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

UK exporters will foot the bill for Brexit border delays, EU supply chain managers warn

11 March 2019

A delay of just one day at the UK/EU border could lead to a significant bill for British exporters in late delivery discounts and lost contracts, according to a survey of supply chain managers from the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS).

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CIPS receives grant to develop health procurement capability in Africa

5 March 2019

CIPS will be working with a number of on-the-ground agencies to  look at ways CIPS can strengthen procurement processes and knowledge to deliver improved procurement spending. 

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Business activity picks up, but employment falls at fastest pace since November 2011

5 March 2019

A lack of new work to replace completed projects contributed to more cautious staff hiring strategies in February.

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Global Events

19 Mar 2019

Branch DERBY

Behavioural Procurement

Behavioural Procurement

The CIPS Derbyshire branch is delighted to have David Loseby, an experienced CPO, CIPS Fellow and current CIPS Congress Representative for the North of England region, discuss what is meant by ‘Behavioural Procurement’.

When people talk about developing soft skills, what do they mean? What are some of the practical applications for contract management practitioners? How we behave and the behaviour of others is important in any situation and this can be particularly evident in negotiating contracts as this can lead to the success or failure of the contract.

David will define what is meant by Behavioural Procurement, how this can be achieved within the supply chain through to the end client, behavioural competencies required and how to apply this in negotiation situations, supported by case studies.

19 Mar 2019

Branch WELLINGTON

WLG Event: Procurement, what is it, CIPS qualifications & routes to MCIPS

CIPS Wellington Committee is pleased to invite you to an informative afternoon to learn all you need ot know about Procurement 101 and the world of CIPS. Learn more about the CIPS Qualifications, the recent changes and the routes to achieving MCIPS and it's benefits.

 

Join us to hear from CIPS Group CEO, Malcolm Harrison FCIPS as he shares his personal and successful journey as a procurement professional and also from CIPS Australasia, Head of Professional Body, Charlotte Payne MCIPS as she provides an update on all things related to CIPS and answer all your frequently asked questons including an overview of the CIPS membership and it's value proposition, CIPS qualification and the qualifications review 2019, the launch of computer based exams and much more. While Mark Lamb, GM of CIPS Asia Pacific will share about the Corporate Award Syndicated program and how you can achieve MCIPS in as little as 18-months. 

21 Mar 2019

Branch MANCHESTER

Failing to Prepare, Preparing to Fail in 2019

2019 has already seen procurement face their biggest challenge, Brexit. Steve Trainor, Executive Director at Odesma will walk you through Brexit and how you can organise and co-ordinate your procurement function for the challenges heading your way. Steve will also introduce other risks for your procurement function to be thinking about and how you can use your risk strategy to prepare for all eventualities. In the words of Benjamin Franklin, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”.

21 Mar 2019

Conferences AUCKLAND

Procurement 3.0 - Innovation engine, business enabler and social agent

More and more social and ethical principles influence and drive business decisions. Increasingly, the scope of business itself is transforming to deliver a lot more than shareholder value to encompass social and economic outcomes, balance diversity, build and support communities, reduce impact on the environment and address serious issues such modern slavery and wider labour abuse. 
 
Business is in all effect a social agent with greater responsibility than ever before - and procurement is more and more at the core of it.
  

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Training Courses

19 Mar 2019

BIRMINGHAM

Supplier relationship management

Develop and maintain positive supplier relationships

 

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

  • Define supplier relationship management (SRM) and what it means for your organisation
  • Implement appropriate SRM practices during the procurement life cycle
  • Develop strategies for improving and/or maintaining positive relationships
  • Demonstrate skills for regularly reviewing relationships and how to take positive action
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, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
22 Mar 2019

Revision webinar: Diploma module D5 - Managing contracts and relationships in procurement and supply - Learning outcomes 1 and 2

Revisit your learning to assist in preparing for examinations

 

Revision webinars are designed to assist those studying for qualifications by providing an opportunity to revisit topics and themes prior to sitting examinations.

 

This webinar covers content for Diploma level, module D5 - Managing contracts and relationships in procurement and supply - Learning outcomes 1 and 2:

  • Understand the dynamics of relationships in supply chains
  • Understand the legal aspects relating to the performance of contracts

Please note that this course is only available to book online.

25 Mar 2019

LAGOS

Effective Procurement March 2019

Monday 25 - Tuesday 26 March 2019

 

Develop an understanding of key tools, techniques and approaches within the procurement function.

 

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

 

  • Understand and use basic approaches, tools and techniques to work through and implement key elements of the procurement cycle
  • Identify appropriate mechanisms to assist you in your day-to-day role, including the use of specifications, different methods of procuring goods and services, and the use of contracts and other standard tools that define and drive efficient procurement practice
26 Mar 2019

BIRMINGHAM

Effective IT procurement

Understand complex IT markets so you can buy more effectively

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

  • Know more about the IT market and the typical drivers of sellers in this market
  • Understand the key aspects of buying hardware, software and maintenance and the fundamentals of software licences
  • Develop a set of clear approaches to effective procurement in this key area
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, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
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