Thought Leaders
The Top 12 Must Follow Procurement Experts on Twitter
September 22, 2015
Alex Short
3 minutes

Due to the success of our last Top Procurement Experts to Follow on Twitter, we thought it would be a cool idea to update it to reflect the current procurement leaders in the Twitterverse.  So, i’ve compiled a list of the best procurement experts on Twitter right now.  Here they are, in no particular order, let’s begin:

Sammy Rashed

Sam Rashed

Twitter Handle:  @RashedSammy
Twitter Bio:  Procurement strategist, productivity advisor, speaker, coach, and proud father of two aspiring entrepreneurs.
Followers:  1486
Why you Should Follow him:  As a prolific writer and commentator on procurement, Sammy is a great person to get the latest opinions on procurement from.

David Rae 

David Rae

Twitter Handle:  @david_rae
Twitter Bio:  Content Director at Procurement Leaders.  Rides bikes.  Drinks real ale & cheap wine.  Writes a bit. Makes a great curry.  Launched &bike.
Followers:  1787
Why you Should Follow him:  David is a regular writer for the Procurement Leader’s blog.  Follow him to keep updated about the latest articles and opinions on procurement.

Mike Hayden

Mike Hayden

Twitter Handle:  @mikehayden7
Twitter Bio:  Operations Manager @InnovoNetwork The New Global Commerce – the world’s 1st FREE managed commercial network.
Followers:  9560
Why you Should Follow Him:  As well as being a leader in his field, Mike’s twitter also provides links to many thought provoking articles from some of procurement’s thought leaders.

Remko Van Hoek

Remko Van Hoek

Twitter handle:  @RemkovanHoek
Twitter Bio:  SVP Sourcing & Procurement, the Walt Disney Company & Visiting Professor Cranfield School of Management, proud father of 3 sons.
Followers:  999
Why you Should Follow Him:  As the senior vice president of Disney, and a visiting professor at Cranfield School of Management, Remko mixes insights from the front line of procurement, and academia.

Mark Perara 

Mark Perara

Twitter Handle:  @markperera
Twitter Bio:  Super charging collaborative business relationships with @Viziblhq.  CEO @oldstlabs.  Founder @procurementmag.  Curator @procurement
Followers:  4898
Why you Should Follow Him:  I know he’s my co-founder, but I do truly believe that he is a top procurement expert.  Follow him for astute articles, comments and fascinating insights.

Mickey North Rizza 

Mickey North Rizza

Twitter Handle:  @MNorthRizza
Twitter Bio:  Supply Chain, Procurement and Sourcing Excellence Guru, Thought Leader & Business Game Changer.
Followers:  1344
Why you Should Follow Her:  Mickey’s twitter is a great source for both her own and other’s articles.  Follow her to make sure you don’t miss out.

Dean Foust 

Dean Foust

Twitter Handle:  @deanfoust
Twitter Bio:  Interests lie in Innovation, trade, sustainability, CSR.  The Director of Executive Communications at UPS, and @UPSLongitudes.  Ranked #5 Supply Chain Influencer on Twitter by WEFT.
Followers:  20.6 k
Why you Should Follow him:  As the Director of Executive Communications for UPS, Dean is a great source to get the latest from UPS’s brilliant Longitudes.

Gerard Chick 

Gerard Chick

Twitter Handle:  @GerardChick
Twitter Bio:  Research and Knowledge Development in Supply Management. Professional stuff @Optimumprocure
Followers:  310
Why you Should Follow him:  Recently named as one of the five leading-edge professionals in contemporary procurement by Jon Hansen, Gerard Chick is definitely one to watch.

Peter Smith

peter smith 2

Twitter Handle:  @spendmattersuk
Twitter Bio:  Spend Matters UK/Europe, leading procurement website, with information, analysis and opinion. Managing Editor – Peter Smith, Editor – Nancy Clinton
Followers:  3612
Why you Should Follow him:  He’s the editor of Spend Matters, a website which offers a wealth of information, news and opinions on procurement.

Euan Granger

Euan Granger

Twitter Handle:  @EuanGranger
Twitter Bio: Procurious is the global community for procurement and supply chain pros – get involved today! Otherwise, my chat is Scotland, coffee and photography!
Followers: 4335
Why you Should Follow Him: Euan is the partnerships manager at the wonderful Procurious.  His Twitter is jam packed with interesting articles and procurement news.

Alis Hemmingsen

Alis Hemmingsen

Twitter Handle:  @Responsibleproc
Twitter Bio: I am Alis.  Procurement & Circular Thought Leader.  Writer.  Speaker.
Followers:  2097
Why you Should Follow Her:  Alis is completely on the ball when it comes to cutting edge procurement views. Visit her Twitter if you want new and exciting opinions.

Farryn Melton

Farryn Melton

Twitter Handle:  @MeltonFarryn
Twitter Bio:  Chief Procurement Officer for Bristol-Myers Squibb.  Passionate change leader.  Small Business. Diversity advocate.
Followers:  162
Why you Should Follow Her:  Farryn is a strong fighter for the causes in which she believes, and she is the go to for information about pharmaceuticals procurement.  Plus she has a ton of motivational quotes to get you through a bleak Monday morning.

So there it is: my list of the top procurement experts to follow on Twitter.  I’m always on the hunt for new thought leaders, so I would love to hear your suggestions of anyone who’s missed off of the list.

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  • Anya McKenna

    Euan Granger is definitely worthy of this list- a top procurement person to follow indeed.

    Well done Euan.

    Anya@marketdojo