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ISM-NH Scholarships PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 June 2015 21:55

ISM-NH is pleased to announce the The Richard V. Bradshaw Memorial Scholarship for 2015.  This was begun in memory of Richard Bradshaw, C.P.M., A.P.P.,  to recognize his service to the purchasing profession. This scholarship is for the children and grandchildren of ISM-NH, to help further their education.  Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 scholarship. A change this year is that there is no firm deadline; applications are considered as they are submiitted.


The second scholarship is the ISM-NH Continuing Education Scholarship, which offers financial assistance to current ISM-NH members continuing their education. It is in honor of the many ISM-NH volunteers whose work has allowed this organization to exist and thrive.  Applications are currently being accepted for this scholarship.

Applications and criteria/requirements for both scholarships can be found on the Main Menu to the left under "Scholarships".

2015 NESCON Conference $199: One of the best educational values in the Northeast! PDF Print E-mail


Save the date!

The New England Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition will be taking place on October 5, 2015 at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center.  This conference provides an excellent opportunity for individuals to keep pace with rapid change in the supply management profession.  Early-bird discounts are available until September 18, 2015. Only $199 for the entire day--a true value!


Registration and program information is available on-line at: Register now, before all the slots fill up!  Also, a key highlight of the conference will be the lunchtime Keynote (sponsored by MetaProcure).  This will highlight a talk given by Roy Anderson, Executive Vice President of MetaProcure.  He is truly one of the best and most dynamic & exciting speakers you will EVER see!

The New England Collaborative has consistently received rave reviews for delivering one-day conferences with superior value – “A great bang-for-the-buck!” Attendees agree that NESCON is remarkable for its professional breadth, originality and overall cost effectiveness.  This year's program promises to be just as engaging as the record-setting 2014 conference, with six distinct learning tracks, two Keynotes, and Exhibitor presentations covering a wide range of supply chain topics, emerging trends and solid solutions.  This is a great way for professionals to leverage their time and spend precious training dollars wisely at a first class, LOCAL event.

Six Custom Learning Tracks: Risk Management & Compliance, Microsoft Office Tools for Business, Purchasing & Supply Chain Management, Global Logistics, Operations Mgt: ERP & Demand Management, and Supplier Showcase.

Ø Supply Chain Compliance: RoHS, Reach, EICC, Conflict Minerals, etc.

Ø Supply Chain Risk Mgt: Think Differently!  Risk Exposure Index (REI) primer

Ø Reducing the Risk from Sourcing

Ø Windows 10 & Office 2016 (& 365): Newest/Best Features to improve office productivity!

Ø Business Intelligence in Excel (Pivot Tables & Other Data Mgt Tools!)

Ø TBDOffice Technology (TBD)

Ø “Extreme” Negotiations with Difficult Suppliers: Lessons learned, tips & tricks!

Ø Where are Supply Chains Headed?: 2016 and beyond!

Ø Intellectual Property: A Hot Issue for Today’s Supply Contractsbe Proactive, not Reactive!

Ø Data Driven Logistics: Leveraging Business Analytics

Ø The Connection of Level of Service & Transportation Rates: The Holy Grail!

Ø TBD – Global Logistics

Ø ERP Selection: Cut Through the Hype = A Fresh Approach!

Ø Reducing Supply Chain Complexity Quickly!: Accelerated Value Stream Mapping

Ø Demand Planning Success Stories: Real World Examples and Key Concepts

Ø Economic Outlook - A New England Perspective (Special segment on the adverse effects of the recession, and the forecast for recovery)



Hello ISM–New Hampshire!

That’s right….you read it correctly, ‘ISM-New Hampshire’. Several years ago we began a journey; that journey was to change our name to ISM-New Hampshire to better reflect what NAPM-NH stood for – that being the NH State affiliate of ISM. Through the work of past and present Directors and Officers of our affiliation, the ISM Board of Directors at its board meeting on May 2, 2015 provided full approval of our name change from NAPM-NH to ISM―New Hampshire, Inc. We will be changing everything over to our new name over the next few months, including our website address. We will keep you updated with all of the latest changes as they are completed.

