Advanced Certificate in Strategic Procurement (ACSP™)


Advanced Certificate in Strategic Procurement (ACSPTM)

Delivering Success Through Effective Procurement And Supply Chain Management

Effective Procurement is, and always has been, fundamental to the success of an organisation. On average, over fifty percent of an organisation’s total revenue is passed down the Supply Chain. In many sectors however, this can be significantly more for example in the Public Sector, this can exceed eighty percent.

It is imperative that this expenditure is managed and controlled effectively. Poor procurement leads to increased cost, poor quality, delays, loss of control and lack of cost visibility. Proactive, professional Procurement will become a value added function within the organisation.

Over time, organisations have realised the value that can be delivered through effective Procurement. At the same time, the value of appropriately qualified Procurement Professionals has also increased. Procurement is now seen as a ‘job’ rather than a ‘role’.

The shift from transactional, operational buying to Strategic Procurement has been quicker in some Industries than others. Organisations that have not yet made the change are being left behind. Commodity, or category, based Procurement provides the correct structure to help deliver a truly World Class Procurement function.

ACSP™ provides the understanding, framework, tools, and principles that allow organisations to build, embed and develop real Strategic Procurement. On completion of this five day training course you will receive your certificate which has been fully accredited by Qualifi, an official UK Government recognised awarding body.

Benefits of attending

By attending this interactive course you will be equipped with the skills to:

  • Understand the Role of the Procurement Function within the Organisation
  • Assess the Effectiveness of your Procurement Function
  • Effectively Plan and Manage Procurement Projects
  • Implement and Develop Commodity based Procurement within the Organisation
  • Assess Commodity Markets
  • Benchmark Suppliers
  • Build and Analyse Comprehensive Tender Documentation
  • Understand and Build Effective Pricing Models
  • Build and Utilise Effective KPI’s and SLA’s
  • Negotiate Effectively
  • Deliver Real Bottom Line Efficiencies and Cost Savings

Who should attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for:

  • Procurement Heads, Directors and Managers
  • Supply Chain Heads, Directors and Managers
  • Purchasing Heads, Directors and Managers
  • Buyers / Senior Buyers
  • Manufacturing Directors and Managers
  • Inventory Directors and Managers
  • Warehousing Directors and Managers
  • Transportation Directors Managers
  • Heads of Logistics
  • Officers
  • Logistics Directors, Managers and Officers
  • Business Owners
  • Managing Directors
  • General Managers
  • Operations Directors and Managers
  • Tender Managers and Coordinators
  • Contract Managers
  • Supplier Directors and Managers
  • Finance Directors and Managers
  • PLUS anyone who is responsible for / involved in supplier relationships, procurement, tenders or anticipates being involved with the above in the future.

Your trainers

Meet your course directors:

Steve MallabandSteve Mallaband

Steve is a contract professional with over 20 years experience, and has held senior positions with several large organisations both in the UK and abroad. During his career he has bought a large variety of goods and services and negotiated/managed a lot of large contracts – very often in an international context. For the last seven years he has provided training and consultancy to a variety of clients around the globe.

He is a knowledgeable, interesting and entertaining presenter who is able to draw on his practical experience as buyer, category manager, contract manager, procurement manager and VP Procurement to excellent effect.

Ros HowardRos Howard

Ros is a professional business trainer with a rich and varied career in industry and education. She believes that excellence in communication and other “soft skills” is vital for business success, and has a real passion for instilling learning in others. For the last 10 years she has provided training, coaching and consultancy to a variety of clients in many different countries and from many different organisations.

She is a dynamic and inspiring presenter who, having taught English as a foreign language, is particularly sensitive to the needs of the non-native English speakers.

Steve and Ros work together to deliver BMTG courses, offering you the best of both worlds – a very experienced contract management practitioner backed by an expert in communication and soft skills.

Accreditation benefits


Benefits, knowledge and skills gained by attending the ACSPTM course

  • Gain an accredited Certificate approved by a UK regulated body – Advanced Certificate in Strategic Procurement (ACSPTM)
  • Use ACSPTM on your business card and on your resume
  • The ACSPTM shows that you have completed International qualifications and that you have the skills and experience to manage procurement effectively on a national, regional and global level
  • The ACSPTM certificate will be receivedapproximately one month following the close of the training course and will be issued jointly by Qualifi and BMTG.

CPD Accreditation


CPD Standards Office Accreditation means that BUSINESS MANAGEMENT TRAINING GROUP LTD is an official Registered Provider with the CPD Standards Office for specific courses.

Any delegate who attends any CPD Standards Office Accredited course may, upon request, be issued with a CPD Certificate of Attendance*, which they can subsequently use within their formal CPD record for a professional body, institute, or employer.

The CPD Standards Office accreditation services works in partnership with the Training Journal and the CPD institute supporting all forms of professional development and CPD schemes globally and has an increasingly international reputation as the strongest currency in professional development. CPD extends across the globe and is undertaken in most countries.

* The CPD Certificate of Attendance is issued in softcopy only and contains the applicable CPD credits for each course



“The training followed an excellent way of connecting day to day info”
Khaled Al Ali, Head of Procurement & Contracting, Al Hilal Bank, UAE

“I would definitely recommend this course to my colleagues”
Mohammed Khan, Country Purchasing Supervisor, UPS KSA

“A very comprehensive and interactive course”
Yaroslava Melnyk, Manager International Purchasing, Kumptor Operating Company, Kyrgyz Republic

“Loved it! Thank you!”
Linda Abu Ghattas Gomez, Purchasing Coordinator, Toledo, UAE

“It was perfect!”
Mohammed Tahboub, Procurement Officer, E.A.R.T.H. UAE

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Special Group Discounts Rate
Team of 2 delegates: 5% discount
Team of 4 delegates: 10% discount
Team of 6 delegates: 15% discount

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