Category Archives: Procurious News

How did you get into procurement? Tell us your story

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Make that little guy happy… fill-out your profile

Here at Procurious we believe procurement has an image problem. As a profession it’s been saddled with ‘uncool’ and outdated stereotypes – the time has now come for us to join forces and become more collectively valued.

This is where you come in… Your Procurious profile is the place to show-off your wares to the world, so why not flesh it out and tell your story!

Let other Procurious members know about your journey; was it a straightforward career path, or did you take some wild turns along the way?

Check out what some of our members have already revealed in the Generation Procurement blog series:

Tony Huang
Jason Ng
Georgina Portelli

Let us know if you would like to be profiled and featured on Procurious for all to see!

Fleshing out your ‘My Story’ page

Your ‘My Story’ page is where the magic happens.  Just click on your profile picture, and hit the ‘Edit profile’ button (or locate the drop-down menu). So no matter where you are on the site, you can update your profile with ease.

Edit profile

From here you are able to detail professional information such as your function, industry details, level of responsibility, and procurement system used.

You can also let other members view your education history (along with relevant qualifications), and work experience.

Just click inside a text box to add, remove or amend details as you see fit.

If you want to make yourself freely contactable to other Procurious members, why not also fill-out your contact details too? You can specify an email address, phone number, and Skype username.

Get the most out of Procurious

Here on the blog, we post helpful tips and guides on all-things Procurious every week. Here’s some you might have missed:

Add a picture to your profile
Control your notifications
How to use the ‘User list’

And finally… everybody loves an infographic

The Faculty spoke to more than 100 CPOs and Procurement Managers – here’s what they said:

Faculty infographic

Read more here

Come back next week to learn more. Cheers!

Are you a superhero hiding your real identity?

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We’re happy to report that there are over 500 members already signed-up to the site! *As of January 2017 we are 18000+ strong

Here at Procurious.com we believe that procurement has a new face. It’s younger, smarter, more ambitious, more global and more mobile than ever before. This is a place to share your knowledge, grow your network, learn from your peers and make meaningful connections. Surprisingly enough, one of the easiest ways to do this is by adding a picture to your profile.

Superheroes
Captain America, Ms. Marvel, and Batman are all excellent role-models but you’re not here to fight crime…

Who’s behind the mask?

As much as we’d like to count Batman, Captain America, Ms. Marvel, Arrow, Flash, and Catwoman among our members, hiding your identity from the world (and the Procurious community) won’t have the same effect as it did in the comic books…

We all like to see who we are talking to, add a picture and let other members put a face to the name.

Add a picture

We’ve made it easy as pie to add a picture to your Procurious profile. Let’s take a peek behind the veil, show us your face!

Visit your profile page and click on ‘Edit Profile’ to add your photo.

How to add a photo

You don’t need to worry about uploading the wrong size, Procurious will allow you to crop your image before you save any changes.

Choose a header photo too

If you want to personalise your profile even more, why not make it really stand out by adding a header photo?

Again, the image will be cropped to just the right size (but landscape pictures work better here – think widescreen).

Further reading

And if you missed it, here’s our girl Chantelle Genovezos talking to George Vrakas about all-things Procurious.

Take a read here.

Until next time folks! Matt

Which corner of the world HASN’T Procurious reached?

Every week we aim to bring you a selection of useful updates and tips for getting the most out of Procurious.

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Procurious truly has worldwide appeal!

Our users come from far and wide. Our list of visiting countries reads like the leaderboard for Eurovision – with the obvious exception of Australia…

Our global reach takes in Spain, Italy, Sweden, Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Turkey, Romania, and more!

Check out an event near you

Events listings on Procurious

Keeping with the worldwide theme, we’ve been adding to our growing ‘Events’ listings.

Clicking on a listing will provide you with an overview of the event, info on confirmed speakers, location details, and other Procurious members who’ve confirmed their attendance.

RSVP to an event on Procurious

From here you can RSVP, leave comments, and visit the official event website to book your place.

What’s more, if you RSVP via the Events page, your contacts will be able to see too. Who knows – they might even join you?

See who's going

We’re always on the lookout for upcoming events, so if we don’t have yours, drop us a line and let us know.

Control your notifications

Profile settings

If you feel like you’re receiving too many email notifications from us, here’s a simple tip to stem the flow of mail.

Head on over to your ‘Settings’ page.

Control your notifications

From here you can choose when Procurious sends you an email. Just un-tick/tick the options as desired – remembering to click ‘Save changes’ when done.

More Procurious tips

So if you missed last week’s update, there’s always time to catch-up. We covered the following:

  • Inviting people to your network
  • The new ‘User list’ feature
  • Adding a profile picture
  • Where to find training videos

Check it out here 

Feature requests?

