Professional Certificate in Strategic Procurement Planning

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:

  • Key principles and rationale for public procurement
  • The procurement lifecycle
  • Using category management to cut costs
  • Best supplier relationship management
  • Development of the right specification and terms of reference
  • Key skills for leading and managing programmes, projects and contracts
  • 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.

Institute of Leadership & Management

The Institute of Leadership has approved this training course. The Institute combines years of research, knowledge and innovation to champion the leadership agenda for alL and since 1947 they have carried out extensive research into the knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviours and values of great leadership. Based on The Institute's core leadership values, this course meets the standard that enables learners who have completed to access the following benefits:

  • Membership of The Institute of Leadership will be in receipt of an ICPS/The Institute joint Certificate of achievement for the course
  • Access to a raft of resources to help you with your continuing professional development, including an award-winning library of e-learning content
  • A community of over 70,000 members worldwide enabling you to collaborate and grow your knowledge and skills
  • Receipt of weekly news updates, podcasts and cutting-edge research and a monthly published journal and invitations to topical webinars
  • Authorisation to use approved letters AMInstL (Associate Member of The Institute of Leadership) after your name for business correspondence

Learning Outcomes

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

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


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