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Introducing your go-to podcast for all things public procurement

August 4, 2021 | Bonfire Interactive

Introducing the Inside Public Procurement podcast. Get stories. Get connected. Get inspired.

Does it ever feel like you’re working in a bubble? Or like you’re the lone procurement wolf in your organization? Whether you’re a team of one or 21, a seasoned pro or new to the game, we’re excited to share a new way for you to stay informed, connected, and inspired…

Introducing our new Inside Public Procurement podcast – your audio destination for all things public procurement!

Say hello to Inside Public Procurement

In-depth, informative, and featuring insights from on-the-ground experts, the Inside Public Procurement podcast has been crafted with your needs, questions, and challenges in mind. 

Stay connected to thought leaders, success stories, and latest trends in public purchasing – all on your morning walk or drive home.

Real-world procurement stories. Inspiring ideas. And a community of public sector peers. Subscribe now and listen on our website, or wherever you get your podcasts!

Take an unfiltered dive into public procurement

Public procurement teams have a lot on their plates these days. The Inside Public Procurement podcast is designed to give you an edge tackling everyday challenges, understanding emerging issues, and crushing your professional and organizational goals. We bring you insights and ideas from leaders and practitioners across North America whose expertise runs the gamut from state and local government to K-12 and higher education to transit, utilities, and more.

Connect with your procurement community

Consider this podcast your go-to space for learning tips, tricks, and best practices straight from your peers. It’s not just educational – it’s also fun, connected, and collaborative. Our podcast guests are enthusiastic about sharing their insights and helping everyone win. Through our conversations, we’ll aim to forge new connections and strengthen collaboration within the public procurement community.

Check out the first three episodes today

Good news! The first three episodes of Inside Public Procurement are already live. So grab those earbuds and fill your head with big ideas and inspiring stories that will transform the way you work, think, and innovate.

All you have to do is go to our website or find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts!

Here’s what you’ll discover in our first three episodes:

Episode 1: The benefits of collaborative purchasing

In our kickoff episode, we chat with Jennifer Frates, Chief Procurement Officer at Barnstable County. Speaking from 15 years of experience in public procurement, she shares the big wins her procurement team has seen through collaborative purchasing with the 15 towns in her Cape Cod county. From making better use of taxpayer dollars to expanding institutional knowledge, our conversation topics are brimming with aha moments. 

Check out the first episode today!

Episode 2: Working together across generations

In episode two, we go in-depth with Joanna Hunt and take a walk on the fun – and sexy – side of procurement. Joanna is a Retail Buyer and Customer Experience Professional at Central Washington University. Offering insights for public procurement pros at every stage of their career, she gives us her take on the generational gap in supply chain management, the nitty-gritty of procurement, and what the next generation of procurement specialists needs to know. 

Dive into episode two now!

Episode 3: Why internal customer service matters

In our third episode, Aaron Howell of Kennesaw State University tells us why strong internal customer service is a game-changer in public procurement. As Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer with 25 years of higher education experience, he offers actionable insights you can use to embrace a culture of good customer service and enhance relationships with your internal clients.

Get the full scoop on episode three!

We’ll be releasing a new Inside Public Procurement podcast every two weeks. Stay tuned! And be sure to connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter to let us know what you think. If you have an idea for the show or want to come on as a guest, email us at [email protected]

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