Critical to the planning and analysis function of the procurement professional, the ability to incorporate strategic analysis and tracking tools in conjunction with prevailing market trends empowers the alignment of procurement with cross functional stakeholders. The ability to apply both qualitative and quantitative data in support of strategic decision making is one of the most successful tools in the procurement professional’s toolkit.
In order to successfully earn a digital badge, learners must:
- Incorporate strategic analysis and tracking tools to determine the needs of internal stakeholders in concert with prevailing market trends.
- Apply quantitative analysis, qualitative analysis, and data in decision making.
- Apply intelligence gleaned through continuous, broad-based research and analysis in order to arrive at the most suitable approach for procuring and distributing commodities needed by the entity.
Designed to promote applicable experiences for practitioners working in the public sector, NIGP’s Pathways competency courses empower learners with the ready-to-implement actions they need to succeed in public procurement. This introductory course is designed for:
- Public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as assistants, coordinators, buyers, or equivalent functions within their respective entities.
- Non-procurement managers and supervisors who are responsible for either the procurement function or staff who provide procurement functions under delegated authority.
- Professionals who are employed by governing entities and special authorities (such as K-12 and higher education, publicly-owned utilities, transportation providers, and other publicly-funded or created organizations) that either serve within or manage the procurement function.
Suppliers or representatives of suppliers seeking to understand the public procurement function from a holistic level, including the policies, standards, and procedures by which public entities must function.