Plan and implement procurement category management

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Assessment Template
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Evidence Guide
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Self Assessment Survey
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria

1 Plan for category management

1.1 Identify and assess organisational structures and business requirements from corporate planning documents in the context of suitability to adopt category management approaches for procurement and contract management.

1.2 Develop and use effective communication strategies to engage with internal stakeholders, external and market stakeholders about category management approaches, product/services to be category managed, market and supply chain conditions.

1.3 Develop a category management plan based on category management principles for each category to be managed that includes outcome based, transparent and manageable performance metrics for category managed items and services.

1.4 Obtain senior management approval for the category management plan.

1.5 Develop outcome based processes and guidelines to support category management.

1.6 Identify staff skills and training and development opportunities related to category management and incorporate these into professional development plans.

1.7 Identify and interrogate organisational Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and document management systems in order to gather and analyse data pertaining to the level of spend on various procurement types.

2 Define categories

2.1 Identify and analyse current procurement options adopted by the organisation and other procurement options that are available in the marketplace.

2.2 Identify market, procurement and contract management trends, opportunities and risks relevant to categories.

2.3 Identify and engage relevant internal stakeholders to assist in defining categories.

2.4 Define procurement categories using a recognised basis.

2.5 Identify and implement appropriate systems to support category and contract managers.

3 Implement category management

3.1 Develop market strategies for categories and act on them as appropriate to the organisation.

3.2 Implement the category management plan.

3.3 Implement strategies to manage and maintain productive relationships with identified suppliers.

3.4 Resolve operational issues raised by contract users and suppliers.

3.5 Capture and analyse data from a range of sources about the category performance against the performance metrics on a regular basis and report category performance to appropriate corporate systems.

3.6 Regularly review buying organisation, industry and market category positions to identify trends, opportunities and risks and adjust direction as indicated by the results of the review.

4 Review category management

4.1 Review and monitor performance metrics on a regular basis to ensure efficiency and effectiveness is achieved and maintained in category management processes.

4.2 Consult appropriately with stakeholders, provide performance feedback and recommend corrective or improvement actions as necessary.

4.3 Monitor buying organisation, industry and market performance and ensure organisational strategies are modified where appropriate.

4.4 Monitor staff skills and provide appropriate skilling upgrades.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPPROC512 appears in the following qualifications:

  • PSP52512 - Diploma of Government (Procurement and Contracting)