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The Northumbria branch would like to invite you to join them at their next event.

A “Best in Class” Guide to Buying Consultancy Services

Following the success of this event held in other CIPS branches the Northumbria branch are delighted to welcome PwC to share its expertise within procurement consultancy, and to help people understand how best to structure a tender in order to deliver a successful consulting project with lasting benefits. There will be an interactive presentation and discussion and on the following topics:

1. How to develop the specification for your consulting project.

- This will be an interactive session where we will work through a practical example of how to develop a high quality specification.

2. How to ensure you get the right resource profile.

3. How to manage the project from initiation to completion.

Each section will include presented material as well as the opportunity for questions and discussion from the floor, facilitated by some of PwC’s Directors and Senior Managers within the Procurement Consulting practice. Audience participation is ensured through an interactive voting system!

Date: Monday 04 July 2016
Venue: PwC
Address: NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Saturday 02 July 2016

CPD 2The event will look at the following topics:

  • Ethics in procurement – why does it matter?
  • Dealing with ethics in procurement processes
  • Modern slavery – what are the provisions?
  • Dealing with modern slavery issues in procurement and
  • Q&A session
Date: Tuesday 05 July 2016
Venue: Bond Dickinson LLP
Address: LEEDS
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Sunday 03 July 2016

CPD 2To promote the profession and inspire the best talent to choose procurement and supply management as a career, for the second year Hays and CIPS have carried out an in-depth survey. This benchmarks salaries, bonuses and benefits for different roles in different regions and sectors, and highlights the perceived value of the profession up to Board level, and to understand the career aspirations of professionals and is based on a survey of over 4,000 procurement employees. William will provide an insight into these findings and into what benefits potential candidates are really looking for in their next career move.

Some of the key findings from the reports:

  • The average pay increase reported by procurement professionals in the last year was 5%, higher than the national average of 2.9%
  • 50% of procurement professionals are planning to move jobs in the next two years, good news for the 64% of employers who are looking to recruit into their procurement function in the coming years
  • However, finding the right talent is the top recruitment challenge with 74% of employers facing this in the past year

 

3M presentations:
According to CIPS Eighty per cent of procurement leaders believe soft skills training would help them perform better and have a major impact on their performance at work. Moreover, good communicators with excellent commercial skills are valued and highly sought after. One of the newest methods of communication is the three minute presentation. This method was originally developed by the University of Queensland- Australia. Generally, 3MT presentations are known as ‘research pitch’, however, they are widely used as a communication training technique.

This innovative type of presentations is different than the old fashion presentation slides. In this method, the presenter has to compress his/her interests, motivation and actions into 180 seconds, and communicates this to an audience outside of their immediate specialism, for example: suppliers, customers, finance, HR and operations, etc. You can accompany your presentation with a single, static power point slide, but this is not compulsory.

It would be an interesting training to see if you are able to share the challenges/innovative solutions/projects/ research with other delegates in the form of 3M presentations.

The aim of 3M presentations are:

  • To sell your idea to wider audiences,
  • Engage people’s interest and encourage the spectators to ask you more during the discussion period.
  • It offers presenters the chance to speak to a larger and more cross disciplinary audience than a conventional presentation.

 

To put your name forward for a 3 minute slot please contact pouria.liravi@northampton.ac.uk

Date: Tuesday 05 July 2016
Venue: Holiday Inn
Address: CAMBRIDGE
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Sunday 03 July 2016

CPD 2A Gartner Survey of CEOs and Senior Executives highlighted an organisational focus on technology and technology-related change for the latter part of 2015 and 2016. Within this, a high percentage of respondents highlighted digital marketing and the Internet of Things as key areas for investment in the coming 5 years.

This workshop focuses on how procurement should be looking at the Internet of Things, how it will impact, and ultimately change, traditional procurement processes, and how the profession can leverage the elements of the IoT to its advantage.

The workshop will cover:

  • A definition of the IoT
  • An outline of the impact of the IoT on procurement
  • Where procurement needs to change
  • What organisations can do to stay ahead of the competition
  • How social media and global networks will play their role in this change

There will also be a brief update on Procurious and what CIPS members can expect from the network in the latter half of 2016.

