Business English

English for purchasers

Function & Industry Specific Business English | Seminar

Effective purchasing strengthens your organization – and as purchasing becomes increasingly global, confidence and accuracy in English are essential. Our English training solutions for purchasers and procurement are designed to develop, practice and transfer the language and skills you need to be successful – acquiring the right goods and services at the optimal price from the best partners.

English for purchasers and procurement – Hot topics

  • Understanding , evaluating and clarifying internal customer needs and priorities
  • Requesting information
  • Networking and building relationships
  • Preparing and managing the bid process
  • Interviewing skills for purchasers
  • Presenting needs and expectations
  • Qualifying suppliers
  • Auditing suppliers
  • Managing requirements in low-cost country sourcing
  • Negotiating price, terms and conditions
  • Navigating legal English
  • Working with contracts
  • Reporting results
  • Influencing internally and externally
  • Formulating and implementing supplier guidelines
  • Communicating change
  • Communicating bad news
  • Delivering feedback
  • Resolving claims and grievances
  • Ending relationships
willem dover target training

“The challenges facing purchasers have changed dramatically in the last 10 years with best-cost country sourcing, bid races and e-procurement solutions becoming the norm. We’ve responded to this change by integrating soft skills such as interviewing and influencing suppliers into the language training. Our goal is to make the training practical and immediately relevant to your situation.”

Will Dover

What’s the right approach for you?

  • On-the-job training & support
  • In-house training
  • Seminars & workshops
  • Coaching
  • Blended learning