routine and see your business from other perspective!
Uroš Zupančič, Adria Mobil d.o.o., Slovenia

A programme for your entire team?

All of our open programmes can also be offered and delivered as in-company solution to groups of employees from the same organisation. This allows us to develop a programme that focuses on your organisation’s own situation and issues. We can schedule it at a time and location that you prefer. We can also tailor the content to fit your organisation’s needs. Please feel free to contact us for a no-obligation proposal and to explore the possibilities

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