Category Management

Category Management is a strategic approach to procurement, which effectively bundles the wide range of products and services we buy into discrete groups of similar or related products. This enables category managers to focus their time and conduct in depth market analysis to fully leverage their procurement decisions on behalf of the whole University. The results can be significantly greater than traditional transactional based purchasing methods.

In short, the Category Management team defines and sets the overall strategy for all major categories of spend in terms of what we buy, how we buy it and who we buy it from. The team works in partnership with relevant stakeholders, performs category planning, strategic sourcing, supplier performance and contract management for all associated categories. Activities can include, but not limited to;

  • Strategic Sourcing:
    • Analysis – opportunity, demand, spend, market, cost drivers
    • Market engagement
    • Negotiation
  • Category Management:
    • Industry and risk analysis
    • Contract management
    • Benefits realisation
    • Continuous improvement
    • Benchmarking
    • Supplier management

For all procurement enquires please contact us via our General Enquiries address. Your enquiry will be triaged by the PAE team and directed via ServiceNow to the appropriate team member to action.

The team can assist with;

  • Obtaining quotes
  • Procurement plans
  • Sole supplier procurement
  • Tendering and RFx processes


Please direct all enquires to:

General Enquiries
Phone: 4570 1487
On-Line: (Preferred)