The procurement powerful...

Procurement power works wonders. Being up to date with your CPD, working towards Chartered Status and understanding the importance of ethics within the profession is a great platform for success. But it can be easy to fall behind, and with new legislation and expectations constantly being introduced in an increasingly uncertain global trading environment, it’s important not to leave yourself in a position of weakness. It’s about staying focused, staying sharp... and staying ahead.


Power your business

Raise standards within your team and deliver results back to the business with training and development activities. Not only is Continuing Professional Development (CPD) good for both personal and professional growth, now individuals can gain recognition for the time and effort they invest, in the form of Chartered Status. By setting team targets for CPD, you’ll help them raise their profile. CPD can include formal training, such as e-learning and webinars, or less obvious activities like reading Supply Management magazine, attending a conference or volunteering at your local CIPS branch.


CIPS Corporate Ethics Mark…

Your business could also qualify for the CIPS Corporate Ethics Mark, signalling to stakeholders that you are committed to accountability and self-governance, and that your staff are trained in ethical sourcing and supplier management. In order to gain Chartered Status, members need to do the CIPS Ethics E-learning each year, so if your staff get Chartered this could get your organisation most of the way towards gaining the CIPS Corporate Ethics Mark


The CIPS and Supply Management Procurement Power List 2018

The definitive list of procurement's top 30 most influential people is out now, celebrating our profession's growing organisational impact, and the individuals who are leading the way and inspiring others.

CIPS Group Director Cath Hill comments:

"This project is important for our profession in so many ways. It’s a celebration of the very best that procurement is achieving, as well as inspiring others to pick up the gauntlet and take procurement on to the next level. But the list also helps put great procurement firmly in the spotlight within the wider business community.

 "The leaders on the Procurement Power List have paved the way for the next generation of procurement professionals to aspire to these roles, to choose procurement as a career path, and to evangelise about the value procurement can add to and beyond our organisations.

 "I hope you are inspired by those on the list and that many of you aspire to making the list yourselves as you progress in your careers. This is an opportunity to celebrate all that is great about procurement, and I hope it makes you feel proud of your chosen profession." More

Visit the Procurement Power List 2018 website


Fusion 21 - Procurement Trends Report 2018

Our Procurement Trends Report 2018 is a major piece of research into the biggest issues currently affecting procurement professionals working in the UK housing sector. This survey reflects the views of 80 procurement professionals, whose organisations collectively own and manage more than one million homes, and covers a variety of topics including an insight into the future direction of procurement in light of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, as well as Brexit.


Take aim at your MRO mavericks

Off-contract indirect spend by stakeholders is the bane of the procurement team. How can you boost compliance and clip the wings of MRO procurement mavericks? More


Grow you MRO Network

Our panel of procurement experts share their secrets for achieving stakeholder alignment on your indirect purchasing approach. More


Welcome to the new and…

At CIPS we are continually working to improve the benefits that your membership brings to you and your career. We realise that increasingly the majority of contact that we have with you is through our website, so this interaction needs to be as efficient as possible.

So welcome to the new-look and, which will help you find what you’re looking for faster.

Following a review with members, new features include:         

  • Enhanced search function to get you to the information you need
  • Improved shopping basket enabling you to buy multiple items in one transaction
  • Choose to pay from 8 global currencies
  • Improved navigation allowing you to find what you need faster
  • Shorter join online process to get you started on your CIPS journey faster
  • Buy books, book exams and training in one go
  • Mobile responsive for easy reading whilst you are on the go
  • Renew your membership at a time to suit you
  • Fresh, more dynamic look more reflective of our global membership

And we aren’t stopping there. Plans are already in motion for the next phase of the update which will bring improvements to the following areas:

  • Branch information
  • Knowledge Hub
  • Study Centre area
  • More MyCIPS changes

Please have a good look round and familiarise yourself with the new website. We hope you find the new features useful. View


Balance of power: Game Theory survey

CIPS and TWS Partners are running a survey for the second year, aiming to further investigate the current level of awareness for Game Theory, the degree of application, and the competitive edge the methodology provides to procurement professionals worldwide. Take our survey on Game Theory, with a chance to win £250 Amazon Vouchers.


