Instructions

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. 

Why a self assessment from Learn How to Source

A self-evaluation versus a procurement role identify 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.

Tactical buyer role - introduction and basic level

Processes building the basic knowledge of a tactical buyer role

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

  • Spend analyses.
  • Market analyses.
  • Sourcing process (including basic level International sales law).
  • Supplier Development 


  • Know your supplier
  • Supplier Audit
  • Product qualification.


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

Content self assessment

    1. Instructions

    2. What is Tactical procurement.

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

    2. Summary of recommendations from Chapter 1

    3. Chapter 2: The Sourcing process

    4. Summary of recommendation from Chapter 2

    5. Chapter 3: Market analyses and Know your suppliers

    6. Summary of the recommendation from Chapter 3

    7. Chapter 4: Contracts

    8. Summary of the recommendation from Chapter 4

    9. Chapter 5: Supplier audit and Supplier development.

    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

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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.