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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Volunteers' Week - message from Gerry Walsh, Group CEO, CIPS

Date: Friday, June 01, 2018

Whether you are a long-standing advocate, have just started volunteering, or have made some moves towards contributing your time and expertise to support the procurement community, I would like to express my gratitude on behalf of CIPS.

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Modern slavery in the UK's supply chains - contribute to CIPS knowledge on progress

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CIPS would like to see how things have changed in the procurement community.

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Date: Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Those with Chartered Status will be listed on the CIPS Professional Register and be recognised as the most sought-after individuals in the profession. 

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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...

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

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Date:

Thursday 21 June 2018

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Members - £0.00 per person
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Secrets of Selling, Revealed!

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Thursday 04 October 2018

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Glasgow

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Date:

Monday 02 July 2018

Venue:

Novotel London Wembley

Address:

London

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Supplier relationship management

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Thursday 29 November 2018

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Novotel London Wembley

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London

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Members - £324.00 per person
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Thursday 18 October 2018

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Wednesday 26 September 2018

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Novotel London Wembley

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