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SIL Podcast: Leaders Never Stop Learning, w/ Kristian O’Meara

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

Kristian O’Meara is Vice President of Market Solutions at JAGGAER, a global provider of source-to-pay solutions.

O’Meara’s journey into sourcing and procurement began with an internship for a franchise that proved to be the foundation for his career. In an industry where the conversation is dominated by change, O’Meara notes that the ability to be a good listener and an active partner will always be a valued skill.

Key Takeaways:

  • Mentorship and professional development are essential to career growth and success.
  • The ability to be a good listener is just as important as the ability to accept and manage change.
  • O’Meara says that procurement professionals must engage in opportunities to grow their knowledge and think outside the box to bring continuous value to customers.

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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.