Interactive Virtual Learning Module

Strategic Procurement Alignment Practitioner

Our Strategic Procurement Alignment Practitioner module is aimed at category directors, senior category managers, supplier managers and procurement leaders. An understanding of category management and supplier management to the practitioner level is useful.

In this module, delegates will understand:

  • How alignment of procurement with organisational strategy drives benefits
  • How business strategy needs to be identified and translated for procurement effectiveness
  • How to create a pipeline of category and supplier opportunities for each category
  • The importance of procurement and the organisation working together to create meaningful opportunity development plans

On completion of the module, delegates will have practiced a number of key techniques to help:

  • Segment category spend and suppliers into addressable groupings
  • Analyse business strategy
  • Benchmark existing category strategies for completeness and quality
  • Evaluate the supply market influences on categories
  • Develop a complete category and supplier priority matrix
  • Develop a realistic opportunity development plan

This 4-part module can be delivered on consecutive days or over a more extended period providing just in time learning. For some of our clients, a coaching programme is offered alongside the module to embed good practice further.

Interactive Virtual Learning Modules

Strategic Procurement Alignment

Part 1 - Strategic Alignment Overview  - 3 hours

Session 1:
Strategic Procurement Alignment Introduction
Session 2:
Segmentation of Category Spend

Part 2 - Landscape & Context  - 3 hours

Session 3:
Ambition & Context
Session 4:
Business Engagement

Part 3 - Research & Analyse  - 3 hours

Session 5:
Category Profiling
Session 6:
Suppliers & Supply Market

Part 4 - Develop Category Plan  - 3 hours

Session 7:
Opportunities Analysis
Session 8:
Strategic Alignment Plan