Procurement professionals often deal with a myriad of activities from developing sourcing strategies to negotiating contracts and managing supplier relationships.  The skills required to perform their roles effectively are therefore just as wide-ranging.  Procurement professionals are expected to be good communicators and project managers, have sound commercial and financial awareness and be great influencers and negotiators.

This one-day Procurement Essentials training course is designed to help those new to procurement to develop a holistic understanding of the procurement lifecycle and a comprehension of its individual stages, along with equipping delegates with basic procurement tools and skills to confidently embark on a career in procurement.

  • Introduction to Procurement
  • The Procurement Cycle
    • Sourcing and Category Strategy
    • Procuring/Tendering
    • Contracting
    • Supplier Management
  • Procurement Roles and Responsibilities
  • Operational Procurement (Systems, Processes, Policies and Governance)
  • Sector and Operating Model Variances
  • Procurement Tools
    • Supplier/Buyer Segmentation
    • Scorecards
    • RAID logs
  • Core Skills
    • Impact and Influence
    • Timekeeping
    • Project Management
    • Understanding Contract Law
    • Negotiation
  • Additional Procurement Skills
    • Data Analysis
    • Market Research
    • Active Listening
  • Developing Supplier Relationships and Conducting Review Meetings
  • Developing Stakeholder Engagement
  • Best Practice
  • Sources of Insight

This one-day procurement training course is recommended for those who are new to procurement including:

  • those undertaking procurement responsibilities as part of their job role
  • stakeholders seeking to gain a greater understanding of procurement activities
  • non-procurement professionals who wish to understand the procurement process

Following the course, delegates will have a high-level understanding of end-to-end procurement, including processes, roles, activities, tools, and relationships and will be able to:

    • understand the key terminologies used within procurement
    • apply key procurement tools to make a difference within their role
    • understand the importance of supplier management, for example, to ensure maximum value is received
    • confidently engage with suppliers and stakeholders

All course attendees will receive a certificate of completion which demonstrates their new understanding of procurement.

Procurement Essentials Course Certificate