Often times, procurement professionals are the real “unsung heroes” in their organization.  They work in the trenches, get banged up and abused (literally), are only noticed when mistakes are made, and receive little glory for their crucial contributions to the organization.  While leadership (aka the Quarterback) receives all the accolades, the men and women in the trenches nurse their wounds to prepare for another round of battle in relative obscurity.  Yet, the procurement team is the glue that holds the organization together!

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craig-wolfley-headshotThus, it is quite appropriate that our one of the 2014 NLPA Conference’s keynote speakers is a man who readily identifies with all of these same traits.  For 12 years Craig Wolfley played Offensive Line for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings and readily identifies with the importance of being a supporting player within an organization.

Promising to be one of the highlights of the 2014 Next Level Purchasing Association Conference, “Where Procurement MVPs are Made!”, Mr. Wolfley’s presentation Teambuilding Through Storytelling promises to be a humorous and inspirational journey providing insight as to how procurement can learn from the realm of professional athletics in developing stronger, more successful teams.  For those unfamiliar with Mr. Wolfley, you will be delighted with his often times self-deprecating sense of humor and his ability to tie stories of his life as a professional athlete to modern business practices.

Now, it is time for you to get off the sidelines and join us for the 2014 Next Level Purchasing Association Conference, “Where Procurement MVPs are Made!”