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

Digitalisation in Procurement & Supply - please support the research

Yesterday

For the second year running, CIPS in collaboration with the University of Melbourne, is launching global research to gather intelligence on the level of understanding of supply chain digitalisation, and what this means for procurement and the wider business community.

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CIPS Congress – voting now open for member representatives around the world

12 July 2019

This important role provides feedback from members to the Global Board of Trustees and to CIPS senior leadership team ensuring the views of the collective membership are represented.

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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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Global Events

16 Jul 2019

Conferences MELBOURNE

CIPS Australasia Conference

The region’s most prestigious conference and awards for procurement and supply chain professionals returns to the Park Hyatt Melbourne on 16-17 July 2019.

16 Jul 2019

Branch GREENODD, ULVERSTON

CIPS South Lakes Branch AGM

Indirect Procurement Report 2018 – Drivers of change and how to respond.

RS Components & CIPS whitepaper research on the category of supplies for Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO).

With pressure to reduce costs while maintaining standards, stakeholder engagement and external factors such as counterfeit goods, our insight outlines the major drivers of change and ways to respond.

17 Jul 2019

Awards MELBOURNE

CIPS Australasia Supply Management Awards 2019

Respected as a benchmark for excellence, a CIPS Australasia Supply Management Award is the most prestigious recognition a company or individual in the procurement and supply chain profession can receive.

17 Jul 2019

Conferences SAN DIEGO

ProcureCon Direct 2019

17-18 July 2019

 

ProcureCon Direct is a two-day senior-level conference solely dedicated to the unique challenges facing direct sourcing and procurement.

Training Courses

18 Jul 2019

SYDNEY

Supplier Relationship Management - Two days

A two-day workshop exploring how to deal with suppliers in all areas of spend, focusing around relationships themselves, their complexities, and how to repair or manage a dysfunctional relationship.

 

Learning outcomes:

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

  • Feedback mechanisms that help with engaging suppliers and concluding what forms of measurement should be used to assess and augment the relationship.
  • Templates to target the drivers of relationships with action plans, allowing for changing priorities based on context.
  • Confidence to compile and manage a diverse portfolio of supplier relationships, and categorise each relationship appropriately. Within the relationship, the delegate will also be able to assign roles more clearly, and establish how the relationship will be put into practice to best serve both parties where appropriate.
  • Delineate clearly between measurement of supplier performance and the development of a supplier’s relationship, in order to best classify where the organisation is at and how best to push towards a mutually beneficial outcome.
  • The skills to cooperate with suppliers to develop mechanisms around governance and keep the process secure, and stave off the possibility of a relationship failing or devolving into dysfunction and mistrust.
22 Jul 2019

WELLINGTON

Introduction to Contract Management - One day

A look at the various methodologies, theories and techniques that assist in managing contracts, explored across a one-day workshop.

 

Learning outcomes:

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

  • An understanding of the role of contract management, and how vital the role of a contract manager is in the procurement lifecycle. Furthermore, the course will explore how vital strong relationship management is for the role.
  • The ability to outline the various components of a contract and the lifecycle of its management. This includes a run through of the variety of contract management tools that are in common use, and also how to apply them.
  • The skills to identify and plan around contract variations, and manage potential risks in regards to them.
  • The tools to realise the intent of a contract in practice and put the deliverables into effect.
  • A look at the contract management planning process, and how to ensure this is appropriate for the given contracts in play.
25 Jul 2019

MELBOURNE

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 to generate and mitigate the loss of value through this process.

 

Learning outcomes:

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.
8 Aug 2019

MELBOURNE

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 to generate and mitigate the loss of value through this process.

 

Learning outcomes:

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.
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