With more than 45,000 active members worldwide, ISM is the largest global organization dedicated to advancing the practice of procurement and supply management. ISM is the leader in supply chain, driving value to its members with its two widely renowned certifications (Certified Professional in Supply Management and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity), the Report On Business, countless educational resources and extensive networking events. Becoming an ISM member is one of the most valuable steps you will take when advancing your career and becoming an expert in the procurement and supply management field.

I look forward to seeing you at our next ISM-NH event in September – details to come soon.

Scott DeFreitas

President ISM-NH


2015-2016 Officers & Board Members PDF Print E-mail

The following slate of officers and board members was voted in for the 2015-2016 year, effective May 1, 2015. Welcome to new board member Michelle Farnum and a huge thank you to outgoing director, Bill Burie, who was also NAPM-NH president for four years.

President Scott De Freitas
1st Vice President Lisa Nadeau, CPSM
2nd Vice President 
Treasurer Andy Gauthier, C.P.M., APP
Secretary               Jeanne Robbins
Director                  Susanne Bennett
Director Tammy Dugas, C.P.M.
Director Mei Hong (Michelle) Farnum, CPSM
Director Susan King
NSMG Rep Julie Hale
Member Services Gail Blanco
Job Opening - Eptam Plastics PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 14:41

EPTAM Plastics

JOB TITLE: Procurement Specialist


DEPARTMENT: Purchasing

RESPONSIBLE TO: Purchasing Manager

POSITION SUMMARY: Purchase and manage spend of approximately $5M-$10M of various raw

materials and services as required for production under the direction of the Purchasing Manager.

Frequently interfaces with suppliers, Sales, Accounting, Production, Inventory Control and Quality.


1. Planning & Adapting

2. Problem Solving

3. Impact & Influence

4. Working Across Boundaries

5. Technical Knowledge


1. Ensures supply base partners throughout the extended supply chain meet EPTAM’s business requirements with respect to delivery, quality and cost.

2. Develops sources for procurement of parts, supplies and equipment by qualifying suppliers and establishing a network of resources.

3. Establish and track KPIs with preferred suppliers.

4. Negotiates with suppliers in acquiring the most cost effective price for materials, supplies and services.

5. Completes purchase requests by entering orders through the Global Shop ERP System and maintaining the accuracy of the database files.

6. Develop and maintain inventory stocking programs with suppliers.

7. Employee must be able to relate to other people beyond giving and receiving instruction. Can get along with co-workers or peers without exhibiting behavioral issues; perform work activities

requiring negotiating, instructing, supervising, persuading or speaking with others; respond appropriately to criticism from a supervisor.

8. Proper handling of all material, parts and equipment to prevent damage and loss of finished product.


Continuing Education Scholarship for Members PDF Print E-mail

In support of ISM-NH's goal of education for its members, we would like to remind you that the Continuing Education Scholarship is still available! This will help fund training or other educational opportunities that members want to pursue to increase their knowledge in the purchasing or supply management field, or in their specific job environment related to this field.

Examples of education that may be eligible for a scholarship include:

  • College courses or courses through other accedited organizations
  • Seminars
  • Webinars
  • ISM certification  study courses or exams
  • Other professional development opportunities in purchasing, supply management, or general business topics

Members who wish to apply for this scholarship must have been a member of NAPM-NH/ ISM-NH for one year. It will cover up to $500 of expenses such as registration and certain required materials. Complete rules and details can be found in Scholarship | Guidelines in the menu to the left, along with the application form. Applicants will be notified if they have been awarded a scholarship and the amount. Once approved, they proceed with the course, etc. and will be reimbursed upon proof of successful completion. If you have questions, please email Gail Blanco at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Our Next Meeting PDF Print E-mail

Our next meeting will be held in September, date and details to be announced. The board will be working over the summer to plan another year of interesting, educational programs. If you have any suggestions, please let a board member know! Thanks!




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