"Procurement Management"

Advanced certification course

(postgraduate education)

The program of strengthening procurement of the organization during wartime


Experienced managers know that costs can be saved through efficient procurement management. We will teach you how to reach this on our  “Procurement Management” course.


The “Procurement Management” program, created by the Center of Excellence in Procurement, combines modern international approaches to the organization of the procurement process, KSE teaching standards and the requirements of today’s Ukraine to the professional training of purchasers.


The “Procurement Management” course will teach you to save up to 15% of costs through the effective organization of procurement and will help you acquire all the skills necessary to make strategic and operational decisions to bring the organization to a new level, even in war conditions. Our graduates can not only adequately meet the challenges, but also be innovators on the market.



After completing the course you will learn how to:


  • evaluate the internal and external environment of your procurement department;
  • analyze procurement data and make decisions based on analysis results;
  • build business processes and understand the contribution of each transaction to the procurement function;
  • measure and communicate the value created by the purchasing department for the organization;
  • protect your negotiation position;
  • do compliance and build sustainable relationships with suppliers;
  • draw up, read, execute and support contracts;
  • implement digital solutions in the procurement department.


Course audience:


What are the positions our students occupy?


  • Procurement directors, heads of procurement and supply departments
  • Heads of tender procedures departments, heads of accounting, planning departments
  • Heads of logistics centers 
  • Enterprise directors, financial directors
  • Procurement and supply managers, foreign trade managers, project managers
  • Category managers, supply chain managers
  • Procurement consultants and specialists
  • Public Procurement Development Specialists, Authorized Persons, Secretaries and Chairmen of Tender Committees
  • Specialists in economic development and investment
  • Deputy directors, heads of project departments
  • Chief specialists-legal advisers, economists, leading engineers



Training format:


The Blended Learning format is a combination of theory and practice, independent and group learning. The learning format includes online lectures, tests, individual feedback, a final exam and defense of an individual project.


The online learning platform is available 24/7, so you can complete study modules and homework at your convenience. You have access to the online learning platform with all content of this course even after graduation!


The program also includes 8 live webinars with leading experts on current and important topics in the conditions of war.


Category management and individual practical project “Development of category strategy”


Volodymyr Stetsyk, director of Kearney Ukraine, an international expert, will conduct part of the practical workshops at the “Purchasing Management” course. You will learn all about category management, category strategies and work with suppliers.


After passing these workshops, you will develop an individual practical project – a category strategy (for selected category) at your organization, which will be mentored by Zoya Chechulina, Global Procurement Excellence Lead, Mars Incorporated.



Training period:


June – September 2023





    • Inna Mazniak, Director of the Purchasing Department of Bunge Ukraine
    • Volodymyr Stetsyk, Director of Kearney Ukraine, international expert
    • Artur Kovalchuk, KSE Senior Data Analyst
    • Natalya Shapoval, Vice President of KSE, co-founder of CEP
    • Serhiy Gvozdiov, KSE Professor
    • Oleksiy Gribanovskiy, Senior data analyst of CEP KSE
    • Olena Kuramshina, INTECH Procurement Director
    • Maryna Bezrukova, Member of the Board, Head of the Supply Chain Management Directorate of Ukrenergo
    • Oleksiy Gromyko, Managing Partner, Project Management Bureau
    • Zoya Chechulina, Global Procurement Excellence Lead, Mars Incorporated
    • Kateryna Hupalo, Partner, lawyer, Arzinger
    • Yevgenia Ocheretko, Senior Associate, Arzinger
    • Yuriy Kleban, Lawyer, criminal law and business protection lawyer, Arzinger
    • Mykhailo Kolisnyk, PhD, MBA, KSE professor, president of the CFO Club, managing partner at FINART Smart Solutions
    • Yaroslav Checker, Advisor, Head of Energy and Natural Resources Practice, Attorney, Arzinger
    • Andriy Salo, Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Arzinger attorney





The cost of the course is UAH 24,000 for legal entities. We hope that in most cases, organizations will be able to cover the cost of training for employees. The cost of education for individuals is UAH 20,000.


After registering for the course, the program manager will contact you to agree on further steps. First payment for the course must be made before the start of training.



Training program


Module 1. Orientation

Module 2. Organization of the procurement department

Module 3. Project management in procurement

Module 4. Analytical methods and tools of the procurement manager

Module 5. Procurement initiators’ needs analysis

Module 6. Stock management

Module 7. Fundamentals of financial management

Module 8. Procurement planning and budgeting

Module 9. Communications in negotiations. Preparation

Module 10. Compliance in procurement

Module 11. Contracting

Module 12. Evaluation of procurement effectiveness

Module 13. Digital solutions in procurement


Live webinar topics:

  1. Key procurement data, ABC analysis of category – 2 hours
  2. Category strategy management during wartime – 4 hours
  3. Verification of suppliers – 2 hours
  4. Import of goods: legal issues – 2 hours
  5. Contracting during wartime – 2 hours
  6. Modern trends in supply chain management – 2 hours
  7. Digital tools in procurement (in English) – 2 hours


Individual project “Development of the category strategy of the selected category”



Contact person: Olena Starodubtseva, [email protected] tel. 380674347205

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₴ 24000