Category Management

Elevating category managers to strategically impact bottom and top line, and deliver maximal value throughout the supply chain.

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As a category manager you know the game has evolved and the stakes are higher. Your role no longer just revolves around reducing direct and indirect cost, consolidating spend categories, and finding efficiencies. Today, you are expected to operate at a strategic level, impacting both the bottom line and top line, and deliver maximal value throughout the supply chain. You also know that your competitors are in it to win it, and your category management strategy needs to be much more sophisticated, effective, and ever-evolving.

At SpendEdge, we have specialized these past 16 years in helping category managers across all stages of the procuring life cycle to devise a strategic approach to category management that results in winning category strategies and execution. Our insights empower your procurement experts to strategically plan and execute in alignment with corporate objectives, in compatibility with their category KPIs, and by being educated on upcoming industry and technology trends in their category. Our procurement intelligence provides actionable insights to enable your category management teams to adopt a proactive approach to category planning.


Disruption to supply markets during Covid-19 has impacted many SMBs and large corporations. Our Sourcing and Procurment Intelligence service is assisting clients with Covid-19 Impact Assessment.
Category Management Service:

  • Category Management Service:

  • Price Benchmarking

  • Spend Analysis

  • Supplier Negotiations

  • Tail Spend Management

  • Market Intelligence and Benchmarking

  • Supplier Performance Reporting

  • Strategic Sourcing

  • Category Strategy Development

Why SpendEdge Category Management Services?
  • Breakthrough Savings
  • Improved Service Levels
  • Supplier Capability Development
  • Competitive Advantage
  • Evaluating Opportunities
  • Proven Methodologies
  • Risk Management
  • Resource Utilization
  • Process Improvement
Minimize supply chain disruptions

Access to ongoing advisory and procurement market intelligence is critical in order to understand risks and factor strategies that help minimize or alleviate risks. A core pillar of our category management services is analysis and assessment on supply chain risks in order to keep the value generation stream “always on” throughout the sourcing life cycle. 

Results & Testimonials

The team managed to gain detailed insights on a market I knew already and present details on what we should be aware of.

Category Manager, Leading CPG Company

We gain access to all latest industry news, supplier updates and innovation landscape too, in addition to the research reports. Our category managers used to go through large set of information sources to track these news items. With the help of SpendEdge’s tool, we gain direct access to news articles that are only relevant to the procurement landscape, hence saving us a lot of time.

Director Global Procurement, Leading ICT Firm

The best thing about the report is that – if utilized correctly for strategy creation, it will assist category teams in unlocking true value.

Category, Heavy Industrial Equipment Company

Case Studies

Attaining $20 Million in Savings Annually for a Food Retail Industry Client through Category Management

Leveraging MRO Supply Chain Efficiency Through Category Management

SpendEdge’s Category Management Strategy Helps a Leading Player in the Fashion Retail Industry Save $6 Million

Featured Blog:

Common Category Management Challenges and Ways to Overcome Them

Featured Whitepaper:

Analyzing Key Components of Category Management and Boosting Sales Volume by Over 10% for an FMCG Company

Featured Blog:

Category Management Best Practices for Retailers

Featured Press Release:

SpendEdge Discloses Key Strategic Sourcing and Category Management Strategies to Maximize Value

Our Expertise

Category Market Intelligence

Transitioning your category procurement strategy beyond cost-saving and into a strategic function of the organization.

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Supply Market Analysis

Enabling companies to achieve procurement maturity, enhanced savings and reduced risks through supply market intelligence.

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Low-Cost Country Sourcing/Best Cost Country Sourcing

Empowering you to select the most optimal cost sourcing locations, by understanding prime cost advantages and the associated risks.

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Developing a competitive edge and winning strategy through supplier, price and procurement best practice benchmarking.

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Spend Analysis

Optimizing an organization’s spend, by effectively identifying, categorizing, visualizing and evaluating in to order identify savings across the supply chain.

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Cost Modeling and Should-Cost Analysis

Obtaining visibility of costs across the value chain to make informed suppliers, pricing, risks and budget-related decisions.

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Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Analysis

Estimating the true cost of doing business, including all direct and indirect costs as the foundation for price negotiations.

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Supplier Risk Analysis

Leaning on timely proprietary and secondary market research to evaluate the supplier risk profile in order to mitigate risks.

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Supply Chain Risk Assessment

Future-proofing operations and profitability against predictable and unpredictable surprises across the supply chain.

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Sustainability Practices Assessment

Transforming businesses and procurement practices with a focus on the triple bottom line value generation: financial, environmental and social.

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Commodity Price Forecasting

Activating data-driven procurement planning, assessing pricing-related risks, and supply chain disruptions due to price volatility.

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Category Management

Transitioning your category procurement strategy beyond cost-saving and into a strategic function of the organization.

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Supplier Negotiations

Positioning sourcing and procurement teams for winning negotiations with current and prospective suppliers.

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Contract Management

Increasing confidence and efficiency in contract negotiation and execution, through analysis, insights and best practices.

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