THE FACULTY QUARTERLY 

Summer, March 2015

Social network for procurement

Just six months after its official launch, Procurious, the world’s first social network for the procurement profession is off to a roaring start with over 4,000 members eager to see what all the fuss is about. If you’re curious about Procurious then why not join the thousands of first-movers and make the free online hub part of your daily routine?

The team has put together a fun, animated video that asks ‘What is Procurious?’ – you can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSl9KZWhb94 and then share with others in the profession who have yet to join.

As you can see, Procurious has been designed as a ‘one-stop shop’, it enables you to stay up to date on the latest news, benefit from tips and insights from peers and industry thought leaders, and nurture your professional network – all without stepping foot in a conference hall.

Australians make up one of the top three member bases for the platform along with procurement and supply chain colleagues in the UK and USA. Current members hail from more than 100 countries, including procurement hot-spots in the United Arab Emirates, The Netherlands, Italy and Brazil. This exciting and rapid global expansion means Procurious members can extend their professional network to almost every corner of the globe.

It’s not all about facts and figures – community lies at the very heart of everything Procurious does. Have a question about sourcing from Armenia or Zimbabwe? Chances are there is a local procurement pro on the site who can provide their inside knowledge.

As Procurious members will surely attest to, the discussion forums on the site have been one of the liveliest features. At the time of writing Procurious hosts over 280 member discussions and questions, these have prompted a combined total of around 1000  responses from members happy to share their thoughts, insights and ideas to facilitate best-practice knowledge sharing within the profession.

The educational resources on Procurious have also been growing in popularity amongst members. The online learning centre brings the world’s best procurement trainers together in one place, with 50+ bite-sized videos covering essential and advanced technical skills.

If you want the latest news, interviews and editorials without wanting to sort through the industry trade and business publications, then you may want to pay a visit to the Procurious blog . It’s updated daily with the profession’s biggest topics and talking points from Procurious editors and influential guest writers. The global events calendar is another handy resource where members can find all the online and offline events relevant to procurement and supply chain professionals.

Developed by The Faculty Founder Tania Seary and managed by a dedicated team of developers, procurement experts and social media gurus in London, Procurious has seen a raft of updates, new features and functionality added since launch - all to deliver more benefits and a better user experience for members.

“We built Procurious to connect the widespread and disconnected community of procurement professionals and provide them with a space to collaborate online and elevate the profession from the inside out,” Seary said.

“With all the noise and spam on other social media platforms it can be hard for procurement professionals to find a place where they can discuss the latest business trends and topics that matter to them with like-minded people who share their unique commercial view of the world.”

“We think Procurious bridges the gap between networking, thought leadership and technical information – no other online platform does all three.”

“So whether you are an up and coming procurement and supply chain star or and savvy and experienced industry veteran, Procurious is where you need to be to help stay relevant and take your career to the next level.”

For more information and to join the Procurious community visit: https://www.procurious.com/registration