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.
This course is targeted to individuals who meet or exceed the following professional demographics:
Mid-level public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as senior buyers, managers, directors, or equivalent functions within their respective entities.
Non-procurement managers and supervisors who either provide procurement functions that support entity programs under delegated authority, or who already have a good understanding of basic procurement principles but wish to get more in-depth, hands-on training.
Professionals who are employed by local governing entities and special authorities (such as K-12 and higher education, publicly owned utilities, transportation providers, and other publicly funded or created entities) who either serve within or manage the procurement function.
Supplier managers and supervisors seeking to understand the public procurement function from a more in-depth holistic level, including the policies, standards, and procedures by which public entities must function.