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 July 2011 is…
Jennifer Goodwin, SPSM, a Purchasing Professional from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. During the month of June, Jennifer completed all six Senior Professional in Supply Management® Program classes.
“The biggest thing for me is I spent every spare minute studying the information and I took REALLY good notes. Even if the information is in the lesson I find that I can more easily recall what I have written down- that’s the next best thing to working knowledge.
“I have 15 years experience in the procurement industry, international and domestic (US). My last position was as a Purchasing Manager for the largest construction project in North American history- and I still learned quite a bit in these courses!
“I have been out of work since my last project ended a year ago. I would think that with my knowledge, background, and references that I could land a great job, but I haven’t had any luck. My last two interviews were successful… they liked me, my references, my ‘fit’ in their organization, and I went to final interviews for both. I lost out on both jobs because I didn’t have CERTIFICATION!! After the second one I decided to just buckle down and get my certification. I decided on SPSM® because it is internationally recognized, and most large companies have begun to institute Global Sourcing programs. It will give me the additional edge that I need.”
Next Level Purchasing and the procurement community around the world congratulate Jennifer 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.
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