Course presentation

Course Level: 

Basic level course.  Approx: 15 minutes.

Course Description:

A part of a tactical buyer role is executing a supplier development program. But how do you align the program with your company's strategy? How do you focus the program on your key development areas? How do you even get started? Answer to these questions are key to your success and are answered in this introduction course.

Learning Objectives:

  • Aligning with Company Strategy: Learn to synchronize your supplier development program with your company's overall strategy.

  • Focusing on Key Development Areas: Discover how to identify and prioritize key areas for supplier development.

  • Getting Started: Gain practical insights into initiating a successful supplier development program.

Who Should Enroll:

  • Ideal for tactical buyers and procurement professionals looking to enhance their skills in supplier development and management.

Why This Course:

By joining this course, participants will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct effective market analyses, leading to more strategic and successful procurement decisions. You will be equipped to better understand market dynamics, anticipate trends, and identify opportunities and risks, making you a valuable asset to your procurement team.


    1. What is Supplier Development and why should you run a supplier development program?

    2. Short Introduction to EFFSO

    1. Introducing the seven steps of a successful supplier development process.

    2. Recommended Reading

    1. Key takeaways from the course.

    2. Reflection after the course

About this course

  • €20,00
  • 6 lessons
  • Basic level - Tactical buyer role
  • 15 min
  • Quiz and Certificate


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.

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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.