The Executive’s Guide to SPSM Certification

The top-notch leader’s key to successful purchasing departments


Your staff will learn real-world skills and strategies that will help them perform better right away. The curriculum of the SPSM Certification doesn’t focus on memorizing theories and definitions—those chores do not translate into applicable skills. Rather, based on purchasing best practices that have been proven to achieve results, the SPSM Certification’s curriculum provides your team with the tools they need to handle the purchasing challenges of today and tomorrow with confidence. As a result, you’ll find that they can do their job more effectively, while achieving greater cost savings, reducing risk exposure and increasing their productivity. Finally, those goals that seemed unattainable will be well within the reach of your team and you will stand out as the top-notch leader that you know you are.

Training support doesn’t stop when certification is achieved. The SPSM Certification is the only purchasing certification available with a Lifetime Skills Retention Package. This package is designed to support a lifetime return of your training investment through skills-sharpening material and services that are provided at no additional charge.

As you can see, the SPSM Certification is a multi-faceted program designed to enable you and your team members to achieve outstanding results throughout your careers.

Gain your ROI

Enrolling your team members in the SPSM Certification program is an investment with measurable returns. Of course, you want to ensure that your staff’s training is beneficial to both the individuals and the organization, right? Well, the SPSM Certification was designed to be results-oriented, meaning your staff will have the ability to make a measureable bottom-line impact for your organization and you’ll be able to report a considerable ROI to upper management.

Consider the success of these organizations with SPSM-certified staff:

  • A humanitarian organization that distributes medicines such as anti-malaria drugs to poverty-stricken areas of Africa recently reported that, by applying just one technique they learned while earning the SPSM Certification, they were able to save $200,000 on a $750,000 spend.
  • A coal company similarly reported that they reduced a $70 million spend by $2 million after applying just one technique learned in the process of earning the SPSM Certification.
  • A one-plus-billion-dollar-a-year furniture manufacturer doubled their annual cost savings from a half-a-million dollars per commodity manager to over a million dollars per commodity manager in the year after their team members earned the SPSM Certification. And they gave Next Level Purchasing credit for contributing to their success. Their sourcing director, who earned his SPSM Certification, was promoted to one of just five positions that report to the president of that company. He turned around and promoted one of his SPSM-certified direct reports to his former position.

 

Your purchasing department is entirely capable of achieving these kinds of results.

Now that you know what a purchasing department is capable of, can you think of any reasonable excuse why your team should not be certified? Contact Next Level Purchasing by email at busdev@nextlevelpurchasing.com or by phone at (412) 294-1991 to inquire about a complimentary SPSM Certification Strategy Session that will help your team get started on the path to greater results.

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