World Leaders in Category Management
Future Purchasing is a specialist procurement transformation and improvement consultancy. Based in the UK, with more than 80 experts worldwide, we have a 19-year track record of designing and implementing procurement change.
We own the world’s largest and most targeted benchmark data on key success factors that deliver exceptional Category Management outcomes.
Expert Procurement Consultants
Future Purchasing are experts in the business-wide implementation of category management, supplier relationship management, negotiation procurement transformation and business alignment.
We transfer skills and learning best practice so our clients become experts in category strategy, implementation and stakeholder engagement. This is achieved via our end to end customisable toolkit that shifts the mindset and develops the capability of individuals and teams from board level to category managers.
Future Purchasing own the world’s largest and most targeted benchmark data on the key success factors that deliver exceptional category management outcomes. As a result we know what good looks like and our clients benefit from the fact that we continually refresh our approach based on these insights.
Future Purchasing use our procurement experience and research to help clients build a customised roadmap to transform Category Management performance.18+ years of experience operating and consulting. Our team balance strategic and tactical impact operating from board level to category manager.
We excel in shifting mind-sets, developing capability, engaging stakeholders and role modelling best practice. All validated through 90+ client implementations.
Over 19 years we have completed more than 150 procurement projects in 12 sectors across 25 countries.
Why Future Purchasing?
Everyone in the Future Purchasing team is a procurement expert with a minimum of 15 years line and consulting experience. They excel in shifting mindsets, developing capability, engaging stakeholders and role modelling best practice.
Our team of experts understand the difference between training, mentoring, coaching and consulting, adopts a flexible approach to applying each technique. All our consultants are adept at dealing with the challenges of embedding learning in large, complex organizations.
We have a practical implementation focus and are known for our good rapport with procurement teams and stakeholders; this allows us to build support, understand concerns and keep momentum.
Speed of action
Organizations need a diagnostic with a ‘light touch’ where all stakeholder interactions are well planned, structured and time input minimized.
A practical approach
We combine expert and highly practical inputs, frameworks, tools and diagnostic insights, while emphasizing a positive and energetic commitment to action.
We strike the required balance between a tough challenge to entrenched thinking and a generally supportive approach to addressing challenges and opportunities.
A focus on change management
A sustainable procurement transformation requires a robust change management approach; we make this central to each programme.
“We looked at several major consultancies and chose Future Purchasing because of the excellent quality and customer service levels of the people in the team. The Transformation team built a vision for us that inspired our Executive Management Group, and we embarked on a 3-year programme of change. Future Purchasing were ambitious for us and strove to accommodate cultural and Business Unit differences to secure ongoing and sustainable results. The team blended the delivery of Programme Management frameworks and processes with coaching and mentoring of internal team members with skill, operating at all levels within the organisation. Most importantly I felt Future Purchasing cared deeply about the outcome, as if they were a member of the internal team. This is what I felt sets them apart.“Chief Financial Officer, European Media Company
Our Procurement Experts
As procurement management consultants we mobilise outstanding project teams. They excel in shifting mind-sets, developing capability, engaging stakeholders and role modelling best practice. They understand the difference between training, mentoring and coaching and adopt a flexible approach to applying each technique.
All our consultants are adept at dealing with the challenges of embedding learning in large, complex organisations
The project team who works with you to develop your company’s or organisation’s particular learning pathway will include tutors who will lead the delivery. This cohesive approach ensures 360 visibility through the stages of design, delivery, and reflective feedback.
Future Purchasing Leadership Team
Director of People & Culture
Latest Procurement Insights
Be the first to benefit from our Guides, Blogs and Case Studies for best practice in Category Management, Supplier Management, Negotiation and Transformation for the Procurement community.
Category Management enabled procurement transformation for Pharmaceutical Sector
Andrew Cubitt interview – Category management is a top procurement priority for wider spend efficiency at HS2
Mark Smith interview – A lean category management model is at the heart of procurement at bp