A CIPS-sponsored prizewinner recommends that procurement professionals “make time for the great experience” of Masters-level study.
Clotilde Henry, purchasing project manager at Mars in London, won the CIPS prize for best graduate for her work doing a Masters in Supply Chain and Purchasing Management, studying at AUDENCIA School of Management Nantes in France and MIP Politecnico di Milano in Italy. The institute sponsors prizes for graduates taking CIPS accredited programmes at a number of institutions and their completion can lead to the MCIPS grade of membership.
“This is not only an academic experience but a life experience,” she said. “I feel proud of winning this award.” She said the most challenging aspect was “the cultural difference.”
“We were merged into a multicultural environment to work together. This has been useful in relationship-building in big international companies, such as the one I work for now, however cultural differences are a long learning journey and I am still on the way.”