Today’s episode is the second in a two-part series considering Category Management: what we can do not only to implement Category Management, but also do so in a way that is sustainable over the long term.
The reason why I think this is important is that often I have seen Category Management implemented for the right reasons, but after the initial burst of energy and picking the low hanging fruit, it becomes difficult to keep the momentum going and provide value in other ways.
Today’s guests on the show are Lynn Rideout, Senior Manager of Category Management, and Chris Eyerman, Senior Director of Program Management, both at Denali Sourcing Services. In part two of this two-part series, we discuss three key imperatives for a Category Manager that are required to become a trusted advisor:
1. Know Your Stakeholders
2. Understand Your Categories
3. Deliver Results
For more information, visit http://artofprocurement.com/categorymanagement