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BMP Radio: The Pathway from Human Buyer to Power Buyer

Written by Kelly Barner

Today’s guest on BMP Radio is Jonathan O’Brien. Jonathan is the CEO and Owner of Positive Purchasing, an international procurement consultancy and training provider. He is also the author of four books, the most recent of which was just released this year, titled ‘The Buyer’s Toolkit: An Easy to Use Approach for Effective Buying.’

In our discussion, we explore the pathway that a procurement pro can take from a human buyer to a power buyer.

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About the author

Kelly Barner

Kelly Barner has covered procurement news, events, publications, solutions, trends, and relevant economics at Buyers Meeting Point since 2009. In 2017, she joined Philip Ideson as a co-founder of Palambridge, a virtual platform of procurement experts, technology, and intelligence. Palambridge provides a broad range of flexible procurement solutions, available on-demand.

Kelly has several regular columns throughout the procurement industry and in the summer of 2016 was appointed to become the Business Survey Chair for the ISM-New York Report on Business.

Kelly has her MBA from Babson College as well as an MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. She has also co-authored two books: ‘Supply Market Intelligence for Procurement Professionals: Research, Process, and Resources’ (2014) and ‘Procurement at a Crossroads: Career Impacting Insights into a Rapidly Changing Industry’ (2016).

Before covering the procurement industry as a blogger, Kelly worked as the Associate Director of Consulting Services at Emptoris (now IBM) and as a Hired Services sourcing specialist at Ahold USA