When you’re considering a purchasing training course to help set you up in your career, you need to do some things carefully. In particular, you need to determine what you want to get from your professional experience and what qualities are essential in your new role or function. When you know what you want from the career, you will be more likely to select the appropriate purchasing courses for beginners.

New to Purchasing?

Often, when we meet people in purchasing, we’re surprised to find out procurement wasn’t their career choice.  After moving into a procurement position, they seek purchasing courses for beginners, concerned about not succeeding in their new role.

Here are some comments we hear:

“I am afraid my boss is going to find out I have no idea what I am doing!”

“I don’t feel prepared for my role.”

Fortunately, there is a powerful solution to this problem.

Resources for Beginners

Beginners can check out NLPA’s free purchasing starter kit. These offer a previous of our courses for our Senior Professional in Supply Management (SPSM®) certification program.  The SPSM® is a globally recognized purchasing certification, offering you an in-depth education in the field of purchasing.  It allows students to learn purchasing best practices and negotiation techniques to gain a competitive advantage over others in the purchasing field and save their employers money.

Moreover, you can also consider our self-guided online learning courses. These courses offer firsthand access to proven techniques that deliver measurable results in the real world. Each certification empowers procurement professionals to master today’s most critical procurement processes.

NLPA Courses to Check Out

Beginners to purchasing may check out a couple of NLPA’s courses:

According to our 2014 salaries survey, a person who earns their CPOS® certification from the NLPA has an average salary of $15,385 higher than those who have not earned a purchasing certification.

Another significant benefit of the CPOS® purchasing certification program is the ability to save your employer real dollars.  Those who have earned the SPSM® Certification achieve an average of $958,546 (US) more cost savings and avoidance for their employers per year than those who haven’t earned the SPSM®.

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