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087: Next Generation Procurement (Part 2): Survive & Thrive in the New Era of Procurement

How can professionals best position themselves for success in the new era of procurement?  That is the question that I explore in the second of a two part series on the factors that look to change the shape of our profession.

In this episode, I explain the notion of a two-tier procurement profession, and the six different role types that I believe will be fundamental in ensuring that procurement remains relevant in times of significant change.

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 “What is interesting to me about this is that I don’t necessarily think it means there are less procurement jobs in the future than today if we are successful in changing our value proposition – what I believe will be our limiting factor is a shortage of the talent needed at scale to deliver the new value proposition.” 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why I believe that the procurement profession is quickly becoming on of haves and have nots.
  • What we can do to position ourselves for success in the new era of procurement.
  • The six different skill sets that I believe will be core to the future of procurement, and why they are so important.

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About the author

Philip Ideson

Philip Ideson is passionate about the role that procurement professionals and leaders can plan in creating competitive advantage for their organizations in ways that go beyond the traditional value proposition.

Philip founded Art of Procurement as a way for the procurement community to learn from each other, increasing the impact they have on their organizations. In 2017, he co-founded Palambridge, a virtual platform of procurement experts, technology, and intelligence. Palambridge provides a broad range of flexible procurement solutions, available on-demand.

Prior to Art of Procurement and Palambridge, Philip enjoyed a career that spanned the procurement value chain, working across three continents for organizations such as Accenture, Procurian, Ally Financial, Pfizer and Ford Motor Company.