CIPS Membership

CIPS Membership

Join CIPS and become part of a global community of over 200,000 professionally recognised and qualified members, with other leading business people, professional managers and academics.

Become Qualified

Become Qualified

Throughout the world CIPS qualifications are recognised as driving leading edge thinking and professionalism in procurement. MCIPS is recognised worldwide as the standard for procurement professionals.

Training Courses

Training Courses

Our programmes help professionals deliver real strategic and sustainable value to their organisations. The quality of the programme leaders and range of training are designed to suit professionals at all levels.

Latest News

CIPS supports UK Government to eradicate slavery and improve ethics in procurement

28 March 2019

Ethical training and guidance for commercial and procurement employees in the public sector.

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UK exporters will foot the bill for Brexit border delays, EU supply chain managers warn

11 March 2019

A delay of just one day at the UK/EU border could lead to a significant bill for British exporters in late delivery discounts and lost contracts, according to a survey of supply chain managers from the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS).

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CIPS receives grant to develop health procurement capability in Africa

5 March 2019

CIPS will be working with a number of on-the-ground agencies to  look at ways CIPS can strengthen procurement processes and knowledge to deliver improved procurement spending. 

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Global Events

28 Jun 2019

Branch BIRMINGHAM

CIPS Birmingham Branch 2019 Summer BBQ

The CIPS Birmingham Branch Summer BBQ will provide a fun & excellent networking opportunity for Procurement and Supply Chain professionals from across the West Midlands.

Refreshments are provided and there will be excellent prizes to be won on the day, such as; Holiday Vouchers, Lifestyle Vouchers, Alexa’s and of course bubbles!

1 Jul 2019

Branch DONCASTER

Amazon Doncaster Site Visit

On the tour, you will see how Amazon stores, picks and packs products that are shipped to customers around the world.

You will be taken around the fulfilment centre by a tour guide who will show you the amazing technology that our associates use to get items into and out of our F.C.

2 Jul 2019

Webinars

MAXIMISING INFLUENCE & IMPACT: 10 SALES LESSONS FOR PROCUREMENT PROFESSIONALS

In his classic book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie states that “Success in dealing with people depends on a sympathetic grasp of the other person’s viewpoint”.

In this webinar you will hear 10 sell-side insights from someone who has sat on both sides of the table and which, if applied, could magnify the influence and impact that you offer to your internal stakeholders, and simultaneously maximise your organisations credentials as a customer of choice.     

 

Disclaimer
By registering for this webinar you agree to be contacted by Hays directly for the purpose of the follow up information to the webinar and answer any questions.

3 Jul 2019

Branch DUBAI MEDIA CITY

CIPS Dubai Branch - Recruitment - Pitfalls for Candidates: A Masterclass on securing the right role

CIPS Dubai Branch and Tejari invites you to attend an upcoming event entitled Recruitment - Pitfalls for Candidates: A MasterClass on securing the right role.

CIPS Dubai Branch and Tejari invites you to attend an upcoming event entitiled Recruitment - Pitfalls for Candidates: A MasterClass on securing the right role.
Our speakers will give you expert advice on CV preparation, how to optimise your LinkedIn profile as well as give you an insight into the employers perspective when it comes to recruitment. Individuals will then be able to have 1-2-1 sessions with our expert recruiters.
This event is for our CIPS Members Only!
Come and enjoy. Learn something newCIPS Dubai Branch and Tejari invites you to attend an upcoming event entitiled Recruitment - Pitfalls for Candidates: A MasterClass on securing the right rolCIPS Dubai Branch and Tejari invites you to attend an upcoming event entitiled Recruitment - Pitfalls for Candidates: A MasterClass on securing the right role.

 

Our speakers will give you expert advice on CV preparation, how to optimise your LinkedIn profile as well as give you an insight into the employers perspective when it comes to recruitment. Individuals will then be able to have 1-2-1 sessions with our expert recruiters.

 

This event is for our CIPS Members Only!

 

Come and enjoy. Learn something new!

Training Courses

26 Jun 2019

BRISTOL

Category management

Enhance your knowledge and skills in this increasingly important procurement area

 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Appreciate why category management has the potential to deliver value beyond traditional sourcign approaches
  • Decide which approaches to category management are best suited to your organisation
  • Utitlise a range of tools and techniques to develop category management in your organisation, that will help you to build enhanced alignment with stakeholders and create long-term strategies for manging spend
  • Identify the building blocks for developing an appropriate implementation strategy 
This is a two-day training course.

 

Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.

 

Accommodation
If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course or for the intervening night, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
26 Jun 2019

BEDFORD

Leading procurement strategy programme

Become a more confident and effective procurement leader

 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the impact of procurement on competitive advantage
  • Demonstrate increased ability and confidence in influencing, managing and motivating teams responsible for procurement
  • Demonstrate skills to manage and mitigate risks in your supply chain.
  • Gain access to Cranfield's recent research in product and service aquisition.

This is a three-day residential training course led by Cranfield School of Management.

27 Jun 2019

MELBOURNE

Effective Procurement Leadership - One day

Leadership is not always innate, but it is something that can be learned. This one-day workshop explores the different aspects, models and styles of leadership, with a specific focus on leadership issues within the Procurement function. The workshop gets participants to complete their own self-analysis of their leadership style, and considers how leadership plays a pivotal role within any organisation, and specifically within the procurement function itself.

 

Learning outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, delegates will be equipped with:

  • An understanding of the importance of leadership within the procurement, and the similarities and differences in effective procurement leadership from that of other business functions
  • The ability to distinguish between management and leadership; and behavioural traits of successful leaders
  • A knowledge of the leadership role played by the Head of the Procurement function and other key procurement roles
  • An understanding of how to improve your effectiveness in delivering change, the leadership continuum, and various leadership styles and influencing strategies. Understand the strengths of your own leadership style, and how to build on your weaknesses
  • An understanding of “action-centred leadership”; “Situational leadership”; and the importance of stakeholder mapping.
2 Jul 2019

MANCHESTER

Introduction to public sector procurement

An introduction to the key regulations surrounding the public procurement process

 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the implications of the specific UK and EU legislation regarding public procurement
  • Understand the processes required to establish good practice and operate within legal parameters
  • Apply the knowledge in your own organisation, ensuring fair and equal treatment of potential suppliers
  • Demonstrate knowledge of recent case law and the effect this has had on procurement practice.

Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.

 

Package deals available:

Accommodation
If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on +44 (0) 1780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk

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