Course Brief

OUTCOME: On completion of this unit, candidates will be able to critically appraise influencing, leadership skills and behaviours, to help achieve commitment from across the organisation including senior management, as well as customers and suppliers. This unit emphasises the leadership skills and behaviours required for the achievement of the objectives and improvements sought by effective procurement and supply chain management.

  • This course is offered in 50 hours

Upon successful completion of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Understand the main leadership skills and behaviours that are appropriate for improving procurement and supply chain management
  • Be able to create a communication plan to influence personnel involved in a supply chain
  • Understand how to overcome common challenges faced by procurement and supply chain managers
  • Understand the main methods to lead change in the supply chain

This unit is examination based and comprises of an unseen case of around 500 words and four questions each worth 25 marks, each testing a different learning outcome. Questions should be answered within the context of the case.

  • Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply
    Gain an Industry-driven, Internationally recognised Procurement and Supply Qualification!

    The Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply is targeted at building strategic procurement competence, giving managers the ability to formulate strategic direction and advice, in terms of change management, stakeholder management and team leadership.  

    This level focuses on giving the learner the strategic acumen to align functional, organisational and supply chain strategies, and to devise and implement change management. The course develops the learner's skills in areas including leadership of stakeholders, the procurement function, teams and relationship management, and project and financial management.

    Upon successful completion of the CIPS Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply, one can progress onto our MBA Master of Business Administration, then on to the DBA Doctor of Business Administration.