New York, NY and Tempe, AZ – THOMASNET.com and the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) are seeking nominations for the fourth annual “30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program”. The program honors young purchasing and supply chain management professionals from around the globe who deserve to be applauded for their passion, creativity and contributions to supply chain.
Since 2014, the “30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program” has recognized 30 individuals annually who are 30 years of age or younger, and who have demonstrated leadership, innovation, collaboration, and other outstanding attributes. Contributions to their companies, associations and the industry at large are also considered.
The program, now global in scope and open to international nominees, is designed to position supply management and procurement as viable and exciting career choices for early career professionals. This is particularly critical given the supply management sector is facing a generational shift as growing numbers of Baby Boomers retire.
“Supply management and purchasing professionals around the world make decisions that affect their companies’ brands, competitive position, and bottom-line performance every day,” said Tom Derry, Chief Executive Officer, ISM. “Our goal is to build awareness and enthusiasm for this exciting profession by showcasing the talent and accomplishments of these dedicated young professionals. We encourage everyone in our industry to nominate more deserving superstars for the program this year.”
“The value created by this new generation in the supply chain field is incredible, they’re changing the paradigm. We are thrilled to again be recognizing another class of talented, savvy young supply management and procurement stars who are making such an impact in our industry,” said Tony Uphoff, Thomas Publishing Company President & CEO. “Please submit your nominations and help us to shine the spotlight on those of them already leading the way.”
30 individuals will be selected for the 2017 class of “30 Under 30 Supply Chain Stars”. All stars will receive a one-year membership to ISM, complimentary admittance to ISM2018 in Nashville, TN (valued at $2,295), and a THOMASNET.com Team Training Package.
One individual will be designated as the Megawatt Winner and will also win an all-expense-paid trip (up to $5,000) to ISM2018 for themselves and their nominator.
For the first time, THOMASNET.com and ISM are offering a special Early Nomination incentive this year. Those who submit a nomination by Friday, October 13, 2017 at30under30.thomasnet.com will receive a free month of ISM Just in Time Learning along with a mug and free coffee gift card from THOMASNET.com.
Individuals can nominate deserving young professionals at 30under30.thomasnet.com. The deadline to submit nominations is Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST. All nominees must be 30 years of age or younger as of December 31, 2017.