June 2017


61% of procurement professionals think

Over 4000 professionals globally completed this year’s survey, offering insights into the benefits and skills in demand by both employees and employers.

For instance, the results highlighted the importance of being qualified CIPS members – 65% of employers said they will request MCIPS, or studying towards it, as a preference when recruiting for their next procurement roles. Furthermore, we found that the increased earning power of procurement professionals with MCIPS is 22% compared with those who don’t have MCIPS.

For more insights, read the full salary guide.

 

The increased earning power of MCIPS members in Australasia is 16%

Over 4000 professionals globally completed this year’s survey, offering insights into the benefits and skills in demand by both employees and employers.

Other findings include an improving trend in Australasia around perceptions of procurement within organisations, which are generally more positive than in the UK: 77% feel the perception has improved in the last 12 months, compared with 66% in the UK.

For more insights, read the full salary guide.

The increased earning power of MCIPS members in Africa is 28%

Over 4000 professionals globally completed this year’s survey, offering insights into the benefits and skills in demand by both employees and employers.

The broad picture in Sub-Saharan Africa is a real regard for procurement within organisations, for example, 80% agreed that “procurement is very much valued within my organisation”. This has improved from last year which could be an indicator that the developing profession of procurement and supply is maturing in the region.

For more insights, read the full salary guide.

The increased earning power of MCIPS members in the MENA region is 60%

Over 4000 professionals globally completed this year’s survey, offering insights into the benefits and skills in demand by both employees and employers.

The broad picture in MENA is a strong regard for the profession and increasing demand for the right talent and skills. The region showed the most positive perception of the profession of all the regions surveyed this year. 80% agreed that “procurement is very much valued within my organisation” and 77% feel that procurement is engaged from the start of a project, which is 26% more than in the UK.

But there are challenges in finding the right talent, with 41% of those responsible for recruiting procurement staff stating a lack of sector skills and experience as a problem.

For more insights, read the full salary guide.

UK Service sector growth slows

The PMIs continue to dominate the news as business and politics prepares for the UK’s departure from the EU. Read more on the current industry conditions in the UK:

Procurement professionals know the importance of having timely, reliable and regular data to guide their decision-making. Used by the Bank of England, the PMIs are sets of data from selected surveys which provide a monthly summary of general business and economic conditions in the private sector.

We are always looking for new members to join the panels in services, construction and manufacturing, please contact trudy.salandiak@cips.org for more information.

In a major upgrade to CIPS Sustainability Index

CIPS Sustainability Index (CSI) benchmarks suppliers’ organisational sustainability using an independent, cross-sector financial, social and environmental supplier audit. For buyers, CSI gives a more detailed view of supply chains and reduces supplier risk. For suppliers, the tool offers evidence of excellence in sustainability to industry-approved standards, strengthening information-sharing with customers and supporting new business wins.

The recent upgrade by PRGX and CIPS sees the introduction of a powerful new reporting suite as well as online guidance being provided for suppliers in areas identified as needing improvement.

Find out more about how CSI can help your business.

What actions can this region take to ensure efficient work with contracts?

With guidance from experienced facilitators Olga Labai, Director of Oil and Gas Consultants, and Diya Nasereddin, CIPS Country Manager for KSA, the six best recommendations were selected out of those proposed:

1. Terms and conditions should always be negotiated and mutually agreed by both parties;

2. Any business, in its contracts practice, should aim to have clearly written terms and conditions of contracts;

3. Businesses should have negotiations as a mandatory part of their contract work (no “non-negotiable” T&Cs);

4. Businesses should have due diligence as a mandatory part of their contract work;

5. Businesses should engage in Supplier Relationship Management;

6. Commercial team (as opposed to legal) to verify and approve each contract.

We would like to thank everyone who attended the workshop at CERTX on 17 May 2017, which proved to be an effective way to facilitate knowledge exchange.

Winners announced at the CIPS Middle East Supply Management Awards

The winning procurement teams were: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Etihad Airways, Emaar, TECOM Group, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Airports, OSN, and Majid Al Futtaim Properties LLC Shopping Malls.

And congratulations to the winners of the individual categories who were Anisa Abdulrahman Al Bloushi from Emirates National Oil Company, and Saeed Khalfan Al Zaabi from Abu Dhabi Airports.

Don’t miss out on your chance to win one of next year’s awards and join the CIPS MENA LinkedIn group where we’ll announce the awards when they open.

CIPS is launching a training programme in Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea and neighbouring Pacific islands

The growth of the Indigenous business sector is a major part of the Australian government’s plan to close the wealth, health and opportunity gap that Indigenous communities face. The government announced earlier this year it was aiming for 3% of government goods and service contracts to be awarded to Indigenous-owned firms in 2017-18.

To support this work we have appointed a trainer from Tagai Management Consultants, an Australian Indigenous procurement and supply organisation.

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