Category Management - Manchester

Course Date:
18 July 2019
09:30 to 16:30
TUCO, National House, 3rd Floor St Ann Street, Manchester M2 7LE


Helen Dodd-Williams, NWUPC

Having worked at NWUPC Ltd for over 8 years, Helen Dodd-Williams was appointed as Head of Contracting in 2018.  Following a varied career in the HE sector covering roles in Sales, Marketing and Event Management her path took a turn for the better leading her into the world of procurement.  Helen joined NWUPC in 2010 where she quickly gained her MCIPS qualifications.  Helen has worked on array of Frameworks across the categories and now has a focus on Office Solutions indulging her love of all things stationery.  Helen is passionate about Responsible Procurement and has lead NWUPC in the implementation of a variety of initiatives in this area.  Helen is focused on Contract Management and Category Management and developing this expertise within NWUPC. 


Course Outline

  • What is Category Management and overview of the Category Management process
  • Developing the Category tree
  • Identifying opportunities
  • Market analysis
  • Managing the Category Portfolio and its performance
  • Developing or refreshing the Category Strategy
  • Sourcing Strategies
  • Consortia support for Category Management in Universities


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The important stuff:

  • Only 2 people from each institution on each session
  • Your Head of Procurement or equivalent needs to sign off your attendance
  • Your first choice venue should be your own regional consortium
  • If you cancel within 48 hours of the event or do not attend on the day we reserve the right to charge a £50 plus VAT administration fee
  • Full day sessions will usually run from 09:30 to 16:30 but this may vary
  • Half day morning sessions run from 09:30 to 12:30
  • Half day afternoon sessions run from 13:30 to 16:30
  • Manchester Sessions will be held HERE


How much does it cost?

All courses are offered free of charge, however we have introduced a small conditional cancellation fee to make sure that as many people as possible can attend. Initially we will limit to two places per member on as first come, first served basis but we will take additional names in case places become available as a result of cancellation or if we decide to repeat the course at a later date due to high demand.


Who's it for?

Our training programme is available to all members of NWUPC and NEUPC. We want to make sure that support and guidance is available to everybody with some responsibility for procurement within our membership. Whether you are new to our procurement community or a seasoned practitioner, you will find something to help you in your procurement journey. We will be issuing more information on each session over the coming days to help with your booking decisions.


What if I have any questions?

  • All booking queries should go to David McIntyre at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Your contact for NWUPC general queries is David McIntyre at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


We hope that you get a lot from this round of training and we look forward to receiving your feedback.  Don’t forget to let us have your suggestions for future events.

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