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402, 2021

How to Present a Case for Better Procurement

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Despite the rapid change in the business world, many procurement departments continue to do things “the old way,” even if the old way is inefficient, outdated, and just plain ineffective. Unfortunately, upgrading procurement processes isn’t always easy. It requires management buy-in. And unless you know how to get that buy-in, you’ll be conducting procurement the same old and inefficient way for the foreseeable future. This course will teach you how to get management to support your ideas, enabling you to make better procurement a reality for your organization. Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply the seven steps for building a case for better procurement and presenting it to management
  • Understand how a procurement department can get the attention of a CEO
  • Use metrics for baselining procurement performance
  • Express the value of procurement improvements
  • Apply two strategies for persuading executives to approve a procurement initiative
  • Apply the five tips for giving a procurement presentation to management

This is a self-paced course with no instructor-led forum and you have 30 days from registration to complete all course elements. It should take you approximately one hour to review the material and take any quizzes. All readings are provided in the course.

This course has been pre-approved for 1 CEH towards the CPOS, CPOP, CPOM, and CPOE certifications.

402, 2021

Next Generation Procurement Talent Management

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Do you dream of having the ultimate “modern buying team?” Unfortunately, the perfect procurement team is seldom handed to you. Rather, it is something that needs to be nurtured and developed over time. The good news is that having the ultimate procurement “dream team” is within your reach! The key is successfully mastering recruitment, training, and retention. Procurement talent management doesn’t have to be a complicated endeavor. This course will provide the guidance necessary to minimize the time and potential mistakes involved in procurement talent management. Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages to the traditional approach to procurement recruiting
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages to the radical approach to procurement recruiting
  • Apply the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge (CPO-BOK) Mastery Model in planning your procurement team’s training
  • Apply principles for constructing a procurement training plan
  • Apply five techniques for retaining your best procurement employees

This is a self-paced course with no instructor-led forum, and you have 30 days from registration to complete all course elements. It should take you approximately one hour to review the material and take any quizzes. All readings are provided in the course.

This course has been pre-approved for 1 CEH towards the CPOS, CPOP, CPOM, and CPOE certifications.

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