Nothing is as constant as change! – In the last two decades, this insight has hardly applied to any other profession as much as to that of the buyer. The change that procurement has already undergone, that it is facing now and in the foreseeable future, is immense. The same applies to the continuously increasing demands placed on the procurement team. Originally interpreted as a pure ordering organ, the buyer today is a strategically acting partner of the specialist departments and, as an information or interface manager with his own value contribution, plays a key role in the overall success of the company. Parallel to these technical and methodological requirements, the challenges of highly dynamic developments such as globalization, scarcity of resources and industry 4.0 must also be mastered.
As a result, it is no wonder that the demand for well-trained buyers is high and leads to fierce competition for talent. The consequence is that in our experience it often takes 4 to 6 months to fill a vacancy in procurement – if a appropriately qualified applicant is found at all at the desired wage level. The targeted development of internal talents to fill future vacancies thus presents itself as the central challenge for medium-sized procurement departments. This also explains the great success of the Procurement & Supply Chain Academy, because this is precisely where the personnel development measures offered start.
True to our motto – beyond the ordinary – we offer tailor-made training courses for your challenges in addition to the contents of our Procurement Academy. And this always offline, online and in combination. We produce learning films for your intranet, offer classroom training with in-depth courses in the form of online courses and are available to answer participants‘ questions during consultation hours as part of online certificate training courses.
Our Procurement Academy – Basic, Advanced and Expert Program
We offer offline and online training courses according to requirements – whether as individual coaches and sparring partners for specialists and executives with many years of experience or as trainers for seasoned procurement professionals and young professionals. With a correspondingly broad wealth of experience at the respective hierarchical level, precise knowledge of the requirements of everyday procurement and a high level of professionalism, our trainers conduct training measures at eye level. The „trainers“ are our full-time management consultants who carry out consulting projects for our customers in their daily work. Equipped with a distinct „hands-on mentality“ and a good feeling for achieving good team performance, more practical and successful knowledge and method transfer is practically impossible.