The Procurement Show Podcast

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Tackling the hot procurement topics we all need to be thinking about, The Procurement Show sets out to explore the more interesting aspects of procurement! Hosted by procurement expert and award-winning author of a series of acclaimed procurement and negotiation books,
and the CEO of Positive Purchasing, Jonathan O’Brien.

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Latest Episode

Episode 40 – Implementing SRM

Implementing effective supplier relationship management in a global organisation is a huge challenge. So, in this episode, Jonathan and Paul talk to someone from a huge organisation – namely, Graham Scott from Jabil. This is a company that has revenues of over $34billion and employs 140,000 people in 28 countries. So, Graham knows what he’s talking about. Meanwhile, this episodes Fun Fact might not be all Fact…

January 2024
38:15

Episode 34 – How to Build a Responsible Supply Chain

Jonathan and Paul are joined by Justin Dillon, CEO of FRDM. As an artist, entrepreneur and humanitarian, his work has awakened a global movement and helped change laws as well as lives. So, who better to tackle this subject? We also discover that Jonathan could possibly be a genie…

September 2023
24:41

Episode 31 – Transforming Procurement from a Zero Base

In this episode, Jonathan and Paul explore how to build high-performance strategic procurement from the ground up. In order to talk through this, they’re joined by CPO of Green Cargo in Sweden, Andreas Takacs.

July 2023
35:43

Episode 29 – Procurement’s Role to Drive Social Value

In this episode, Jonathan O’Brien and Paul Philpott look at how procurement can help drive sustainability, how this changes in the public sector and what the public sector needs to do differently. Jonathan and Paul’s guest is Guy Battle, who works across multiple industries developing sustainability solutions for businesses. He’s currently co-chair of the Public Sector Chapter of the Sustainable Procurement Pledge in the UK and CEO of Social Value Portal.

June 2023
44:24

Episode 28 – How ALDI is Driving Sustainability Across its Supply Chains

In this episode, Jonathan O’Brien and Paul Philpott look at procurement behind the everyday things we buy with Katharina Wortmann, Director of Sustainability Strategy for ALDI SOUTH Group. They discuss how sustainable the things we buy really are, what retailers are doing to drive sustainability and the work that goes into supplier relationships. And where did Katharina get that t-shirt…?

April 2023
30:16

Episode 26 – Focus on Sweden

In this episode, Jonathan O’Brien and Paul Philpott discuss Sweden. This is the first Procurement Show of many that will look at how procurement and supply chain varies around the world with a focus on what is happening in specific countries In many respects, Sweden is leading the way, so where better to start? To guide Jonathan and Paul through their Swedish podcast is Anette Lindbom – President of SILF (the Swedish procurement and logistics training and certification awarding body) and Procurement Director at Nolato Medi Tech (specialist advanced injection moulding company supplying the pharma and medtech industry). There will be very few mentions of ABBA and Ikea.

November 2021
26:53

Episode 11 – Procurement With Purpose (PART 2), with special guests Mark Perera and Peter Smith

Jonathan’s guests are CEO of Vizibl, Mark Perera and MD of Procurement Excellence, Peter Smith. They have co-written the book, Procurement with Purpose and in this second part of our two-part special, they discuss sustainable procurement with a particular focus on how organisations adopt procurement with purpose. In part 2 we explore Category Management, sustainable growth and what would happen if their new book – was turned into a movie!

October 2021
26:46

Episode 10 – Procurement with purpose (PART 1), with special guests Mark Perera and Peter Smith

Jonathan’s guests are CEO of Vizibl, Mark Perera and MD of Procurement Excellence, Peter Smith. They have co-written the book, Procurement with Purpose and in this first part of a two-part special, they discuss sustainable procurement with a particular focus on how organizations adopt procurement with purpose.

July 2021
33:08

Episode 7 – The Circular Economy, with special guest Chris Holmes, Senior Vice President Global Sourcing at Avantor in Basel

Jonathan, Paul and Chris discuss the circular economy, what it means, and how the future of manufacturing and procurement methodology is key to ensuring organizations can focus on being more restorative or regenerative towards our planet and society at large. The discussion includes communicating values within an organization to obtain full buy-in, cultures and mindsets, and obtaining a detailed understanding of the supply chain in order to drive change.

May 2021
39:26

Episode 5 – Sustainability in Procurement – Where does it start?

A truly global topic in this episode. How can procurement play its part in the worldwide effort towards sustainability? Jonathan O’Brien shares a fascinating selection of data and detailed industry knowhow to help us understand where we are now, and what the future holds. From identifying hot spots, to strategically analyzing your supply chain, this episode contains insight which will be of interest to all – from raw material providers to consumers.