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Capability Development
Capability Development is at the core of Efficio's approach to procurement improvement. We transfer you the skills that ensure category benefits and savings are not simply achieved, but sustained.

Procurement progress is often hampered because staff do not have capabilities in the latest tools, techniques and methodologies.

Yet it may be unclear just which skillsets require updating, or how to create a methodology that will permanently raise the capability of the entire function.

Efficio has spent many years developing and refining our in-house Procurement Academy and transferring content to our clients.

We conduct skills capability assessments against a set of balanced criteria and from this develop a core training/coaching plan to address identified weaknesses in both hard and soft procurement skills. Needs identified may range from tools and technologies, through current best practices, to specific category issues.

Delivery takes a variety of forms, including:

  • Formal instructor-led group training (‘live’ or online)
  • Individual coaching
  • Surgery ‘drop in’ sessions

Our training is not just theoretical: all our courses and coaching programmes are led by experienced Procurement professionals who use their own experience to bring the content to life. Our flexible delivery model means we always tailor our approach to be relevant to your situation.

Training is a mixture of ‘tell – show – do’: we explain the theory, we bring it to life using real examples, and we run exercises to ensure real understanding. Efficio can provide the content, or we can work with your existing content. And our eFlow technology platform gives you access to online versions that you can continue to use in the future.

Who we work with

Efficio helps develop procurement capabilities in organisations large and small. We have been working with HSBC for five years on a global coaching and training programme to support the introduction of core category management processes. We ran skills assessments for all the staff in the Procurement function worldwide and developed a training and coaching programme which has already trained over 200 buyers and category managers in the new ways of working.

 

How SMEs can improve their bottom line through procurement
Insight
How SMEs can improve their bottom line through procurement

Originally published in Business Reporter for The Sunday Telegraph, we look at how SMEs can leverage procurement to drive cost, and gain a competitive edge.

Global Strategic Sourcing procurement drive for Cognis
Case study
Global Strategic Sourcing procurement drive for Cognis

Efficio helped Cognis execute a global multi-wave Strategic Sourcing programme, while transforming the capability of the Procurement team through full involvement.

Saving insurers costs with efficient claims processes
Insight
Saving insurers costs with efficient claims processes

For Insurance firms the strategic procurement of goods and services coupled with streamlined claims management processes can lead to considerable cost savings.

Next Level Sourcing boosts profits for insurer Tryg
Case study
Next Level Sourcing boosts profits for insurer Tryg

Strategic procurement and improvements to internal processes led to significant cost savings for insurance firm Tryg.

How to succeed in your first 100 days as CPO
Guide
How to succeed in your first 100 days as CPO

Why understanding the business, procurement landscape and building goals and wider support are key.

Rapid savings ignite Amey procurement transformation
Case study
Rapid savings ignite Amey procurement transformation

Efficio enabled Amey to meet highly ambitious in-year savings targets and lay the foundations for a world-class Procurement function.

Cost savings and procurement transformation at Nets
Case study
Cost savings and procurement transformation at Nets

After a change of ownership, Nets needed to deliver quick and sustainable cost reductions, and transform the Procurement organisation to support future business needs.

Delivering sustainable savings at Grupo VIPS
Case study
Delivering sustainable savings at Grupo VIPS

Efficio helped Grupo VIPS to drive a Strategic Sourcing programme across its direct and indiect spend, achieving 10% annualised savings within six months.