Take the first step towards building a trusted and high-performing procurement team – take your business partnering to the next level.
Builders of trust. Experts in change. Champions in collaboration.

Enhancing the maturity of your procurement operations and building sustainable relationships with key internal stakeholders starts with trust: trust in one another and in the team’s capabilities. It starts with executing the business partnering fundamentals consistently. Getting these basics correct, means building sustainable and proactive relationships with your suppliers becomes easier. The Procurement Business Partnering Impact Program is designed to empower your team with the tools, frameworks, strategies and mindset to become trusted experts in driving organisational success.

What makes this Procurement Business Partnering training unique?
Firstly, we specialise in developing procurement business partners. It’s what we do and what we do well.
It’s our dedication to establishing the core principles of business partnering with all our participants:
Understanding yourself. Understanding your business. Understanding your stakeholders.
We achieve this through a combination of research-backed frameworks and tools, real-world insights, and meaningful conversations that emphasise building trust across the team and above all, we prioritise taking action. Doing something different to get a positive result.

So if your team requires a capability boost, if you’re tasked with driving change across the business, or if you’re leading a new team of Procurement Business Partners and want to get them ‘talking’ the same language of business partnering – then we’d like to hear from you.

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THE CALL TO ACTION FOR PROCUREMENT TEAMS!

In today’s dynamic corporate environment, businesses face increasing industry disruption, market uncertainties, competition, risk, and rapid innovation. For any team of procurement business partners, these considerations bring an increased responsibility for driving and owning business outcomes. This call to action for Procurment Teams serves as a vital pillar in managing change across any organisation, boosting overall team performance, and staying relevant in the face of fast-changing industry and procurement market trends. An effective procurement team forms a key part helping drive change across any organisation and helping achieve core strategic goals.

Our Procurement Business Partnering traiinng is tailored to develop a high-functioning and trusted group of procurement business partners, amplifying their business acumen, differentiating their capabilities and giving them an edge in the marketplace. Aimed at procurement managers and their teams, this course is suitable for all backgrounds.

Upon finishing the Procurement Business Partnering Training, participants will be able to:

  • Equip themselves with the necessary skills to meet the expectations of key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Establish a solid foundation of trust with their  team, stakeholders and other functions.
  • Establish themselves as a consistent and trusted strategic advisor.
  • Build their business acumen to complement their technical proficiency.

This business partnering development program features six modules, delivered face-to-face, and includes a proactive check-in process post the face-to-face component to help embed the Program learnings. The program aims to enhance service delivery standards, and build meaningful connections with key stakeholders, and build a greater depth of relationship with external vendors and suppliers. You will have access to the Impactology network and resources to build relationships with other experts and exchange your ideas.

CORE PROGRAM MODULES

KNOW YOUR BUSINESS

How the Procurement Business Partners fits within and supports the business model.

We share a systematic and clear approach on what it means to think and act strategically while nurturing a strong commercial mindset for procurement leaders and professionals. This module is essential for the development of a mature and effective procurement function, covers the broad and inter-related areas of a company’s business model, and how to use this information to support the business with informed decision-making as part of the overall business strategy.

KNOW YOUR STAKEHOLDERS

Without trust, your effectiveness as a Procurement business partner diminishes - regardless of how technically adept you are.

Building and nurturing trusted business relationships across all business functions is a foundational capability for all procurement teams. This module focuses on the role procurement business partners play in building relationships with internal stakeholders, customers and suppliers. We focus on the importance of building trust, effective communication skills, and maintaining a strong presence in the business partnering relationship, for optimal impact.

KNOW YOUR MACRO WORLD

Understanding external influences helps enhance decision-making for Procurement Leaders.

Business decisions are influenced by internal and external factors across different industries, markets and geographies. This module focuses on building a strong “outside-in” view of the world, and how macro-environmental factors impact a company’s direction and the procurement team’s decision-making. A solid understanding of the macro factors that can impact the organisation, is critical to effective decision making.

YOUR PROCUREMENT BUSINESS PARTNERING TOOLKIT

High impact skills for greater effectiveness across key stakeholder groups.

During this module, you will be introduced to tools like the ACDC Contextual Partnering Model to help identify and understand the different delivery modes of a business partner depending on the business and stakeholder context. These tools provide a valuable insight into their personal preferences, and how they can broaden out their expertise by leveraging the different modes of business partnering in the right context. This module highlights how essential it is to build a strong internal brand for your procurement function and the sustainable growth of any team.

THE ART OF DATA STORYTELLING

A vital “life” skill for all Procurement Teams

Storytelling plays a major function in all work contexts and done well, helps transform the impact procurement business partners have on their business. This influential capability can therefore help unlock a Procurement team’s ability to better collaborate and negotiate better outcomes for the overall business, creating a high-performance environment that thrives on action and outcomes, not just ideas

KNOW THE VALUE YOU DELIVER

Key drivers necessary for strategic success

To know you’re having an impact, you need to know how to articulate and measure the value your team delivers as procurement business partners. It is about knowing the trade-offs you make around what you do and what you don’t do as a team, that makes all the difference to stakeholders. This module shares some high impact frameworks for you to use in assessing the value Procurement Business Partners deliver individually and as a team.

EVOLVE

The Business Partnering Playbook

Finally, a book that provides realistic and targeted advice to Business Partners! 

Business Partners hold a vital role as trusted confidants with deep technical expertise,  and their impact is evident across all business functions.  Initially tasked with providing advice, they are now true collaborating partners, ideally placed to lead and manage change in the changing world of work and business. Yet as the Business Partner role has changed, there has been no pathway to develop the competencies essential for their success. 

Until now. If you are a current or aspiring Business Partner – HR, Finance, Procurement, IT, Risk, Audit, Compliance, Legal, Marketing – this is the book for you.

EVOLVE shows you how to navigate service models and systems, build your commercial acumen and deliver value to your organisation.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

We want to disrupt everyday thinking, spark new ideas and create new ways to interact that will support you to truly have an impact. If you’re ready to increase your impact as a Business Partner, register your interest to join our Business Partnering Impact Program by filling out the form below.








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