Category Management in Procurement

The Category Management in Procurement training is designed to offer professionals a comprehensive overview of category management fundamentals. This training equips participants with the knowledge of key principles and practical methodologies essential to performing end-to-end category management. This Category Management training is highly beneficial for professionals who are supposed to develop effective category management plans to maximise market opportunities and maintain optimal supply chain solutions.

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What is this Category Management in Procurement course all about?

The Category Management training offers a deep understanding of the key category management principles and practical methods used in the procurement process. The course discusses the tools, techniques and methods of category management that can be utilized in real-world scenarios for creating value and reducing loss throughout the category management process. Together with practical case studies, this training trains professionals to roll out category management within their organisation’s goods or service sector.

Why is getting trained in Category Management in Procurement important?

Category management is considered a tool that is widely used for organizing and effectively managing sourcing and procurement operations. This Category Management in Procurement training trains professionals on the fundamental principles and practices of category management. Through this training, professionals get equipped with the skills and knowledge to develop effective category management processes within their organisation. Building effective category management skills can help professionals gain a competitive edge in today’s business world.

Why do companies hire professionals with Procurement Category Management certification?

Category management is crucial to businesses as it provides a deeper understanding of the market while developing strategic category plans. Companies are on rin for skilled category managers for their profound expertise in developing, implementing, managing and performing sourcing strategies that meet the business objectives. The ability of category managers to provide effective and productive procurement support makes them of great value in the market.

Industry Trends

Category management is a crucial element in strategic procurement, making it a demanding profession. The Category Management in Procurement certification comes with its own set of merits and opportunities in the market. Let us see how.

Market trends

Today, procurement as a profession is starting to get recognition across the globe. This is unlocking great career opportunities for professionals across the various fields in it. One such domain is category management. The growth in the procurement field has made a significant mark on the demand for category management professionals in the employment market.

Salary Trends

As procurement is increasingly recognized as an essential part of any business, the competition is high for job roles in this sector. The salaries are highly impressive in this sector attracting skilled professionals. As per the data from, the average salary of Category Managers is AED 17,500 per month in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Demand & Opportunities

The demand for skilled procurement professionals in the global employment market is growing day by day. The Category Management in Procurement certification gives an assurance of the necessary competency in related roles, thus making these opportunities easier to avail.

A few of the most-sought professional training jobs available in the Dubai region (as observed in popular Dubai job portals) follow:

  1. Category Managers research and analyze data and market insights for developing effective category plans for procurement
  2. Purchasing Managers are responsible for performing strategic procurement activities
  3. Procurement Managers manage the overall sourcing capabilities and procurement operations of the organization
  4. Sourcing Managers generate and implement efficient sourcing and category strategies
  5. Sourcing Specialists assist companies in building more efficient sourcing processes in order to maximise profitability

Course Outcome

Successful completion of the Category Management in Procurement course will help you to:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of category management in procurement
  • Understand the key principles and practical methodologies used in category management
  • Learn different models used for categorizing suppliers and their products
  • Explore different techniques used to identify, analyze and evaluate procurement opportunities
  • Learn how to develop category strategies for an effective procurement process
  • Discover the best industry practices used to determine appropriate category listing

Course Module

  • Definition and Understanding of Procurement and Purchasing
  • Definition of Category Management
  • The Evolution of Category Management
  • Models used in Category Grouping
  • The Aspects to be Considered in Category Groups
  • Managing Selective Inventory Control
  • Traditional Purchasing Revisited
  • Value and Risk Analysis
  • The Model for Identifying Inventory Classification
  • Best Price Evaluation
  • Understanding Collaborative Supplier Management
  • Supplier Portfolio Analysis (SPfA)
  • Supply Chain Futures, Predictions and What Needs to be Done
  • The Improvements for Re-engineering End-to-End Supply Chains
  • Supply Chain Excellence and Shareholder Value
  • The Steps to Supply Chain Excellence
  • Developing the Supply Chain Strategy
  • Supply Chain Strategy Best Practice
  • The Procurement Excellence Roadmap (PER)
  • The Importance of Category Management in Procurement
  • Value Improvement using Category Management
  • Value Adding from Categorization
  • Class Exercise on Category Management in Procurement
  • Common Barriers and Challenges
  • Overcoming such Barriers
  • Best Practices in the Implementation of New Ideas
  • Managing price-sensitive products
  • Economic Order Quantity
  • Criticality Analysis
  • Classwork on Selective Inventory Control (SIC)

Program Dates

22 Jun
  • 02:00 PM
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30 Jun
  • 04:00 PM
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Expert Instructors & Teaching Methods



We, at Learners Point, take immense pride in our teaching methods and instructors. Our instructors are some of the best experts in their fields and employ a practical approach to learning. Many of them are globally recognised and have a diverse set of experience in their field of expertise. You are always sure to have the best in the industry as your teachers who are ready to guide you at every step and make the experience informative yet enjoyable.  Apart from the focus on learning your chosen course, our instructors also encourage students to develop communication skills and interpersonal skills necessary to excel in the practical world.

