PROCUREMENT PROFESSIONALS is a networking community of 380,000 members to source and share Business Information, Promote Events, HR/ Career Networking, Job Search and Job Listings, and to Connect to Recruiters and Head Hunters across the Procurement and Supply Chain world.

Hiring Professionals can also stay in direct contact with Executive to Senior and Board Level Professionals for any current or future options.

The group is the most robust international networking group on LinkedIn for all executives, directors, CFO’s, CPO’s, VP’s, procurement professionals, head hunters, job seekers, recruiters, consultants, financial managers, supply chain and sourcing specialists, buyers and purchasers from all over the world.

If it is related to work, careers, jobs, employment, recruitment, etc, then this is the place!!


Paul Bouwman is the Founder and President of the Procurement Professionals.

Procurement Professional with 18 years of experience, freelancer, sub contractor and consultant with broad experience in all aspects of IT, Telecom, IT-Secondment, Facilities like Printing, Car lease, Security, Direct Marketing, ARBO, Payroll and Cleaning. Also Contract & Vendor manager.

Experience with Tenders (RfI’s, RfQ’s, RfP’s) according to European guidelines ” nieuwe aanbestedingswet 2012″.

Specialties: Consultant. Senior buyer. Inkoper.
Purchase of IT, Telecom, IT-Secondment and Facilty Services. Much experience with European Tenders. Vendor and Contract management. Statement of Works. Service Level Agreements.
RFI’s and RFP’s. Bid manager.

Brian Heinen is a Founding Member of the Procurement Professionals,  Managing Director for Operations, Marketing, Business Developer, Summit Producer, Head of Logistics and Content Management

US national living in Europe since 2004, producing and developing a range of international projects for corporate clients strategy. A passion for the food value change transformation and agriculture supply chain solutions.

  • Recognized as one of the Top 24 influencers in the world of procurement
  • European Parliament Innovation Summit: debated ‘Demystifying Blockchain Solutions for the Food Value Chain’ with experts from industry, academia, Members of European Parliament, EIT Digital, and the European Commission, addressing different perspectives of innovative technologies in industrial domains and applications impacting the everyday life of citizens, including energy, agriculture, security and supply chain management.
  • Published an article of industry insights in the Parliament Magazine
  • Selected as a Founding Member ‘Standards for the framework of DLT use in Agriculture Supply Chain’ Working Group
  • Author of the IEEE DLT use in agriculture conformity research paper and commercial engagement strategy

WillemvanOortWillem Van Oort is a Founding Member of the Procurement Professionals, Event Producer, Head of Marketing and Content Development.

Willem is an international manager with extensive knowledge and experience in digital marketing, congress, event, editorial and speaker planning; and programming solid and engaging business events.


Marcia ThompsonMarcia Thompson is a group moderator and contributing blogger for the Procurement Professionals.

Marcia has had a varied and rewarding career, in the fields of Retail, Administration, Accounting, Asset Management, Finance and Procurement. Industries in which I have worked include the public sector, mining, engineering, energy, prisons, banking and facilities management.

Strengths include realisation of savings, problem-solving, innovations and supplier relations. My accounting background gives me an edge when analysing potential savings on goods and services. I am increasing my knowledge on sustainability and have proactively engaged with suppliers to ascertain and increase their contribution to sustainability.

August Lizarraga Jr..jpgAugust Lizarraga Jr. is group moderator for the Procurement Professionals

August is a marketing executive with 10+ years of diverse global experience among the banking, insurance/investments and outsourcing industries. He attained his MBA from the University of New Orleans in 2004, building his professional marketing experience in the USA and Latin America, fluent in English/Spanish with basic Portuguese skill.