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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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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Star trio urge procurement to be innovative

Date: Monday, October 30, 2017

CIPS President Sam Walsh has urged procurement professionals to develop their business acumen in order to become valuable strategic assets within their organisation. 

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CIPS and the Government Commercial Function Sign New Agreement to Support Government Commercial Capability

Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Working collaboratively to optimise delivery of training and capability improvement programmes both in the GCF and where appropriate across the Civil Service for existing commitments, such as the Commercial Fast Track Apprenticeship and Fast Stream Graduate...Continue reading

Power firm receives global recognition for its procurement services

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UK Power Networks, which owns and operates the electricity networks in London, the East and South East, has received the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) Corporate Certification - Standard.

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Tuesday 17 April 2018

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Tuesday 22 May 2018

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