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2 days
600 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
Open / Scheduled
Next available date: 06/05/2020 - Manchester
Course Dates
06/05/2020   (English)
600 GBP
23/06/2020   (English)
600 GBP
30/09/2020   (English)
600 GBP

Category Management

Category Management Essentials

Category Management

This course from CIPS will provide an overview of category management implementation, exploring the key tools and techniques used in the process. This two-day course will develop your expertise and skills by examining advanced category management tools and techniques which can be implemented in your own organisation.

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

  • Understand why category management is an essential procurement tool
  • Appreciate the benefits of successfully implementing category management
  • Decide which approaches to category management are best suited to your organisation
  • Utitlise a range of tools and techniques to develop category management in your organisation
  • Identify an appropriate implementation strategy

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is particularly beneficial to procurement professionals and managers who wish to embed category management processes in their organisation, or to those who have previously attended the Introduction to procurement and category management course.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

This training course is worth 14 CPD credit hours

Training Course Content

Key course topics include:

  • 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


The cost of this Category Management course is as follows:

Member: £540 (excl. VAT)

Non-member: £600 (excl. VAT)

Fee includes: Lunch, refreshments and all course materials

Inclusive e-learning: Strategic sourcing and category management

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CIPS - The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply

CIPS, the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, exists to promote and develop high standards of professional skill, ability and integrity among all those engaged in procurement and supply chain management: individuals, organisations and the profession as a whole. CIPS'...

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