CPO & Executive Programme

The role of the Chief Procurement Officer is more important than ever, with Procurement and Supply Chain being at the heart of response and resilience to recent global events, and to challenges for our future such as sustainability. This new breed of CPO isn’t just concerned with cost, but with societal responsibility and digital agility.

Deloitte’s CPO & Executive Programme helps senior Procurement leaders get ahead — and stay ahead — of the challenges and changes in business, the Procurement function, and the macro environment. Through market-leading insights into trends and CPO benchmarking studies, professional development programmes and CPO labs, and through peer-to-peer executive networking, we keep CPOs informed and prepared to meet today and tomorrow’s demands.

CPO and Executive Programme Overview

Our CPO Programme helps senior Procurement leaders navigate today’s complex procurement and supply chain landscape and build their effectiveness as a Procurement leader and board member within their business.

Next Generation CPO Workshop — This development and networking programme targets Procurement professionals who could be considered for a CPO position within the next 2–3 years. Focus areas include effective leadership, talent management, driving change, business innovation, and deep dives on relevant procurement topics.

Feedback from recent delegates:

  • “It is one of the highest quality training courses I have attended”
  • “An extremely valuable programme with some very insightful content”
  • “Well thought through, well calibrated for the needs of the audience”

CPO Transition Labs — These personalised, exclusive one-day workshops are for newly appointed CPOs of large organisations or CPOs looking to refresh their priorities. They help individuals develop a six-month plan for success by focusing on the three most important resources a CPO should manage: time, talent and stakeholder relationships.

CPO Dinner Club — This quarterly networking dinner connects leading CPOs and Procurement leaders to peers across all major industries. Joined by inspirational guest speakers, our events have a reputation for promoting ideas and collaboration on key issues affecting Procurement and industry.

CPO Research and Insight

CPO Survey — Since 2011, the Deloitte Global Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) Survey has been providing exclusive insights into the key challenges and opportunities shaping the course of procurement.

Procurement Diagnostics

Supporting CPOs looking for opportunities for improvement, our Procurement Diagnostics offer CPOs actionable insights.

Procurement Maturity Diagnostic – This 6 week analysis offers an assessment of your procurement strategy, organisation, people, process and technology, and provides a benchmarked report, recommendations and high-level plan for improvement.

Digital Procurement Maturity Diagnostic - This 4-8 week review of your existing Procurement technology stack includes interviews, system analysis and an architecture review against your strategic goals. The result is a benchmarked report including recommendations and a high-level plan for systems improvement.

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Key Contacts

Kathryn Thompson

Kathryn Thompson


Kathryn leads the Procurement Practice for Deloitte UK. She has over 20 years’ experience in Procurement, specialising in Digital Procurement. Kathryn has led numerous end to end procurement transform... More

Sarah Horner

Sarah Horner

Senior Manager

Sarah is a Senior Manager in Deloitte’s Procurement Consulting practice and leads the practice eminence activities including the CPO and Executive programme. Sarah is MCIPS Chartered.... More