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With in-house production decreasing in most industries, supply chains are becoming more complex and integrated, and organisations need to rely on their suppliers’ flexibility and innovations. Game theory can enableCPD 2 Procurement to deal with these challenges, unlock its true potential and move its role within the organisation from a reactive service provider to a highly strategic value driver.

Date: Wednesday 18 July 2018
Venue: Sheffield Hallam University
Address: SHEFFIELD
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

Tour of the JWS Waste Facility in Salford

We will have a tour of the JWS Mixed Recycling Facility in Salford, which processes huge amounts of Waste from the North West for Construction, Retail, Healthcare and Commercial clientsCPD 2

Tim Andrew, Sales Director will also give us an overview of the current trends in the Waste Industry, specifically how that will impact us in Procurement & Supply Chain.

Date: Thursday 26 July 2018
Venue: JWS Waste
Address: SALFORD
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Tuesday 24 July 2018

CPD 2Foodbuy is a leading food procurement organisation based in the UK. With over £1bn of managed spend, we bring together the widest range of foodservice and hospitality clients on the planet to buy food, and everything associated with it. We work closely with our clients to deliver expert procurement services saving them both time and money and enabling them to focus on what really matters to their businesses.

We operate in a challenging and emotive industry, but with a team of 200 procurement professionals driving us forward we’re committed to delivering procurement excellence. Whether it’s negotiating deals with suppliers, or maximising value for our clients, we’ll deliver commercial savings against any brief. Hear from Jenny Pykett, our Head of Category for Food, on how we’re fighting for value in the challenging world of food inflation…

Important Information:
Please arrive up to at least 15 minutes early to the event, as you will need to be booked in at reception and then the receptionist will show you where the Auditorium is, around the corner from reception

Date: Thursday 23 August 2018
Venue: Compass House
Address: CHERTSEY
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Tuesday 21 August 2018

Appropriately in Bern, Switzerland’s capital city, is the first joint event between Procure.ch and CIPS-Switzerland. Also appropriate, given Switzerland’s technology and engineering excellence, is the theme of “Specialist Capital Purchasing” at Swiss Post’s HQ.CPD 2

Presentations with be provided by CERN, Givaudan and Swiss Post including a panel discussion. The event with also have an apero to facilitate plenty of networking opportunities.

Date: Wednesday 12 September 2018
Venue: Schweizerische Post AG
Address: BERN
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £25.00 per person
or call us on
Booking ends on Monday 10 September 2018

CPD 2Supply management is a complicated topic but also a route to a successful business. The challenges we see within Maintenance, Repair & Operations (MRO) procurement are common across organisations of different sizes.

Mike will share our experience, insight and recent research commissioned by RS with CIPS members on the challenges of Indirect procurement and MRO supplies. The topics of change and future challenges will be explored.

Date: Thursday 20 September 2018
Venue: Holiday Inn Reading - South
Address: READING
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Tuesday 18 September 2018

World class procurement organisations have done their part in driving savings over the past decade, but there are diminishing returns to traditional approaches. In the decade ahead, procurement organizations must increase their level of partnership with business leaders while providing sustainable value that extends beyond cost savings. Strategic category management (SCM) is an approach that aligns procurement activities with business objectives and helps enable this partnership aspiration.CPD 2

This session will build a case for developing or enhancing a SCM programme. As part of the session, Bruno will discuss why SCM is needed, what it entails and how to get started with a SCM programme. The session will be grounded in real-world examples and participants will have the opportunity to share their inputs.

Date: Wednesday 26 September 2018
Venue: Rolls Royce Leisure Association
Address: DERBY
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Monday 24 September 2018

As we approach 29 March 2019 there are still many questions to be answered about what Brexit will mean so our September event will focus on bringing Brexit to life from a CPO’s perspective.CPD 2

Philip Molnar, Chief Procurement & Technical Officer at Britvic will share his insights on the impact that Brexit is having on this internationally recognised business and its supply base. As well as its core markets of GB, Ireland and France, Britvic brands are distributed to over 50 countries. Britvic has a portfolio of famous brands including Robinsons, Tango, J2O, drench, MiWadi, Ballygowan, Teisseire, Fruité, Maguary and DaFruta. In addition, in GB and Ireland, the company produces and sells a number of PepsiCo’s famous soft drinks brands, including Pepsi, 7UP, SoBe and Mountain Dew, under exclusive agreements with PepsiCo.

Although Brexit raises operational and financial challenges which Philip will share and elaborate upon, it also is driving his Procurement team to “unshackle” their minds and creative juices to look at new sources of supply, changing specifications and challenging the “business as usual” mindset.

Whatever form Brexit will take, all is not lost given thought, motivation and a forward thinking approach.

Be quick to book your place!

Date: Wednesday 26 September 2018
Venue: Novotel Hotel
Address: STEVENAGE
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Monday 24 September 2018

CPD 2Speakers from Hays will introduce the recent Hays Salary Guide, before hosting an interactive workshop focusing on CVs writing interview techniques and personal brand. With an ever more competitive job market, this event will provide you with an insight into the mind of the recruiter, and the skills to compete.

Date: Tuesday 02 October 2018
Venue: Mast House
Address: PLYMOUTH
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Sunday 30 September 2018

CPD 2Advanced sales skills are used on procurement teams and budget holders every day. In this session you will learn some of the key tricks and tips the best sales people are using to influence and close deals with you and within your businesses. Learn a few techniques for yourself to improve your own influencing skills.

Date: Thursday 04 October 2018
Venue: To be confirmed soon
Address:
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Tuesday 02 October 2018

The branch event on 16 October 2018 tackles the question: What skills do you need to ensure your SRM activities are a success?CPD 2

David Atkinson of Four Pillars provides the answers. Whether you’re a leader with responsibility for strategy and change, or an enthusiastic practitioner interested in improving your skills, this presentation offers a checklist, not only for your continuing professional development, but to also improve your practice at work.

This is an opportunity to learn how to create a competitive skills edge as part of your continued professional development.

Date: Tuesday 16 October 2018
Venue: Rolls Royce Leisure Association
Address: DERBY
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Sunday 14 October 2018