Our cutting edge teaching methods make every program an immersive and productive experience for the learners. Our learning methods are research-driven and are continuously updated to stay relevant to present times as well as the future. You will enjoy practical applications of everything learned through theory and regular mock examinations to help monitor your progress. Our courses are led by an instructor in a classroom setup and we do offer online high-quality sessions as well for individuals. We also monitor the training sessions with a progress tracker to maintain high standards of instruction & ethics.

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Why Count on Learners Point?

Being the leading provider of the Category Management in Procurementcourse in Dubai, at Learners Point Academy we help professionals get equipped with the necessary skill set for a successful career ahead.

Following are the USPs our Category Management training course offers you:

  • We look at real-world scenarios organizations face and formulate our Category Management training course evaluating practical requirements
  • Apart from theoretical knowledge, we also focus on practical case studies to give you a reality check and insight into what exactly will be asked of you while delivering in a demanding role
  • Our bespoke Category Management course also equips you with hands-on experience by offering assignments related to the actual work environment
  • Apart from organizing group sessions, we also offer a guided learning experience to enhance the quality of our Category Management training program
  • We also take a discrete approach to career guidance so that one can be successfully placed as a professional

Learners Experience

"Completing the Category Management in Procurement training opened doors to my role as a Retail Category Buyer. I now strategically select and manage product categories, enhancing our retail offerings and profitability."

Mehrum Sana

Retail Category Buyer

"The Category Management in Procurement program has equipped me with the skills to excel as a Strategic Sourcing Specialist, focusing on specific product categories. I source products globally, ensuring cost-effectiveness and quality."

Humana Azim

Strategic Sourcing Specialist

"Thanks to the Category Management in Procurement training, I've become a proficient Supplier Relationship Manager with a category focus. I build strategic relationships with suppliers, ensuring quality and compliance within specific product categories."

Zoravar Farhat

Supplier Relationship Manager

"Completing the Category Management in Procurement program exceeded my expectations. I use category-focused analysis to drive procurement decisions, contributing to our organization's success. This training has been instrumental in my role as a Procurement Analyst."

Amim Ray

Procurement Analyst.

"The Category Management in Procurement training was transformative for my career. As a Category Manager, I now excel in strategically managing product categories, optimizing supplier relationships, and achieving cost savings. This training has been pivotal in my role."

Mahima Sethia

Category Manager

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FAQs on Category Management in Procurement

As procurement and supply chain becomes a critical and complex field, the demand for skilled professionals in this field is high. This makes it a profession with exciting career growth opportunities. This growth in the procurement field has made a significant mark on the demand for category management professionals in the employment market. Hence, category management is an extremely appealing career choice.
This Category Management in Procurement course is a comprehensive training program designed to help you improve your proficiency in category management. The course equips you with a deep practical understanding of category management and sourcing strategies. Furthermore, the core elements discussed in this course help you face any real-world challenges in the procurement field.
The training at Learners Point Academy is interactive, immersive, and intensive hands-on programs. We offer 3 modes of delivery and participants can choose from instructor-led classroom-based group coaching, one-to-one training session, or high-quality live and interactive online sessions as per convenience.
The rapid growth of the supply chain and procurement industry in the Gulf region has fueled the demand for skilled professionals in the sectors. As category management is considered a tool widely used for effectively managing sourcing and procurement operations, the job market for category managers is ripe in the UAE.
The Category Management training course is designed for professionals to build their competency in procurement category management. It is ideal for any professional employed in the supply chain and procurement sector wanting to advance their career in the sector.
At Learners Point Academy, if a participant doesn’t wish to proceed with the training after the registration due to any reason, he or she is entitled to a 100% refund. However, the refund will be issued only if we are notified in writing within 2 days from the date of registration. The refund will be processed within 4 weeks from the day of exit.
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