You:  “Hi, boss.  I want to transform my procurement department.”

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CEO:  “Go right ahead!”

You:  “But I’ll need some budget to upgrade people, processes, and technology.”

CEO:  “You can have whatever money you want.”

You:  “I’ll also need the cooperation of other departments.”

CEO:  “I’ll tell all department heads to drop whatever they are doing to support you.”

You:  “Don’t you want to know more about what I have planned?”

CEO:  “Nope.  I trust you.”

Have you ever had a conversation with a CEO like this?

Me neither.

Getting approval to transform procurement is usually much, much harder.  But the Next Level Purchasing Association wants to make it easier for you.

So, yesterday, we launched a new online Express Course entitled “How To Present A Case For Better Procurement.” In this Express Course, you will learn a step-by-step approach to getting executive buy-in to your procurement transformation ideas and plans.

You can enroll in “Creative Negotiation For Buyers” and get access to the Express Course for 30 days for just $19.00 (US).  Or you can get access to this Express Course and 20 other Express Courses for an entire year by signing up for a Premium Membership in the NLPA for just $199.00.

To learn more about this Express Course or to enroll, please visit


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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