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002: How Procurement Leaders Can Use Social Media To Their Advantage, with Tania Seary of Procurious

I am honored that Tania Seary, Founder of Procurious, accepted my invitation to be the first guest on the Art of Procurement Show.

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If you are not aware of Procurious, it is an online business network dedicated to procurement professionals.  Online networking and social media are becoming an important part of a procurement leaders’ tool set.  The opportunities this creates for procurement is a key theme in this episode.

As a Founder of three procurement related businesses – The Faculty, The Source and now Procurious – Tania is a leader in our community.  In this episode, we discuss a wide range of topics, from the impact that nano-niching will have on the procurement careers of the future, to the importance of social media in winning the war for talent.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The unusual owner of the original procurious.com URL.
  • How Tania launched a Procurement Consulting Firm in a country where she had no procurement network.
  • Why culture is so important in building a team.
  • Why the future of procurement is “nano-niche”, and what impact that will have on procurement careers in the future.
  • What you need to do to develop a competitive advantage in your procurement career.
  • What made Tania decide to launch Procurious.
  • What Tania’s vision is for the future of Procurious.
  • What your social media profile says about you to potential hires, suppliers and peers.
  • How can a procurement leader use social media to their advantage?
  • The impact having a Millennial Mentor can have on a procurement leader.
  • What should a procurement professional or leader do today to begin engaging in social media without feeling overwhelmed.

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Thanks for Listening!

 

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.

2 Comments

  • Very interesting website and certainly a great platform for highlighting procurement related topics. Best wishes on the launch and for your continued success.
    By the way, this podcast has some technical problems. I tried few times and then gave up. You may want to check it out and see if it can be fixed. Omar

    • Thanks for the comment, Omar! I’m sorry you had some technical problems with this show. I will check that out as it seems to work ok on my machine. This pod is also on iTunes and Stitcher if you are able to view it there (links are on the right).

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