Course presentation

Course Level: 

Basic level course.  Approx: 15 minutes.

Course Description:

"The Purchasing Role" is an basic course designed to provide you with a  understanding of the purchasing function in the modern business environment. This course is your gateway to understanding how purchasing impacts an organization's success and your role within it.

Learning Objectives:

  • The Role of Purchasing in Business: Explore how purchasing contributes to overall business strategy and operations.

Who Should Enroll:

  • Individuals starting their career in purchasing.

  • Professionals in other fields considering a shift to a procurement role.

  • Anyone interested in understanding the fundamentals of purchasing in the business context.

Why This Course:

Take the First Step Towards a Rewarding Career

By choosing "The Purchasing Role," you're not just enrolling in a course; you're stepping towards a successful and fulfilling career in purchasing. Whether you're just starting out or looking to shift your professional path, this course offers the knowledge and skills you need.


    1. Introducing how the focus within a purchasing function have changed and why purchasing has been increasingly important.

    1. Introducing the different roles within purchasing management.

    1. EFFSO Quiz 3: The Purchasing role - have you got it?

    1. Key takeaways from the course.

    2. Reflections after the course

    3. Extended Reading

About this course

  • €20,00
  • 7 lessons
  • Basic course


Get unbeatable procurement results! EFFSO’s extensive experience in procurement enables organizations to achieve concrete results. Regardless of the challenge!

EFFSO is a leading procurement consultancy in the Nordics, passionate about procurement excellence and change management. Since 2007, they've offered expert management consulting services in procurement, including spend analysis, potential assessment, category management, and more. EFFSO's experienced consultants manage everything from category projects to coordinating major transformations for procurement functions. They focus on developing procurement operations to achieve tangible results, enhancing the value of procurement in organizations. EFFSO also values nurturing procurement talent, offering great development opportunities and a friendly workplace.

For more information, visit EFFSO's homepage.


Integrated in EFFSO's courses

EFFSO TOOLS is an extensive knowledge database for buyers, offering a wealth of resources to enhance their professional skills. As an integral part of EFFSO's course presentations, including "The Purchasing Role," this platform serves as a valuable supplement and case study resource. It's designed to support buyers in expanding their expertise, providing articles, blog posts, and whitepapers on various procurement topics. 

Whether you're new to buying or looking to deepen your knowledge, EFFSO TOOLS is an essential tool for continuous learning and professional development in procurement. 

Explore more at EFFSO TOOLS. 

(EFFSO TOOLS' publications are in Swedish but using a straight forward procurement language making them easy to translate to any language)

The Purchase Order

Recommended next course is The Purchase Order

The most basic knowledge for a buyer is to know the content of a Purchase Order (PO). The course will give you an introduction the content and purpose of a PO.

About Learn How to Source

Learn How to Source is an online platform based in Sweden, offering a range of procurement courses accessible globally. It serves as a community where procurement experts share their knowledge through online courses, designed for various experience levels from introductory to expert. Courses are concise, about 30 minutes each, and cover different aspects of procurement, tailored for different buyer roles. The courses focus on practical knowledge, presented by seasoned professionals, and include quizzes and certificates. They can be accessed from any device, emphasizing microlearning for flexibility and efficiency.