On the first play after the kickoff in Super Bowl XLVIII, the Seattle Seahawks scored a safety just 12 seconds into the game and never gave up the lead on their way to winning their first NFL championship.  The importance of scoring early and often in sports and in the business the world is critical to the success of your team.

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“Getting the Lead Right Out of the Gate: The Decisions to Make and Pitfalls to Avoid in the First 6 Months of a Procurement Transformation” addresses the importance making the right procurement changes within your organization.  This business-changing presentation will be conducted by Michael DeWitt – Vice President of Procurement for a  Highmark.

Procurement organizations are, or should be, in some state of transformation in order to prepare for the changing future.  Procurement transformation skills are becoming more important, but pulling off a transformation is not easy.

  •        In the first 3 months of a transformation you need to be noticed. 
  •        In the first 6 months you need to have tangible progress. 

Mr. DeWitt’s presentation supplies you with the tips on where to focus your time (and where not to) during those critical first 6 months to improve your chances for transformation success.
Join us at the 2014 Next Level Purchasing Association Conference, “Where Procurement MVPs are Made!”. Learn about 10 additional skill-building workshops and more by downloading the conference agenda.  Seats for the conference are limited so call us at 412-262-1334 for exclusive pricing information using the special blog code “Getting the Lead” and ensure that you get access to this career-changing event!


Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is an internationally-recognized business expert, legendary procurement thought leader, award-winning entrepreneur, and provocative blogger. Charles founded the Next Level Purchasing Association in 2000, oversaw its incredible growth, and successfully led the organization to its acquisition by the Certitrek Group in 2016. He continues to blog and provide advisory services for the NLPA on a part-time basis as he incubates his upcoming business innovations. Charles is also the co-author of the wildly popular, groundbreaking book, "The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals."

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