Procurement Leadership Skills Development Center

Procurement Leadership Skills Development Center

Instructor-Led Online Courses

Procurement Leadership Skills Development Center is a collaborative initiative by Outcomy and Strategic Procurement Solutions LLC delivering 6-Week Instructor-Led Online Courses for Supply Management Professionals Worldwide.

All programs are developed from the real world experience of our facilitators and unlike fully content-based e-Learning courses, our programs are instructor-led and follows an interactive weekly agenda.


Outcomy (The Outcome-Oriented Academy) is a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) delivering Instructor-Led Online courses in collaboration with industry thought leaders and subject matter experts worldwide. Since 2012, we have been delivering high-impact training courses for organizations and individuals worldwide.

Thousands of Learners representing 300 Clients in 100 Countries have Attended our Courses.


Strategic Procurement Solutions LLC is a leading Supply Management professional services firm that serves client organizations in the Service, Manufacturing, and Public sectors.

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Developed and Presented by Mark Trowbridge, CPSM, C.P.M., MCIPS

markHis 30 years in procurement includes supply management leadership positions in the Services, Financial, & Manufacturing sectors, eventually as Director of Strategic Sourcing & Contracting Management for Bank of America, a global financial services company, where he achieved $250 Million in savings through sourcing and key negotiations of traditional and non-traditional acquisitions. For the last 13 years, Mark has also experienced great success in procurement consulting, exceeding targeted savings objectives on large sourcing projects in the Oil/Gas, Mining, Telecommunications, Governmental, Technology, Health Care, Banking, Manufacturing & Insurance sectors. During his decade-long consulting tenure, Mr. Trowbridge has assisted clients in capturing hundreds of millions in cost reductions. He is one of the original founders of Strategic Procurement Solutions, LLC. Mr. Trowbridge holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. He earned his Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) designation from the Institute for Supply Management (I.S.M.) in 1993, and Lifetime Certification in 2003. He also is a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM). His MCIPS certification was granted by CIPS in 2011. Mark is currently an active member of the I.S.M., CIPS, and the National Contract Management Association. He is an invited guest speaker for supply management groups, including numerous seminars for global clients and professional associations. He has been a featured speaker at the last ten I.S.M. International Conferences. His LinkedIn profile is among the 1% most-viewed out of that organization’s 250 Million members. Mr. Trowbridge has written featured articles for Supply Chain Management Review, eSide Supply Management, Inside Supply Management and Strategic Procurement Solutions own online Best Practices in Supply Management Journal (the latter of which is distributed bi-monthly to more than 13,000 global procurement professionals).

Upcoming Online Courses


Strategic Sourcing and Cost Reduction

Driving Quality, Lowering Total Costs
Next Start Date: 09 May 2017
Duration: 6 Weeks
This Program Provides the Methods and Skills to Develop Effective Supplier and Internal Customer Relationships to Maximize Quality and Reduce Costs. Learn the Proven Tools and Methods to cost-effectively source all direct and indirect products/services.


Practical Procurement Management

Process, Tools and Techniques
Next Start Date: 09 May 2017
Duration: 6 Weeks
A “Hands-On” program to Develop all the Necessary Skills for Procurement Professionals to Perform Daily Tasks Effectively. Learn the Proven Tools and Methods to Take your Procurement Profession to the Next Level.


IT Procurement Contracts

Innovative Practices
Next Start Date: 09 May 2017
Duration: 6 Weeks
Learn how to Negotiate and Create Powerful Technology Acquisition Agreements and Maximize your Organization’s Leverage Against Service Providers and Consultants. Learn the Best Practices and Methods to Take your IT Procurement Contracting Skills to the Next Level.


Procurement Contracting

Drafting Techniques, Negotiation & Administration
Next Start Date: 09 May 2017
Duration: 6 Weeks
It is critical that today’s procurement leaders be equipped with solid contract drafting, developing and management skills (including interaction with legal support groups) in a professional manner. Learn how to turn the contracting process into a strategic tool that empowers the supply management organization.


Managing Supplier Performance

Capturing Deeper Value and Savings from Suppliers
Next Start Date: 09 May 2017
Duration: 6 Weeks
Attain 5% to 10% additional cost reductions than originally “sourced” by strategically-managing the supplier relationship. Learn meaningful “metrics” (KPI’s) to apply to supplier performance.


Optimized Materials Management

Best Practices for Acquisition, Storage, and Use of Inventoried Items.
Next Start Date: 11 July 2017
Duration: 6 Weeks
Every dollar invested inventories, is one which cannot be invested into R&D, marketing, sales, operational improvements, or additional personnel. Learn how to efficiently manage inventories of direct and indirect materials, whether at supplier locations, your own facilities, or straight from production.


Advanced Procurement Negotiations

Uniquely tailored for the Procurement Professional
Next Start Date: 11 July 2017
Duration: 6 Weeks
Identify the approaches that work for your own personality styles and tailor them to the commodities you are each responsible for acquiring. Learn the negotiation skills that directly pertain to the acquisition of technologies, products, and services.


Category Management in Procurement

Next Start Date: 11 July 2017
Duration: 6 Weeks
More details will be available soon!

Top 7 Reasons Why you should Attend our Online Courses

  • High-Quality On-Demand Presentations
  • Cost Effective Training for Individuals or Groups
  • Courses are Presented through Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
  • Dynamic Content from Mark Trowbridge, a Top Procurement Consultant
  • Quizzes/Examinations with Optional Participant Grade Reporting for Organizations
  • Instructor-Led Delivery Using Real World Case Studies/Exercises
  • Choice of Downloadable E-Certificate or Courier-Delivered Printed Diploma
  • Learn Anywhere, Anytime at your Convenience (Asynchronous Delivery)

"Really enjoyed the interaction with the instructor and participants. The course content was pertinent and well presented. I will highly recommend this course!"

—Senior Advisor, Procurement and Software Purchasing, Financial Services Company, USA

Our Past Participants include Procurement Professionals Representing Leading International Corporations.

  • Accentcare
  • Amec Foster Wheeler
  • Arris
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Bray
  • Cape Air
  • Capital One
  • Country Financial

  • Desjardines
  • Devro
  • Farmcredit Mid America
  • Ferrovial
  • Genpact
  • Greendot Corp
  • Infinity Homecare
  • Keystone Foods

  • Lake County Illinois
  • Learning Resources
  • Legrand
  • Maltese Government
  • Mass Mutual
  • Mentor Graphics
  • Northrop-Grumman
  • Paychex

  • Quad Graphics
  • ‎Sierra Rutile Limited
  • Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline
  • Spark New Zealand
  • State of Nevada – USA
  • Unisys
  • USAA
  • Visa

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