Procurement Leadership

Gain the knowledge of Procurement Frameworks that create economic value and a competitive advantage

Program Overview







$5,200 USD

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This one-of-a-kind executive development program provides high-potential procurement leaders with the tools and strategies needed to make dramatic improvements to their organization’s procurement practices in the digital age.

We are in a disruptive world where the rules used to guide business, government and society are being severely stressed. This is causing many to question current practices and look to new opportunities for adding value to their stakeholders – whether for profit or the greater good.

Through a combination of highly-engaging discussions, assessments, participant presentations, case studies and keynote speakers, this program teaches modern procurement strategies and frameworks, as well as how to assess current conditions for the purpose of choosing and implementing a strategy that will provide you with the greatest potential for added economic value and competitive advantage.

“For too long, procurement has been seen as the poor second cousin of other business functions. To truly become strategic, procurement executives must be able to harness the power of influence, using data and analytics to create a business case and be able to sell the value of what strategic supply management can achieve for the business and for the customer. We have designed a class that will help people do just that.”— Rob Handfield, PhD

Program Highlights

Leadership Assessment

Gain insights into the practices of the highest performing procurement and supply chain leaders, and understand how they delivered success and where you fit in the spectrum of capabilities they use

Enterprise Assessment

Compare your organization’s current supply maturity footprint with industry competitors

Communications assessment

Understand your own communication style and preferences to generate actionable insights for improved communication and performance within your organization

Strategic Proposal

Develop a strategic proposal to take back and deliver to your organization’s executive leadership team, supported by feedback and insights from a panel of senior supply management executives

Areas of focus

In many circles, valuable changes are being framed as ‘innovation’, with many organizations seeing this is the pathway to future success. However, having or securing the idea is only the first step. Translating an idea into reality requires a whole process of adoption and change, which most organizations fail to deliver.

To address these challenges, this program focuses on two key areas:

  • Procurement and supply chain: Many of the most transformational innovations have come from collaboration between leading organizations,  putting procurement and supply chain at the center of future business success.
  • Leadership: At the center of all great endeavors are great leaders. Underpinning this are two roles as defined by W. Edwards Deming:
    • Making sure the work gets done. (Maintaining the right to exist.)
    • Improving the way the work is done. (Doing more than the science of management says is possible – Gen. Colin Powell)

Based on Kotter’s 8-Stage Change Model, the program focuses on teaching effective change management skills needed to ensure organizational success. To support this, you will complete a series of assessments, including the Input/Output Processing Template (IOpt), a fully-validated assessment that will help you understand your own communication style and preferences and generate actionable insights for improved performance. You will also receive a customized benchmark analysis that compares your organization’s current supply maturity footprint with industry competitors. The program will build on this framework by using strategic resources to help you improve your performance and organizational influence.

Project Component

As part of this program, you will identify a project agreed upon by your organization, which you will develop throughout the week and be able to later implement within your organization where it will have most impact.

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Key Benefits

  • Receive a benchmark analysis

    Receive a benchmark analysis of your organization that compares your current supply maturity footprint with industry competitors.

  • Identify challenges

    Identify challenges currently facing your organization and develop a specific strategy to overcome those challenges.

  • Gain insights

    Gain insights on how to implement a digitally-based supply chain process.

  • Learn how to drive change

    Learn how to drive change by interacting more effectively with individuals / stakeholders.

  • Engage

    Engage with leading procurement academics and practitioners from the USA and UK.

  • Share insights and lessons

    Share insights and lessons learned with like-minded peers.

Program Sessions

Leadership in an Era of Uncertainty
Forming Powerful Guiding Coalitions
Developing a Vision and a Strategy
Communicating the Vision
Removing Obstacles
Creating Short-Term Wins
Consolidating Gains 
Anchoring Change in the Corporate Culture 
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Key Takeaways

Through this program, you will:

  • Understand the Procurement Transformation Roadmap
  • Diagnose your own situation from multiple perspectives to identify opportunity
  • Explore what procurement and supply chain management will look like in the digital age
  • Learn to identify and profile the personnel necessary to deliver results in a digital landscape
  • Learn the secrets to delivering procurement changes that have a lasting organizational impact
  • Learn to identify, manage, and overcome the barriers threatening the successful implementation of your procurement projects

Participant Experiences

Bill Heckenkamp, Manager, Materials Management, Supply Chain Management at Cheniere Energy, Inc.

"This program is tailored to arm current and future procurement leaders with real-world solutions in today’s ever-changing digital supply chain environment. Supply chain executives and future leaders that are seeking a competitive edge in digital supply chain would surely benefit from this program."

Edward Coleman, Director, Chief Growth Office Procurement at Altria

"The Procurement Leadership conference was valuable to Altria by giving us the opportunity to brainstorm with the SCRC's faculty, executive advisors and other peer companies. The advice helped us to think through our own challenges and provided new ideas for us to implement at Altria."

Credential Opportunities

Individuals satisfactorily completing this course will receive documentation to apply for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours.

Partner Companies

Our trainers have worked with the following organizations:


This event has been cancelled due to the spread of COVID-19 and will be rescheduled for a later date.


For any questions regarding this program, please email Troy Pinkins, SCRC Director, at


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