Faculty: James Hays, CPSM, CPM

James Hays, CPSM, CPM

Adjunct Professor
San Francisco, Online

Jim Hays, CPSM, C.P.M. has over 20 years experience in the purchasing and supply management profession as a government contracting officer and private sector buyer, supervisor and manager. He has served as executive director for the Institute of Supply Management-Northern California (ISM-NC) since 1988. He has taught purchasing and supply management courses for Cal-State East Bay, U.C. Berkeley Extension, San Francisco State University, De Anza College, and conducted training courses for the U.S. Postal Service, Pacific Bell, AT&T, Syntex Corp., PG&E, Bank of America, Visa International, InfoTech, a management consulting firm in Mexico City, and Lam Research. He has recently taught C.P.M. (Certified Supply Manager and CPSM (Certified Professional Supply Manager) Review courses for the U.S. Postal Services and CSU-Hayward Extended Education. He has a B.A. from the University of Wyoming and an M.A. from San Francisco State University.

Jim Has been active in the Bay Area Supply Management/Contracting community for more than twenty years. He has served as a government contracting officer, private sector buyer, purchasing supervisor and supply manager. For much of that time he has concurrently taught supply management and related courses at local universities and as a corporate trainer. Prior to that, he served as an Air Force Officer and lived and taught at a college in Spain.


  • MA, San Francisco State University
  • BA, University of Wyoming
  • Certified Professional Supply Management
  • Certified Purchasing Manager
  • Institute for Supply Management


  • 1985 - Present: Executive Director, National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) Northern California
  • 1980 - 1985: Western Regional Purchasing Manager, VWR Scientific
  • 1977 - 1980: Warranted Government Contracting Officer, Veterans Administrative Medical Center San Francisco


  • Institute For Supply Management


  • Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award (Operations/Global Supply Chain Management), Golden Gate University, 2015