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By celebrating emerging leaders, ThomasNet and ISM hope to create awareness and interest in supply management careers among millennials - the talent generation that is needed to fill the gaps left by retiring baby boomers. According to research from consulting firm Deloitte, the demand for industry talent might soon exceed supply by a ratio of six to one.
“Supply management professionals have a direct impact on companies’ financial performance, and our industry must continue attracting the ‘best and brightest’ to maximize our contribution. We’re urging everyone to stake a claim in our collective future by nominating a rising star,” said Tom Derry, CEO of ISM.
Individuals are invited to nominate young professionals whose innovation, leadership, initiative and/or collaboration are benefiting their organizations, associations or the industry at large. Anyone in the private or public sector who will be 30 or younger by December 31, 2015 is eligible.
Each of the 30 winners will be rewarded with a free one-year membership in ISM. The “megawatt star” among them, and their nominator, will receive an all-expense-paid trip to ISM’s 2016 annual conference, May 16-18 in Indianapolis.
Click here to nominate a Rising Star by Oct. 30.
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