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109: The Importance of Mindset in Challenging the Status Quo w/ Elisabeth Schlag Lawrence

More and more, I believe the mindset is a key enabler or roadblock in our efforts to think differently and elevate the procurement value proposition.  Without that change in mindset, it makes the other necessities – such as competency development – almost irrelevant. And so I wanted to focus today in the topic of mindset.

Today’s episode is a submission from Elisabeth Schlag Lawrence that was originally a part of The Procurement Revolution. Elisabeth is a long time procurement executive who shortly after recording todays piece joined a leading materials company to lead and grow their Category Management Center of Excellence.

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“To me, procurement is not a function.  Procurement is a fully integrated team of people that needs to collaborate deeply with other functional areas.” 

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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.