As a thirty year Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Veteran, most recently as Sr. VP of Supply Chain at Google, I can say that the CPSCM certification is THE cream of the crop.
Dear Purchasing Pro,
This may be the most important letter you read all year.
Negotiating contracts is a pain for you right now.
Suppliers are marking them up and your legal department takes weeks to review things that you needed to have done yesterday.
Even when legal approves the contract, you still end up having endless supplier performance problems.
Is this how you envisioned spending your career?
But that's not all. You have another big problem, and it’s killing you every day on the job.
Here’s the purchasing cycle: a SOW or Spec is written for goods and services.
You then solicit for goods and services. You then negotiate for goods and services. You then contract for goods and services.
And then somehow you and your end user magically expect PERFORMANCE RESULTS at the end of this process – and it never happens.
What's worse is that you’ve been taught that learning negotiation strategies and tactics are the key to landing deals and getting great negotiation results, but it hasn’t made you the rock star of your department.
It never will.
Somehow all the experts had said these two skills are enough. They’re not.
Negotiation strategies and tactics are not enough.
If you want to be a negotiation godfather, a negotiation genius, someone who everyone turns to for the most difficult negotiations...
...someone who gets paid more and more every year because you are too valuable to lose, you need to know not only how to influence, but also how to do total cost analysis.
Should cost, must cost, and total cost models – are you using these critical tools in every negotiation? If not, you are leaving money on the table and stifling your career – while your suppliers laugh all the way to the bank.
"As the immediate past Chief Purchasing Officer for Washington DC, and with 30+ years of executive experience under my belt, I've seen every public and private sector purchasing and supply chain certification and training program there is. The CPSCM™ Certification Program has changed everything. The old ways of trying to hammer suppliers and leveraging tactics and counter-tactics to create unfair advantages in negotiations are gone.
Now in with the new. Taking costs out of the supply chain, investigative negotiation strategies, creating value instead of transferring value in negotiations, negotiating what's not on the table instead of what is, writing contracts to prevent excursions instead of react to them, leveraging influence skills instead of position power for best results, driving upstream design for TCO, buying performance results instead of goods and services, and most of all, transforming purchasing and supply chain departments into Value Added Centers of Profit - the CPSCM™ Certification Program changes everything in our profession, and I'm proud to have my name as a CPSCM™ graduate on my Certificate of Completion."
Your boss landed in purchasing by accident.
Your peers landed in purchasing by accident.
And then, if you go far enough up the chain in your organization, eventually purchasing reports to someone who doesn’t understand purchasing.
If this were a recipe for a cake, even a dog wouldn’t eat it.
Every single purchasing professional lives in this kind of environment, where people who didn’t plan for this profession are trying to teach you how to do your work.
Are you wondering why your career isn’t moving like it should?
Measly 3 – 5% raises. Infrequent promotions and getting passed over for positions you want. Not even getting interviewed for positions you apply for.
Is this how you want to spend your purchasing and supply chain management career, stuck under a glass ceiling?
Are you wasting your days on
fire fighting activities?
Do you have 4 – 6 hours free every day in your schedule?
Or are your days ravaged by unplanned activities, emergencies, fires, supplier problems, customer issues, emergency emails, useless meetings, and many other activities – none of which show up in your status report or your performance review.
Is this any way to spend your time?
Solutions that create a paradigm shift
Meet Your Instructor
Mr. Omid Ghamami, MBA, CPSCM - World Renowned Purchasing & Supply Chain Management Professor, Author, Thought Leader, Consultant, Speaker, CPSCM Instructor.
The CPSCM™ - THE Fortune 500 Certification Program of Choice™
~ Certified Purchasing & Supply Chain Manager ~
Survey after survey told us that purchasing professionals don't like having to buy books, read on their own, study for all-or-nothing final exams, and then pay for and drive to fixed testing locations on fixed dates for exams.
But they felt like they didn't have a choice. Now you do.
You will have your own private instructor.
