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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 […]

Slacking With Your Professional Development? The True Reason Is Different Than The One You Want To Believe! By Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

August 28, 2012

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Wanna put a theory of mine to the test? Ask yourself the following question and write down your answer on a sheet of paper before reading the rest of this article. Why have you not earned your procurement certification or participated in much professional development? OK.  Do you have your answer written down? If so, […]

4 Procurement Professional Development Profiles, Part II By Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

July 12, 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 series, I introduced a 2×2 matrix that revealed four different types of procurement professionals in the context […]

Procurement Certification vs. Experience: The Delusion of Mutual Exclusivity by Charles Dominick

June 25, 2012

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Editor’s Note: We are delighted to welcome to our group of regular columnists Charles Dominick, SPSM. 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. According to the Spend Matters whitepaper entitled “What […]

Next Level Purchasing’s SPSM2 designation relfects a commitment to continued developmental excellence

July 2, 2009

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As both a seasoned speaker and lecturer who has had the privileged of addressing small classrooms of 20 people to 400 professionals at a keynote address, I understand the critical importance of maintaining the highest degree of relevancy in terms of present day insights and viable emerging practices within the procurement profession. Many of the […]