Define your destiny with our Procurement Leadership Programme
Are you ready to take the next step in your personal development? Do you have the ambition to develop your leadership skills in line with the latest business and procurement trends?Would you like to learn how to apply your new leadership skills effectively in your business so that you increase your business impact? Do you want to define your own destiny? Enroll for the Procurement Leadership Programme!
Take your professional and personal development to the next level with our carefully designed Procurement Leadership Programme (PLP). Consisting of a series of modules combining lectures, workshops, and individual coaching, this advanced programme will provide you with the latest academic insights along with hands-on insights and the best procurement practices. You will be working with the most talented and experienced professionals in your field.
Our experienced faculty members are all experts in their field and have great affinity with procurement. They will guide you in achieving your professional ambitions and take your personal development to the next level.
The programme, which is co-created with NEVI is designed to meet the specific needs of procurement professionals in managerial and executive positions that are confronted with increasing responsibilities. Participants are typically top performers who wish to sharpen their leadership skills, such as procurement directors, procurement managers, and senior procurement professionals.
The benefits to you and your organisation
The benefits of the Procurement Leadership Programme extend far beyond developing skills, learning theories, and acquiring academic insights. Some of the benefits of the program are listed below:
- Insight into your leadership qualities and how to best use them to bring change in your organisation.
- State-of-the-art knowledge and best practices in areas such as leadership, strategy, organisation, finance, innovation and change management.
- The knowledge, skills and confidence needed to become a valued and respected business partner in your organisation.
- The holistic and integrated approach of the PLP will provide you with solid foundation to meet the business challenges of today and turn them into opportunities for a better world.
Comprehensive balanced programme
At the core of the PLP are six modules of 2,5 days that thoroughly introduce you to a number of relevant management fields. The modules are designed to be interactive, meaning that you will be able to share your knowledge and experience with academic staff and guest lecturers from the business community, and instantly translate theory into your practice.
Module 1: Leadership – Prof. dr. Mariëlle Heijltjes
Module 2: Strategy – Prof. dr. Michael Mol
Module 3: Organisation – Prof. dr. Frank Rozemeijer
Module 4 (Stockholm): Finance – Dr. Niclas Hellman
Module 5: Innovation – Prof. dr. Paul Iske
Module 6: Managing change – Dr. Arend Ardon
The programme also consists of peer coaching sessions, 3 essay assignments and a value for business project.
Prof. dr. Frank Rozemeijer
Responsible for the curriculum of the programme is Prof. Dr. Frank Rozemeijer, Nevi Professor of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management at Maastricht University. Since 2013 he is responsible for shaping the international character of PLP. For instance, he has ensured that the English-language program is aligned with the MBA curriculum of Maastricht University to guarantee the desired level of quality of the program.
Alongside his research and teaching activities in Maastricht, Frank acts as a consultant for international companies. This places him in an excellent position to paint an integrated picture of the different disciplines within the PLP curriculum and translate that into required competences for procurement leaders in an international context.
In every module CPOs from leading companies will act as guest speaker. In previous PLP editions we have had CPOs from Philips, NS, Shell, Vandemoortele, IKEA, DSM, Unilever, KLM Airfrance, Volvo, Marel, Ericsson, StoraEnso and Electrolux, sharing their strategies and leadership journey.
Enlightening study trip to Stockholm
One particularly interesting element of the PLP is the three-day study trip to Stockholm, Sweden. The Finance module will be taught by an internationally acclaimed Accounting & Finance Professor of Stockholm School of Economics. You will receive new insights from leading guest speakers and you will visit a Swedish multinational company.
Experiences of former participants…
“Being a more effective leader brings me peace of mind” – Huib Spit, Procurement Director at Ahrend
“The program contributes to significant progress in your personal development” – Marjon Veenendaal, Strategic Buyer at Alliander
Entry into the programme is subject to an admission procedure. Please send your up-to-date CV to program recruiter Mariska van Wijnen of NEVI to start your admission.