For
Buyers
Cost
Free
Topic
Procurement and contracting
Level
Advanced

Advanced professional development

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Updated: 27 Nov 2020
For
Buyers
Cost
Free
Topic
Procurement and contracting
Level
Advanced
Consider these advanced professional development activities that align to the 70:20:10 learning and development model.

70: Experience

  • ask to sit in on a high-level procurement negotiation meeting
  • present to your team on the importance of ensuring procurement and contract processes are open, transparent and competitive
  • interview an experienced manager or procurement officer to gain awareness of contract management risks and what strategies we use to mitigate these risks. Record and present these to your team
  • ask senior management to be involved in the next tender process that aligns to a project in your branch to gain awareness of the process
  • agree with your manager the key areas for development within the procurement and contracts domain.

20: Exposure

  • offer to be a mentor within your workplace for anyone new or needing advancement in their understanding of procurement systems
  • join network groups such as the Procurious network and the Next Level Purchasing Association
  • join professional associations such as CIPS and access their range of services, including training and qualifications, knowledge and best practice insights, guidance, tools and templates and professional events
  • become an expert for procurement activities within your unit. This is not an administrative task. It is someone that people can come to if they have questions.

10: Education