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How to be a Coveted Consultant w/ Jeff Amsel – The Sourcing Industry Landscape Podcast

Welcome to the latest Sourcing Industry Landscape podcast, hosted by Dawn Tiura.

Today’s guest is Jeff Amsel, Vice President of Global Sourcing and Real Estate/Corporate Facilities at HERE Technologies. Jeff began his career in accounting, earned an MBA in marketing and then was recruited to work with procurement teams.

With experience working as both a consultant and within corporate consulting companies, he has a unique understanding of the needs of clients, especially when it comes to alignment with C-Suite stakeholders.

Jeff shares the lessons he’s learned in his career that spans over 20 years in consulting, including the importance of collaboration, the opportunities to be gained through networking and how finding a mentor will help you excel your career.

Key Takeaways:

  • In consulting, Jeff emphasizes the importance of being a strong listener to understand both the needs of your team and stakeholders.
  • Consultants often spend their days in long meetings and nights working out the details of those meetings. Learn the art of time management to stay organized and focus.
  • Work hard, play hard: As a team leader, it’s important to take the time to reward, recognize and celebrate team wins and employee successes.

About the Guest:

Jeff Amsel is a business leader with broad experience in operating roles both domestic and international, with leading roles in procurement, real estate, operations and business development. He has led transformational change at organizations in North America, Australia, and Europe. He is a results-oriented leader with diverse functional experience of 23 years and an outstanding track record of accomplishment within Fortune 500 organizations and leading consulting firms.

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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.