Dinesh Divekar
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Hello ! Frendz,
I am working in Marketing Department from last five years. Now i want to change the department to Purchase. I also wish to take corporate training on subjects like Purchase Management, Stores Management, Inventory Management, Warehouse Management, Vendor Management etc
Please give a request letter format to change the department

From India, Aurangabad
Dear Vikrant,

What you are thinking is not just change of department but change of function as a whole. Is this move part of your career plan? Have you taken into account the repercussions it will have in future? Have you done SWOT Analysis of your career? What has driven you to take this decision? Is it that you are fed up with moving on the roads and now you prefer a little sedentary job?

The skill set required for each of these functions are different. To succeed in purchase you need to have thorough knowledge of your production process. The second important thing is you need to have thorough knowledge of market as well. When I say market, I mean to say knowledge of 5 R's of Purchase. These 5 R's are:

Buying the right quality

Buying the right quantity

Buying at the right time

Buying at the right price

Buying from the right source

These 5 R's may appear simple however, this is not a case. A seasoned procurement professional also fails on one of the R's.

To succeed in purchase I recommend you doing Diploma in Materials Management first and then ask for the transfer. However, please make it a point that from the career point of view your experience of marketing will not be counted if you enter into purchase.


Dinesh V Divekar

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.

From India, Bangalore
Dear Sir,
Thanks for reply.
I have done all the home work for Purchase dept.and also doing MBA in materials mangement.
I am waiting for a good request application for department change, that convince the management to change the dept.
Please repl.....
Thanks !

From India, Aurangabad
Dear Vikrant,

The proposed draft of the letter could be as below:


Date: -


The Managing Director

________ (name and address of your company)

Request for the change of Department

Dear Sir,

1. I have been working as in this company since _____ (your DOJ). My present designation is _______ since ______ (date on which you acquired this designation).

2. I have desire to pursue my career in the field of Materials Management. As a part of my career development, I am doing my MBA (Material Management) from ______ (name of University or Institute). I expect to complete this course by _____ (month and year).

3. My present job is not consistent with my career aspirations. Therefore, I request you to change my department from Marketing to Purchase. I have been adding value to the best of my capacities in the field of marketing. If my department is changed then I assure that this value addition will continue as ever.

4. I will be obliged to you if you effect this change.

Warm regards,

Vikrant Kadam


Your company may ask you to work with lower salary because of the change of department. Are you prepared for this contingency?

All the best!


From India, Bangalore
Dear Vikrant,

By the way, in addition to your regular MBA, you also need to do capsule courses that enhance your job specific knowledge. Your MBA degree will give you theoretical understanding of your subject knowledge. However, the capsule courses will help you in understanding practical part of your job.

I conduct the training programmes in the following subjects:

a) Purchase Management (basic level)

b) Purchase Management (advance level)

c) Inventory Management

d) Stores Management (2-days - for managers and not for storekeepers)

e) Vendor Management

f) Warehouse Management

g) Negotiations Skills for Procurement Professionals etc

h) Strategic Procurement

i) Demand Forecasting

j) Quantitative Techniques for Procurement Professionals

k) Supply Chain Management

To know more about my training activities in this field, you may click the following links and download the respective documents:

Dinesh V Divekar - Procurement Faculty

Programme Structure for Various Training Programmes in Purchase and Inventory Management


Dinesh Divekar

From India, Bangalore
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