RNCP Manager in Purchasing and Supply Chain

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Become a Purchasing and Supply Chain Manager

Professional certification issued
and associated blocks of competencies

This program delivers the title of “Purchasing and Supply Chain Manager” level 7 (EU) registered in the RNCP (Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles) under the code NSF 310. Registered in the National Directory of Professional Certifications on March 17, 2021

Find the blocks of skills associated with this RNCP title.


The “Purchasing and Supply Chain Manager” is the guarantor of the efficiency of the logistics chain and the purchasing policy. In the service of the company’s performance, it analyzes the company’s operations and strategy in order to formulate recommendations for action to management with a view to optimizing costs, lead times and inventory.

In touch with the evolution of his environment, the “Purchasing and Supply Chain Manager” integrates the stakes of the company’s sector into his strategy: customer requirements, CSR policy, competition…

As a real player in the company, he/she communicates and gets the teams to adhere to his/her action plan and knows how to negotiate with suppliers in order to obtain the most advantageous contractual conditions.

What jobs can you do with this RNCP title?

The following is a non-exhaustive list of the different functions that can be performed by holders of the “Purchasing and Supply Chain Manager” certification:

  • Purchasing and Supply Manager / Purchasing Director
  • Buyer
  • Project Buyer
  • Family Buyer
  • Industrial Buyer
  • Logistics Engineer
  • Logistics Manager / Logistics Coordinator
  • Supply chain manager

“In response to business needs

The “Expert in Purchasing and Supply Chain” must enable the company to gain in efficiency and profitability and, ultimately, in competitiveness. The optimization of deadlines and the control of the supply chain ensure the satisfaction of customers who are increasingly demanding in terms of follow-up and delivery times.

Holders of the certification must be able, through their skills, to adapt to the new challenges of the sector: relocation (reorganization of the supply chain), integration of CSR elements in the purchasing and logistics policy…

What skills are developed?

At the end of the course, students will have acquired the following four blocks of competencies:

  • Define the purchasing and logistics policy in line with the company’s strategy
  • Conducting the various stages of the purchasing process
  • Manage the logistics processes
  • Manage the performance of the Purchasing and Logistics activity

This certification is accessible by capitalization of these blocks of skills.

Example of a course



Strategy has a very important place in the performance of any company (VSE, SME or large company). This is why this module will expose the different possible strategies for a company (business, corporate, etc.). Learners will diagnose the business environment, diagnose competitive capabilities and analyze the company’s identity, organization and resources to position it for profitable and sustainable growth.

They will also need to define and implement competitive advantages.


If you bring together finance and supply chain operations can make your company more operationally and improve financial efficiency. You will learn to expose potential risks and to enable executable plans. Also to drive sustainable cost reduction and profitable growth through more optimized planning models.



This module aims to improve participants’ negotiation skills without changing their personal style. They will learn to master each strategy (from win/win to lose/lose) and an effective negotiation process with a view to long-term performance. They will be able to achieve their negotiation objectives without damaging the quality of the relationship between the stakeholders by analyzing the situation (SWOT), by choosing a negotiation strategy adapted to the situation and by knowing how to adapt to the culture of the other (intercultural) to increase their power of conviction.


This module aims to give learners the basics of the buyer’s job by introducing them to the purchasing function and its importance within the company. He will train them in the major purchasing processes (management of a purchasing portfolio, definition of requirements, calls for tender, comparison of offers, etc.). During this course, the student will acquire the necessary knowledge to be able to formalize a need in the most explicit way possible, to have the basics in negotiation and to understand the problems of cost, quality and delay (but also everything related to it) in the daily follow-up of the suppliers.



This module will combine the theory and practice of inventory management in a company. It will provide the key elements of quantitative inventory management so that learners will be able to determine the amount of inventory needed to achieve the desired service/availability rate and then know the quantity of products or components to order (purchase to minimize both inventory carrying cost and ordering cost). Learners will also study ordering systems, namely when to place an order and how to evaluate inventory management.


The objective of this module is to understand the fundamentals of supply chain optimization and monitoring. Knowledge of the functions of Supply Chain Management and its role in an organization is a key element of this training. The students will discover different fields such as automotive (reduce surface, rationalize, etc.), BtoB distribution (differentiate, improve service quality, etc.) or retail (control of distant supplies, customs, etc.). Several topics will be covered during this course such as inventory, logistics operations, transportation, customs and international.

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Updated 21 March 2024