Not just any instructor, but one of the best in the world, one who raced up the corporate ladder to an executive position in charge of a $2.2 BILLION global purchasing organization for a Fortune 50 company.
You're going to learn new breakthrough strategies.
Learn from the Professor of Purchasing at a prestigious college in California who has written best-selling purchasing and supply chain management books...
...has written countless articles in globally recognized purchasing and supply chain management journals...
...and gets paid thousands of dollars to fly around the globe to speak and share his proprietary knowledge for just one hour at international purchasing conferences.
Your career and income trajectory will catapult.
You're going to learn the proprietary training from whom has been called upon to speak to the 50 Chief Purchasing Officers of the United States (with a collective $3.2 Trillion US budget!) and Harvard University’s world renowned Supply Chain Management program.
He has been called “The Secret Weapon of Fortune 500 Chief Purchasing Officers” by industry insiders...
...and named “THE Godfather of Negotiation Planning” by Intel Corporation - teaching YOU the concepts, on your schedule, where you hear his voice and see his presentations.
You're Getting A Virtual Brain Dump Of His Secrets, Strategies and Processes To Take Total Control Of Your Career.
All yours to watch, hear, and benefit from, over and over for one full year, on demand.
Never Carry Books Around Again. Never Pay For Exams Again. Never Drive to Testing Sites Again.
We've changed all of that. The CPSCM - Certified Purchasing and Supply Chain Manager Certification program changes everything.
Our program has no hidden costs, and the exams are real time and at no extra charge – they are included in your investment, and so is everything else we provide.
We don't believe in multiple fee schedules over time. And if you don't pass our exams, you can keep working at them until you do – and we don't save the exams until the very end.
You'll take “mini-exams” after every module and unit, thereby ensuring that you never have to spend months cramming, and you can focus on what you just learned.
And you will never be asked memorization questions. That’s what search engines and library books are for.
You will be challenged to make sure you really UNDERSTAND the game changing content you've been taught and are ready to apply these concepts to take your skills for breakthrough results.
All exams are online and can be taken from the comfort of your home, office, or anywhere else you have an internet connection and a computer.
Welcome to the 21st century.
We also promise that you won't learn useless academic theory that doesn’t apply to your skills, job, and your income.
Everything you learn can be implemented right away.
“The CPSCM™ Certification is an absolute game changer, and is by far the most valuable Purchasing & Supply Chain Management certification program available today.”
Here's How It Works.
You're going to get a powerful series of 12 modules and 16 units, jam-packed with over 30 hours of powerful information, with breakthrough strategies that don’t leave you wondering what to do.
You will have templates and steps that are laid out for you.
All you need to do is execute.
You'll Become World Class
Thousands of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Professionals in five different continents have been trained on and are actively using the breakthrough principles taught in this course by our Chief Program Architect.
The program contents have also been tested at proven higher education institutions.
The product that our institute has now brought online is tested, proven, and has evolved to a level that can only be called world class.
We will take you through the entire purchasing life cycle, focusing most on the areas that will give you the most return on your skills, career, and income.
Everything we've put together is with that focus in mind.
You'll Save Time
Now remember, this not the same as 30 hours of classroom time.
Classroom time includes pauses, breaks, discussions, writing on the board, questions, in class exercises, and generally moves at a much slower pace.
This is condensed information. It would take at least twice the classroom time to cover this same amount of materials.
The presentation style for our certification program is engaging and captivating.
Our research shows that while purchasing and supply chain management professionals dreaded reading books to take exams – something they thought was over when they finished college.
They absolutely loved the idea and the experience of an interactive approach of the CPSCM™ Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Certification Program.
Our exhaustive research on human learning models left no doubt about it: seeing and hearing the materials provides better learning retention than just reading about it.
Students reported retaining more and understanding the materials better when more senses were involved in the learning process. Comparative exam scores in our testing showed the exact same results.
The jury is in, and they have reached a unanimous verdict: we have captured a 21st century learning model with this program.
No need to lug heavy books with you wherever you go – all of your personal training materials are available online, wherever you go, in your Members Dashboard just for you.
