It is necessary that Procurement staff have the requisite skills to deliver organisational, functional and individual objectives. Internal and external training should be aligned to both the requirements of the individual, the overarching business strategy and Procurement People of Today and Leaders of Tomorrow. In addition to standard training, the organisation should adopt more advanced initiatives such as job rotation / secondments, job shadowing, mentoring, CPD and programmes such as Procurement People of Tomorrow, etc.
The Scottish Procurement Competency Framework identifies the skills and competency levels required by all procurement staff. It helps people take ownership of their personal development through a skills assessment, allowing identification of training and development needs, and career planning (the Competency Framework is undergoing a refresh).