Professional Certificate
in Strategic Procurement Planning

2nd - 6th March 2020, London, UK

Course Overview

This course will provide those involved in procurement planning with a clear understanding of the processes, structures and mechanisms for sustainable procurement and efficient project management.

Interactive learning will support participants’ understanding of key issues in strategic procurement planning, such as ethical factors, harmonising international standards, and monitoring and evaluation. By applying strategic planning tools throughout the training, participants will leave equipped to design and implement plans to streamline procurement processes whilst considering international standards, cultural and legal contexts.

A comprehensive analysis of the mechanisms behind strategic procurement planning will be provided, with subjects to be discussed including:

  1. Key principles and rationale for public procurement
  2. The procurement lifecycle
  3. Using category management to cut costs
  4. Best supplier relationship management
  5. Development of the right specification and terms of reference
  6. Key skills for leading and managing programmes, projects and contracts
  7. Key processes and tools for effective performance management

Experts in the field will lead this training through interactive workshops, lectures and best practice case studies, fostering innovation, creating learning and networking amongst peers.

Upon completion of this week-long course and subsequent successful completion of CMI written tasks, the successful candidate will be awarded a Level 7 CMI certificate in Management & Leadership showing the CMI units achieved. The CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. The professional qualifications offered by the Institute are internationally recognised and sought after.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course the delegates will be able to:

  1. develop, construct and implement strategic procurement plans
  2. lead effective organisational change
  3. apply the key principles of procurement planning to their organisation
  4. improve capacity and support structures, whilst reducing administrative burdens
  5. analyse, enhance and evaluate performance
  6. procure goods and services that better meet stakeholder needs

How You Will Benefit

  1. The opportunity to gain a recognised professional qualification
  2. Hear the latest insights, research and developments in procurement planning from leading experts
  3. Network and share ideas with colleagues from around the world
  4. Enhance your skills and knowledge in the management of procurement planning