SPSM Certification Success Stories

Learn the benefits of SPSM® Certification for purchasing professionals

Are you wondering what rewards purchasing professionals are reaping after earning their SPSM® Certifications? Wonder no more! On this page, we are spotlighting the achievements of several SPSM's who have utilized their certification experience to deliver results in the workplace and earn what purchasing professionals want more from their careers: more opportunities, more respect, and more money!

Click on the pictures below to watch video slideshows and hear these top performers share their success stories. But more importantly, let their success inspire you to take action and achieve these same rewards in your career!

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You can also visit our Procurement Case Studies page to view written case studies documenting the success of SPSM's.

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Bob Price, SPSM
Director of Global Supply Chain
Jasper, Indiana, USA


After enrolling himself and several team members in the Senior Professional in Supply Management® Program, Bob Price, SPSM and his team DOUBLED their previous year's cost savings, leading to Bob's PROMOTION to Director of Global Supply Chain Management. He then promoted one of his SPSM®-certified staff members into his former role. Click the Play Video button to hear the rest of his success story.
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Dru Breeding, SPSM
Purchasing Manager
Tallahassee, Florida, USA


With his ambition to put his education to work right away, it took Dru only a few months to see his SPSM® Certification pay off. He explains: "I got an excellent evaluation and a really nice increase...and it all happened so quick!" Click the Play Video button to hear the rest of his success story.
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SPSM Certification - SPSM Certification Success Stories Carol Gissell, SPSM
Director of Purchasing
Ocean Shores, Washington, USA


Getting promoted to the position of Director of Purchasing isn't easy, but Carol's SPSM® Certification "had a big effect" on her promotion because "with my experience in purchasing and the SPSM®, no one had those qualifications...the SPSM® pushed me over the edge!" Click the Play Video button to hear the rest of her success story.
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SPSM Certification - SPSM Certification Success Stories Erick Opdenbosch, SPSM
Industrial Engineer/Buyer
Columbia, South America


After applying just one technique that he learned in the Senior Professional in Supply Management® Program, Erick saved his company $2 million. Armed with his SPSM® Certification and the confidence that comes with having a higher level of education, he noticed a big change in the way his suppliers react to him, saying that "they know that they are dealing with someone that is professional and who is looking for results." Click the Play Video button to hear the rest of his success story.
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SPSM Certification - SPSM Certification Success Stories Paul Jones, SPSM
Purchasing Manager
Orange Park, Florida, USA


Earning the SPSM® Certification helped Paul demonstrate to his employer his impressive commitment to continuous improvement. He says that because of "the way that they perceived my drive to go out and get the education to improve the way I do my job, they provided me with a very nice increase!" Click the Play Video button to hear the rest of his success story.
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SPSM Certification - SPSM Certification Success Stories Tammy Kroll, SPSM
IT Procurement-Lead
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA


Learning and applying the practical concepts that were taught in the Senior Professional in Supply Management® Program helped Tammy get more respect and positive recognition from her management. On the positive change that earning her SPSM® produced, she shares: "I am much more confident. I can hear it in my voice and my manager can obviously see it in my work." Click the Play Video button to hear the rest of her success story.
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SPSM Certification - SPSM Certification Success Stories Ben Stiavnicky, SPSM
Senior Manager, Strategic Sourcing
Newmarket, Ontario, Canada


Ben leveraged his pursuit of the SPSM® Certification when interviewing for jobs, eventually landing a high-level position with a prestigious company. He recalls: "I would describe the courses that I was taking in the interview and they were quite impressed!" Click the Play Video button to hear the rest of his success story.
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