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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.

Art of Procurement Philip Ideson

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 43 Ratings

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.

    417: Seeking Alignment Between Procurement, AP, and Treasury During Procurement Transformation w/ Joe Payne and Jennifer Ulrich

    417: Seeking Alignment Between Procurement, AP, and Treasury During Procurement Transformation w/ Joe Payne and Jennifer Ulrich

    Procurement, treasury and accounts payable have one set of shared objectives when it comes to supplier engagement and management, but all too often they operate in silos. This complicates supplier management and does little to improve their experience while working with a company. Restructuring how these groups work together through procurement transformation can create opportunities to support each other’s goals and therefore better deliver against business expectations.
    In this episode, Host Philip Ideson is joined by Joe Payne, SVP, Source-to-Pay at Corcentric, and Jennifer Ulrich, Senior Director of Advisory at Corcentric. They are both return guests on Art of Procurement and are two of four authors of the recently released book: Managing Indirect Spend.
    This conversation is based on a recent AOP Live webinar titled, “Bridging the Gap Between Procurement, AP, and Treasury through Procurement Transformation.” 
    In that session Joe and Jennifer answered questions from a live Art of Procurement audience about:
    Where procurement, treasury, and accounts payable tend to fall out of sync and why How fragmented processes not only negatively impact suppliers, but reduce the ROI to the company from those relationships  The additional benefits - such as reduced overall effort and improved data quality - that result when all three groups work collaboratively

    • 1 hr
    416: Designing Procurement to Accelerate Success in a High Growth Business

    416: Designing Procurement to Accelerate Success in a High Growth Business

    “I'm going to change your mindset. You're going to want me to help you. You're going to want my team. You're going to want more procurement and you're going to advocate for us. I love watching it shift.”
     
    Many procurement leaders have been tasked with building the first procurement organization at their company. It is always a challenging journey, with many unexpected twists and turns. For fast-growth companies with a global footprint, establishing formal procurement is absolutely critical, but it has to be done in a way that does not impede the growth trajectory.
     
    Sarah Kaye is the Director of Procurement at Spin, a part of Ford Mobility, an electric scooter and bike-share company. She is combining her passion for marketing with the procurement experience she gained working at organizations such as Target, Radisson Hotel Group, and WeWork.
     
    Sarah’s responsibilities at Spin began at the beginning; building and growing the company’s very first procurement team.
     
    In this conversation, Host Philip Ideson and Sarah discuss how she is building procurement capabilities that truly align with the needs of the business, and how she is leveraging her marketing skills to build and sell the procurement value proposition:
    The level of sophistication she is able to bring to procurement’s internal relationships by making personal connections aimed at delivering long term value Why the best problem she has is too many contracts to negotiate and execute The importance of procurement taking programs like diversity and inclusion or sustainability and moving beyond tracking and reporting to full advocacy with the business

    • 30 min
    415: Pandemic Pressures: 4 Key Pillars to Evaluate in Your Corporate Travel Program - Part 4: Integrating Sustainability into Your Business Travel Program

    415: Pandemic Pressures: 4 Key Pillars to Evaluate in Your Corporate Travel Program - Part 4: Integrating Sustainability into Your Business Travel Program

    Corporate travel is one of the most complex spend categories that procurement has management responsibility for. For almost two years now, business travel has been in a state of flux resulting from the global COVID-19 pandemic, leaving most companies and procurement teams with a whole series of unanswered questions:  
    How should your corporate travel policy change to reflect new realities? How do you negotiate deals when volumes are uncertain? How do you account for traveler safety? And how do you integrate sustainability into your travel program?
    In this four-part special series brought to you in partnership with Egencia, the world’s business travel platform, we will cover all of these pressing issues and more.
    In the final episode of the series, host Philip Ideson speaks with Kristina Zdrilic Siljedahl, Global Account Manager and Sustainability Ambassador at Egencia, to discuss the tactics and metrics that companies can use to integrate sustainability into their travel program.

    • 12 min
    414: Pandemic Pressures: 4 Key Pillars to Evaluate in Your Corporate Travel Program - Part 3: Traveler Safety

    414: Pandemic Pressures: 4 Key Pillars to Evaluate in Your Corporate Travel Program - Part 3: Traveler Safety

    Corporate travel is one of the most complex spend categories that procurement has management responsibility for. For almost two years now, business travel has been in a state of flux resulting from the global COVID-19 pandemic, leaving most companies and procurement teams with a whole series of unanswered questions:  
    How should your corporate travel policy change to reflect new realities? How do you negotiate deals when volumes are uncertain? How do you account for traveler safety? And how do you integrate sustainability into your travel program?
    In this four-part special series brought to you in partnership with Egencia, the world’s business travel platform, we will cover all of these pressing issues and more.
    In the third episode of the series, host Philip Ideson speaks with Caitlin Deegan, Senior Director of Strategy at Egencia, to discuss the elevated responsibility organizations have to protect traveler safety, and what actions they can take to minimize risk as much as possible.

    • 17 min
    413: Pandemic Pressures: 4 Key Pillars to Evaluate in Your Corporate Travel Program - Part 2: Negotiating Deals with Uncertain Volumes

    413: Pandemic Pressures: 4 Key Pillars to Evaluate in Your Corporate Travel Program - Part 2: Negotiating Deals with Uncertain Volumes

    Corporate travel is one of the most complex spend categories that procurement has management responsibility for. For almost two years now, business travel has been in a state of flux resulting from the global COVID-19 pandemic, leaving most companies and procurement teams with a whole series of unanswered questions:  
    How should your corporate travel policy change to reflect new realities? How do you negotiate deals when volumes are uncertain? How do you account for traveler safety? And how do you integrate sustainability into your travel program?
    In this four-part special series brought to you in partnership with Egencia, the world’s business travel platform, we will cover all of these pressing issues and more.
    In the second episode of the series, host Philip Ideson speaks with Delphine Boulton, Director of Consulting at Egencia, to discuss different approaches procurement teams can take to negotiate travel deals when traveler demand is uncertain.

    • 14 min
    412: Pandemic Pressures: 4 Key Pillars to Evaluate in Your Corporate Travel Program - Part 1: Policy

    412: Pandemic Pressures: 4 Key Pillars to Evaluate in Your Corporate Travel Program - Part 1: Policy

    Corporate travel is one of the most complex spend categories that procurement has management responsibility for. For almost two years now, business travel has been in a state of flux resulting from the global COVID-19 pandemic, leaving most companies and procurement teams with a whole series of unanswered questions:  
    How should your corporate travel policy change to reflect new realities? How do you negotiate deals when volumes are uncertain? How do you account for traveler safety? And how do you integrate sustainability into your travel program?
    In this four-part special series brought to you in partnership with Egencia, the world’s business travel platform, we will cover all of these pressing issues and more.
    In this first episode of the series, host Philip Ideson speaks with Ann Dery, Director of Global Travel at S&P Global, and Rob Fodor, Global Account Manager at Egencia, about the changes companies are making to their travel policies in the short term and their perspective on when different types of travel will resume.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

MrCharleston ,

Hits the points. Good guests. Even better host that should have better guests.

Really a top notch gentleman. Wish he would push a bit more and not ease on some gueats. He could get even better guests simply because of the quality of his interviewing. Great industry expert and podcast.

Bootdragger ,

Episode 271 was great!

Chris Sawchuk hit all the points I needed to hear today. I’ll listen to this one again and read the white paper. Thanks, Philip.

UWS listener ,

Phenomenal Value

Thank you Philip Ideson for creating an easy way to make us lifelong learners.

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