Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:
- Describe the value added role of procurement in the organizational strategic planning process.
- Develop a strategic procurement plan for an organization.
- Describe the various budget processes and the ways that the procurement function can add value to each process.
- Describe the steps in the strategic sourcing process.
- Evaluate, select, and apply the tools and processes available for a comprehensive procurement plan.
- Use analysis tools to identify opportunities for strategic sourcing.
- Use tools to manage client expectations and engagements to create positive outcomes.
- Use activity analysis and tracking tools to determine the staffing required to support organizational success
Targeted to public procurement professionals involved in strategic planning related to organizational development, budgeting processes and staffing.
The direction of public sector organizations has generated increased demand for strategic procurement planning and participation by procurement professionals in the actual implementation of many projects—particularly out-sourcing, privatization, and public-private partnerships. This course provides practical tools and approaches that can be used by the procurement practitioner to contribute to an organization’s strategic mission. These include the development of strategic plans, the strategic role of procurement in the budget process, pricing strategies and value-adding analysis techniques, the tools and analytics of strategic sourcing, client satisfaction strategies, and talent management. Practical examples, discussion, group exercises, and case studies will be used throughout the course.
Though no prerequisites are stipulated for this class, successful participants should have one to two years of public procurement experience prior to enrolling. Others may find completion of Introduction to Public Procurement and Sourcing in the Public Sector to be of benefit.