Date: Thursday 07 July 2016
Venue: Holiday Inn Shepperton
Address: SHEPPERTON
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Tuesday 05 July 2016

CPD 2The North Lancashire branch would like to invite you to Network and Socialise at our Summer BBQ event. This will be an opportunity to network with like-minded professionals in a relaxed, informal environment. Practise your networking skills and get closer to your Procurement peers.

This event will also include a Surprise Guest Speaker – look out for teasers via our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Date: Thursday 07 July 2016
Venue: The Whitehall Hotel
Address: DARWEN
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Tuesday 05 July 2016

CPD 2The CIPS Birmingham Branch Summer Barbeque will provide an excellent networking opportunity for Procurement and Supply Chain professionals within the industry.

The event will be attended by specialist Procurement and Supply Chain recruiters from SF Group, sponsors of the event should attendees wish to network with them.

Date: Friday 08 July 2016
Venue: The Birmingham Library
Address: BIRMINGHAM
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Wednesday 06 July 2016

CPD 2For our July, joint branch event with the Chilterns Branch, we are privileged to welcome the CIPS President to share his thoughts and inspiration on steering procurement to be at the heart of the business and Andrew Coulcher,CIPS Group Director of Business Solutions.

Andrew Coulcher will deliver an update on the latest developments in the profession and how CIPS is supporting members to meet these challenges. He will share his thoughts on the profession of the future and the work that CIPS is undertaking, to develop a new standard to help organisations build resilience into their sourcing and contracting process, and finish with an update on the importance of a licenced profession and Chartered Status. 

Richard Masser, CIPS President, will share his Presidential theme: Promoting the Profession to Harness the Inner Entrepreneur (intra-preneur). “The same attributes that make a good entrepreneur are of tremendous value in-house. You might remain in procurement for your whole career - perhaps with a single company –but you can still think and act like an entrepreneur in that environment and add real value.”

His presentation will address:

  • training and development, gaining skills & continuing professional development.
  • a thorough understanding of corporate objectives and participation in setting own aligned objectives.
  • commitment to ambitious but deliverable targets that push you out of your comfort zone; confidence in your ability to deliver.
  • proactively making the highest level of management aware of what you intend to deliver before you deliver it in order to be seen as a strategic enabler.
  • delivering on your promise to generate results that can be relied upon; share success and recognition for the added value procurement brings.
  • creating tangible value to enable procurement to sit at the heart of your business.

Please view more about the CIPS President's Theme

We look forward to welcoming you.

Date: Tuesday 12 July 2016
Venue: Mercure Hatfield Oak Hotel
Address: HATFIELD
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Sunday 10 July 2016

CPD 2This is a negotiation talk focusing on some of the overlooked aspects of Conditioning, Anchoring, Framing and Psychological Gains… except we're reliably informed it's more fun than it sounds! We're pleased to have Neil Fuller coming over to the East to share the insight that has got such great feedback from other Branches.

Date: Wednesday 13 July 2016
Venue: Henderson Business Centre
Address: NORWICH
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Monday 11 July 2016

CPD 2On the back of our successful Drax event in April, we have launched a site tour for those who are interested in finding out more about the conversion to biomass, and would like to see how the process works.

This is a good opportunity for those who attended the original event to see what was discussed for yourself, but also for those who didn’t attend the event but would be interested in finding out more about Drax Power and their operation.

There is a limited number of places for this event so it will operate on a first come, first served basis.

Date: Thursday 14 July 2016
Venue: Drax Power Station
Address: SELBY
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Tuesday 12 July 2016

CPD 2The Furness Branch would like to invite you to our AGM and Summer BBQ to be hosted at The Lakeland Motor Museum, nestled within the beautiful Lake District National Park. Here you will get the chance to explore a fascinating collection of over 30,000 exhibits tracing the development of road transport, throughout the twentieth century. The exhibit also features a tribute to racing legends Sir Malcolm Campbell and his son Donald, who between them captured 21 world land and water speed records for Great Britain.

The evening with also host the Furness Branch AGM and presentation on Ethical Procurement – delivered by Michael Farnworth – Vice Chair.

The event will provide an excellent opportunity to speak to other supply chain professionals and SMEs within the area.

Date: Monday 25 July 2016
Venue: Lakeland Motor Museum
Address: ULVERSTON
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Saturday 23 July 2016