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CIPS resources for procurement professionals globally.

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Latest Knowledge

CIPS Knowledge is a unique resource offering best practice guidance, tools and templates.

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 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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Take part - CIPS/Hays Procurement Salary Guide and Insights Survey 2019

17 September 2018

Your feedback is very important to us and we really value your point of view,  your survey answers will still be anonymous and not attributed to you.  Thank you for taking part.

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Global Events

17 Oct 2018

Branch ADELAIDE

SA/NT Event: Catching the Social Procurement Wave

The CIPS SA/NT Committee invites you to a networking evening event and presentation on Social Procurement. There have been major developments in social procurement over the last few years. With a huge amount of investment coming into South Australia through Defence, Mining and other industries, how can we make the most of the opportunities this investment will create and the impact it will leave on our communities?

17 Oct 2018

Branch BELFAST

Soft Skills for Hard Business - the foundations of Behavioural Science

Our speaker will be David L. Loseby who is returning to Northern Ireland following his well received presentation at the CIPS NI event at Crumlin Road Gaol in November 2017. David is currently the Director for Aquitaine Strategy Limited, delivering consultancy, advisory, training and development for a variety of global companies. David is also the principal advisor and researcher to Wezard, a collaboration advisory and platform specialist

18 Oct 2018

Branch BRISBANE

QLD event: Modern Slavery and Transparency in Supply Chain

The Global Slavery Index estimates that 15,000 people in Australia live in conditions of modern slavery, within industries such as cleaning, construction, mining, manufacturing, hospitality and retail. Globally, more than 40 million are in conditions of modern slavery, placing many imported products at risk, including such ubiquitous items as laptops, computers, mobile phones, apparel and clothing accessories. The federal government is poised to enact legislation requiring many businesses that trade in Australia to identify and address slavery in their supply chains. 

The evening will also feature the QLD branch Annual General Meeting, which represents an opportunity for new members to join the local committee.

If you are interested in joining the local branch please complete the EOI form.

18 Oct 2018

Branch WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE

Renishaw Tour and Presentation

This event will provide an opportunity to network over refreshments followed by a brief update on CIPS chartered status. 

You will also gain knowledge about a local (but global) company; Renishaw’s business journey, the purchasing teams challenges and successes and a tour of the technology area.

Training Courses

17 Oct 2018

BIRMINGHAM

Developing contracts

Ensuring effective buyer-supplier relationships through your contracts

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

  • Understand the impact of effective contracts on buyer-supplier relationships
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the key legal considerations when developing a contract
  • Prepare a standard set of conditions and explain the use of key contracting terms
  • Manage contract amendments effectively

Please note: this is a two-day training course.

18 Oct 2018

BIRMINGHAM

Finance for procurement

CPDIncrease your understanding of this vital procurement area

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of financial statements
  • Understand the use of financial analysis
  • Demonstrate the ability to practically apply analytical data
22 Oct 2018

MANCHESTER

Introduction to procurement and category management

Package deals available:

 

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
  • Know the difference between performance and supplier relationship management
23 Oct 2018

MANCHESTER

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:

  • Understand your own negotiation style and recognise that of others 
  • Plan and prepare for a negotiation
  • Identify a range of techniques and tactics to use throughout a negotiation process
  • Apply learning through negotiation role-play
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