Earlier this month a group of key UK employers, including Nestle, Fererro and Muller, met Manchester Metropolitan University to discuss the possibility of creating a new standard for Category Management. A number of other options were on the table – and after much discussion and debate, it was agreed that rather than creating a completely new standard, employers could work with MMU to make the current Business-to-Business Sales Professional (degree) standard more relevant to Category Management.
The group mapped the current standard to various Category Management job descriptions and agreed there were many similarities.
The next step is for this group to meet in September/October at MMU to scope out further requirements. If you would like to join this group, have your say and help shape the future of this standard, please contact Amy Crooks, firstname.lastname@example.org