Training Courses (UK)

Introduction to procurement and category management

Monday, 4 February 2019 - LONDON


non-member US$356.56
Introduction to procurement and category management
14 Places Left Booking ends: 27 Jan 2019

Understand the end-to-end process and gain a toolkit of practical procurement techniques


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

  • Understand the basic fundamentals of the procurement cycle and how each phase contributes to the effective management of the supply chain function, enabling you to do your job better
  • Identify when to apply a range of purchasing tools and techniques
  • Understand the need for the involvement of procurement in specification development and build a basic understanding of the category sourcing process
  • Understand the importance of supplier appraisal, post-tender appraisal and developing relevant tender documents
  • Describe the difference between performance and supplier relationship management
Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
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If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on 01780 484052 or email


    Is it right for me?

    This interactive one-day training course considers fundamental elements of the procurement process together with basic tools and techniques used within procurement and supply. It provides a robust grounding in procurement basics and is designed for those in a junior procurement/supply chain role or those new to the discipline.


    What key points will the training cover?

    • 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 the procurement activities
      - Five 'rights' of procurement
      - Characteristics of different spend categories
      - Types of specification
      - Engaging suppliers in early discussion
    • Managing the competitive bid process
      - Selection, process and evaluation criteria
    • Implementation and ethical considerations
      - Award, supplier performance management and ethics
    Course fee includes:
    • Lunch
    • Refreshments
    • All course materials


    CIPS Direct Associates

    CIPS Direct Associates are appointed for their extensive knowledge and experience in the procurement and supply sector. The tutor for this course has been specially selected for their particular skills and expertise in the subject area. This is a crucial part of CIPS' ongoing commitment to ensure all of our delegates have a high-quality, informative and enjoyable learning experience.


    Monday 4 Feb - LONDON

    Novotel London Wembley
    5 Olympic Way
    HA9 0NP
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