This one-day Category Management training course introduces procurement professionals to Category Management and the evolution of strategic sourcing. Through engaging workshops and modules, delegates will learn the key category management principles, techniques, tools and approaches.

Category Management is a strategic and structured approach to the procurement of goods and services and ensures the procurement function deliverers enhanced value to the organisation. Contributing to the development and achievement of your organisational goals, category management delivers high performance from your supply market and an optimised supply chain.

  • Introduction to Category Management
  • The Evolution of Sourcing
  • Category Managers within Procurement Structures
  • Stakeholder Mapping and Engagement
  • Supplier Classification and Segmentation
  • Supplier Referencing
  • Category Risk Profiling
  • Procurement Levers and Methods
  • Prioritising Activities
  • Planning Activities
  • Strategic Alignment and Stakeholder Buy-in
  • Assurance and Ongoing Governance

  • Procurement professionals and ‘stakeholders’ seeking a greater understanding of the role category management plays in driving value across the organisation
  • Professionals who have recently undertaken the role of a Category Manager
  • Those requiring a refresher on the theory and principles of Category Management
  • Supplier personnel interested in understanding their customers’ sourcing behaviour.

On completion of this Category Management course, delegates will have a greater understanding of the value category management, and the tools and techniques to deliver it. Delegates will be able to engage in collective procurement activities with a good understanding of the value this drives

This Category Management training course is available on a dedicated basis at your premises, a venue of your choice or within our Virtual Classroom. The course can be customised to incorporate specific category management strategies, policy guidance and challenges within the course materials and delivery. Bespoke, sector-specific courses are also available, please contact our Training Team to discuss your requirements.

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