Use your favorite device to access the internet and pick up where you left off. All these world class materials are stored on Amazon S3 – one of the most reliable data centers in the world.
And when you're done, you can proudly display that you are one of the purchasing and supply chain management elite, learning not from books, but straight from a purchasing master.
Put your CPSCM™ title after your name, on your business card, on your resume, on all business social media, for you are now one of the purchasing and supply chain management elite.
The Output of This Program – Put Your Skills, Your Career, and Your Income on the Fast Track to Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Excellence.
“As a former student of Professor Ghamami, I was very fortunate to have known and learned from him, so much so that I enrolled into the CPSCM Certification Program.
This incredible journey has taught me everything I needed as a procurement professional and boosted my experience level for long term growth.
The topics that encouraged me like – cost modeling, negotiating, limitation of liability, and TCO (total cost of ownership), are just a small fraction of what I enjoyed and enhance my confidence from other colleagues. I highly recommend this program to any new contract and/or procurement professional, and anyone for their own personal use, who wants to achieve personal growth and open career doors they never knew existed.
I feel this is great for any contacts and procurement offices to sign up as it’s not just for individuals. The CPSCM Certification program is the best investment I have made to date on a professional and personal level.”
Before you join us, let me tell you exactly what you're going to get so that you know it's right for you.
While other certification programs are based on theory and antiquated tactics from the 1900's, CPSCM is based on the REAL WORLD and proprietary strategies that were developed by the world's most sought after Purchasing trainer.
You will learn the powerful skills needed to:
“As a sourcing executive searching for ways to create a competitive advantage for the company, I found few places to turn before I discovered The Center for Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Excellence. There are very few places to turn to for comprehensive and relevant Purchasing content to sharpen the skills of procurement professionals, where the CPSCM certification fills the gap.
Mr. Ghamami, whom I've found to be probably the world's leading authority on purchasing and negotiations, has put together a comprehensive knowledge-base of leading edge material that helped me understand what it takes to get the best deal done every time, and making purchasing relevant, with a seat at the table and with critical recognition inside the company as a value added center of profit. The material is delivered in a contextual and easy to understand manner, driving home both the science and the art of getting deals done well.
Right after I completed several modules of the certification program, I negotiated the largest deal of my career driving record savings over a hundred million in total savings to the bottom line. I owe much of that to Mr. Ghamami and his CPSCM curriculum.” - Ben G., Sourcing Executive, MasterCard Corporation
20 Years Of Experience Tells Us That This Is What Will Happen If You Complete This Certification Program, And Really Dedicate Yourself To Driving Change:
Step 1: You start to apply the concepts. You get superior results compared to those around you.
Your peers notice.
Step 2: Your peers start asking you what you are doing differently.
They will ask for your help. Instead of hoarding knowledge, you become an internal consultant to your organization, and help your organization come up to your level.
Step 3: Management will see that you are outperforming your role and already leading your peers.
They put you on track for a visible promotion.
Executives and Senior Managers in your company notice.
Step 4: Once you demonstrate the same results in your new elevated position, you will never have to look for a purchasing job again.
Internal managers will try to get you on their team, and the highest bidder wins.
Imagine what you'll feel like when you gain control of your career.
Imagine how good you'll feel about yourself and your accomplishments, and are able to afford the kind of lifestyle you deserve.
Imagine when the stress virtually melts, you sleep better and don't dread the day.
Your friends and family notice, and they respect you for it. You are now on the right track. You are in full control of your career.
BOTTOM LINE: If You Keep Doing The Same Things Over And Over And Hope For Different Results, Your Career Will Stagnate.
The CPSCM™ Certification Program Will Put
You In Control Of Your Career Again.
"Everything You've Ever Heard About Procurement, Purchasing, Contract Management And Negotiation strategies For Your Business Is WRONG! Unless You Go Through CPSCM™ By The Real God Father, Omid Ghamami. The Program Is Not Only A Game Changer But Also Is An Eye Opener To The Facts Of Procurement Profession And Its Importance To Any Organization. The Beauty Of This program Is that It Is So Applicable And Easy To Understand. I Even Recommend The CPSCM™ Program To Finance & Marketing Managers."
