Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is President and Chief Procurement Officer of the Next Level Purchasing Association (NLPA). He has authored most of the NLPA’s online courses and is the mastermind behind the prestigious Senior Professional in Supply Management (SPSM) family of certifications, earned in over 90 countries. He heads up the development of the NLPA’s annual purchasing and supply management salary reports, which are groundbreaking and industry-leading pieces of research, always unparalleled in the field by far.
Dominick is co-author of the book, “The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies and Techniques for Supply Management Professionals.” His articles and interviews have been included in countless supply chain publications. His clients have had their post-training success stories featured in multiple magazines, including two cover stories in Supply & Demand Chain Executive.
Before founding Next Level Purchasing in 2000, Dominick delivered great procurement results as an employee of the Kurt J. Lesker Company, US Airways, and the University of Pittsburgh. He holds the SPSM, SPSM2 and SPSM3 Certifications and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Duquesne University. He is frequently recruited to deliver educational seminars throughout the U.S. and beyond.
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