Enhance Your Procurement Skills

ProcureSkills is an online skills coaching initiative by Strategic Procurement Solutions LLC, USA, delivering 6-Week online training programs for Supply Management Professionals Worldwide.

WHAT WE DO

Develop Practical Skills Through Online Training

We offer procurement and contracting insights that you can put into practice immediately. By joining our programs, you will have the opportunity to learn from Mark Trowbridge’s 35+ years of procurement and contracting experience. Mark will personally help you progress through our structured learning path over a period of six weeks.

Interactive Presentations

You will gain access to dynamic content developed by Mark Trowbridge, a top procurement consultant from his 30+ years of experience working in senior procurement roles in leading organizations.

Flexible Learning

Programs are presented asynchronously through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which offers a highly flexible and convenient and cost-effective option to learn at your convenience.

Real-World Examples

All our programs include real-world case studies and exercises rather than theories, which will help you apply the learning immediately and gain maximum value from our programs.

World-Class Online Supply Management Skills Development

TECHNOLOGY CONTRACTING SKILLS

Learn how to negotiate and create powerful technology acquisition agreements and maximize your organization’s leverage while engaging service providers and consultants. Learn the best practices and methods to take your technology contracting skills to the next level.

STRATEGIC SOURCING SILLS

This program provides the methods and skills to develop effective supplier and internal customer relationships to maximize quality and reduce costs. Learn the proven tools and methods to cost-effectively source all direct and indirect products/services.

SUPPLIER PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

Attain 5% to 10% additional cost reductions than originally “sourced” by strategically-managing the supplier relationship. Learn meaningful “metrics” (KPI’s) to apply to supplier performance.

PRACTICAL PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT

A “hands-on” program to develop all the necessary skills for procurement professionals to perform daily tasks effectively. Learn the proven tools and methods to take your procurement profession to the next level.

PROCUREMENT CONTRACTING SKILLS

It is critical that today’s procurement leaders be equipped with solid contract drafting, developing and management skills (including interaction with legal support groups) in a professional manner. Learn how to turn the contracting process into a strategic tool that empowers the supply management organization.

PROCUREMENT NEGOTIATION SKILLS

Identify the approaches that work for your own personality styles and tailor them to the commodities you are each responsible for acquiring. Learn the negotiation skills that directly pertain to the acquisition of technologies, products, and services.

HOW we do it

We Can Help You Construct Your Knowledge Collaboratively

Our online learning method is based on constructivist learning theory, which means that you will construct knowledge on top of what you already know. Our programs are much more than sharing of knowledge because we will also help you translate your understanding and contextualize it to your specific work situations.

Learn with Mark Trowbridge, CPSM, C.P.M.,  MCIPS

His 35 years in procurement includes supply management leadership positions in the Services, Financial, & Manufacturing sectors, eventually as Director of Strategic Sourcing & Contracting Management for Bank of America, a global financial services company, where he achieved $250 Million in savings through sourcing and key negotiations of traditional and non-traditional acquisitions. He is an invited guest speaker for supply management groups, including numerous seminars for global clients and professional associations and has written featured articles for several supply management publications.

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