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 announces Maistro as knowledge partner

25 October 2018

The partnership will bring a number of benefits to CIPS members 

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CIPS and APICS to offer new procurement certification for North America

3 October 2018

CIPS and APICS continue to drive supply chain advancement, with plans for making professional development tools even more accessible.

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UK manufacturing growth improves at end of third quarter

1 October 2018

Shortages of certain raw materials also contributed to a further lengthening of average vendor lead times.

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Global Events

14 Nov 2018

Branch DUBAI

How I Became MCIPS - Women in Procurement 14 November 2018

CIPS Women in Procurement - How I became MCIPS - 14th November 2018

14 Nov 2018

Branch SWANSEA

West Wales Branch AGM

West Wales Branch Annual General Meeting

To hear the 2017/18 Annual Report from the Branch Chair, hold elections for the 2018/19 Branch Committee and discuss the 2018/19 Plan of Action.

This event is open to CIPS and non CIPS members, however only CIPS members may vote.

Details of the posts up for re-election are attached.

If you wish to nominate someone for one of the posts, please complete the Nomination form and either hand it in on the night or e-mail to west.wales@cipsbranch.org

15 Nov 2018

Branch SHEPPERTON

AGM & How to use Brexit and other shocks to shoot up the board agenda

Brexit is just one seismic shock to the economy which Procurement can take advantage of if it is agile and plans ahead.

This session will illustrate how Brexit impacts Procurement and how to use it to our advantage. We will also explore other shocks which Procurement can harness to move up the Board agenda.

15 Nov 2018

Webinars

Brexit and Beyond: Tips and Tools to Help Procurement Prepare Now

Yes, it's difficult to anticipate the unknown - and Brexit still holds a lot of unknowns for business right now. Procurement is in a prime position to step up and help the business understand and manage the impact of Brexit. We could even say that the procurement function is crucial for enterprises that want to properly prepare for this historic event.

Cross-border trade, supply chain and movement of goods are already top of mind and on business leaders' agendas. How can procurement think beyond the obvious and take steps to address the more latent risks that enterprises face? And how can current procurement technology options contribute to this process?

 

By booking on the webinar you agree to be contacted by GEP for the purpose of the follow up information to the webinar and to answer any questions directly.

Training Courses

14 Nov 2018

BIRMINGHAM

Introduction to procurement and category management

Understand the end-to-end process and gain a toolkit of practical procurement techniques

 

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

  • Understand the basic fundamentals of the procurement cycle and how each phase contributes to the effective management of the supply chain function, enabling you to do your job better
  • Identify when to apply a range of purchasing tools and techniques
  • Understand the need for the involvement of procurement in specification development and build a basic understanding of the category sourcing process
  • Understand the importance of supplier appraisal, post-tender appraisal and developing relevant tender documents
  • Describe the difference between performance and supplier relationship management
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 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
15 Nov 2018

BIRMINGHAM

Introduction to negotiation

The fundamentals of negotiation – the effective skills, techniques and tactics needed for positive outcomes

 

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

  • Recognise the steps contained within a negotiation process 
  • Plan and prepare for a negotiation
  • Recognise diferent syles of negotiation
  • Identify a range of techniques and tactics to use throughout a negotiation process
  • Apply learning through negotiation role-play
Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.
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 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
20 Nov 2018

PERTH

Category Management - Two days

An exploration of the methodologies and theory behind category management over the course of two days, focusing in particular on how generate and mitigate the loss of value through this process.

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

  • An overview of the category management process from end-to-end, looking at the various activities and theories that comprise said process. The delegate will also develop a keen understanding of how vital the category management process is and will be able to reinforce this in the eyes of their stakeholders.
  • An understanding of how a category manager influences and drives this process, focusing on how the individual can deliver value to the group though the appropriate application of their understanding.
  • Critical knowledge and confidence around how to engineer plans for category development, factoring in complexity and responding accordingly.
  • A grasp of the strategies behind category management that can assist driving towards the desired outcomes when contending with supplier performance and demand.
  • The skills to delineate between different types of category management relating to procurement, purchasing, and sourcing, as well as awareness around how to mitigate potential risks surrounding role conflict and wrongheaded stratagems.
20 Nov 2018

LONDON

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 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk

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