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Tania Seary +3

Founding Chairman at The Faculty
London, England, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Function: Procurement
Industry: Business Services & Consulting
Category: IT - Software
Level of responsibility: CEO
Procurement system: Other

About me section iconAbout 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.

Work experience section iconWork Experience

Founding Chairman

The Faculty Management Consultants Pty Ltd

January 2005 - Present (19 years, 5 months) | London, UK
Founding Chairman

The Source

September 2009 - Present (14 years, 9 months) | Melbourne
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
Founder

Procurious

September 2013 - Present (10 years, 9 months) | London

Education section iconEducation

Monash University

Masters

1994 - 1995
Penn State University

MBA

1996 - 1997
Queensland University of Technology

Bachelor

1991 - 1994

Skills section iconSkills

Acquisitions
Business Planning
Business Process Improvement
Business Strategy
Business Transformation
Change Management
Contract Management
Contract Negotiation
E-procurement
eSourcing
Fundraising
Information Technology
Leadership
Leadership Development
Low Cost Country Sourcing
Management
Management Consulting
Marketing
Microsoft Word
Negotiation
Operations Management
Organizational Design
Organizational Development
Performance Management
Process Improvement
Procure-to-Pay
Procurement
Recruiting
Risk Assessment
Six Sigma
Sourcing
Spend Analysis
Stakeholder Management
Strategic Planning
Strategic Sourcing
Strategy
Supply Chain
Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Optimization
Supply Management
Thought Leadership
Network
Membership
The Faculty RoundtableCIPS Member