Are you a purchasing manager who worries about balancing the many demands of your leadership role?
You're not alone. Today's companies are expecting more than ever from their purchasing managers. And today's environment
is confronting purchasing managers with more challenges than ever.
Between being accountable for measurable results, pleasing internal customers, and ensuring that your purchasing staff
improves its productivity, you may feel it is impossible to do a good job. After all, it isn't easy keeping up with evolving best practices,
new technologies, and changing markets.
But fortunately, there is a way for you to learn how to meet and exceed today's high standards
for purchasing management excellence. Our highly personal and interactive online course "Expert Purchasing Management"
will teach you everything you need to know to lead your purchasing department to new levels of success!
You will learn how to report purchasing performance metrics to senior management, plus...
4 things about the purchasing environment that you need to assess right away
How to develop a purchasing customer service survey
Tips for improving purchasing staff productivity
The secrets for involving internal customers and establishing a successful Purchasing Advisory Board
The most important things to consider when naming your purchasing department
5 common purchasing department structures and their advantages and disadvantages
How to prioritize commodities that the purchasing department will source
4 indicators that you should look for to identify non-traditional areas for potential savings
3 different ways to assign buyer responsibilities
The types of various purchasing profit center models and the dangers of choosing the wrong one
How to staff your purchasing department with the right people
How to create a Purchasing Dashboard
How to set the perfect purchasing department goals
How to develop purchasing policies and procedures
How to establish a standard sourcing process
Strategies for using templates to improve productivity and reduce problems
Best practices for making recommendations to senior management
3 ways to reduce the tactical purchasing activity under your management
5 steps to take to ensure that you don't do buyers' work
How to improve compliance with purchasing initiatives
The essentials of launching a purchasing department Web site
How to assess the available purchasing technology by watching video demonstrations of leading software from Ariba and Zycus
A great thing about this online class is that you are GUARANTEED
to be able to apply what you learn to your work. That's right - your
online learning experience is 100% risk-free. If you are not satisfied for any reason whatsoever,
let us know within seven days of signing up and you will get a hassle-free refund.
But you'll undoubtedly be delighted, just like this recent student:
"I believe Next Level Purchasing's new course Expert Purchasing Management is worth your time and dollars. It provides methodologies to gather intelligence on organizational perceptions, to determine how purchasing is measured and how well it is performing, to determine current staff skill levels and gaps between what the skill levels should be, and to improve morale."
Here's how this online class works. Within 24 hours of signing up, you will receive
an email containing a user name, a password, and instructions. After receiving this email, you will be able to
begin the class immediately!
That's right you start the course when YOU want to, not when a schedule demands
that you start. You don't have to wait to start transforming yourself into a world-class purchasing professional.
You will log into the online classroom through NextLevelPurchasing.com and will be able to access the eight lessons
of the class for 60 days.
You can complete the eight lessons of the course whenever you want to, as quickly or deliberately
as you would like. There is no specific time that you have to be online. Each lesson takes approximately
30 to 60 minutes to complete. You can stop after doing each lesson or take multiple (or even all) lessons at one time.
So for any given time that you choose to log in to the online classroom, you might spend just 30 minutes online
(to take just one lesson)or up to eight hours online (if you want to complete the entire class in one sitting).
It is all up to you! By participating in these lessons, you will:
Read powerful, practical, and easy-to-understand class material
Engage in exciting hands-on, interactive, Web-based exercises
Listen to optional audio clips of the material
Watch optional video summaries of each lesson
Take quizzes that provide you with immediate feedback
Play a fun mid-term game to reinforce your learning
Ask questions of our instructor and get personal responses quickly
By enrolling in this class, you will be on your way to earning your SPSM2®
Certification. Expert Purchasing Management satisfies a portion of the requirements towards
earning the SPSM2® Certification.
Completing "Expert Purchasing Management" will award you with 8 Continuing Education Hours.*
These continuing education hours will satisfy a portion of the SPSM recertification requirements.
Click here for more information on SPSM recertification and other continuing education opportunities.
When you complete this class, you will receive a Certificate of Completion! This full-color
purchasing certificate is sent to you by postal mail and is suitable for framing. Here's what our
certificates look like:
By completing this course you will also gain access to the Lifetime Purchasing Skills
Retention Package, free of charge. The Lifetime Purchasing Skills Retention Package is designed
to support a lifetime return of your training investment through skills-sharpening material and services
that are absolutely free. This service is available for every full-length course you complete and includes:
Monthly retention emails which focus on important course learning objectives
Access to a Quick Reference Guide which allows you to review key points on demand
Invitations to quarterly review webinars
And if you sign up for this purchasing training class on or before April 30, 2014,
you will get all of these bonuses:
FREE printer-friendly, PDF version of the class material!
*Participants who successfully complete this program
will receive the specified number of hours of continuing education. They may be applied
toward Next Level Purchasing's SPSM Certification
program requirements as well as ISM C.P.M. recertification and/or A.P.P. reaccreditation program
requirements. ISM's consent to provide a program number for this educational event is not an endorsement
of this program or its content by ISM.
** Amazon.com is not a sponsor of this promotion. Amazon, Amazon.com, and the Amazon.com logo are
registered trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Amazon.com gift cards are issued by
ACI Gift Cards, Inc. Restrictions apply to Amazon.com gift cards. Gift cards are redeemable only for
purchases of eligible products on www.amazon.com and may not be redeemed for cash, unless prohibited
by law. See www.amazon.com/gc-legal for complete terms and conditions. Next Level Purchasing will
send your Amazon.com gift card by email approximately 8-12 days after you enroll.