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Hi there! I am Philip Ideson, the Host of the Art of Procurement.  If you are new to the Art of Procurement, welcome!

For the long version of my bio, you can check out my LinkedIn profile. For the shorthand version, I have worked across pretty much every role in the procurement value chain over the last 15 years.  I have been fortunate to work across multiple industries and continents, and as a practitioner and service provider.

I launched the show in November 2015, with the key premise of helping to elevate the role of procurement.  Through my interviews, I am able to share trends, strategies and tactics that we can all use to become more relevant to our organizations, and agile in the face of tremendous change.

I have been humbled by the response the show has received, and the quality of the guests that I am able to interview.  I hope you learn as much from the thought leaders on the show as I do!

Looking for our most recent episode? Here it is!

New episodes are published every Monday evening, Pacific Time.  To check out our back catalog, go to the Art of Procurement home page, or use the search bar at the top of each page.

Where to start:

We are quickly building a deep well of content at the Art of Procurement.  So much so that is it can be difficult to know where to start.

You will find in the margin of each episodes show notes a list of the most popular episodes to date.  However, if you are not sure where to start, check out my very favorite episodes of all time: Best of Art of Procurement

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Thanks for listening.

It sounds cliche, but I am truly very thankful that you are joining me on the Art of Procurement journey.

I set out to learn as much as I could about the nuances of the procurement profession, and how I could do my bit to contribute to elevating our role.  I seek guests that I hope will educate me, and in turn, provide interesting content that is both informative and actionable.  The way that I look at it is that we are all in this together, collectively striving to move procurement forward.

If there is a topic that you would like to know more about, let me know. If you know of a peer who would make a great guest, drop me a line.  If you have feedback – good or bad – please get in touch.