Category Management - Certificate programme


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The 9-day Certified GS1 Category Manager® course provides you with the in-depth knowledge you need to implement effective and efficient category management. This training is given in collaboration with GS1 Germany and LD&CO and is entirely in English. This course is followed by a final exam. Upon successful completion of the test, you will receive the recognised and high quality "Certified GS1 Category Manager®" certificate.

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Learning Objectives

The content guidelines are the uniform standards of ECR category management. The extensive virtual training covers everything from methodology, real-life case studies and practical simulations in interactive modules. A range features such as chat, video, virtual group rooms and surveys enable active participation and support the learning process. Our experienced trainers, together with experts, will explain the production and retail industry and the various tools to perform successful category management in your company.

Detailed programme


Base Station - 1


Base Station - 2 


Base Camp - 1 


Base Camp - 2



Target Group

The category management course is designed for participants with basic category management experience and wants to become an expert.

It is aimed at retailers, manufacturers and service providers whose job function involves:

° Category Management      ° Purchasing
° Marketing                           ° Business Development
° Shopper Marketing            ° Key Account Management
° Trade Marketing                ° Efficient Consumer Response (ECR)
° Sales



Online seminar in English.

In the seminar we will use the following software: Microsoft Teams and the GS1 Academy learning platform using Docebo (browser based). Please check in advance whether your computer is compatible with the program and contact us for more information if necessary.

Participation costs and conditions

The participation costs are € 6,995 per person excluding VAT of 21%. You can consult the full terms and conditions.

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GS1 expands Category Management offer

In collaboration with GS1 Germany, GS1 Belgilux decides to offer a program that leads to the title 'Certified Category manager'. Discover the motivations here.

Luc Desmedt

Managing Director @ LD&Co