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Category management


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 19 September 2018
Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol City Centre
Fee: Members - £486.00 per person
  Non-members - £540.00 per person


10 Places left - Booking ends on Tuesday 11 September 2018


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.


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


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.


Member: £540 (excl. VAT)

Non-member: £600 (excl. VAT)


Early bird booking:
Make your booking early and receive a 10% discount on the standard price (above).

Conditions apply.  See 'venue' tab for individual closing dates.


Fee includes:

Lunch, refreshments and all course materials


Inclusive e-learning:

Strategic sourcing and category management


19 and 20 September 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton, Bristol City Centre
(Early bird closing date: 20 July 2018)


27 and 28 November 2018
De Vere Colmore Gate, Birmingham
(Early bird closing date: 28 September 2018)


If you require accommodation for the night before this event, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Line on +44 (0)1780 484052.  All accounts must be settled in full on departure from the venue.

If your query is regarding course details (content, timings, costs, etc.), please contact ukskills@cips.org or call +44 (0)1780 761476.

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