Introduction to Category Management – 1 Day


Is it right for me?

This one-day course will develop your expertise and skills in category management, by examining tools and techniques which can be implemented in your own organisation. It is particularly beneficial to experienced procurement professionals and managers who wish to imbed category management processes in their organisation.

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Enhance your knowledge and skills in this increasingly important procurement area

What key points will the training cover?

  • Rationale and principles of category management
  • Assessing the main categories of expenditure
  • Models for category management
  • The importance of market factors on implementing category management
  • Implementation of category management
  • Behavioural and technical skills required to implement category management
  • Making the category management approach work for your organisation

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Appreciate why category management has the potential to deliver value beyond traditional sourcing approaches
  • Decide which approaches to category management are best suited to your organisation
  • Utilize a range of tools and techniques to develop category management in your organisation, that will help you to build enhanced alignment with stakeholders and create long-term strategies for managing spend
  • Identify the building blocks for developing an appropriate implementation strategy