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CPD 2Richard took up his year-long tenure at the start of November 2015 and began his career as a stock controller with the Wolseley Group and is now CEO of Crestwood UK and Asia. He worked his way through the ranks of lower, middle and senior management, held main board directorships and was the youngest serving director of a public Danish manufacturing company at the age of 30. He has experience in a variety of sectors including retail, distribution, wholesale and manufacturing working for both private and public companies.

The key elements of the president’s theme are:

  • training and development, to gain 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.

Richard, himself is an entrepreneur having set up his own company in 2000, also urges the profession to “harness their inner entrepreneur. He said: “The same attributes that make a good entrepreneur are of tremendous value in-house’.

Date: Monday 05 September 2016
Venue: Aberdeenshire Cricket Club
Address: ABERDEEN
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 03 September 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.

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.
Date: Tuesday 06 September 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 04 September 2016

CPD 2It’s Question Time! A panel of interviewers from the East of Scotland Branch will be interrogating posing questions to speakers from Board, Senior and Entry level roles on how they planned for and coped with the first 90 days in their new employment, along with Richard Masser, CIPS President presenting too. 


Date: Tuesday 06 September 2016
Venue: Hudson
Address: EDINBURGH
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 04 September 2016

CPD 2Located in the New Territories region of Hong Kong, Black Point is one of the world’s largest gas-fired combined-cycle power stations with ultra low-sulphur diesel as backup fuel source. CLP became the first electricity supplier in Hong Kong to employ natural gas for power generation when Black Point started operating in 1996. The use of natural gas enabled CLP to reduce total emissions at a time when electricity demand on its system rose by 80%. This Green Practices Forum and visit to Black Point Power Station is sponsored by CLP also with sharing on latest green practices by Green Council.

Please view the event flyer for further details

Date: Friday 09 September 2016
Venue: CLP BlackPoint Power Station
Address: NEW TERRITORIES
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 Friday 02 September 2016

CPD 2Put a team together and come join us in Maidstone for a fun-filled and enjoyable evening of pub quizzing on Tuesday 13 September. We look forward to welcoming both new and familiar faces in a relaxed and friendly environment… That is until the quiz begins and then all gloves are off!

What could be more prestigious than proving that you and your procurement colleagues are the best in Kent when it comes to trivial knowledge? Test, tease and tantalise your brain through several rounds to do with all our choice categories (rest assured that there will not be any ‘procurement’ round)! What’s more, the team which proves triumphant will be awarded with a fabulous prize!

So why not round up your colleagues and join us for an easy-going and entertaining evening of pubbing, quizzing and mixing? You never know, you may even learn some new and fascinating facts you never knew before! Don’t miss out!

Date: Tuesday 13 September 2016
Venue: The Brenchley (Traditional Freehouse)
Address: MAIDSTONE, KENT
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 11 September 2016

CPD 2With rising energy costs impacting businesses within the UK, we have invited two Key Account Managers within E.ON UK to spend an hour discussing and answering questions in two main areas. Energy supply and energy reductions. They will present on how you as a business can purchase your energy in a more effective way, what you need to do when you procure your energy and how the energy wholesale market should influence these decisions. They will also discuss some of the measures you can do within your business to reduce your energy usage to help counteract these increasing costs.

Date: Thursday 15 September 2016
Venue: Hampshire County Council
Address: WINCHESTER
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 13 September 2016

CPD 2The Northumbria branch would like to invite you to join them at their next event.

Detective Sergeant Martin Wilson from the North East Regional Cyber Crime Unit will explain how online security is a real and present threat to all organisations and businesses that access the internet. Attacks on organisations are on the rise and increasingly involve hackers targeting companies through their supply chain.

The event will provide delegates with information on how their organisations can prevent and minimise the risk of cyber-attack and is aimed at procurement and supply professionals across all sectors. If you are interested in finding out more about web based theft and cyber-crime then this is the seminar for you.

Prior to the event, attendees also have the opportunity to have a behind-the-scenes tour of the Stadium of Light, the home of Sunderland AFC and will get to go places only the players and staff access. 

Date: Thursday 15 September 2016
Venue: Stadium of Light Footbal Stadium
Address: SUNDERLAND
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 13 September 2016

CPD 2

The Swiss branch of CIPS cordially invites you to our next event in West Switzerland about innovation and procurement.

Procurement is playing an increasingly important role in public and private organizations and innovation is one of the key pillar to stay relevant and support effectively the business.

However, making innovation a reality proves to be difficult and not a trivial exercise.

During the event, speakers will share their experience and knowledge highlighting the different ways to bring innovation to the business.

People attendees are invited to bring their cases of desired or actual innovation for broader discussion with the speakers

Following discussion, there will be refreshments and snacks, and plenty of opportunity for networking.

Join us, learn how procurement function is shaping up for the future and network with the international Swiss procurement and supply chain community.

Date: Thursday 15 September 2016
Venue: Department for International Trade
Address: GENEVA
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £20.00 per person
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Booking ends on Tuesday 13 September 2016

CPD 2Join us for an insightful event discussing the ever present challenge and opportunity of delivering savings and making a significant contribution to our businesses bottom lines. Peter Scharbert from AT Kearney will be sharing his insights and experience of applying ROSMA (Return on Supply Management Assets) across a number of companies and industries. Richard Covell from Roche provides the practitioner voice and perspective to the discussion.

Our Basel Branch is a friendly and highly participative group. Please join us for what we hope to be another insightful, lively and interactive evening. The evening will also include an opportunity to Network with the speakers and fellow members.

Date: Thursday 15 September 2016
Venue: Centrepoint
Address: BASEL
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £15.00 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 13 September 2016

CPD 2This speaker slot is aimed at procurement professionals from both the Regulated and the Private Sector. The session will provide an overview of the one year on from the introduction of the 2015 Public Contract Regulations (PCR) and debate the benefits and contentions they have introduced, to what is still considered to be a complex bureaucratic process, in terms of the practical application of the Procurement procedures.

We will also address how the principles of Regulated Procurement can benefit and profit Private sector organisations.

The areas to be covered will include:

  • What is Regulated Procurement?
  • How can Regulated Procurement benefit the Private Sector
    - Treaty Principles
  • What is the impact of the Regulations so far?
    - The negotiated procedures
    - Discretionary exclusion for poor past performance
    - Availability of ‘Procurement Documents’
    - Material change to awarded contracts.
  • Ineffectiveness remedy
    - New case law
    - Supplier standing
  • Questions and answers
Date: Tuesday 20 September 2016
Venue: East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce
Address: ACCRINGTON
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 18 September 2016