CIPS News Round-up: January 2015

19 January 2015

Clotilde Henry, purchasing project manager at Mars in London, has been awarded the CIPS Best 2014 Graduate Prize for her work as part of the Masters in Supply Chain and Purchasing Management.

Studying at both Audencia Nantes School of Management in France and the Politecnico di Milano in Italy, Henry got “incredibly high grades in both schools”, according to professors Christine Le Du and Federico Caniato, academic directors of the programme.

Outgoing CIPS President Craig Lardner challenged members of the NHS Supply Chain procurement function to contribute a “good thing” which could be shared with the wider procurement community. Speaking at the NHS Supply Chain’s annual conference in October, Lardner focused on the current procurement landscape and his presidential theme of doing “one good thing” for someone else in order to benefit the profession. The NHS procurement team aims to be 80 per cent CIPS qualified by the end of 2015. Joanna Timmerman, managing director at NHS Supply Chain, added: “We value Craig’s insight into procurement and it was a great opportunity for our colleagues to get detailed knowledge of the current procurement landscape. We are constantly evolving to drive greater efficiencies for the benefit of the NHS and our partnership with CIPS is key to developing this powerful agenda.”

HR and Procurement professionals at the UK’s largest employers must take a more rounded approach to managing their recruitment supply chain to ensure candidates get the best experience, according to joint CIPS, CIPD and Recruitment and Employment Confederation research. The survey of 272 employers also found that procurement and HR professionals agree on what is most important when selecting a resourcing model – attracting the right candidate.

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