We’ve opened up a discussion topic to capture your ideas! Let us know what else you’d like to see on Procurious.

Until next week! Matt

The Procurious Files: Weekly Community Update

Welcome to the first of our Procurious community updates – a place to fill you in on all of the news, developments, and announcements from Procurious HQ.

Procurious is currently in ‘beta’ – you’re helping us to make it better and iron out the bugs (hopefully there aren’t too many!) If you spot anything untoward or have an idea for a new feature, just drop us a line or comment below.

Hello to our 400+ members!

At the time of writing Procurious is only a couple of weeks young and we’re buoyed by your support so far.  Here’s some quick facts:

  • On each visit the average user has spent 10 minutes on Procurious.
  • Procurious is proving popular in Australia, but we’re also attracting users from the UK and US too.
  • We’ve amassed over 26k page views to-date.

In February 2004 Mark Zuckerberg spoke out about a little-known social network. Something that was known simply back then as thefacebook.com…

Zuckerberg mused: “The nature of the site is that each user’s experience improves if they can get their friends to join it.”

Here at Procurious we believe the same thing is true, that’s why we’re keen to shine a little light on the inner-workings of the network.

Get others to join your network

To really get the most from the network you’ll need some buddies to share the experience with you. Fortunately we’ve made this easy: just click on the green ‘Invite contacts’ button to add connections from your LinkedIn account.

Invite your LinkedIn contacts
Invite your LinkedIn contacts

Once you’ve given Procurious permission to access to your LinkedIn account, select contacts to invite by clicking the tick box next to their name.

You’ll also be able to add a customised message to your invites before you send them. When done just hit ‘Send invitations’ and await their confirmation.

(Note: there’s a limit of 10 invites per day).

New feature: ‘User list’

New feature: How to view the Procurious user list
New feature: How to view the Procurious user list

As Procurious grows we’ll be building-in new functionality and adding cool new features. The first of which is the ‘User list’.
Here you can see a list of every registered Procurious user, and choose who you want to add to your network.

The User list can be found in the drop-down menu, under your profile name.

We’re also working on implementing an ‘invite by email’ feature – we’ll share more news on this soon.

Flesh out your profile

So you’ve successfully signed up to Procurious – congratulations! But what next?

Have you connected your LinkedIn profile?
Have you connected your LinkedIn profile?

An empty profile is no fun for anyone. If you’ve already connected your LinkedIn account, you’re at least halfway to a richer personal page. Procurious imports most of your LinkedIn details, but you’ll need to update your dates of employment, and remember to save these changes before finishing.

If you haven’t added a profile photo, now would also be a good time to do it. People like to see who they’re talking to, and put a face to a name.

Have you checked out our learning videos yet?

Procurious isn’t just a place to network – you can delve into our learning resources and teach yourself a thing or two in the process.

You'll need to add your chosen video to your cart - but all are free of charge.
You’ll need to add your chosen video to your cart – but all are free of charge.

All of the videos you’ll find on Procurious are available to view free of charge (we won’t ask you for credit card numbers or anything scary…)

Head on over to the ‘Learning’ page and check out the videos on offer. Each video offers a bite-size preview, so you can decide beforehand if you think you’ll enjoy the content within. Like what you see? Then it’s simply a case of clicking the ‘Add this class to cart’ button – remember, you won’t be charged a dollar/penny.

And finally…

Tell your friends, seek us out on Twitter (@procurious_), leave us a comment below, and add the Procurious team to your network(s): Matt Farrington-Smith, Jack Slade, Chantelle Genovezos, and Tania Seary.

Until next week folks, Matt.

Tag, you’re it! Can you spot yourself?

We’ve posted up a choice selection of photos from The Faculty’s recent FLiP 2014 event. Set against the glorious backdrop of Sydney harbour the event offered procurement’s brightest stars a valuable learning experience that was both engaging and interactive.

Our man Jack Slade talked to the assembled throng about all-things Procurious – talking through its inception, encouraging sign-ups and providing a guided tour.

Stay glued to Procurious.com if you want to be among the first to hear about forthcoming activities.


Spotted yourself? Share photos with your network by hitting the share button.

Video highlights from The Faculty’s CPO Forum

The procurement industry’s finest gathered in Sydney recently for a double-header of insight and opinion.

Now the tables have been cleared away and the last sausage roll eaten, we take a look back at some of the highlights. Quick, fetch the popcorn!

The Faculty ‘Tough Love’ Highlights from Orsino Media on Vimeo.

Enjoy what you saw? Then we’d love you to share it with your friends on Procurious.