About Next Level Purchasing


Next Level Purchasing is the most sought out resource for procurement professionals; from entry-level buyers to executive-level practitioners.

As a global organization founded in 2000, Next Level Purchasing has helped clients in over 150 countries throughout the world to establish and utilize procurement best practices leading to the achievement of better results than ever before. Next Level Purchasing's offerings include:

  • Leading Online Procurement Training
    • Prestigious organizations - including many Fortune 500 companies - from over 160 countries throughout North America, South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia have enrolled their purchasing professionals in the Senior Professional in Supply Management® (SPSM) Program and online procurement training from Next Level Purchasing. See our Who We Educate page for names of such organizations.
    • Next Level Purchasing's training offerings include 15 full-length training courses and 23 Express Courses. Download a copy of the Next Level Purchasing Course Catalog here.
  • Leading Procurement Certification
    • Next Level Purchasing is the only provider of the SPSM®, SPSM2® and SPSM3 Certifications. Having been earned in over 95 countries by every level from new buyers to executives, the SPSM® Certification is the most globally-recognized and relevant certification.
    • To learn more about the SPSM® Certification, download a free copy of the SPSM® Certification Information Packet.
    • Recognizing that purchasing is evolving in its responsibilities and duties, Next Level Purchasing has developed a structure that allows the procurement certification to grow with the earner. Learn more about the SPSM2 and SPSM3 Certifications.
  • World's Largest Professional Procurement Association
    • The Next Level Purchasing Association (NLPA) brings together over 280,000 purchasing professionals (including 15,000+ executives) from around the globe the form the world's largest procurement association.
    • Recognizing that:
      • Some areas of the world are not prosperous enough for their citizens to pay for education
      • There are many unemployed and underemployed people here in the USA who would love to improve their skills and, thus, their prospects for employment but can't afford to do so
      • There are some companies that are struggling and do not have training budgets
      The NLPA feels a philanthropic need to provide educational assistance to help those people and companies and as such has established a free basic membership, available to all procurement professionals. The free basic membership of the Next Level Purchasing Association includes:
      • Access to the Express Course "Managing Supplier Performance" at no charge
      • PurchTips - a bi-weekly email providing tips and expert procurement advice
      • Monthly member-only webinars on topics including strategic sourcing,
      • Digital subscription to Leading-Edge Supply Management
      • Access to annual salary and career reports
  • Departmental Development
    • All-Access Corporate Subscription (AACS) - To learn more and download a copy of the AACS One-pager, visit the All-Access Corporate Subscription page.
    • Purchasing's Assessment of Skills for Success (PASS)- An objective assessment program developed to assist organizations in determining the strengths and weaknesses in their staff's skills. To learn more about PASS, please visit our Procurement Skills Assesment page.
  • Resources
    • The Procurement Game Plan - Next Level Purchasing's President & Chief Procurement Officer Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2's book, The Procurement Game Plan, has been called: "A candid and comprehensive look at how to succeed in procurement--a must read for procurement professionals, everyone from college graduates to CPOs." -Juan Molina, CPO, Westinghouse Electric Company
    • Whitepapers- Next Level Purchasing has authored a collection of educational whitepaper. To review the available whitepapers and to request copies, visit our Supply Chain White Papers page.
    • Blog- Covering trending procurement topics, Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2 offers procurement tips and advice. You can read the blog at Purchasing Certification Blog.
    • Consultancy- Next Level Purchasing has partnered with leading sourcing consultants to offer world-class sourcing consulting services in the areas of: Strategic Sourcing, Procurement Best Practices, Information Technology, eSourcing, Project Management, Negotiation, Telecommunications, Logistics, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management and Strategic Planning. To learn more about these services, please visit our Sourcing Consultants Services page.

Next Level Purchasing has also been honored to receive the following awards and affiliations:
  • Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100- The only procurement training and certification provider to be named to the list 8 times
  • Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pro's to Know - Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 honored for 8 years
  • BBB Accredited Business
  • Winner of the Western Pennsylvania Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics (2011)
  • Pennsylvania Airport Area Chamber of Commerce Innovative Business of the Year Award (2006)