A functional necessity of the procurement manager is the ability not only to develop but also to implement innovative solutions within the procurement function. As such, procurement professionals must be capable and ready to employ strategic decisions, theory, and management practices that can capture and improve upon the larger entity’s initiative.
In order to successfully earn a digital badge, learners must:
- Assess opportunities to improve performance of the entity’s procurement function.
- Create policies designed to ensure strategic alignment of procurement procedures throughout a public entity.
- Create structure to capture operational and financial improvements within the entity as the result of procurement strategy.
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.