Every month, the Next Level Purchasing Association (NLPA) recognizes a purchasing professional who has made impressive progress in learning more about his/her field. We are excited to announce that the NLPA Dedicated Member of the Month for August 2011 is…

Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here!

Photo of Ryan Layson who is a Dedicated Purchasing Student of the Month

Ryan Layson, a Technical Procurement Officer working for Aktor SA Qatar, New Doha International Airport Project from Doha, Qatar. During the month of July, Ryan completed all six Senior Professional in Supply Management® Program!

“Three years ago when I realized that supply chain is where I really want to be, I told myself that I would do whatever it takes to be great at it. Enrolling in the Senior Professional in Supply Management® Program is one big step towards that goal. It is true when they say that “winging it” could at times bring satisfactory result but it certainly would never deliver excellent output. Having undergone the SPSM training has made me better equipped in performing my daily challenging tasks in many facets of procurement function. It helped a great deal that the complex subjects of supply chain are well-explained and illustrated in the lessons, and that the examples cited are quite practical.

Successfully completing the program takes devotion and careful planning of one’s time. I spent at least three hours a day reading before and after office hours; I listened to audio lessons in the car and during break time. I even printed some pages of the lessons and posted them on my wall just like the old college days! But the most effective way is by practicing the learning and applying them at the workplace right away.

The SPSM Certification Program is indeed an investment that you cannot go wrong with!”

Next Level Purchasing and the procurement community around the world congratulate Ryan and her dedication to having a more successful purchasing career!

To Your Career,

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

President & Chief Procurement Officer

Next Level Purchasing, Inc.

Struggling To Have A Rewarding Purchasing Career?

Earn Your SPSM® Certification Online At


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."

More Posts