SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Sam Budd, Goodwill Manasota’s materials management director, was recently named to the Goodwill National Cooperative Purchasing Program (NCPP) advisory board. The NCPP is operated by the Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia and serves as an independent purchasing agency that works to leverage the collective purchasing power of Goodwill organizations throughout the nation.
The purpose of the NCPP is to ensure the best prices and discounts supported by manufacturers for all Goodwills. Members of the NCPP advisory board are tasked with verifying that the Goodwill NCPP is aligned and operates in accordance with the purchasing needs of Goodwill affiliates.
“Goodwill Manasota is always looking for new opportunities to remain one step ahead of trends and the needs of donors and shoppers. We are in constant communications with Goodwill organizations around the world to ensure that we keep improving and serving our community in the best way possible,” said Bob Rosinsky, Goodwill Manasota president and CEO. “Sam Budd has become an essential part of our new goods and materials management operations over the past decade and we are extremely proud of his appointment to the NCPP board.”
NCPP board members are tasked with recommending leaders for NCPP with respect to current operations; they serve as ambassadors for the board by communicating opportunities and benefits of the program with Goodwill organizations around the country. This is the inaugural year for the advisory board, which will serve to increase the positive impact of the group.
In his role as the director of materials management for Goodwill, Budd is responsible for the overall function and operation of Goodwill Manasota’s Purchasing Department. He evaluates the needs of the operation and negotiates contracts with vendors with regard to product and services, examines bid proposals, and works with other departments to ensure that needs are being met throughout the company. With more than 20 years of experience in retail buying and purchasing, Budd has worked at Goodwill Manasota for 10 years. An animal lover, Budd is an active supporter of the Bishop Animal Shelter and the local Humane Societies. He graduated from Florida State University, earning his bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a focus in Industrial and Labor Relations. He has lived in the area for 30 years.
To learn more about the NCPP, go to goodwillncpp.org; for more on Goodwill Manasota, go to experiencegoodwill.org or call (941) 355-2721.
About Goodwill Manasota
Goodwill Manasota is an industry-leading, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that changes lives through the power of work. With the sales of donated goods and philanthropic donations, Goodwill is able to assist people with disabilities and other barriers to employment by providing job skills training and employment opportunities. In 2015, Goodwill Manasota served 22,739 people, placed 961 people in jobs and assisted 358 veterans as they reintegrated back into the civilian workforce. Goodwill Manasota’s economic impact back to the community is worth $81.3 million. Goodwill is one of the pioneers of the reduce-reuse-recycle movement and this past year diverted 41 million pounds out of the landfill. We accomplish our mission through a network of Good Neighbor Centers in Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee and DeSoto counties and our Mission Development Services (MDS) around North America. Goodwill Manasota is accountable to a local Board of Directors. Goodwill Manasota in essence belongs to this community, and is not owned by any individual or company. For more information, visit www.experiencegoodwill.org.