"The CPSCM certification is the art of negotiation at its best.
It provides you with the tools you need to create value in the supply chain that are capable of benefiting the very end consumer. Work with more quality, agility, efficiency and transparency, achieving differentiated results by doing what you like in the most productive, business oriented way, focused on long-term results that are aligned with your company's strategic objectives. Exceed the role you and your team have in the organization. Leverage the relationship with your suppliers by challenging them to seek from the simplest of the changes that can take costs away from the supply chain, to disruptive innovation that brings mutual benefits and enjoy a more meaningful and promising career. The
CPSCM Certification Program has been an incredible investment in my career."- Fabio Tardin, CPSCM SR Procurement Manager EMEA Interactive Data Managed Solutions AG
This Is NOT For Everybody.
Here’s Who We CAN Help:
We're VERY picky about who we accept into the program and we've got a strict (but reasonable) set of criteria that needs to be met in order for admission.
Here it is:
1. This program is not for beginners or those new to purchasing or procurement.
These materials were researched and designed to benefit the industry purchasing veteran – one who is familiar with the primary terms, has ideally had at least three – five years progressively increasing purchasing related experience, and preferably has a bachelor’s degree in a business related discipline (economics, business, management, etc).
2. You must be committed to driving and practicing excellence in the purchasing profession.
To uphold the value and industry recognition of this certification, you must commit to Purchasing & Supply Chain Management excellence ...otherwise there's no point in getting Certification.
If you meet these criteria, then we'd be delighted to have you join us, as it is our goal that you obtain the maximum benefit from the game changing program.
Program Completion Timelines: You can finish this program on your own schedule, but you must do so in a one year time period from the time you start.
How quickly you finish is up to you however – there are no system limitations or policies preventing this. We encourage you however to take the time to couple knowledge with practice, as this will result in the best possible outcome.
In very special circumstances, we will arrange for in-person training sessions with pre-approved attendees. Ask us about this accelerated learning model for purchasing and supply chain management professionals who want to jump start their results and their career.
Our research shows that sales professionals spend up to 40% of their time in training while purchasing professionals spend only up to 2% of their time in training!
Sales professionals also have better systems, tools, data, resources, and research than you. They are equipped to win every negotiation in a dominating fashion.
What are YOU doing to address this huge disadvantage?
Let our 20 years of game breaking research in the CPSCM™ certification program show you the way to world class negotiation results and unprecedented levels of career success.
You're going to THRIVE, not just survive.
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Most people never take the time to properly educate themselves they way you are.
You're online, you're reading this and you really have the commitment and determination to do this now.
That's why you're perfect to become CPSCM certified. It's specifically designed for you.
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Omid G is known as the most trusted, sought after Purchasing and Negotiations trainer in the world.
He is famous for creating paradigm shifts in the way Purchasing and Negotiations are done without resorting to the old, status quo methods that have resulted in purchasing being an overhead function instead of a Value Added Center of Profit.
Omid Ghamami is President & Chief Consultant at The Center For Purchasing & Supply Chain Management Excellence, the world's most powerful and prestigious purchasing and supply chain management Certification Institute. Since 1995, he has taught thousands of hours of courses, workshops, and seminars in 21 different countries on topics related to the entire spectrum of purchasing, supply chain management, purchasing contract law, negotiations, and supplier management.
He has trained all 50 Chief Purchasing Officers of the United States, been published in global journals including Fortune Magazine, published best selling purchasing and negotiations books, has presented by request to Harvard University's Supply Chain Management program many times, and has worked with over 50% of the Fortune 100.
Omid has 18 years experience with Intel Corp, where he rose to the position of leading their entire global corporate purchasing operations organization. His experience and strength in negotiations earned him the corporate designation of “THE Godfather of Negotiation Planning” for the entire $16B global purchasing organization.