Helping teams move capability and mindsets to become leaders in strategic procurement
Our interactive virtual learning procurement training and training materials allows you to flexibly combine capability uplift with the performance outcomes, deliverables and ROI typically associated with consultant-led programmes. However, you are firmly in control and costs are sensible.
We understand your specific targets and challenges along with the capabilities that need to be built or strengthened.
We developed bespoke learning pathways informed by the module examples here.
For some we build mentoring and coaching programmes to run in parallel to accelerate the learning.
We deliver “Just in Time” training as each delegate is supported in developing and embedding best practice.
Global Track Record
Category Management implementations in the private and public sectors
ROI on clients investment in capability uplift
Mentoring and coaching matters
Employees feel genuinely valued, both equipping and motivating them to perform at their best.
Improves staff retention.
We all like to be part of a success story.
Small cohorts of 6-8 peer learning groups
Training around real category projects over a sufficient period embeds category management, process, skills and ultimately capability.
Delivered by experienced practitioners to ensure the transfer of deep category and process knowledge, engagement skills and confidence.
Toolkits and programme tools
Category and supplier management toolkits along with “out-of-the-box” programme tools.
Distilled practical client experience and research knowledge.
Rapid assembly of custom change programmes.
Our Procurement Experts
Future Purchasing mobilise outstanding project teams of procurement consultants.
They excel in shifting mindsets, developing capability, engaging stakeholders and role modelling best practice. They understand the difference between training, mentoring and coaching and adopt a flexible approach to applying each technique.
All our consultants are adept at dealing with the challenges of embedding learning in large, complex organisations.
The project team who works with you to develop your company’s or organisation’s particular procurement learning pathway will include tutors who will lead the delivery. This cohesive approach ensures 360° visibility through the stages of design, delivery, and feedback.
“Structure works well, timings of 90 minutes and 2-week gap allows areas to be reflected on.”
“Activities kept engagement, helped us reflect.”
“Helps that we are a team and working on real situations.”
“Break works well to process what was learned.”IVL workshop feedback
We build a procurement solution that meets your needs
Designing and implementing procurement change through the business-wide implementation of category management, supplier management, negotiation for procurement and business partnering
Our consultants bring their deep expertise in training, categories and industry sectors to each module that they deliver.
Our commitment to online security is demonstrated through Cyber Essentials certification to protect against cyber attacks.
“I really liked the interactive sections of the training, Alison was very engaging and used a variety of tools and techniques to involve all of the cohort in both the theory and application…”
“I find it very useful that I can re-watch the training when I need it. Some tasks you don’t need to do every day and take some time to build up routine and the re-watch helps a lot…”
“I found the parts of the training that we related back to our own category very insightful and it certainly helped embed the knowledge and consider new perspectives as well as have discussions with colleagues that we would not normally have, under the steer of an expert.”
“You can apply this training to your job and immediately see the Excellently presented and informative literature….”
“”Mark did a fantastic job delivering a remote training course. He was engaging, set up activities to enable us to ask questions and discuss points…”IVL workshop feedback 2022
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