Rich Weissman

Endicott College Assistant Professor Rich Weissman teaches management courses for the School of Business and the Van Loan Graduate School. He is also the director of corporate education, which includes the Center for Leadership, Endicott’s management development institute. He is vice chair of the planning committee and also serves on the technology committee and the Institution Review Board.  A practitioner turned educator, Weissman has more than 25 years of experience in all facets of procurement and supply chain management. He has held positions with large business units of Fortune 500 companies, medium-sized contract manufacturing companies, small venture-backed Internet startup firms, and third-party procurement, consulting and strategic sourcing firms. 

Rich holds an M.S. in Management from Lesley University and a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University. He is past president of the Purchasing Management Association of Boston and a recipient of the Harry J. Graham Memorial Award, the highest honor bestowed by the association.

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PG&E Helps Diverse Suppliers Achieve

August 16th

“Smaller diverse companies are actually more focused on customer service and work harder to prove they are equal to or better than non-diverse businesses,” says Joan Kerr, Director of Supplier Diversity and Supplier Development for PG&E. “We are committed … Read More

PMABoston, My Purchasing Center Join Forces

August 6th

As the oldest affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), PMABoston has been a regional and national leader in supporting and advancing the purchasing profession through professional development, business survey data collection, and minority bu… Read More

My Work Family

July 26th

Procurement groups tend to be ones that work strongly together. Perhaps it is the constant battle to demonstrate operational importance, or showing a unified approach to a global supply community, we tend to show a united front. Perhaps it is the stress… Read More

Stephen Covey and Emotional Intelligence

July 18th

I tend to think all situations are different and we need to analyze and approach each situation differently. I am involved in a 45-hour training session for engineers on skills like leadership, conflict resolution, communication, and teambuilding. One popu… Read More

Career Takes Engineer to Procurement

July 5th

"I work on sourcing strategies with raw material suppliers and our regional operating units in a center-led procurement process...I am able to combine my business and technical expertise to really dig into sourcing strategies based on global market trends … Read More

Happy Fourth of July!

June 29th

As sourcing professionals we have the opportunity to support American manufacturing. We can lead the charge! Boom! Read More

Why Do Men Make More than Women?

June 14th

I started digging into the data of the ISM 2011 Salary Survey while writing an article and I found a large and consistent gender gap when it came to salaries, especially at the higher levels. Read More

Procurement Salary: Education Opens Doors

June 14th

The recently released Institute for Supply Management’s 2011 Salary Survey shows the average annual compensation for supply management professionals to be $103,663, a figure that includes wages and bonuses. Thirty-eight percent of respondents earned $100,0… Read More

Negotiation: Not About Lowering Price

June 6th

Improving overall supplier performance will result in long term cost reductions, service level increases, reduced risk and happier customers. Often, happier customers are willing to pay a bit more for the service that they receive, and that service is a by… Read More

Mission Driven Sourcing

June 4th

For Ian O’Brien, the vice president of strategic sourcing for the Atlanta, Ga.-based American Cancer Society, the challenges of strategic sourcing for an iconic not-for-profit has been rewarding personally and professionally. O’Brien, a veteran of large c… Read More