World Renowned Purchasing & Supply Chain Management Professor, Author, Thought Leader, Consultant, Speaker, and 20 Year Fortune 50 Purchasing Executive.
Omid is known as the most trusted, sought after Purchasing trainer in the world. He is famous for creating paradigm shifts in the way Purchasing is done without resorting to the old, status quo that doesn’t work today and never really did.
Omid Ghamami is President & Chief Consultant at Purchasing Advantage, a purchasing seminar and training solutions provider. Since 1995, he has taught thousands of hours of courses, workshops, and seminars in 10 different countries on topics related to the entire spectrum of purchasing, supply chain management, purchasing contract law, negotiations, and supplier management.
Omid holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Economics from California State University, Sacramento, as well as an MBA from the University of California, Riverside (Class President).
Omid has 18 years experience with Intel Corp, where he rose to the position of leading their entire global corporate purchasing operations organization. His experience and strength in negotiations earned him the corporate designation of “Godfather of Negotiation Planning” for the entire $2.2B global purchasing organization.
Omid is also an esteemed Adjunct Professor of Purchasing in the Los Rios Community College District, where he has pioneered the development of an innovative purchasing curriculum that is the first of its kind in the California community college system and has received many accolades.
He has broad and rich experience in complex, high dollar value, and high stakes negotiations, total cost analysis, supply chain management, purchasing contract law, purchasing operations, purchasing policies and procedures, complex sourcing strategies, controls and risk management, selection and deployment of purchasing systems/tools, purchasing integration of mergers and acquisitions, international purchasing strategies, negotiating with different cultures, supplier performance management, and purchasing strategy mapping and execution.