Welcome to the first Whitepaper Wednesday here on the Purchasing Certification Blog. For the next several Wednesdays, I will be linking you to some whitepapers that I feel are particularly valuable for succeeding in today’s purchasing and supply management world.
The first featured whitepaper is called “Are Your Purchasing Job Descriptions Outdated?”
Change is rapid in the purchasing and supply management field of today. Therefore, updating job descriptions regularly is a must. In fact, I can guarantee you that if you have not updated your organization’s job descriptions in the last five years, they are woefully outdated!
Why is it so bad to have outdated purchasing job descriptions?
Well, according to the whitepaper: “There are two severe consequences of using outdated purchasing job descriptions. First, outdated purchasing job descriptions can result in the recruiting of new team members who may possess the skills necessary for succeeding in purchasing in previous years, but not the skills necessary for success today. Second, outdated purchasing job descriptions can also set too low the standard skill levels to which a company’s existing purchasing professionals aspire.”
The whitepaper goes on to discuss changes in the purchasing certification field that you may have missed if you haven’t actively kept up. It shares some valuable statistics on the percentage of purchasing professionals with bachelor’s and associate’s degrees that need to be taken into careful consideration when recruiting. And it also gives you three tips for re-evaluating your job descriptions.
“Are Your Purchasing Job Descriptions Outdated?” is FREE and there is no registration required. So why not download it right now?
To Your Career,
Charles Dominick, SPSM
President & Chief Procurement Officer
Next Level Purchasing, Inc.
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