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A Valuable Skill That Is In Short Supply in the Procurement World by Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

June 3, 2013

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Editor’s Note:  Charles is founder, president and chief procurement officer of Next Level Purchasing, which offers the SPSM (Senior Professional in Supply Management) family of certifications. Be sure to check out Charles’ Purchasing Certification Blog. My organization provides online training, onsite seminars, webinars, articles, and the like to procurement professionals from companies in virtually every […]

Appetite for Development: How Procurement Departments Differ in Their Desires for Continuous Staff Training by Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

April 17, 2013

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Editor’s Note:  Charles is founder, president and chief procurement officer of Next Level Purchasing, which offers the SPSM (Senior Professional in Supply Management) family of certifications. Be sure to check out Charles’ Purchasing Certification Blog. In my line of work, I see four types of procurement departments relative to their appetites for professional development. Type […]

Procurement Training Budgets vs. Sales Training Budgets by Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

March 26, 2013

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Editor’s Note:  Charles is founder, president and chief procurement officer of Next Level Purchasing, which offers the SPSM (Senior Professional in Supply Management) family of certifications. Be sure to check out Charles’ Purchasing Certification Blog. I recently came across a research paper by Best Practices, LLC.  The topic was training of sales people in the […]

Work Smarter, Not Harder…Actually, Work Harder At Working Smarter by Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

March 13, 2013

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Editor’s Note:  Charles is founder, president and chief procurement officer of Next Level Purchasing, which offers the SPSM (Senior Professional in Supply Management) family of certifications. Be sure to check out Charles’ Purchasing Certification Blog. Imagine these situations… Situation 1:  After rehearsing for three months, a choir performs their Spring concert.  Despite the facts that […]

Who Should Manage Your Professional Development in Procurement? By Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

December 13, 2012

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Editor’s Note:  Charles is founder, president and chief procurement officer of Next Level Purchasing, which offers the SPSM (Senior Professional in Supply Management) Certification. Be sure to check out Charles’ Purchasing Certification Blog. Ah, ‘tis a common debate:  who decides on the professional development and training that procurement professionals get? There are some procurement professionals […]

How Do You Showcase Your Skill Levels, Ambition & Preparedness For The Future? By Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

November 19, 2012

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Editor’s Note:  Charles is founder, president and chief procurement officer of Next Level Purchasing, which offers the SPSM (Senior Professional in Supply Management) family of certifications. Be sure to check out Charles’ Purchasing Certification Blog. Professional development in procurement.  Some organizations consider it essential for continuous corporate improvement.  Some procurement professionals consider it essential for […]

Reactive vs. Proactive vs. “Noactive” Procurement Professional Development By Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

November 8, 2012

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Editor’s Note:  Charles is founder, president and chief procurement officer of Next Level Purchasing, which offers the SPSM (Senior Professional in Supply Management) Certification. Be sure to check out Charles’ Purchasing Certification Blog. Yeah, yeah, yeah.  How many times have you seen articles or been in training sessions or had performance reviews where the concepts […]

Hope Is Not A Strategy For Advancing Your Procurement Career By Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

October 22, 2012

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Editor’s Note:  Charles is founder, president and chief procurement officer of Next Level Purchasing, which offers the SPSM (Senior Professional in Supply Management) Certification. Be sure to check out Charles’ Purchasing Certification Blog. As I am writing this, we are approaching the presidential elections here in the USA.  This period, which recurs every four years, […]

Is It Possible To Break Into Procurement Without Procurement Experience? (Part 2) by Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

October 1, 2012

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Editor’s Note:  Charles is founder, president and chief procurement officer of Next Level Purchasing, which offers the SPSM (Senior Professional in Supply Management) Certification. Be sure to check out Charles’ Purchasing Certification Blog. In Part I of this article, I addressed the common question of “Can I break into procurement without having had any procurement […]

Is It Possible To Break Into Procurement Without Procurement Experience? (Part I) by Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

September 27, 2012

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Editor’s Note:  Charles is founder, president and chief procurement officer of Next Level Purchasing, which offers the SPSM (Senior Professional in Supply Management) Certification. Be sure to check out Charles’ Purchasing Certification Blog. “I’d love to break into procurement, but I have no procurement experience.  Is it possible?” This is a question that I get […]

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