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

Australasia Press Release: Procurement Australia celebrate procurement excellence award from CIPS

23 November 2018

Procurement Australia, the public-owned body sourcing for public and private sector organisations has been recognised for Procurement by CIPS Australasia (The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply) - the largest global professional body for procurement and supply management. 

CIPS Procurement Excellence Programme is an in-depth assessment process that measures an organisation’s effectiveness in procurement and supply management against CIPS world-class standards. Procurement Australia achieved the standard award demonstrating robust and effective governance and procurement processes. 

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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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Global Events

7 Dec 2018

Branch NAIROBI

CIPS Professionals Breakfast & AGM

The CIPS Kenya Branch Committee would like to invite procurement and supply chain professionals to attend a breakfast networking event. We are proud to have Katy Aldrick, General Manager, Seaforth Shipping, to talk to us about Handling cargo and demurrage claims.  This session is suitable for procurement & supply chain professionals.

After the breakfast networking event, we will hold our AGM and branch committee elections. 

8 Dec 2018

Branch SHARJAH

CIPS Northern Emirates Branch Event - Engineering your Life - Saturday 8 December 2018

We strongly believe that our SCM professionals must re-engineer their DNA with a new belief - “personal greatness leads to public good”. 

WIN Group formed by IIM Graduates brings the WIN Light program, an exclusive program for CIPS Northern Emirates Branch as a giant leap towards Greatness.

Each workshop is designed to be a powerful growth lesson that will empower our professionals to make significant progress on the pathway of greatness, by creating a very special one-of-a kind transformational, insightful and invigorating experience that will have a significant impact on the lives of participating professionals.

This will be also be a fantastic opportunity for CIPS members to meet peers, network and share knowledge. Come, join us and let’s nurture the greatness in all of us. We look forward to seeing you there.

11 Dec 2018

Branch DUBLIN

Annual General Meeting

We invite our members to attend the 2nd Annual General Meeting of the CIPS Republic of Ireland Branch. Members and those with an interest in joining the branch and / or the committee are encouraged to attend. Please note there will be no guest speaker this evening as we will focus on planning for 2019.

 

11 Dec 2018

Branch WINCHESTER

Arqiva - Smart Metering and approach to Vendor Management

Arqiva is a leading UK communications infrastructure company enabling a vibrant digital economy. They are behind the scenes and central to millions of vital connections, pioneers in an always on, always connected world.

The evening will also focus on the vendor management approach taken by Arqiva.

Training Courses

10 Dec 2018

LONDON

Effective negotiation

Enhance your skills to become a more confident and effective negotiator

 

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

  • Understand the main models and processes of negotiation
  • Plan and manage a negotiation with a supplier
  • Apply the appropriate persuasion skills to achieve the optimum output
  • Identify and negotiate key contract variables
  • Recognise the importance of personal attributes and behaviour during a negotiation

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

11 Dec 2018

LONDON

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
12 Dec 2018

LONDON

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
4 Feb 2019

LONDON

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
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