Anish Kumar MCIPS Chartered
Anish Kumar MCIPS
Senior Procurement Officer, Dubai Cable Co (DUCAB). Dubai
What would you say to someone who is considering starting their CIPS qualifications journey?
CIPS is the recognised standard for anyone in the procurement field. The sheer number of members, students and associations is a testimony to its global success. I see it as an international license to practice the profession of procurement.
Describe in one word what doing CIPS qualifications has done for your career?
Credibility is that one word which CIPS rewards its professionals with. Recognition is another attribute - As CIPS professionals we recognise each other, we know we perform according to a set of common guidelines.
Now that your qualified how do you think it will help your career?
CIPS has added more credibility and acceptance to my career and be awarded with MCIPS was a milestone in my career path. I have been approached by professionals on topics related to setting up procurement policies and best practices.
Did you have a favourite go to study resource?
Learning is a continuous journey and I believe there is never a one stop destination for learning. The CIPS e-Learning platform is a great place, it’s like a dictionary, a guide and it gives the most accurate description of almost every procurement and supply chain vocabulary that exists today.
Do you think the introduction of computer-based and more frequent exams inspires you to enter exams more often throughout the year?
Although, I have achieved my MCIPS, I feel that the computer based exams is the future – it will increase the frequency of the examinations, help in circulating results faster and most importantly it will eliminate the fear of writing long answers.