Areas of Focus
This course is the first in the Procurement and Supply Management Leadership (PSM) certificate.
The course is comprised of (3) online instructor-led LIVE group webinars (February 26, 28, 29), homework, and pre-work (e.g. installing and testing software on your computer, testing connectivity with Canvas LMS and video conferencing software, etc.) to be completed before the first day of the course.
Please note that this course qualifies for our Georgia AI Manufacturing (GA-AIM) program discount for Georgia residents. Please see below Course Fees section for details.
Category Management and Sourcing Leadership is designed to deepen participants' knowledge base of core activities in the procurement & supply management function. The program covers the sourcing process, specifications gathering, common bid package alternatives, cross-functional collaboration and supplier evaluation & selection. Participants will walk away ready to develop bid packages more thoroughly to help drive sourcing decisions for their organizations. This "hands on" delivery focuses on the professional serving as the main liaison between the buying organization and the selling organization in the company sourcing process.
This course is ideal for sourcing initiative leaders, procurement professionals, project managers, finance analyst, contract managers and all procurement & supply management-related professionals involved with bid package development, bid package analysis, negotiations preparation, contracting and supplier selection activity.
No prerequisites. For those interested in earning the Procurement & Supply Management Leadership (PSM) Certificate, take the below core courses and one elective course within four years.
On the first day, please log in at least 15 minutes before the class start time.
Standard: $900.00, Certificate: $747.00 (cost of each course when signing up for and paying for a multi-course certificate program).
Register and pay for all required courses in a Supply Chain & Logistics certificate and receive a discount of 17% off per course. Enter coupon code SCL-Cert at checkout.
All residents of the State of Georgia are eligible for a 50% discount while funds last thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration. Use of this discount is subject to verification of GA residency. Enter coupon code SCL-GAAIM at checkout.
Discounts cannot be combined. For questions, call 404-894-2343 or send us an email prior to registration.
If SCL/GTPE cancels a course, registrants will be notified via email or phone and will receive a full refund. SCL/GTPE is not responsible for nonrefundable plane tickets, hotel and rental car deposits, nor any other expenses incurred.Every effort is made to present the course as advertised herein; however, circumstances may make it necessary to alter the schedule and/or presenters.
I spent some time taking some courses offered at the Georgia Institute of Technology and I just received my certificate for Procurement and Supply Management Leadership. It was a really interesting experience leaning more about the procurement process, along with negotiating strategies and Lean Six Sigma. It was a really enjoyable and interesting learning experience.
Some of the best information I have received through instruction. Very impressed."
"This course was very exciting and interesting. I learned a lot about the tips of a good negotiation."
"Best, most impactful professional development course I have ever taken."