Why a self assessment

from Learn How to Source

In this course you have the opportunity to test your knowledge versus the operative buyer role. With the help of multiple choice quizzes you will, within 15-20 minutes, understand if you are skilled, and can download a knowledge certificate (require 100% correct answers), or if there are room for improvement. Are you up for the challenge?

A self-evaluation versus a procurement role identifies knowledge gaps and a suggested activities on how those gaps can be closed. The benefits of Learn How to Source's self assessment are:

  1. Carried out on your own.
  2. Online - anytime (takes about 15-20 minutes).
  3. For free.
  4. Provides guidance on areas of knowledge to improve, including recommended actions like courses or books.
  5. When 100% correct answers, a certificate is issued.

Please note: The benefit of a self-evaluation comes from one's own reflection and initiative.

Operative buyer role - introduction and basic level

Processes building the basic knowledge of an operative buyer role

Learn How to Source build the operative buyer role on following key processes.

  • Forecasting.
  • Ordering.
  • Order acknowledgement.
  • Order management.
  • Delivery monitoring.
  • Delivery quality.
  • Invoice management.
  • Supplier Measurement.
  • Excess and obsolete management

These are the processes usually found in a mature procurement department. An operative buyer should know the purpose of the process, how the process can be applied depending on the category in question and necessary supplier contract conditions.


The Self assessment consists of a short video introducing you to the buyer role and of 5 quizzes with 4 questions (multiple choice) in each quiz. Each quiz represent a knowledge area within the role.

If you have difficulty answering the questions, which indicates that there are some knowledge gaps to fully understand the role, you will find course recommendations at the end of each section or in connection to each question.

When completing all 5 sections with 100% correct answers,  a Certificate can be downloaded from Learn How to Source.

Good luck. 

And do now forget to update your CV ....and post a row or two in social media about your progress.

Content self assessment

    1. Instructions

    2. What is Operative procurement.

    1. Chapter 1: Definition of Operative procurement and supporting key processes.

    2. Summary of recommendations from Chapter 1

    3. Chapter 2: Content of a PO.

    4. Summary of recommendation from Chapter 2

    5. Chapter 3: Required commercial conditions to run the operative processess.

    6. Summary of the recommendation from Chapter 3

    7. Chapter 4: General Terms and Conditions.

    8. Summary of the recommendation from Chapter 4

    9. Chapter 5: Measure supplier performance and supplier management

    10. Summery of the recommendations from Chapter 5

    1. Feedback to Learn How to Source - (2 questions)

    2. Thank you and we wish you great success in your career.

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  • Free
  • 14 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content

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