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017: Friday Show: How to Maximize the Impact of your Procurement Superstars

Today, I would like to follow up on the show we had a couple of weeks ago with Tim Jones at Google.

If you did not hear the show, I would highly recommend it. It’s the fastest downloaded show so far on the Art of Procurement! You can listen at

If you recall, Tim talked about the journey that Google took to become a trusted advisor, and the first step of that journey was to take the administrative and transactional work of the hands of the strategic team so that they could focus on building stakeholder relationships.

What I wanted to do today was to share how you can go about doing this at your company.

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“The benefit is that these high cost employees now are able to create more value because they are doing more strategic activities, and they are engaged because they are doing work that they enjoy.”

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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.

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