This Week in Procurement

This Week in Procurement: 5 Global CPOs Answer Your Top 5 Procurement Questions

Written by Philip Ideson

As an Art of Procurement subscriber, you are likely no stranger to podcasts!  As such, I thought this week I would share as my “Must Read” what is in fact a “Must Listen”!

I have been working with Procurious to record and produce their 2017 Career Bootcamp podcast series – Upgrade: BeTomorrow’s CPO, Today.  As part of this initiative, I interviewed five industry leading CPO’s from Rio Tinto, Vodafone, AstraZeneca, The Co-Operative Group and Barclays to get their advice on how to grow a successful procurement career.

The series goes live next week (September 4th-8th) but as a sneak peek, Procurious has published the “Quick-Fire” Q&A from each conversation.  So today, I thought I would share these bite-sized pods – they are embedded in this week’s featured article…

5 Global CPOs Answer Your Top 5 Procurement Questions | Procurious


Top 5 Procurement-Stakeholder Insights from Clayton Christensen’s “Milkshake Marketing” | Noah Borgen, AstraZeneca

47% Of Supplier Collaborations Fail: Build Trust or Expect Failure| Jonathan Webb, Procurement Leaders – Global Intelligence Network

Social Currency in Procurement: Do You Know Enough to be Dangerous? | Adam Cockrell, HSBC

Procurement Shines Brightest on a Burning Platform | Guy Strafford, Proxima Group

I asked 9 CPOs How They Improve Relationships With Their Business Partners – Here is What They Said: | Matthias Gutzmann, Old St Labs

Hurricane Harvey Q&A: What Procurement Practitioners Should Be Doing Right Now | Taras Berezowsky, Spend Matters

Procurement in the Digital Age: An interview with SAP Ariba CDO Marcell Vollmer | Stuart Hodge, Supply Chain Digital


Aldi cuts time it takes to pay its small suppliers to 14 days | Fiona Reddan, The Irish Times


Podcast: 150: How to Build a Stronger Partnership with your CFO w/ Peter de Heer


Have a great weekend!

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.