Category management has the potential to deliver heaps of value-adding and time-saving benefits to an organisation – you simply need to know the best practice skills and methods to unleash them.

  • Why join the course?

    Category management is a strategic approach to procurement, where an organisation segments its spending to focus on specific areas (e.g. travel, office management, HR etc). The goal is to create efficiencies in procurement and ensure a long-term, sustainable solution for both the buyer and the seller. In this 100% online course, you’ll explore the core concepts of Category Management and the best practice methods used to drive maximum value for the business. We’ll show you the essentials of procurement profiling, spend analysis, and supply chain analysis so you can build an understanding of your category markets and how to leverage them. Learn the basics of developing and implementing a category management plan.

  • Who is the course for?

    This online course is perfect for new category managers, procurement officers, contract managers and administrators, and those who have procurement as part of their job. It is suitable for people working in the private and public sectors.

  • 100% online + 24/7 access

    Study when you want, where you want, to get the most from your learning. This 100% online course is delivered in 7 videos (5 hours total). With 24/7 unlimited access, you can watch the videos as many times as you need. This short course is non-accredited and there is no assessment. You will receive a certificate of completion once you have viewed all content. This course can be used to gain CPD points with organisations like CIPS.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you’ll be better able to:

  • Understand the concept of category management and what it involves
  • Demonstrate knowledge of procurement profiling and spend analysis 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of supply market analysis
  • Develop a category management plan
  • Apply best practice principles to implement category management 
  • Gain continuing professional development points with the presentation of your completion certificate to organisations such as CIPS

Course curriculum

Learn the fundamentals of category management with this 100% online short course. There are 5 modules to complete, all created and delivered by an expert practitioner.

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Learn from expert practitioners

  • Michael  Young

    Procurement and Contracting Facilitator

    Michael Young

    Michael Young is a leading advisor with over 20 years experience working with federal, state and local government in procurement and contract management and related fields. He has published over 60 papers and book chapters and has authored and edited 5 books. He is a sought after speaker and presenter, having delivered keynote presentations in over 20 countries. Michael has been actively involved in the development of standards both in Australia and internationally, where he is currently working with the International Standards Organisation (ISO). He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, and holds numerous qualifications, including a Masters of Business Administration and an Advanced Diploma of Government (Strategic Procurement). He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, the Australian Institute of Project Management, the UK Association of Project Management and the Australian Computer Society.

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This short course is a fast and easy way to boost your CPD point balance.

Exceptional value for money - flexible learning at an affordable price.

What you get: Unlimited access to 7 videos (5 hours total) 100% online learning . Start anytime, study your way

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