Teilnehmende CAS Einkaufsmanagement

CAS Strategic Procurement

Future-oriented impulses for purchasing and procurement

Would you like to gain a strategic perspective in purchasing management? The CAS for Strategic Procurement addresses in six compact modules current developments and demonstrates possible applications for purchasing and procurement managers. In the process, you will familiarize yourself with the latest research findings and gain valuable impetus for future-oriented procurement management. You will learn how to use innovative sourcing methods and new purchasing tools and techniques, enabling you to approach complex purchasing projects systematically and goal-oriented manner.

You will implement what you have learned in your company already while attending the program. As a participant, you will benefit from a cross-industry network of specialists and managers from the areas of purchasing, procurement and supply chain management.

Upon completing the 18-day course, you will receive a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) from the University of St.Gallen – an internationally recognized certificate of elite education.



Graduation: Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS)
Program Language: German
Start date: 19 September 2023
Duration: 18 days (6 modules each 3 days)
Location: Weiterbildungzentrum Holzweid, St. Gallen
Investment: CHF 18750
Porträt Mauro Gotsch

Personal consultation

Mauro Gotsch

Course Goals

In 6 modules of 3 days each, you will receive future-oriented impetus for your purchasing management. The certificate program shows scientifically based, innovative methods and procedures for purchasing and supports you in making your daily work more effective and efficient and dealing with new developments and techniques in procurement management.

This intensive course aims not only to deepen your knowledge of different sub-areas of procurement management. Instead, together with the lecturers and other participating managers, we enable you to grasp the issues in their entirety and develop practice-oriented solutions. The following course content awaits you:

  • Applying content taught during the intensive study period in the form of transfer projects for your company’s purchasing department
  • Defining of priorities in purchasing and procurement management
  • Independently developing and implementing concepts and strategies
  • Innovations and current developments in purchasing: ensuring the efficacy and efficiency of professional purchasing management and corresponding tools in your company


Procurement concepts and strategic supply management
19 – 21 September 2023
Weiterbildungszentrum Holzweid (WBZ), St. Gallen
Suppliers and Networks
17 – 19 October 2023
Weiterbildungszentrum Holzweid (WBZ), St. Gallen
Negotiation Management: Procurement Meets Sales / Procurement Marketing
21 – 23 November 2023
Weiterbildungszentrum Holzweid (WBZ), St. Gallen
Techniques for Market Analysis
23 – 25 January 2024
Weiterbildungszentrum Holzweid (WBZ), St. Gallen
Leadership and Management Methods
27 – 29 February 2024
Weiterbildungszentrum Holzweid (WBZ), St. Gallen
Leading Change & Intercultural Management
16 – 18 April 2024
Weiterbildungszentrum Holzweid (WBZ), St. Gallen


During the CAS Strategic Procurement course, participants develop future-oriented strategies for securing long-term, sustainable success of their organizational unit.

Benefits for your personal development:

  • Advance within your organization thanks to developed professional and personal skills
  • Improve your efficacy and efficiency by mastering tried-and-tested tools
  • Exchange experiences with sales managers from various sectors and embrace the opportunity to expand your network

Benefits for your company:

  • Secure long-term profitability and growth for your company with the concepts, methods and tools you need to develop a long-term, sustainable marketing strategy
  • Professionalize the work of your marketing team
  • Apply what you learn directly to the challenges your company faces even during the course; permanent transfer of knowledge

The intensive course CAS Strategic Procurement addresses experienced managers in purchasing, procurement, materials management and logistics, specialists who would like to develop into purchasing managers and members of management who want to optimize the procurement processes in their company. An academic degree is not required.

This intensive course comprises six three-day modules, each focusing on a different topic. Each module runs from Tuesday to Thursday, with an evening program on Wednesday evening.

You can obtain a module plan from the current edition of the course from the program manager.

We use various methods to ensure you can implement learning content in your company, including examining your performance in three areas. First, you must attend at least 90% of the classes for each module. Second, at the end of each module, you must submit a written paper to the seminar leader to demonstrate learning transfer (approx. ten pages; graded). Third, you will complete a group project across the modules. The task is to produce a written analysis of a topic and give a final presentation (both elements are graded).

Admission to the course is at the discretion of the program director. They will take into account your professional background, qualifications and completed training. An academic university-level degree or qualification is not a precondition of admission.

As our intensive courses are often fully booked well in advance, we recommend contacting the seminar leader right away. Making a reservation is the best way to secure a place with no obligation to proceed and also gives you time to make any internal organizational arrangements.

The total participation fee is CHF 18,750 for 18 study days (6 modules of 3 days each). This includes all documents, books, lunch and refreshments during the breaks. Not included are the costs for arrival and departure, accommodation, dinner and social evening events.

  • I think it's fantastic about this executive education that both worlds – purchasing and sales – can meet on a neutral field and find out: what does the other think, what are their considerations, what are their needs?
    Roberto Grassi
    Director RM IT Professional Ressources AG
  • The Intensive Studies for Purchasing Managers were a platform that gave you space and took you out of the daily business. I found it very interesting, among other things because of nice conversations at eye level and because this often-told enmity between purchasing and sales does not actually exist.
    Maximilian Lindner
    Strategic Buyer Emmi Schweiz AG
  • The intensive study program for purchasing managers enables you to reflect on the ever faster changes in the global market and to develop quintessences in an academic and professional environment. This is also what the alumni stand for after the successful seminar.
    Bertil Strub
    Head Category Manager, SoftwareOne

Executive Education at the IMC

Decisive for our success in executive education at the Institute for Marketing and Customer Insight (IMC) at the University of St.Gallen (HSG) are the holistic view of problems, orientation towards the reality of the markets, relevance of the content, competent lecturers, intensive interaction with the participants and new approaches for an efficient transfer of learning into practice.

The courses are modular and offer different seminars that can be booked individually. The individual seminars attended can also be credited towards a certificate (CAS) or diploma (DAS) at a later date. You will receive an officially recognised certificate from the University of St.Gallen for all further education courses attended. Our lecturers are from the University of St.Gallen and other renowned international business schools as well as personalities with proven practical experience. The HSG is known worldwide for its pioneering research and unique practical orientation.

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