Competency Assessment

Future proof your procurement capability, align skills development to strategic goals

Our Competency Assessment programs are designed to determine a measure of core strategic procurement or specialized negotiation capability against 25- or 15- point competency frameworks. We offer assessment solutions for individuals or a group, either via one of our online self-assessment tools, or through a fully managed interview based program with the option of customization for your organization.

We provide you with a clear understanding of the current mix and level of capability in your personal skillset or procurement organization, which capabilities are needed for the future, and where investment in learning and development will have the greatest impact.

Assessment results not only identify skills gaps and unexpected proficiencies, but enable the design of focused personal development programs concentrated upon your highest priority areas.

For team-wide assessments, this also provides the framework to engage with every member of your team in a one-to-one situation.

Structured insights to guide future investment

With two stages of interaction, our managed programs process is unique. Our approach combines an initial self-assessment, supported by real-life examples and personal achievements, with a one-to-one interview with an experienced procurement practitioner to corroborate the results.

Suitable for procurement and negotiation professionals at all levels, and within various roles, our competency assessment programs offer structured insights into personal and team-wide capabilities, and provide the basis to create a targeted learning and development roadmap. Repeat assessments over a 12-18 month period allow capability improvement to be measured over time.

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Make the business case to future proof your purchasing team

We offer three levels of Competency Assessment, each incorporating our proven methodology.

Level 1 - Online self-assessment

A low-cost alternative to the managed interview-based assessment, this option enables individuals to use our online assessment tool to benchmark their own capability in 5 key areas against pre-determined best practice procurement or negotiation criteria. When completed, individuals will receive a personal competency assessment summary including areas for development.

Level 2 - Individual Competency Assessment with Interview

This option combines an initial online-self assessment with a 1-2 hour interview, by telephone or web conference, with a procurement or negotiation professional.

This enables our experts to conduct a thorough, in-depth assessment of individual competency levels against our framework.

Ideal for individuals or small teams who want to determine where learning and development is required, and perfect as part of a recruitment process, this process concludes with a fully personalized assessment summary and development roadmap.

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Level 3 - Fully-managed team-wide assessment

A full team-based competency assessment, with customization options, including managed online self-assessment, corroboration interview and suite of reporting. This option is designed to give individual and team-wide assessment of strengths and opportunities for development, and to identify gaps for improvement based on best practice.

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This assessment approach is the perfect first step for functions seeking to embark on transformation programs.

The results from our proven 8-step process will ultimately enable you to future proof your purchasing team by forming the basis of, and business case for, an organization-wide strategic procurement transformation program.

Digital learning and toolkits

All of our Competency Assessment offerings can be combined with a subscription to Procleus, our strategic procurement academy and toolkit, or Red Sheet Online Negotiation to provide you with a tailored development program and your own, unique online digital learning program.

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If you’d like to discuss how our training, online course and package options could work for your organisation, please click the link below or call us on +44 33 00 94 0000.

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