Create competition where market forces don't work

A key success factor for sourcing is leveraging competition in negotiations. Market Design provides the intelligence on how to enable and leverage competition in the most effective way – insights from the automotive industry. More


Helping procurement succeed in digital transformation

In this new insight piece, GEP’s procurement technology experts share four key technology elements that enterprise IT teams must consider while helping procurement digitally transform itself. They also share tips on choosing the right procurement technology for maximum impact. More


The latest Commodity Reports

Arm yourself with knowledge for negotiations.


Stakeholder management should not be ‘Us vs. Them’

It’s usually tough for business stakeholders to accept that someone else may be guiding, monitoring and controlling their own budget with regards to external spend. Internal stakeholder management is of paramount importance for procurement in order to win trust. Find out more on the importance and tenets of stakeholder management in procurement.


Modern Slavery statements

Read about how to write your own Modern Slavery statement


Hays Live Webinar Series: How To Navigate IR35

With the introduction of updated IR35 tax legislation last year in the public sector and its imminent application to the private sector, those hiring contractors may be impacted with high costs and unnecessary risk if they do not adequately prepare now. Make sure you are equipped with the right knowledge and register for our webinar series.      

Join Hays bitesize ‘how to’ webinar series for all you need to know on IR35 tax legislation. These sessions will help those organisations hiring contractors to understand what the IR35 reforms are likely to be, who is responsible for what within an organisation, how to assess risk and how to retain access to skilled contractors.

These five 30-minute sessions will give you the opportunity to learn how best to engage contractors within the parameters of IR35 and discuss a range of solutions. Book Webinar


News from Australasia

2018 CIPS Australasia Conference and Supply Management Awards

More than 230 professionals gathered at the International Convention Centre in Sydney for the two-day 2018 CIPS Australasia Conference and Supply Management Awards. The conference featured a wealth of topics from CSR to Technology; Space Market to Emotional Intelligence; Diversity to Data Analytics; with the Focus day centred on ethical and sustainable procurement issues with particular attention to modern slavery. More

See Award Winners


CIPS SM Awards 2018 Europe shortlist

We are delighted to announce the following shortlisted companies for the CIPS SM Awards 2018 Europe. Why not join us on the night when the all-important winners will be announced. More

Best Contribution to Corporate Responsibility Winner to be announced on the night

Best Cross-Functional Teamwork Project

  • AB Sugar
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Turkcell
  • Turkcell İletişim Hizmetleri A.Ş
  • WSP

Best People Development Initiative

  • Ecolab
  • UK Government Commercial Function
  • Vodafone

Best Process Improvement Initiative

  • Addiko Bank d.d.
  • Bayer Consumer Care AG (Switzerland)
  • Capgemini
  • Ecolab                                                    
  • Vodafone Procurement Company

Best Procurement Consultancy Project

  • Jaguar Land Rover and TWS
  • Flowdays

Best Supplier Relationship Management

  • NCR Limited
  • WSP

Most Improved Procurement Operation – Start Up

  • Generali T.U. S.A.
  • Lloyds
  • London Luton Airport  

Most Improved Procurement Operation – Step Change

  • Betfair
  • Chubb Claims Vendor Management
  • Paddy Power
  • Shell
  • Vodafone

Most Innovative Use of Technology

  • Department for Work & Pensions
  • Vodafone

CIPS Procurement & Supply Professional of the Year

  • Levent Topcu Turkcell İletişim Hizmetleri A.Ş.
  • Tony Furlong Dun & Bradstreet
  • Mohammad Nasir Uddin Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital & Research Institute (ICHRI)

CIPS Young Procurement and Supply Professional of the Year

Winner to be announced on the night

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