Finance How To

150: How to Build a Stronger Partnership with your CFO w/ Peter de Heer

I recently came across an insightful white paper that shared a number of ways that we, as Procurement, can build stronger partnerships with our peers in Finance.  Today, I invite the author of that paper, Peter de Heer, to be my guest on the Art of Procurement.

Peter has enjoyed a long career across a variety of procurement and non-procurement leadership roles at consumer products company Henkel before becoming a partner at Expense Reduction Analysts.

In our conversation, I ask Peter what keeps CFO’s up at night, and what should we be talking about with our Finance colleagues.

“Consistency is everything with Finance, and so Procurement has to be very careful in their planning but it is not something that Procurement has to do alone.” – Peter de Heer

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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.