Our entry-level programme into the world of maritime procurement, the Assistant Buyer course is suitable for the assistant maritime buyer who fulfils an operational procurement role in a department involved with procurement or ordering processes in the shipping industry. Delivered across two blocks of eight weeks, the course will introduce you to the different phases of the purchasing process and the different levels of purchasing activities. During this time, you will be trained to perform supporting operational purchasing and logistical activities, including:
- ordering, expediting and evaluating,
- basic legal aspects of procurement, reporting, communication, time management and negotiation skills,
- procurement automation and e-procurement, and
- the basics of the tactical procurement process, such as specifications, supplier selection and contracting.