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Overview

Category management 

CPDEnhance your knowledge and skills in this increasingly important procurement area


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

 

Please note: this is a two-day training course
Date: Wednesday 15 November 2017
Venue: De Vere Colmore Gate
Fee: Members - £720.00 per person
  Non-members - £800.00 per person

Availability:

11 Places left - Booking ends on Tuesday 07 November 2017

Audience

Is it right for me?

 

This two-day course will develop your expertise and skills in category management, by examining advanced tools and techniques which can be implemented in your own organisation.  It is particularly beneficial to procurement professionals and managers who wish to imbed category management processes in their organisation, or to those who have previously attended Introduction to procurement and category management.

Programme

What key points will the training cover?

 

  • 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

Speakers

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.

Fee

Member: £720 (excl. VAT)

Non-member: £800 (excl. VAT)

 

Fee includes:

Lunch, refreshments and all course materials

 

Inclusive e-learning:

Strategic sourcing and category management

Venue

15 and 16 November 2017
De Vere Colmore Gate, Birmingham

 

If you require accommodation for the night before this event or for the intervening night, please use the form below. All accounts must be settled in full on departure.  Please indicate the course title in the 'Additional information' box.  Alternatively, you can contact the CIPS Accommodation Line on +44 (0)2476 369585.

If your query is regarding course details (content, timings, costs, etc.), please contact events@cips.org or call +44 (0)1780 756777.

 

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