Introduction to Category Management

SR Supply Chain Consultants
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6 hours
165 GBP excl. VAT
Professional Training
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Course description

Introduction to Category Management

Best practice Procurement will always align with a Procurement Category Management structure and strategy.

This course will provide all delegates with the tools and techniques to be able to develop and implement an effective Category Strategy.

Suitability - Who should attend?

  • All levels of Procurement Professionals involved in Category Management, either as a learning experience or as a refresher on the principles and structure of Category Management.
  • Other non Procurement employees from across the organisation who are interested in Category Management and how it delivers added value.

This course is particularly useful for Sales and Marketing practitioners to help them understand professional procurement which will support them to market and sell the organisations portfolio of products and/or services more effectively.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

From this course every participant will be able to:

  • Generate and deliver a comprehensive value adding Category Strategy
  • Understand their category in detail, allowing them to extract additional value
  • Engage comfortably with all internal and external stakeholders with regards to their long-term direction, aims and strategy for their category
  • Utilise and apply a number of key environmental and market analysis / segmentation tools to their strategies
  • Create and deliver a number of tangible objectives relating to their category

6 hours CPD

Training Course Content

Course Objectives:

To introduce & explain the concept of Category Management
To explore how Category Management maximises the Procurement opportunity within an Organisation.
To introduce and explore how key market analysis tools and techniques can be utilised to develop a Category Strategy.
To demonstrate how Category Management and working closely in partnership with an optimised Supplier base will deliver Competitive Advantage to your Organisation.
To equip and enable Procurement Professionals with the essential tools and frameworks to be able to develop an effective value adding Category Strategy.

Course delivery details

Our trainers are all FCIPS / MCIPS qualified teachers who have extensive experience of numerous industries, e.g. Automotive, Retail, Food, Finance and the Public Sector to name a few.  Collectively our training team have delivered Procurement and Supply Chain Training courses to hundreds of delegates, both domestically and globally, over the last 10 years.

The course will be extremely participative, exercise driven with many relevant examples and anecdotes provided to bring practice and theory to life.

About provider

SR Supply Chain Consultants Ltd - Developing the People Behind Procurement & Supply

SR Supply Chain Consultants Ltd have been delivering procurement  training for a number of years, specialising in the delivery of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) qualification, and the Commercial Procurement and Supply Apprenticeship. SR Supply Chain Consultants...

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SR Supply Chain Consultants

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PR2 5BL Preston

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