Why a self assessment

from Learn How to Source

In this course you have the opportunity to test your knowledge versus the operative buyer role. With the help of multiple choice quizzes you will, within 15-20 minutes, understand if you are skilled, and can download a knowledge certificate (require 100% correct answers), or if there are room for improvement. Are you up for the challenge?

A self-evaluation versus a procurement role identifies knowledge gaps and a suggested activities on how those gaps can be closed. The benefits of Learn How to Source's self assessment are:

  1. Carried out on your own.
  2. Online - anytime (takes about 15-20 minutes).
  3. For free.
  4. Provides guidance on areas of knowledge to improve, including recommended actions like courses or books.
  5. When 100% correct answers, a certificate is issued.

Please note: The benefit of a self-evaluation comes from one's own reflection and initiative.

In scope of assessment

Operative buyer role - introduction and basic level

Learn How to Source build the operative buyer role on following key processes.

  • Forecasting.
  • Ordering.
  • Order acknowledgement.
  • Order management.
  • Delivery monitoring.
  • Delivery quality.
  • Invoice management.
  • Supplier Measurement.
  • Excess and obsolete management

These are the processes usually found in a mature procurement department. An operative buyer should know the purpose of the process, how the process can be applied depending on the category in question and necessary supplier contract conditions.


After login and registration (purchase) of the course you find the course in Dashboard in the top menu.

The Self assessment consists of a short video introducing you to the buyer role and of 5 quizzes with 4 questions (multiple choice) in each quiz. Each quiz represent a knowledge area within the role.

If you have difficulty answering the questions, which indicates that there are some knowledge gaps to fully understand the role, you will find course recommendations at the end of each section or in connection to each question.

When completing all 5 sections with 100% correct answers,  a Certificate can be downloaded from Learn How to Source.

Good luck. 

And do now forget to update your CV ....and post a row or two in social media about your progress.


    1. Instructions

    2. What is Operative procurement.

    1. Chapter 1: Definition of Operative procurement and supporting key processes.

    2. Summary of recommendations from Chapter 1

    3. Chapter 2: Content of a PO.

    4. Summary of recommendation from Chapter 2

    5. Chapter 3: Required commercial conditions to run the operative processess.

    6. Summary of the recommendation from Chapter 3

    7. Chapter 4: General Terms and Conditions.

    8. Summary of the recommendation from Chapter 4

    9. Chapter 5: Measure supplier performance and supplier management

    10. Summery of the recommendations from Chapter 5

    1. Feedback to Learn How to Source - (2 questions)

    2. Thank you and we wish you great success in your career.

About this course

  • Free
  • 14 lessons
  • Operative buyer
  • Basic level

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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.