Course presentation

Course Level: 

Basic level course.  Approx: 30 minutes.

Course Description:

Welcome to "Project Buyer Role" – a specialized online course designed for procurement professionals who aspire to excel in the dynamic role of a project buyer. This course offers a comprehensive overview of the project buyer’s responsibilities and the critical skills required to navigate the complexities of procurement in development projects effectively.

As a project buyer, you have a contact with many different functions with in a company and are, from procurement perspective, owning all activities when building the best possible supply chain in a development project.  

A project buyer are involved in many parts of a product's life cycle, from early development phase to industrialization and ramp up.

A project buyer most hold a wide range of procurement skills. Ability to understand and act according to a category strategy, managing RFQs,  drive operational activities as well as project management skills must be on the CV. 

Learning Objectives:

In this course you will learn more about the project buyer role.

  • Comprehend the Project Buyer’s Role: Gain a deep understanding of the project buyer's position within a company, including their key responsibilities and how they interact with various functions to build the best possible supply chain in a development project.
  • Navigate Product Life Cycles: Learn how a project buyer is involved in different stages of a product's life cycle, from the early development phase through to industrialization and ramp-up, and understand the implications of these stages on procurement activities.

Who Should Enroll:

This course is ideal for procurement professionals, supply chain specialists, and anyone interested in exploring or advancing in the project buyer role. Whether you are new to the field or seeking to broaden your procurement capabilities, this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary for success.

Why This Course:

The role of a project buyer is critical in shaping the efficiency and effectiveness of a company’s supply chain, especially during the crucial phases of product development and launch.


    1. Download the slides shown in the course

    2. TTT, TTM AND TTC -phases in the lifecycle.

    1. Role and responsibilities

    1. Case 1: New trimmer

    2. Case 2: New Substance

    3. Case 3: New Customer Project

    1. Questions to help you verify that you meet the Learning Objectives.

    1. What have we learned.

    2. Blog posts

    3. Reflection after the course

About this course

  • €20,00
  • 11 lessons
  • Basic level - Tactical buyer
  • 30 min
  • Quizz and Certificate


Senior instructor. Fredrik Axelsson

Meet Fredrik, a seasoned procurement professional from Gothenburg, Sweden, with a Master's in Economics from Gothenburg University and an Executive MBA from Stockholm Business School. With roles at LM Ericsson, Solectron Sweden AB, Axelson Purchasing Resources AB, Saab AB, and Alstom/GE, Fredrik has amassed expertise in sourcing and procurement. In 2017, he launched Sourcing Partner, a procurement consultancy firm how also own and manage Learn How to Source. Fredrik's diverse experience spans from Operative Buyer to Sourcing Director and roles like Commodity Manager and Business Development, in line organizations and projects, including industries like banking and manufacturing. Fredrik's story is one of continuous growth, learning, and adaptation, making him a well-rounded professional with a wealth of knowledge to offer.

Next step

A Procurement analyst support the tactical and manager roles with price-, demand-, cost- and market data. Modern procurement departments have a fact based approach and objective data play an important part.

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.