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MAI - Management des Achats Internationaux et Innovation
KEDGE Business School
MAI - Management des Achats Internationaux et Innovation
Purchasing used to be about finding the cheapest prices. This is no longer the case. Today purchasing is about working with strategic suppliers to capture Innovation and implement it as quickly as possible.
The focus is now on innovation capture and speed-to-market and the role of purchasing has become extremely strategic. Key suppliers have now become a real force of proposition. This change requires a totally different breed of Purchasing professionals.
The MAI is recognized by multinationals as being at the leading age of Purchasing and Innovation capture for New Product Development
Curriculum (courses, subject modules)
SEMESTER 1 & 2
PURCHASING MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP
After many years being considered as a simple support function, Purchasing and Procurement has become highly strategic. It will look at all areas of industry a business, and analyze the goods component ingredients and services which are purchased by these different sectors. The module will look at the many changes which have occurred in Purchasing and Procurement and the rapidly changing role of Purchasing professionals.
This module will look at the ways and means to bring about change to organization. It will focus particularly on examples in Purchasing and Procurement and will highlight the skills and competencies which are pre‐requisite for bringing about change in companies and organizations.
This module will focus on the different aspects of Purchasing and Procurement which necessitate clear vision leadership and management. This module will also enable the student to start to identify how he/she will be able to develop the skills that will enable him/her to play a role in tomorrow's Purchasing organization.
PURCHASING VALUE CREATION AND VISION
We are in rapidly changing economic environment. This module will look at the multi‐nationals companies which figure today in the top 300 multi‐nationals world‐wide. It will study their
products, their development, their competition, their recent strategic changes, their last 5 years performance and determine where these companies are aiming to grow their respective business.
This module will look at the way the world is changing from a geographical, financial and resources point of view. It will study the geo‐political impact on world business and the challenges that these changes offer to multi‐national today. It will look at growth potential in emerging market. It will also look at new and potential investment market. It will look at the direct impact on Purchasing strategy on multinational.
This module focuses on the changing relationships between a company and his strategic suppliers. It will look at how companies are linking strategic Purchasing directly with sustainable performance. It will compare the older down‐stream model of Purchasing with what has now become upstream Sourcing and Purchasing. It will also look at the changing role of the Purchasing professional both within the company working with internal prescribers and externally with strategic suppliers.
PURCHASING PROCESSES AND TOOLS
This module will focus on the financial aspect of the day‐to‐day running of a company. It will give details insight of financial information and ratios which will enable the student to analyze the on‐going performance of a company in an international context. It will allow students to analyze the financial elements and risks involved in doing business across borders.
This module will cover the best‐in‐class tools and techniques which are being used in Purchasing and Procurement today.
The module will look at not only the type of tools being used but more importantly how the tools are implementing and how we can insure that the tools are used efficiently on an everyday basis. When can they be used? Managing the implementation of tools.
The module will focus on the implementation and application of Purchasing tools in the work‐place. It will cover the application of Purchasing tools and processes both in production Purchasing and non‐production Purchasing. The module will look at the vital performance indicators which enable Purchasing to be driven forward efficiently and professionally in a multi‐site environment.
INNOVATION AND ENVIRONMENT
This module will look at how new products are designed and developed. The module will look at the importance of product change and innovation especially in the FMCG (Fast moving
consumer goods) sectors. It will look at the roles of the NPD (New product development) team from idea through to proto‐type, sample and product launch. The module will focus on the growing
role of strategic suppliers in enabling innovation capture and improving speed‐to‐market.
This module will look at how new products are designed and developed, but more especially with regard to respecting the environment. The module will look at how companies integrate all social aspects when sourcing in new emerging markets and geographical zones with less social regulation. The module will also focus on all aspects of CSR in purchasing and procurement today.
Required diploma(s) :
Tuition & Fees
Between 19900 and 27900 €
120 euros of application fee to pay online to send your application. (Prior to submitting your online application, you will be prompted to pay the non-refundable application fee. The application fee must be paid online by credit card when you submit your application. Your application will not be complete until we receive payment of the application fee. The application fee may not be applied toward any future applications at KEDGE Business School.)
Employment opportunities & career impact
Average time for obtaining the first job offer : 98% of graduates find a job within 6 months after graduation
Employment opportunities :
The Multinationals recruiting MAI students today are in almost all sectors: Agro-Alimentary, Cosmetics, Household goods, Pharmaceutical, Automobile, Aeronautic and most service industries.
JOB TYPES: Lead Buyer / International Purchasing Director / Marketing Director / Consultant / Managing Director / Purchasing & Logistic Manager / Product Purchasing Manager / HR Purchasing Group Manager / Strategic Purchasing Director / New Product Director / Director of Innovation / International Sourcing Director
POSITIONS AFTER 5 YEARS
- Purchasing category manager : 22 %
- Lead Buyer : 20 %
- Innovation Sourcing Manager : 12 %
- Purchasing Director : 1 1%
- New Product Development Manager : 10 %
- Category Manager Marketing : 1 0%
- Product / Brand Manager : 8 %
- Consultant : 7%
Air France, Aventis, BMS, Bosch, Bouygues, Cadbury, Chupa Chups, Danone, Delphi, Diageo Guinness, EADS, EDF, Eiffage, Henkel, Heineken, Hermès, HP, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, La Poste, Legrand, L’Oréal, LVMH, Michelin, Microsoft, Nestlé, Nokia, Novartis, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser, Renault, Safran, Sanofi, Schweppes, Schlumberger, SNPE, Saipem, Thales, Toyota
Short Track :
Admission level : International Bachelor's degree (4 years)
Duration : 18 months
Degree : Master of Science
Campus : Bordeaux
Language : English
Long Track :
Admission level : Bachelor's degree
Duration : 30 months
Degree : Master of Science
Campus : Bordeaux
Language : English
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Choose a Master, an MS or an MBA in Purchasing
The Sector of Purchasing
This sector of business is a field that involves managing the practice of buying and selling goods. The importance of this sector is just beginning to become evident, as it is becoming prevalent and understood that the selling and buying practices of a corporation can detrimentally or positively affect is economic growth. It is important that companies continue to keep overhead costs down to promote profit; thus, leading to increased demand for professionals in this field.
Follow a Masters/MS/MBA in Purchasing
A secondary masters degree in Purchasing will allow students to garner an education that is focused on economic development and business management skills. To have within this field students will be trained in business development and strategies related to growth as well. Purchasing involves strategic decision making and problem solving skills. To develop this skillset, those studying purchasing will take classes regarding sociology and economy to help guide them through this factor.
To Work in the sector of Purchasing
Working in the special sector of selling and purchasing involves a utilization of specialized skills. Having experience in economic development, human resources, and a unique knack for gauging needs of customers and consumers are all necessary to ensure professional success in this sector. The hands on experience acquired through the educational courses in this field will prepare all who choose to join the sector with the tools to be successful within this field which has incredible growth potential as well.
This area of specialty in 2019
In 2019, the sector of purchasing management focuses on trend observation and research on demographics of any specific product targeted group. For example, each generation has different spending habits and patterns throughout periods in time. Some time ago, the largest spenders on makeup may have been middle aged women; now it is adolescent or teenage girls. The demographic has shifted and it is up to purchasing managers to observe, package, and adjust their purchasing and selling habits accordingly to ensure management success. The purchasing sector in 2019 involves being aware of the social market and their trends as well.
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