As documented by Usman Ghani
I am an engineering graduate with over 10 years of experience in the procurement sector. I have been exposed to new skills in this Simplilearn Post Graduate Program in Digital Supply Chain Management that have broadened my knowledge in SCM.
I graduated from a university in Pakistan with a degree in engineering a while back. I have over 10 years of working experience in procurement and before that, I looked at the technical side of things.
My first job was in 2008 in supply chain management as a procurement engineer. I moved to Qatar in 2013 and started working with Qatar Gas as a senior buyer. I worked there for six years and then I moved to Canada in 2019. I joined Ontario Power Generation in 2019 as a procurement specialist and I have been working there ever since.
The Decision to Upskill
Given the current job market worldwide, if you apply for new jobs, companies look for someone with a certain set of skills. In my experience, I have come to know that companies prefer someone with a professional certification over the others.
Also, I wanted to learn more about supply chain management, though I have been working in the sector for so long. I wanted to know the latest trends in the market. Sometimes, you can miss what’s happening, and I knew a certification would help me become up-to-date with the industry.
My educational background is completely in engineering, and not having a certification in supply chain management made my resume look bad. I thought whenever I apply for a new job, this course and certification would come in handy.
I was looking for a platform that would provide me with a certification that the industry recognizes. I was doing my research when one of my friends recommended Simplilearn. He was taking a different course and really liked it.
Also, I was looking for an online course since I am a working professional. Simplilearn provided that option. I also liked the fact that the certification course was in association with Purdue University, and I chose Simplilearn for these reasons.