Tania Seary

Founder at Procurious, Founding Chairman at The Faculty & The Source

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About Me

Tania is the Founding Chairman of three companies specialising in the development of the procurement profession - The Faculty, The Source and Procurious.

Procurious has been built as the world's first online social network to help a new generation of procurement professionals to "get involved and get ahead". Procurious is a culmination of Tania's long-held belief that improved networking, training and communication are critical to the progression of the procurement profession globally.

The Faculty is recognized as one of Australia’s leading advisors on procurement development. Established twelve years ago, The Faculty works with leading organisations to transform and elevate the role of procurement, build high performance procurement teams and create professional knowledge networks.

Under Tania's leadership, The Faculty has instigated a number of "firsts" for the procurement profession in Australia, including the development of a Procurement Executive Program through Melbourne Business School, the establishment of a Procurement Roundtable which includes many of Australia's leading organisations, creation of an annual Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) Forum and attracting leading global procurement thought leaders to teach in Australia. She also initiated the Corporate Board for Social Procurement, which has created a foundation for leading corporations to dedicate appropriate areas of spend toward social enterprises.

Four years ago, Tania founded The Source, a specialist recruitment firm for the procurement profession. In 2013 she moved to London and founded Procurious.

Tania’s fascination and commitment to procurement development started around fifteen years ago in the United States. After finishing her MBA at Pennsylvania State University, Tania became one of Alcoa’s first global commodity managers.

Prior to moving to the USA, Tania’s career was focused on marketing roles within Alcoa and Rowland in Australia, and the Walt Disney Company in the UK. Tania has an MBA and a Bachelor of Business.


Professional Information

FUNCTION: Procurement

INDUSTRY: Business Services

CATEGORY: IT

CURRENT LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY: CEO

PRIMARY PROCUREMENT SYSTEM: Other


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Work experience

Founder

Procurious

September 2013 - Present ( 3 years, 6 months ) | London

Founding Chairman

The Source

September 2009 - Present ( 7 years, 6 months ) | Melbourne

Founding Chairman

The Faculty Management Consultants Pty Ltd

January 2005 - Present ( 12 years, 2 months ) | London, UK

Managing Director

The Faculty Management Consultants Pty Ltd

September 2001 - January 2005 ( 3 years, 4 months ) | Melbourne, Australia

Director, Alcoa.com

Alcoa

January 2001 - January 2002 ( 1 year ) | Pittsburgh, United States

eBusiness Manager - Aerospace

Alcoa

January 1998 - January 2000 ( 2 years ) | Pittsburgh, United States

Global Commodity Manager

Alcoa

May 1996 - January 1998 ( 1 year, 8 months ) | Pittsburgh, USA

Education

Monash University

Masters of Business Administration

1994 - 1995

Penn State University

MBA of Operations & Logistics

1996 - 1997

Queensland University of Technology

Bachelor of Business

1991 - 1994