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AOP for Finance Leaders

Art of Procurement helps finance leaders maximize the impact of their spend with external suppliers.

With 20-40% of revenue going to external suppliers, the impact of procurement can be a corporate differentiator.  Your procurement team can be central to your strategy to not only protect the business through SG&A reduction and risk mitigation but also to enable company growth. 

To do so requires a different approach, one where procurement and business stakeholders work hand in hand to enable business objectives – not procurement ones. 

We call this approach Procurement, Inc. Our framework maximizes the total commercial value of the products and services that you purchase rather than focusing on cost savings at the exclusion of everything else.

Procurement, Inc. leverages tactics familiar to business leaders – creating a procurement investor board and repositioning procurement as a strategic services business rather than a mandate-driven function. 

We start by understanding the current positioning and impact of your procurement team, benchmarking them against the pillars of our Procurement, Inc. framework. We will partner with you to develop a roadmap to deliver your future state requirements.

To discuss your current situation, and the opportunities for short and longer term transformation, schedule a call today.


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Head of IT SourcingCapital Equipment Company

Art of Procurement impressed me from our first conversation. They brought qualified people to the team with deep knowledge of the market space and the appropriate technical expertise. Managing a project of our size, geographic distribution and complexity, and tight timeline was not an easy undertaking but their project management and business partnering approach had the entire team marching to the same beat.

Head of ProcurementHigh-Growth Saas Company

One of the things I really appreciate about working with Art of Procurement is their flexibility. We’ve had many, many changes to scope but the AOP team is really committed to successful outcomes and they understand that sometimes things can be a bit dynamic.

Head of ProcurementPremium Quick Service Restaurant Chain

The Art of Procurement team helped me see the full scale of our opportunity to transform procurement, communicate it to my team, and build a plan for action.

Head of Procurement Capability DevelopmentGlobal Pharmaceutical Firm

I am inspired by the fresh perspective Art of Procurement brings to each engagement.

Head of Indirect ProcurementLeading Technology Consumables Firm

Philip Ideson is not like a typical procurement consultant that focuses on process, or technology alone. He puts people, and relationships, first. His approach is to demonstrate how procurement can help stakeholders achieve their business objectives. Seeking and building alignment really helped my stakeholders feel like, in procurement, they had a business partner.

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