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Category Management

Category Management In-House Course

Category Management - 2-day In-House Course for Procurement Staff

This 2-day Category Management course from CIPS is designed to provide your procurement staff with key knowledge and skills in category management, equipping them with a set of tools and techniques to implement in your organisation.

Delivered in-house, the programme enables delegates to:

  • Appreciate why category management is a key procurement tool
  • Understand the benefits of effectively implementing category management
  • Identify the category management approaches that are best suited to the organisation
  • Pinpoint a suitable implementation strategy
  • Use different tools and techniques to implement category management in the organisation

By the end of the training, participants will thus have a solid practical understanding of this increasingly important procurement area.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is particularly suited to experienced procurement professionals and managers who are looking to embed category management processes within their organisation.

It is also suitable as a follow-up course from the CIPS Introduction to Procurement and Category Management.

Training Course Content

Course content includes:

  • 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


Course costs vary depending on your organisation's specific training needs. Please enquire for an in-house quote.

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