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CIPS teams up with Procurious to drive social media knowledge

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) has partnered with Procurious, the world’s first online business network for procurement and supply chain professionals, to form a social media knowledge partnership that will deliver enhanced learning and networking opportunities for Procurious and CIPS members in the digital realm.

The knowledge partnership will highlight how the growth of social media will impact the procurement and supply profession and encourage the wider community to embrace the new way of networking and information sharing [www.cips.org/procurious].

For CIPS members, the alignment with Procurious will greatly increase the opportunity to expand their network of like-minded professionals globally. Also, it will help them access best practice social media advice, webinars and interviews that will help them stay better connected with suppliers, mitigate risks and prepare for potential disruptions in the supply chain.

CIPS members will also benefit from being able to sign up for social media workshops in addition to the host of procurement and supply chain online learning modules already available on the site.

The agreement helps cement Procurious as the place to go for the best advice, discussions and online learning relating to social media.  Specifically, the knowledge partnership will give Procurious members additional content including webinars, interviews, events and access to CIPS experts online.

Commenting on the partnership David Noble, Group CEO, CIPS, said: “Social media growth has been phenomenal over recent years and is having an increasing impact on the procurement and supply profession. Partnering with Procurious is enabling us to leverage the opportunities these platforms provide from both a networking aspect but also a knowledge and educational perspective for our members and the wider community. 

Procurious Founder Tania Seary explained: “Procurious was set-up to help procurement professionals get connected and get ahead, and our partnership with CIPS is a terrific proof point of how we’re delivering on this promise.

“We live in an increasingly globalised world so those who master the opportunities such as Procurious offer will be at a huge advantage to those that don’t,” Seary added. 

Procurious currently has over 5,500 active members across 100 countries who can use the platform to connect and engage instantly.  Members come from organisations including Shell, Apple, HSBC, Rio Tinto, Qantas Airways and General Electric.

To find out more visit www.cips.org/Knowledge

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For further information please contact:

Trudy Salandiak, CIPS; trudy.salandiak@cips.org; +44 (0) 1780 761576; 07554 400 731

 Lisa Malone, Procurious: +44 7437 357 016 /lisa.malone@thefaculty.com.au 

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The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) is the world’s largest procurement and supply professional organisation.  It is the worldwide centre of excellence on procurement and supply management issues.  CIPS has a global community of over 114,000 in 150 different countries, including senior business people, high-ranking civil servants and leading academics.  The activities of procurement and supply chain professionals have a major impact on the profitability and efficiency of all types of organisation and CIPS offers corporate solutions packages to improve business profitability.  www.cips.org; @CIPSNews

About Procurious

Procurious is an online business network for a new generation of procurement professionals. It’s a hub for them to advance their careers, develop their skills and expand their professional networks. Procurious has been developed by a group of seasoned procurement professionals for current and future generations of ‘Procurers’. Procurious aims to empower our future procurement leaders and change the face of the profession from the inside out.