Soft Skills


The key to good relationships is emotional intelligence and soft skills, which we are becoming increasingly important to our profession. In our Salary Guide and Procurement Insights Report 2015, all procurement specialists surveyed viewed soft skills, such as communication, relationship management and negotiation, as critical to doing their jobs well. Communication skills in particular were rated as very important by almost 90% of respondents. However, the private sector highlighted negotiation and sourcing as key skills, while the public sector was more interested in tendering and contract management.

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CIPS welcomes Beroe as a knowledge partner for Market Intelligence & Commodities

Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018

Beroe leverages its on-demand procurement intelligence platform, Beroe LiVE, to craft content which is more relevant and contextual for the procurement teams.

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The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) supports the UK Government’s new Contract Management Professional...

Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018

"CIPS has long recognised contract and supplier management activities as key levers to achieving good commercial outcomes..."

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Date: Tuesday, January 02, 2018

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Launch of Dana Incorporated Procurement Academy with CIPS will provide tailored training to global procurement staff

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The Chartered institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) is supporting the second edition of Professor Boateng’s Compendium of...

Date: Wednesday, November 08, 2017

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Optimising professional service contracts

Date:

Thursday 15 March 2018

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When press come knocking... Breach notification under GDPR

Date:

Thursday 22 March 2018

Venue:

Holiday Inn Manchester City...

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Manchester

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Behavioural Procurement and Branch AGM

Date:

Wednesday 28 March 2018

Venue:

Novotel Hotel

Address:

Stevenage

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Members - £0.00 per person
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Date:

Tuesday 17 April 2018

Venue:

De Vere Colmore Gate

Address:

Birmingham

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Supplier relationship management

Date:

Tuesday 22 May 2018

Venue:

De Vere Colmore Gate

Address:

Birmingham

Fee:

Members - £324.00 per person
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Finance for procurement

Date:

Tuesday 24 April 2018

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Novotel London Wembley

Address:

London

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Members - £270.00 per person
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Buying services

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Wednesday 21 March 2018

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De Vere Colmore Gate

Address:

Birmingham

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Members - £360.00 per person
Non-members - £400.00 per person

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