The 4 Steps to Agile Procurement
What you'll learn
- Understanding the 4 Steps to Agile Procurement
- How to Define Business Requirements and Planning
- Understanding the Competitive Bid Process
- Managing an RFP (Request for Proposal)
- Developing a Negotiation Strategy
- How to Negotiate with Suppliers
- Understanding the Supplier Governance Framework
- Managing Suppliers
- Managing Contracts
- This course is intended for all levels of experience.
- Learners who have a basic understanding of procurement or working with suppliers will find this course especially helpful.
This program immerses the learner into the 4 Steps to Agile Procurement. Designed by 35-year veteran and noted Procurement and Supply Chain expert; Jill Button, this program gives you an in-depth understanding of the 4 Steps to Agile Procurement exploring what is “Agile Procurement” and the “Must Do vs. Nice to Do”.
These 4 steps include:
Step 1 - Planning & requirements
Step 2 - Request for proposal
Step 3 - Selection & negotiations
Step 4 - Supplier governance
By the end of this session, you will be able to:
Define Agile Procurement. Requirements & Planning, The Competitive Bid Process, Negotiation and Supplier Governance
Explain Why not all initiatives are the same, and what you Must Do vs. what is simply a Nice to Do.
Apply knowledge to positively influence your business strategy, build long-term, trusting relationships and SAVE money.
This course was designed for individuals who are interested in or may be responsible for the procurement of goods and or services in a business environment. This may include, but is not limited to: Buyers, Procurement Analyst, Contract Managers, Supplier Managers, Business Leaders, Finance Analysts, and Business Analysts.
About your instructor:
President & CEO
Jill is an Entrepreneur, Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain executive, with over thirty five plus years of business, technology and leadership experience working for companies including; Shaw Communications, Rogers Communications, CIBC, Manulife Financial, IBM and GE. Jill was honoured to be named by Supply Chain Canada as
“100 Influential Women in Canadian Supply ChainTM”
Jill was recognized as a “Trailblazer, Women Leaders 2021”. In 2020, Jill was recognized by: CIOLook Magazine as one of the “10 Most Innovative CEO’s Revamping The Future” and by The Top 100 Magazine as one of the “Top 100 Canadian Professionals 2020””.
Jill is a published author of “How Not To Get Screwed By Your Suppliers & Save Millions!”. She is also a frequent speaker at industry, entrepreneur and women events.
Jill is currently the Board President, Girls Inc. Durham, and has experience on many charitable committees including; Fundraising Committee, Advocacy Committee, Marketing Committee. She also led the sourcing and implementation of their Donor Management system.
Who this course is for:
- Those interested in the procurement process.
- Beginners in the procurement field.
- Individuals responsible for the procurement of goods and or services in a business environment.
- Business analysts, managers, directors, vice presidents.
- Small and medium size business owners and leaders.
Jill is the President & CEO of ProcurePro. Celebrating 10 years in 2023, ProcurePro Consulting is a boutique Procurement, Project Management and IT consulting services firm specializing in Virtual Procurement, Transformation, Training and IT Project Management.
ProcureHub, newly launched in June 2023, an innovative B2B Services Marketplace is “Transforming the way BUSINESS does BUSINESS! Serving the SMB sector, ProcureHub is the online marketplace where SMB businesses can connect with trusted, qualified, business services providers fast.
A Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain executive, with over thirty five years of supply chain, technology, business and leadership experience, Jill is honoured to be recognized as:
“Top Visionary And Extraordinary Women Leaders To Watch In 2023” by CIO Today
“100 Influential Women in Canadian Supply ChainTM”. by Supply Chain Canada
“Trailblazer, Women Leaders 2021”
“10 Most Innovative CEO’s Revamping The Future” by CIO Look
“Top 100 Canadian Professionals 2020” by Top 100 Magazine.
She literally wrote the book on Agile Procurement and in 2020 released; “How Not To Get Screwed By Your Suppliers & Save Millions!”
Jill is also available as a motivational speaker and enjoys speaking at SMB industry, entrepreneur and Women’s events and conferences.
With a passion for giving back to the next generation of female leaders, Jill is currently the Board President at Girls Inc. Durham.
With more than a decade of international experience on four continents, Travis is a thoughtful organizational leader that believes that the best way to create a great school is through humble leaders, teacher development, and student opportunities. Travis looks forward to being your guide and helping you become your best possible self.