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SIL Podcast: Think Outside the Box w/ Tolga Tomar

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

Tolga Tomar is Director of Procurement at Thirty-One Gifts, a direct-selling company that empowers women to run their own consulting business. Tomar is a visionary who believes global sourcing is the future of the industry and is passionate about the positive impact it can have on communities across the world. Tomar challenges his team to think outside the box and encourages procurement professionals to embrace the emerging technologies that are bringing innovation and transparency to global supply chains.

Key Takeaways:

  • Procurement is often misunderstood. Tomar has advice to help you sell the value of procurement to your organization.
  • Global sourcing is the future of the industry and it can have a positive impact on communities across the world.
  • Procurement professionals need a wide range of skills to be successful and drive value. Tomar has ideas on how to step outside of your comfort zone and think outside the box.

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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.