English for Purchasing Managers

Business English for Purchasing Managers

Duration: 5 days Monday – Friday 09.00 – 17.15

Location: Linguarama London - Non-residential Hotel and Host Family Accommodation available

Address: 101 Finsbury Pavement, London, EC2A 1RS

Why should you attend?

The role of purchasing makes a positive contribution to any organisation. Increasingly,as purchasing becomes an international function, the role of English becomes more vital. This programme has been designed to enhance participants’ abilities to communicate in English in essential purchasing situations using appropriate, clear and accurate English. It has been created specifically to meet the needs of all those involved in purchasing at all stages of the process.

Turning Theory into Practice

One of our series of Specialist Group Programmes, this course encourages participants to share ideas and experiences in order to develop their communication skills in relevant situations and contexts. The programme will be based around the needs of the participants, developing language skills through discussion, role-plays, presentations, vocabulary development and language analysis in relevant business contexts.

Practical language skills will be developed in the following contexts:

Business skills

  • Presenting and explaining pivotal aspects of the purchasing role and key processes
  • Negotiating more effectively using a variety of negotiation tools in English
  • Forecasting future demand and making predictions about trends
  • Making sense of finance
  • Fluency practice and vocabulary development
  • Feedback on accuracy and pronunciation

The purchasing role within organisations

  • Purchasing models
  • Indirect/direct purchasing
  • Purchasing/procurement
  • Changing trends


  • Global factors
  • Competitive advantages

Price and cost

  • Influencing factors
  • Outsourcing

Purchasing process

Various stages of the purchasing process including analysis of theoretical models of purchasing

Relationship management

  • Communicating effectively with business partners
  • Understanding and evaluating needs of suppliers, buyers, and internal customers of the purchasing function
  • Negotiating more effectively in English
  • Analysing and measuring performance

Making sense of finance

  • Financial and budget considerations
  • Forecasting future

Benefits to you:

  • Improving your English language skills in contexts relevant to your role in purchasing and procurement
  • Developing your ability to communicate information across sectors in English
  • Benchmarking your knowledge with other purchasing professionals
  • Discussing case studies
  • Building on your skills in presenting technical information and negotiating more effectively in English
  • Increasing your confidence when dealing with clients and colleagues in English
  • Fast tracking the development in your overall language ability

Who should attend:

Purchasing and procurement professionals working in international roles or multi-national companies

Location: London – 5 day

Contact us now to find out more.
Call +44 (0) 207 614 1900
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