The Renewable Procurement Manager (RPM)

Join the first industry recognised education programme for Renewable Procurement Managers

The RPM education offers a “one-stop-shop” for procurement professionals to refresh or learn how to make a project analysis seen from a procurement perspective, develop and implement procurement strategies, as well as an in-depth understanding on how to conduct procurement processes. Practical examples and tools, primarily from and used in the offshore wind industry form the basis of the Education.

  • Topic: Renewable Procurement Manager - RECOA Fundamental Education

  • Estimated study time: 45 hours of self paced studies

  • Price: 1.395 € per week / 3.950 € total

  • Language: English

  • Academy Partner: JUMBO Consulting Group
    Instructors: Ninna Ipsen & Morten Søjborg
    Contributing instructor: Jesper Frederiksen

The RPM education is for you if you can say yes to one of the following...

  • I have a desire to work in the renewable energy industry

  • I have been in similar roles in the oil and gas industry

  • I am a graduate and want to start my renewable energy industry career

  • I am a professional with several years of practical experience in the industry who wants to refresh or add to my professional, technical, and theoretical knowledge

Your Instructors

Senior Instructor & Academy Partner, JUMBO Consulting Group

Morten Søjborg

Morten Søjborg is an experienced offshore wind professional having worked in the industry for more than 15 years. His educational background is in economics and law, and his career spans working as in-house and external counsel for both project developers and contractors, as well as acting as a procurement consultant and lead negotiator for multiple offshore wind projects. He has represented contractors, such as MT Højgaard and Vestas Offshore, and project developers, such as Ørsted and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, to name a few, and is a co-founder and CEO in the international procurement and contract management consultancy, JUMBO Consulting Group. Morten knows the ins and outs of the procurement and contracting process within offshore wind. Being a strong believer in successful projects being a result of a high degree of alignment and understanding between the parties of their roles, expectations, and obligations, Morten is looking to pass his knowledge as an instructor in procurement and contracting from the viewpoint of both project developers and the supply chain on to the students in a structured way.

Senior Instructor & Academy Partner, JUMBO Consulting Group

Ninna Ipsen

Ninna is a senior competence within offshore wind procurement with 12 years experience in the industry and +15 years experience within most disciplines of strategic procurement and contract management in the entire value chain. Her experience includes large scale offshore wind projects in development and construction phase and management of highly specialized cross scope procurement teams. Ninna has a deep and wide cross-scope knowledge of building complex global sourcing strategies, making and negotiating supplier contracts and having a focus on all commercial areas within offshore wind technical packages, e.g. WTG’s, cables, foundations, substations, onshore civil engineering works and all offshore installation areas. Her key competences and main interests are within strategic sourcing, supply chain development, supply chain management and building a long-term sustainable supply chain. Ninna has worked with most aspects of hereof, from developing templates for global sourcing strategies and category management, developing global sourcing strategies across most technical scopes.

Senior Instructor & Academy Partner, JUMBO Consulting Group

Jesper Frederiksen

Jesper Frederiksen has a long-standing career within the civil works and offshore wind industries with over 20 years experience. His key competences and main interests are within project management, procurement, contract management, claims handling, negotiation, and leadership. Educated as an engineer within construction supported by an EBA, he has held key roles in several large-scale infrastructure projects. Jesper comes from heading up several different units within the offshore wind sector in Ørsted, where he played an integral part of professionalising the procurement and contract management departments. His vast experience working with different types of organisations allows him to rapidly understand and interact in all types of projects within the renewable and construction industry. As part of JUMBO Consulting Group as the Head of New Markets, he is dedicated to support the green transition and the wide array of projects using emerging new technologies to shape the renewable energy industry of the future.

Learning Goals

  • Ability to perform a basic Project Analysis

  • Ability to develop and implement a Procurement Strategy

  • Ability to conduct Procurement Processes

The Renewable Procurement Manager

plays a key role in a project delivery organisation.

The RPM manages the procurement process from cradle to grave. This education provides a deep understanding of the procurement processes within the industry. This education will provide you with the procurement manual of how to work in a structured and uniform way. This education is broken down into 15 modules where each module represents approximately 180 minutes of study. The education has a focus on the offshore wind industry and includes case studies and real-life examples, however, the knowledge you obtain from this education can be transferred to other technologies within the renewable energy industry.

Learning Outcomes:

  • You will have the ability to create a fit for purpose and therefore successful procurement strategy

  • You will have the ability to conduct a procurement process in a project within the renewables energy industry using the necessary tools

  • You will have learned the procurement manual of how to work in a structured and uniform way

  • You will have learned how to work efficiently, effectively and make a value add contribution to your team

  • You will have learned to identify your role and work within a (large) project organization

  • You will have learned practical compliance and governance

  • You will have learned how to support or lead a procurement project to be successful

  • You will have the ability to identify your internal and external stakeholders in a successful procurement process


The various sections of the education broadly cover: 

Part I Introduction to Procurement Management & Project Analysis

- Introduction to Procurement in the Renewable Energy Industry including How to Buy an Offshore Windfarm and the RECOA Procurement Model

- Roles and Responsibilities, Organisational Structures, Internal & External Stakeholders, Project Governance and Deliverables & Reporting 

- Project Analysis I: Project Success Criteria, Business Case Drivers, and Regulatory Requirements

- Project Analysis II: Programme Analysis, Risks & Opportunities, Project & Scope Interface Analysis and Financing

- Supply Chain Analysis including Market Players, the Supply Chain Analysis Model, Capacity & Capability, and Market Trends

PART II Strategy

- Project Procurement Strategy including Concepts, Procurement Quilt, and Procurement Strategy Recommendation

- Procurement Process, including types of, Competitive Tendering, Direct Invitation, Direct Award

- Contract Procurement Strategy I: Understanding your Scope, Assumptions & Risk, Success Criteria, Budget & Timeline

- Contract Procurement Strategy II: Planning the Procurement Process, Developing Evaluation Models & Criteria, Deliverables & Gates

PART III Procurement

- Contract Fundamentals, Forms of Contracts Used, Key Terms & Conditions, Obligations Split

- Development and Issue of ITT including ITT Structures, Legal and Commercial Requirements, Technical Requirements, and Issue of the ITT

- Negotiations including Market Dialogue & Pre-Qualification, Preparation & Tools, The Rules and Roles of Engagement, Choosing your Battles 

- Evaluation of Bids including Reviewing Proposals, Comparing and Scoring Proposals, Shorlist Gate, and Application of the Evaluation Models

 - Award and Contract Signing including Award Gate, Contract Signing Tips & Tricks, and Handover to Contract Management

The education material includes:

  • Video

    In some of the videos the instructor will talk directly to you. In other videos you will be presented with relevant material while the instructor speaks in the background.

  • Illustrations

    Photographs are used to illustrate important parts of the education process. They will help you to visualise and identify the subjects presented by the instructor.

  • Audio

    An audio sound track together with text subtitles is provided for most modules. You have the option to hear or read the content of each module.

  • Text

    Some lessons are presented as text. Many of these are accompanied by pictures or videos. You also have the option to listen to the text lessons as an audio presentation.

  • Graphics

    The graphics that appear in the lessons are carefully selected to support the education material. A complex operation is often better represented as an animated graphic than as a verbal or text description.

  • Downloadable content

    Some of the learning material in this education will be downloadable. By downloading the material it become easier to access it, even when you are offline.