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SIL Podcast: Inspiring and Setting Direction w/ Wayne Ezell

By February 28, 2018 August 18th, 2018 No Comments

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

The guest on today’s show is Wayne Ezell, CPM, the Vice President of Procure-to-Pay (encompassing sourcing, contacting, accounts payable, expense management and travel services) with Fidelity Information Services (FIS).

Ezell began his post-secondary education in physics and then moved into sourcing and procurement. Ezell offers strong, actionable advice to anyone who aspires to succeed in procurement: learn to listen to your clients to understand their needs, always be inquisitive so you can provide unique solutions, and immerse yourself in specialized courses and training to learn best practices and become a subject-matter expert.

Key Takeaways:

  • Gain insight into how the supply chain is a function that needs thought leaders from all disciplines and the value that procurement brings to an organization.
  • Hear a first-hand account on the importance of continuing education and how earning professional certifications can be a springboard to professional advancement.
  • Learn the core skills that an aspiring procurement professional needs to be successful.

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Philip Ideson

About Philip Ideson

Philip founded Art of Procurement in 2015 as a way to empower procurement professionals at all levels to deliver change with confidence; whether from the inspiration of the popular weekly podcast that he hosts, or with targeted solution offerings that guide clients on their journey to transform the impact of procurement.