Even though I am also a C.P.M, I wanted to show that my knowledge wasn't just limited to the purchasing subset/function of supply management.
My competition had their CPSM® — I don't think I would have been offered the job without it. I would have hated to not get the job because I didn't have a CPSM®. Studying for the CPSM® gave me the confidence to answer the interview questions better since the information was fresh in my memory.
Due to all the studying and having up-to-date information fresh in my mind, the CPSM® has been very helpful in negotiating cost savings, especially the section on negotiation planning and strategy. My purchasing team has realized over $600,000 in savings. Studying for the CPSM® gives you a higher level of confidence in your abilities and experiences and complements your existing skills.
Sharon Hauht, CPSM, C.P.M.
Manager of Purchasing and Contracts
Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada