In this exclusive guest blog, Wax Digital’s Marketing Manager Sue Westhead takes a look at the latest social media platform for purchasing professionals; Procurious.
Procurious is the new kid on the block in terms of social media for the procurement world.
While procurement activity on other more generic social networks such as LinkedIn is picking up speed, Procurious founder Australian-born Tania Seary saw a niche in the social market catering for a diverse and difficult to reach network of professionals.
Tania describes Procurious as “an online business network for a new generation of procurement professionals. It’s a hub for them to advance their career, develop skills and expand their professional network”. It definitely seems like a positive asset to procurement and one which could prove effective for users in terms of networking, information gathering and finding new opportunities.
With a clean-cut and easy to use website, Procurious certainly won’t hinder users in getting their profiles up and going relatively quickly. The network has been described as the ‘LinkedIn for procurement’ but we think it could prove to be more than that if it achieves its ambitions.
As well as offering an area for networking, Procurious also offers daily news articles and blogs focused on thought-leadership and technical information, offering users a range of materials to digest and advice to consider.
The UK and Australia currently possess the most Procurious users but the network is gradually spreading across Europe and is set to continue growing.
We definitely see this as a positive for procurement, with LinkedIn now becoming clogged with thousands of procurement groups that are prone to spamming, it is difficult to see the wood for the trees. Procurious is a fresh, new network that is appealing to new and up and coming procurement professionals of the future as well as those who have been in the industry for a while.