Introduction to Procurement and Category Management

Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
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1 day
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Introduction to Procurement and Category Management

Introduction to Procurement In-House Course
Introduction to Procurement and Category Management - In-House Course

This Introduction to Procurement and Category Management course unravels the web of procurement and clarifies all stages of the procurement process, as well as providing them with the essential tools and techniques of the trade.

Delivered in-house, the 1-day course is designed to provide junior procurement and supply chain professionals with a strong foundation in the fundamentals of procurement, equipping them with a sound understanding of:

  • The key stages of the procurement cycle
  • How each stage of the cycle contributes to the effective management of spend categories and the supply chain function
  • The category sourcing process and the need for procurement to be involved in specification development
  • The practicalities of undertaking supplier appraisals and developing tender templates
  • The difference between performance and supplier relationship management
  • How to effectively manage termination

The programme is designed to be highly interactive, helping delegates develop confidence and skill in applying the concepts and tools covered.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is suitable for those in a junior procurement or supply chain role, as well as anyone who is new to the profession.

Training Course Content

Course content includes:

Introduction to procurement and supply

  • Role and value-add of procurement
  • Category management
  • Supply chain management – how and why it differs

Planning and specifying the purchase

  • Planning procurement activities
  • Five ‘rights’ of procurement
  • Characteristics of different spend categories
  • Types of specification
  • Engaging suppliers in early discussion

Implementation and ethical considerations

  • Award, supplier performance management and ethics


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

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