February 2020  -  Vol.3, Issue 2
Susan, Welcome to February's ProcurePro Newsletter!   
Early Spring?  According to Wiarton Willie earlier this month, it will be an early Spring ... we hope everyone is staying warm, working hard and keeping their fingers crossed that, that rodent is right!  
#7 - Failure to Sell Procurement - Top 10 Reasons Why Procurement Fails
  • Failure to Listen
  • Seek First to Understand, Then Be Understood
  • Be Humble & Build Trust

In this month’s article we're going to talk about the next in the series of the Top 10 Reasons Why Procurement Fails; #7 Failure to Sell Procurement.  In my 30+ years in Supply Chain and Procurement, yes that's three decades of experience (I cringe when I say that, though I don’t look a day over 20 years experience), I have yet to come across a business partner or leader of a different function within the company, a client or anyone for that matter, who embraced me or were in any anyway happy to see me when we first met.  Yikes!  While I don't think that's necessarily a reflection on me personally, I do believe, for procurement and for procurement professionals, it is the common paradigm of many.  It's been too long and it’s time our profession took hold of the narrative surrounding Procurement and change the paradigm.

To continue reading this article, click here
Customer Testimonial - Benecaid

“ProcurePro brought very specific expertise in how to deal with major contract events. They took the time to learn our business, and what our requirements were, so that they could develop a custom solution for our company. We decided that the best option for us was to do a full market assessment and RFP. They did a very good market study, determined a number of competitive and qualified companies, did the pre-assessment, completed the RFP and the evaluation.”


To read the full Benecaid testimonial please click here.

When women lead, workplaces should listen
Procurated for you: Natacha Catalino and Kristan Marnane, McKinsey & Company
For years, female executives have come away from women-only leadership programs empowered to do—and ask for—more, valuing the opportunity to examine their strengths and shortcomings in the psychological safety of their peers and to use the experience as a springboard for personal development.
But organizations are leaving unexamined the most powerful lessons these programs offer.
Read the whole article here
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ProcurePro News & Events

"I Am ... A Woman in Business"  

The ProcurePro team was thrilled to attend the "I am...A Woman in Business" event last Thursday, hosted by the Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade.  It was an amazing day spent with many inspiring and driven women. 

To read a little more please click here.

"Connect Women: Hindsight is 2020"

ProcurePro is a proud sponsor of the "Connect Women: Hindsight is 2020" event happening on March 3rd at the Ajax Convention Centre.  This is a full-day conference with a number of fabulous female speakers, sharing their successes, failures and lessons as well a number of exhibitors - including yours truly!   Keynote speaker is Susan Hay from Global News.  

If interested in attending please click here

ProcurePro is thrilled to announce that our very own CEO, Jill Button has been nominated for an "RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award presented by Women of Influence"  

Best of luck to Jill!! 

3 Key Steps to Selecting the Right Business Software

On April 22nd Jill Button, CEO of ProcurePro will be presenting a workshop at the Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade on the 3 Key Steps to Selecting the Right Business Software.  

In this workshop Jill will walk attendees through the following key areas: 

  • What is Business Software and Why Do You Need It?
  • How to Build a Technology Roadmap
  • Selecting the Right Software to Grow Your Business
Sign Up Now! Members and non-members welcome to attend!  

One of Jill's long time goals is finally happening!  She will be publishing her first book;

“How NOT To Get Screwed by Your Suppliers and SAVE Millions!”

Launching in March through Amazon. The book will be available in Softcover and eBook formats. Audio book will follow.

Stay tuned for more information regarding the book launch and events!  

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