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Purchasing and Supplier Management Training

Michel Philippart is a senior trainer in the field of Purchasing and Supplier Management. His 25 years of experience can help your teams increase their performance. He can lead training sessions in French and English. With EDHEC Custom Programs, he can deliver certified trainings that benefit from the resources and the autority of a leading learning institution.

Teaching: Main topics

Promotion of initial education in Purchasing / Procurement

Building a world class supplier management team can be made difficult because of a shortage of qualified professionals. It is often caused by the lack of initial training in the field offered by business schools. Supplier management should become a more common feature in management programs, as a major, as an optional course, or even as a full fledged Master. A few countries like France have developed a rich offering in the field but in most markets, there is no suitable education for interested students who perceive careers in supplier management less interesting than client facing functions like marketing. The program below was developed for EDHEC. Students exiting it secured rewarding careers with a wide range of employers from Amazon to LVMH.

Proposal MBA Sourcing

Custom Programs to Transform Supplier Management Teams

Michel Philippart assists companies in transforming their supplier management resources. Upgrading skills, coaching and mentoring projects, developing customized programs are some of the activities he is regularly performing for companies in fields as diverse as Defense or Commercial Retail.

  • Assessment of supplier management capabilities of buyers for global corporations in Food, Luxury, Finances, and Services.
  • Certified trainer on "Charte des Relations Inter-entreprises".