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Art of Procurement

Learn from Procurement Experts. Host Philip Ideson talks with thought leaders who share the trends, strategies and tactics that you can lever to elevate the role of procurement - and your career.
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Feb 19, 2016

The inspiration for today’s Art Of Procurement Friday show was a question that I received recently from a US based listener regarding Direct Procurement. And I follow that up with another question that I was asked to answer by CIPS Supply Management magazine recently on a similar topic – the difference that someone with a career in Indirect Procurement should be aware of as they transition into a Direct Procurement role.

Full show notes can be found at artofprocurement.com/25

Feb 16, 2016

On this weeks episode of The Art Of Procurement, my guest is Alex Short. I was fortunate to be introduced to Alex Short by Gerard Chick, who I interviewed recently for the show.

Gerard introduced Alex as a pioneer in the procurement space, and he wasn't wrong. Alex is a passionate entrepreneur who is focused on elevating the role of procurement through facilitating stronger and deeper supplier relationships.

Alex Short, is the co-founder of Old Street Labs, and Old Street Labs’ main product, Vizibl.

Full show notes can be found at artofprocurement.com/collaboration

Feb 12, 2016

For today's Art Of Procurement Friday show, I thought I would share 14 different questions that you can use to consider the health of any supplier engagement or contract.

Full show notes can be found at artofprocurement.com/23

Feb 9, 2016

On this weeks episode of The Art Of Procurement, my guest is Gerard Chick and we discuss the behaviours, habits and attributes that make procurement professionals and in-particular procurement leaders more effective in their job.

Gerard Chick is Chief Knowledge Officer for Optimum Procurement, a leading procurement outsourcing and consulting firm.

Full show notes can be found at artofprocurement.com/habits

Feb 5, 2016

On this weeks friday show, I ask: Is Procurement Abusing the RFP Process?

Full show notes can be found at artofprocurement.com/21

Feb 2, 2016

In this episode, my guest is Terri Gallagher and we talk about how procurement can optimize the management of temporary labor.

Terri Gallagher is President & CEO of Gallagher and Consultants.

Full show notes can be found at artofprocurement.com/temporarylabor

 

Jan 29, 2016

On this weeks friday show, I discuss why procurement should focus on it's customers, and not on being "best in class".

Full show notes can be found at artofprocurement.com/19

Jan 26, 2016

On this weeks episode, we are joined by Alun Rafique and Nick Drewe, co-founders of Market Dojo to discuss when and how you can use eAuctions as part of your Sourcing Tool Kit.

Todays show notes can be found at artofprocurement.com/eauction

Jan 22, 2016

In today's Art Of Procurement Friday Show, I want to show how you can enable your high performers to work on strategic activities 100% of the time.

For all the show notes and transcription, please visit artofprocurement.com/17

Thanks for listening!

Jan 19, 2016

Todays guest is Bob Rodwell, and we discuss how to apply marketing procurement best practices to become relevant to your difficult business stakeholders.

Bob shares some great advice, including

  • How to become relevant when managing the Marketing category
  • Applying Marketing Procurement best practices to become relevant to your difficult stakeholders.
  • Best practices for managing RFP’s for creative services
  • Why Pepsi decentralizing marketing procurement was a one off, and not part of a broader trend.

Shownotes can be found at artofprocurement.com/marketingintro

Please share this episode if you have found it helpful.

Till next time,

Philip Ideson

Jan 15, 2016

Welcome to this weeks Friday Solo Show!

I recently received an email from a listener that had a couple of great questions.

  1. Do you perhaps have any tips for an individual such as myself who is a beginner when it comes to procurement?
  2. How can I become part of a 'procurement community'? I've joined various groups and blogs the last couple of months but I'm struggling to actually feel part of the discussions.

Be sure to listen to the episode to hear my answers. More detailed show notes with links can be found at artofprocurement.com/15

Jan 12, 2016

From the start of Art of Procurement, I have planned on recording a series of “how-to” or case studies that highlight the steps that leading companies are taking to tackle their most difficult procurement challenges. I’m excited to share with you the first in this “how-to” series.

Today’s guest is Tim Jones, the Head of Sourcing at Google.

Google Procurement have been on a journey to become a trusted advisor supporting the key strategic stakeholders that represent the most strategic supplier spend and initiatives rather than an RFP show. In today’s show, Tim will share Google’s journey to date, along with what I think are some really interesting approaches to drive stakeholder engagement.

Today's show notes are available at artofprocurement.com/google

 

Jan 8, 2016

In this Friday solo show, I give my thoughts on the previous episodes relating to the US & UK Job Markets.

There are a few key insights that I picked out of those two shows, but one thing that is a recurring theme is that companies who want to retain and attract the best people have to do things differently.

I hope you enjoy this episode

Jan 4, 2016

Mark Holyoake, Owner of The Holyoake Search Group, a boutique Recruitment Specialist focused exclusively on recruiting professionals into the Procurement function, explains the key strategies and tactics that you should follow to secure you perfect Procurement hires in 2016.

Jan 1, 2016

Welcome to 2016!  Host Philip Ideson shares his procurement journey, and discusses his vision for the Art of Procurement in 2016 - including a new regular Friday show.

Dec 22, 2015

Learn the best practices that I have observed procurement services firms level to increase the ROI of their client engagements, and how they can be applied to your internal team.

Dec 15, 2015

Andrew Daley, co-founder of procurement recruitment consultancy Edbury Daley explains the current state of the UK procurement job market.

Dec 15, 2015

Andrew Daley, co-founder of procurement recruitment consultancy Edbury Daley, explains the key strategies and tactics that you should follow to secure you dream procurement job in 2016.

Dec 8, 2015

Andrew Karpie, the preeminent analyst covering the future of work for procurement industry blog Spend Matters, explains the transformative power of worker intermediation platforms and how labor in the future will be accessed on a activity basis rather than FTE basis.

Dec 1, 2015

Kelly Barner, Owner and Editor of Buyers Meeting Point, discusses the trends shaping Procurement's future, and the importance of Supply Market Intelligence in making Procurement a competitive advantage.

Nov 24, 2015

In this Thanksgiving week episode, host Philip Ideson discusses whether or not procurement outsourcing is an all or nothing value proposition, and explains different procurement outsourcing use cases.

Nov 17, 2015

Tibor Shanto, Chief Sales Officer and Principal of Renbor Sales Solutions explains the perception of the procurement function from the sales community, and how both tribes can work together to foster a spirit of partnership and build long term relationships.

Nov 10, 2015

In this episode, Tania Seary, Founder of Procurious, discusses a wide range of issues from the impact that nano-niching will have on the procurement careers of the future, to the importance of social media in winning the war for talent.

Nov 4, 2015

Host Philip Ideson introduces the Art of Procurement, and explains who the show is for, and the motivations behind its launch

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