Philip Ideson

Philip Ideson

Managing Director. CatalystCo | Art of Procurement | Palambridge

To access Philip Ideson's full profile

Join now or Login

About Me

I am passionate about procurement, and the value that procurement can deliver for organizations. However, I believe we are on at the beginning of substantial change in our profession – both in the way we must create value for our organizations, and in our delivery model.

The change – and the opportunities that that may bring – compelled me to make the jump from the corporate world in mid-2015. I founded and host the Art of Procurement, a weekly procurement podcast with a mission to help members of the procurement community elevate the role of our function, and their careers. I am fortunate to interview a cross section of industry thought leaders every week for the show. I also help procurement leaders adapt to the new normal by providing advisory services through ProcureChange.

To sign up and never miss an episode of the Art of Procurement, visit


JOB TITLE: Managing Director. CatalystCo | Art of Procurement | Palambridge

FUNCTION: Procurement

INDUSTRY: Professional Services

CATEGORY: HR - Generalist


Work experience

Co-Founder & Managing Director


January 2017 - Present

Palambridge is a virtual platform of procurement experts, technology, and intelligence created to provide a broad range of solutions on-demand. We are changing the way that business and procurement leaders access the expertise they need to make their supply markets a competitive advantage.

Host, The Art of Procurement

The Art of Procurement

November 2015 - Present

The Art of Procurement is a weekly show where I interview thought leaders from both inside and outside the world of procurement. The show seeks to understand the trends, strategies and tactics that are evolving the procurement value proposition and the procurement career of the future.

Founder & Principal Consultant


September 2015 - Present

I strongly believe that the on-demand, as-a-service economy is going to fundamentally change the way in which companies structure their back office operations.

I founded ProcureChange to help clients make procurement a competitive advantage by levering knowledge based outsourcing and the growing as-a-service economy.

We do this through a mix of data driven products, traditional project-based consulting, and a governance retainer program – all built and delivered by procurement, and procurement outsourcing experts.

Our products and services support clients whether they are looking to make either incremental or transformational change to their Indirect procurement organizations.

For companies that are considering what procurement delivery models would be most appropriate to meet their long term goals, we answer the fundamental question: “could my company benefit from strategic procurement outsourcing?”.

Where the answer is yes, we help clients design, build and govern their outsourced procurement program. This ensures that their program is designed and managed in a way that maximizes the value of their significant procurement investment.

Vice President

Advanced Purchasing Dynamics

September 2015 - April 2016 ( 7 months )

Founder, Co-Editor & Host

Art of Procurement Media Network

January 2015 - Present

The Art of Procurement started as a podcast, where I interview thought leaders from both inside and outside the world of procurement. Today, it is evolving into a multi-channel procurement platform that seeks to understand and share the trends, strategies and tactics that are evolving the procurement value proposition and the procurement career of the future.

In addition to our media properties, Art of Procurement also builds tailored learning and development programs, provides interim procurement leadership services and produces the online event The Procurement Revolution.

In March 2017, our flagship podcast passed the 125 episode mark!

Properties within the Art of Procurement Network include:

➊ The Art of Procurement Show (Weekly Podcast)
➋ This Week in Procurement (Weekly Curated Digest of Procurement Articles)
➌ This Month in Procurement, Co-Hosted w/ Mark Perera (Monthly Video Show & Podcast)

Alumni include:

☞ Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder, Apple
☞ Jimmy Anklesaria, Founder, Anklesaria Group
☞ Rob Bernshteyn, CEO, Coupa Software
☞ Chris Browne, CPO, The World Bank
☞ Tom Derry, CEO, Institute for Supply Management
☞ Tim Jones, Director of Strategic Sourcing, Google
☞ Christian Lanng, Co-Founder & CEO, Tradeshift
☞ Stan Litow, VP Corporate Affairs, IBM & President, IBM Foundation
☞ Mark Perera, Founder & CEO, Old St Labs & Founder, Procurement Leaders
☞ Kate Vitasek, Founder, Vested & University of Tennessee
☞ Bill Huber, Partner, Information Services Group
☞ Brian Bancroft, Vice President Direct Procurement, The Coca-Cola Company
☞ And many, many others!

To listen to the show, head on over to

Client Delivery Leader

Accenture (formerly Procurian)

May 2012 - September 2015 ( 3 years, 4 months ) | Los Angeles, CA

Head of International Sourcing, Procurement & Supplier Management

Ally Financial (formerly GMAC Financial Services)

December 2008 - May 2012 ( 3 years, 5 months ) | Detroit, MI & London, England.

Other roles at Ally included:

2010 - 2011: Senior Manager, Supplier Management and Procurement Transformation Initiatives
2008 - 2010: Manager, Outsourcing & Offshoring Center of Excellence

Manager, Indirect Sourcing & Outsourcing

Chiquita Brands International

May 2008 - December 2008 ( 7 months ) | Cincinnati, Ohio

Procurement Shared Services Operations Lead

Visteon Corporation (US & India)

June 2006 - December 2008 ( 2 years, 6 months ) | Chennai, India & Detroit, MI

Other roles at Visteon (India & US) included:

2006 - 2007: Program Manager, New Product Launches (Lighting Products)

Category Lead - Professional Services

Pfizer Inc

August 2004 - June 2006 ( 1 year, 10 months ) | Sandwich, England & New London, CT

Direct Materials & Indirect Services Buyer

Ford Motor Company / Visteon Corporation (UK)

August 2000 - August 2004 ( 4 years ) | Basildon, England

Roles at Ford / Visteon (UK) included:

2003 - 2004: Senior Buyer, Travel, HR & Professional Services
2001 - 2003: Commodity Buyer, Electro-Mechanical Components
2000 - 2001: Full Service Buyer, Interior Plastics (Ford Graduate Program)

Logistics Analyst (Undergraduate Program)

Vauxhall Ltd / General Motors

July 1998 - September 1999 ( 1 year, 2 months ) | Luton, England


University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK

BA (Hons) Business Studies of

1996 - 2000