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The Faculty is delighted to announce Nikhil Tandon, Key Projects & Indirect Spend Manager, Simplot, will be speaking at the CMA Workshop.  

Home of some of Australia’s most trusted brands, including Leggo’s, Birdseye and Edgell, Simplot has transformed their category management approach.

Nikhil will demonstrate the cost management principles that Simplot now apply to their most strategic categories and share some of the challenges they encountered along the way.

How will you benefit?

  • Develop and document strategies for spend categories in a consistent manner.
  • Identify additional sources of sustainable business value.

  • Development of a high performance category fact-base in less time.

  • Use a broader range of strategies to accelerate value delivery from spend categories.

  • Communicate a winning category strategy to stakeholders.

  • Enhance commercial leadership skills.

Who should attend?

This workshop is ideally suited to procurement and supply professionals seeking to lift their focus beyond tactical procurement approaches to understand how a category management approach can assist in supporting their business’ strategic goals.



For more information, please call Training & Capability Manager , Karen Hill on +61 3 9654 4900, or via

The Faculty
21 September 2012


REGISTER NOW 30 & 31 October 2012

Supercharge value delivery with the Category Management Accelerator Program  

The search to deliver significant procurement value and identify new value streams is never-ending. The Faculty’s Category Management Accelerator (CMA)  is an interactive two-day workshop aimed at assisting procurement professionals to identify and deliver enhanced value streams from their organisations most important spend categories.

Blending theory with practical sessions, guest speakers and networking opportunities, CMA will equip participants to: 

• Elevate the understanding of category management beyond a sourcing-centric view.

• Optimise their approach to business needs and supply market analysis to identify category opportunities, risks and insights that will accelerate the development of their category strategy.

• Explore the essential elements of a good category strategy, considering the business drivers, organisational values, stakeholder expectations and category objectives. 

• Effectively engage and onboard stakeholders to ensure the category strategy is understood and  implemented.

• Optimise the use of core sourcing strategies to generate category value.

• Explore strategies for improving their organisation’s interaction with the supply market.

• Review a category scorecard template and understand how benchmarking forms a core part of integrated contract management.

• Develop a personal action plant that will ensure they consolidate their learnings and support career development. 

Register yourself or your new starter for Category Management Accelerator now:  
When:  30 & 31 October 2012
Where: The Faculty, 502 Albert Street, East Melbourne VIC 
Cost: $2,350 + 10% GST = $2,585


"The training provided an excellent forum to facilitate relevant discussions for peer knowledge sharing. An excellent overview of Category Management."

2012 CMA workshop attendee

"A very useful course. Appreciated the involvement of professionals with industry experience."

2012 CMA workshop attendee

Key topics covered by Category Management Accelerator:

• Category management perspectives
• Creating a high performance fact base
• Developing a winning category strategy
• Communicating a strategy
• Accelerating value delivery
• Supply market engagement
• Benchmarking and managing category performance

About The Faculty

Across Asia-Pacific, The Faculty is a trusted partner in strategic procurement consulting. The Faculty is dedicated to helping global and regional clients transform their procurement teams into world-class, externally focused functions that deliver true value to their organisation.

Learn more about the Faculty or contact us directly on +61 3 9654 4900.

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