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Technology has changed the buying process. Stakeholders research potential suppliers and solutions long in advance of engaging procurement, and providers use advanced sales and marketing strategies to shorten the decision-making cycle. Purchases are often made through the lens of a single transaction rather than in pursuit of an enterprise strategy, leaving significant value on the table and increasing supplier-related risk.

Procurement is often forced to be a price reducer rather than a value driver. They often find themselves swimming against the tide of pre-formed stakeholder preferences. They may struggle to expand their impact outside of pockets of strength.

Successful procurement teams operate like a strategic services business, not a function. They are built to serve actual – not perceived – needs with a value proposition that compels stakeholders to engage. 

The result: a high-impact team with an obsessive focus on aligning performance with enterprise needs.

By using a combination of levers that are customized to your specific needs, we help you elevate the impact of procurement at scale.

The Art of Procurement Difference

We believe that procurement must think and act like a strategic services business.

By combining our Procurement, Inc. framework and pre-vetted ecosystem of subject matter experts, we help you deliver results that align procurement performance with corporate objectives.

We help you with end-to-end transformation, or with targeted support that amplifies your ongoing journey.


Benchmark your impact against the needs of your business:
  • Performance Benchmark
  • Business Needs Assessment
  • Team Capability Assessment


Plan and prioritize your transformation journey:
  • Develop your Procurement Business Model
  • Transformation Roadmap
  • Technology Roadmap
  • Capability Framework
  • Governance Model


Implement the infrastructure needed for sustained impact:
  • Organization Structure
  • Transformation Program Management
  • Transformation Coaching
  • Guides & Playbooks
  • Team Development
  • Technology Implementation

Procurement Transformation Resources

Procurement, Inc. Framework

Create a “Board of Investors”

We’re Proud of our Clients

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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