<divDon’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here!>Do you sometimes feel like no matter hard you try to negotiate the best terms possible with a supplier you still don’t get the deal you are looking for? Sure, you may get some sort of “discount” but is it really beneficial to your organization? Are there terms somewhere else that need to be addressed that would make it a much better deal for your business?
Well, let me tell you, there is hope…a light at the end of the tunnel so to speak to becoming the savvy purchasing professional that earns the respect of suppliers and colleagues.
At the Next Level Purchasing Association, we speak with students and potential students every day regarding the challenges they face as procurement professionals. While our knowledgeable, experienced team of professionals can answer any questions you may have about purchasing certification, sometimes it is better to hear from someone who, like you, decided they need to improve their procurement skills.
When Catherine Shaw SPSM3 first enrolled in the Next Level Purchasing Association’s SPSM® program, she characterized her skills in regards to procurement as “weak” and that her results from negotiating were typically unpredictable.
As a result of earning her SPSM® Certification, Ms. Shaw has mastered essential procurement skills, global procurement management and enterprise-wide procurement influence. Today, Ms. Shaw, who resides in Los Angeles, CA, holds the role of purchasing manager. Ms. Shaw’s ability to get the best terms possible for her organization in negotiations has led to greater responsibilities, including negotiating a particular deal that has been extremely beneficial to her co-workers.
Read Ms. Shaw’s in-depth, compelling procurement case study and find out how the SPSM Certification can transform you into a trusted, world-class procurement executive just like Ms. Shaw.