Strategic procurement

As a strategic procurement professional, you operate on the basis of procurement principles derived from your organisation’s general strategy and objectives.

Enrol in a strategic procurement educational or training programme

Procurement strategy

Procurement strategy reflects how an organisation aims to achieve its procurement objectives. This strategy is often described in a procurement action plan or product group action plan (also known as: Commodity Strategy Development Plan, CSD).

Definition of strategic procurement

Strategic procurement is a term that is used in a variety of ways in the professional literature. We define strategic procurement as: activities that influence the development direction of the position of, and activities of, the procurement function within an organisation in the medium to long term and create the conditions for carrying out activities at other levels efficiently and effectively.

The elements of strategic procurement are:

  • Translating the organisation’s strategy into a procurement policy that includes procurement objectives
  • Describing the procurement strategy
  • Determining the outlines of supplier management
  • Entering into strategic alliances
  • Investing in procurement systems

Performance procurement: Best Value Procurement

Best Value Procurement (BVP), or performance procurement, is an innovative procurement methodology based on procuring and achieving maximum value at the lowest price (best value). The best value and quality are obtained when the client gives maximum freedom to the contractor, who is the market expert. So it is about moving from ‘controlling and managing suppliers’ to ‘letting go and trusting’. Read more about BVP and view our BVP training programmes

Sourcing Business Models

Sourcing Business Models (SBM) are the newest development in SRM to classify your supplier relationships and hands-on ways to structure your cooperation. Read more about Sourcing Business Models.

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Strategic procurement educational & training programmes and tools at Nevi 

In-company training programmes

Did you know that we can provide all of our training programmes in-company? You and your team can undertake strategic procurement training at your own location. This means you’ll not only be benefiting from the training, you’ll also be working on team building and saving on travel costs and time. Read more about our in-company training programmes.

Educational programmes

Procurement Leadership Program

9 months

  • You will gain a better understanding of your own approach to leadership and acquire new ideas to optimize and sustain your own potential
  • You will leave the program with fresh perspectives and tangible action plans for taking charge of your own destiny
  • You will have gained skills to better connect with and influence your most important business stakeholders, such as CEO, CFO, R&D, CMO and COO

Training programmes


KYOS - Commodity tool

Want to engage in procurement with the cutting edge of a stock trader? Manage your procurement risks with the Nevi-Kyos Commodity Tool.

  • Easy-access market information for analysing commodity prices
  • Day prices for base metals, Dutch energy, wheat, corn, sugar, cocoa and coffee
  • Templates for standard analyses and simulations
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