Here from our crow’s nest at Procurious HQ it’s clear to see that London has gone football crazy. Fever for the FIFA World Cup 2014 is infectious, sweeping the nation, leaving many a hangover in its wake. But it doesn’t just end there… It’s traversing oceans, hot-footing over deserts, grappling-up mountains and more.
We’d be foolish if we didn’t liken Procurious to this major global event… although wholly different in context, we are quietly spreading our membership far and wide, and making headlines for all the right reasons.
After a star-turn in Supply Management, we’re happy to report that Procurious has enjoyed a surge in sign-ups (that’s over 250 new members) – so thanks to all who’ve hopped onboard of late.
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 As a profession it’s been saddled with ‘uncool’ and outdated stereotypes – the time has now come for us to join forces and become more collectively valued.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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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).
And if you missed it, here’s our girl Chantelle Genovezos talking to George Vrakas about all-things Procurious.
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.
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’
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?
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.
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.
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.