Procurement Strategy Development

General information
Dates and venues: Postponed 23 Oct - 27 Oct. 2023 in Virtual Class, Central European Summer Time (UTC+2)
Duration: 5 days
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Virtual Training to be conducted via ZOOM

Monday 23rd October - Friday 27th October 2023

13:00pm - 16:30pm, all 5 days, UTC+2 (Copenhagen Summer Time)

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Course registration information

$1475 USD

Registration deadline: 23 Sep. 2023
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This course is designed for procurement practitioners at all levels and is also recom-mended for programme and project staff and other procurement stakeholders involved in the planning, monitoring or oversight of procurement.  The course will particularly benefit those who wish to take a more proactive and strategic approach to their procurement activities by developing and implementing an integrated corporate procurement strategy.


By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:
• Describe the issues that need to be considered when developing a procurement strategy for a business unit
• Articulate the objectives of a procurement activity for a business unit
• Conduct procurement spend analysis, supply risk assessments, demand and supply market analysis
• Model and implement strategies for significant procurement
• Implement strategies for routine, volume, critical and strategic procurement portfolio
• Align systems, capacities and administrative processes with strategic objectives
• Measure performance, outcomes and results


Topics to be covered

The principles of procurement strategy development
Understanding the procurement portfolio
Procurement profiling and spend analysis
Supply positioning and supply risk
Understanding the organisation's market impact
Demand and supply market analysis
Developing corporate procurement objectives
Strategies for routine, volume, critical and strategic procurement
Implementation of significant procurement strategies (high risk/spend categories)
How to align procurement functions with strategic objectives?
Managing procurement systems, capacities, and administrative processes
How to manage stakeholders and suppliers
How Long Term Supply Agreements can support category based strategies
Procurement scheduling and planning
Measurement of results and outcomes



The course is designed to be highly interactive.
Participants will be working on challenging hands-on practical exercises and case studies with peers from other organizations and share best practices in public procurement.


"It highlighted main points that need to be improved or developed within my functions as procurement agent in obtaining the best possible results"

"It is essential to procurement management and operating staff"

"I have gained valuable insight which will help me in contract management"

"I am likely to make a better budget having learnt how to incorporate procurement"

Tutor profile
Torben Soll
Torben Soll

Torben Soll is Deputy Director for UNDP’s Office of Procurement and Chief for the Global Procurement Services (GPS) Division in Copenhagen, Denmark; responsible for the provision of US$ 200-300 million worth of procurement services in selected strategic sectors, i.e. Election and ID, Health, Energy & Environment etc. The GPS also includes the Procurement Training Unit, in charge of providing training and CIPS accredited procurement certification programmes.

Torben is Chairing the Professional Development Working Group of the United Nation’s High-Level Committee on Management – Procurement Network (HLCM-PN) leading the common procurement professionalization efforts in the UN System.

For the Training Unit in UNDP, Torben is responsible for the design, development and implementation of procurement training, certification and quality assurance initiatives at individual, organizational and partner country levels.

Prior to joining UNDP, Torben spent four years with the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA) in Lebanon, where he worked as Team Leader and Economic Affairs Officer.

Before joining the UN system in 2000, he worked 7 years as Chief Consultant in Ramboll Management Ltd, the largest Danish private management consulting company in the area of public sector development.

Torben is a regular tutor on UNDP courses with the main focus being on the CIPS accredited Introductory (Level 2), Advanced (Level 3) Certificates in Public Procurement as well as the Strategic Diploma in Public Procurement (Level 4).

Torben is FCIPS (Fellow, Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply) and has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Roskilde University, Denmark.