A comprehensive training program for sourcing professionals to deliver enormous value to an organization that are derived from managing cost & risks, quality, sustainability, supply continuity, and resource preservation among others.
The aim of this course is to enhance procurement activities of organizations by infusing competencies on Sourcing Development & Strategies, Tools & Techniques on Cost Management, and improving sourcing capabilities through Category Management.
A Certified Strategic Sourcing Professional is globally recognized as a master of critical concepts in procurement, executing best-in-class practices, and bringing competitive advantage to organizations through leadership transformation.
The CSSP designation distinguishes professionals of excellence in industry practices in strategic sourcing.
The CSSP program certifies the capability to deliver enormous value to the organization, resulting in best cost, quality, managed risk, sustainability, supply continuity, capital preservation, and strategic supplier relationship.
The strategic sourcing discipline is applicable to all major procurement activities. Besides procurement professionals, CSSP also recognizes strategic sourcing competencies of marketing, legal, information technology, and human resource practitioners engaged in purchasing and contracting.
- Procurement, supply chain, operations, marketing, information technology, or human resource professionals who source goods, material and services.
- The applicant must have at least three years of involvement in the procurement process for goods, materials and services (excluding clerical and support).
Process of Certification
- CSSP Eligibility
- Acquire knowledge on strategic sourcing
- Examination or submission of Strategic Sourcing Project
The CSSP™ designation is valid for 3 years, after which the professional must apply for recertification.
- Second examination or further submission of Strategic Sourcing Project
- OR Attending courses of at least 45 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) specific to aspects of strategic sourcing, and/or teaching or coaching strategic sourcing
SOME OF OUR PAST PARTICIPATING COMPANIES & SUCCESSFUL CERTIFIED CFR OFFICERS
SHELL, HEWLETT-PACKARD, SINGTEL, MAXIS, IBM, PHARMANIAGA BHD, PETRONAS ICT, DHL, CIMB, HITACHI, TNB, ZURICH INSURANCE, T-SYSTEMS, PANTAI HOSPITAL, CSC, DELL, STAR PUBLICATION, MESINIAGA, EXXONMOBIL, KEBABANGAN PETROLEUM OPERATING COMPANY SDN BHD (KPOC)
WHAT OUR PAST CERTIFIED OFFICER SAY
The CSSP was an excellent program. It helped me in gaining new skills and techniques for sourcing. I personally learnt a lot. The training was conducted efficiently that a novice like me was able to grasp and correlate to my work easily. It was great that all participants had so many experiences to share and the moderator drew in the experiences of all the participants which was really one of the best ways to learn about sourcing field in the real world.Sourcing Analyst, Maybank Investment Bank Bhd.
It was an excellent opportunity brought on by Knowledge Group for working professionals like myself to get Certified! It definitely has boost my growth and development. Personally I have undeniably benefited from CSSP. Although being in the Procurement and Supply Chain Management for around 6 years, there were still some in-depth Sourcing knowledge and best practices that was not known to me. Through this Certification, it allowed me to learn the core values and importance of Strategic Sourcing and how it benefits the organization. The best part to this is, I have now finally found the role I seek in sourcing through CSSP. Thank you Knowledge Group and Well done! Like me, I hope more individuals benefit from CSSP.Category Manager, Scope International Sdn. Bhd.