The Procurement Show Podcast

WELCOME TO THE PROCUREMENT SHOW PODCAST

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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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…?

May 2023
38:39

Episode 27 – Navigating the Procurement Tech Landscape

In this episode, Jonathan O’Brien and Paul Philpott discuss the immense procurement tech landscape, which is no easy thing to navigate. They’re helped through this overwhelming topic by digital procurement advisor, Founder of the site 'ProcurementSoftware.site' and Presenter of the Procuretech podcast, James Meads. Together they attempt to understand what’s out there and James might even get in some skiing and possibly a kebab!

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.

March 2023
47:15

Episode 25 – Everybody’s Talking

In this episode, Jonathan O’Brien and Paul Philpott discuss the importance of understanding and managing body language in a negotiation. Body language has often been mentioned in previous editions of the Procurement Show, so this time Jonathan dedicates an entire episode to it. How it can help in negotiation, how you can tell what someone is really communicating to you and tips on what you should avoid revealing with your body language.

February 2023
40:28

Episode 24 – The Procurement Show Meets Kelly Barner

In this episode, Jonathan O’Brien and Paul Philpott are joined by Kelly Barner, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Buyers Meeting Point, a Partner and Head of Content with Art of Procurement and host of Dial P for Procurement and Sourcing Hero. They take a general look at what’s going on in the world of procurement and give us plenty to think about in 2023.

January 2023
28:06

Episode 23 – Digital Procurement – Where to Start

In this episode, Jonathan O’Brien and Paul Philpott are joined by Ian Platt, Head of Procurement Centre of Excellence for Syngenta. They look at where to start if you want to enable a procurement function for the future, with the right digital tools and the right digital thinking.

November 2022
31:26

Episode 22 – Data in Procurement & the Supply Chain

In this episode, Jonathan O’Brien and Paul Philpott are joined by Kris Lance, Senior Director with the group purchasing company, Una. They look at the tech landscape in procurement and the supply chain; including how data helps us and will continue to help in the future.

October 2022
58:07

Episode 21 – Negotiation

In this episode, Jonathan O’Brien and Paul Philpott discuss negotiation. What are the tactics? What are the best ones to use? What are the ones to avoid? Can you tell when negotiation tactics are being used on you? Plus… will Jonathan be “good cop” while Paul is “bad cop”…?

September 2022
45:27

Episode 20 – Powering Procurement for the Future

In this episode, Jonathan O’Brien and Paul Philpott are joined by Andy Martyr-Icke, who is part of the environment team at National Grid – the organisation responsible for electricity distribution in the UK. They discuss what procurement teams should be looking out for in the future with regards to power, electric vehicles, sustainability and those businesses claiming to have net zero targets.

August 2022
36:10

Episode 19 – Sustainable Procurement in a Creative Industry

In this episode, Jonathan O’Brien and Paul Philpott are joined by Annabel Kaur-Barry, who leads digital and production procurement, for Interpublic Group – one of the “big four” advertising agencies globally. They discuss how sustainability might apply when what is being sourced is less physical and not as tangible in the world of creative procurement.

July 2022
22:48

Episode 18 – The Coming Food Crisis

In this episode, Jonathan O’Brien and Paul Philpott discuss the coming food crisis, following a recent article in The Economist. We look at what the crisis actually means for all of us, and what procurement functions should be doing to find their way through the challenging months and years ahead.

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