May 2016

CIPS/Hays Salary Guide

The salary guide, in partnership with Hays Procurement, has been published for the second year running including the UK, Australia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Interim sections. Over 4,000 CIPS members and industry professionals took part, which has enabled us to produce a comprehensive set of results.

Findings show a clear growth, with UK salaries in the profession increasing by an annual 5% versus the national average of 2.9%, with the national average procurement professional national salary rising to £44.2k. In Sub-Saharan Africa 55% of procurement professionals received a pay increase in the past 12 months, with 64% of those in Australia reporting a rise.

CIPS members continue to command higher earnings, with most public sector organisations requesting MCIPS as part of their recruitment criteria.

Gender disparity is still apparent, with a 21% salary gap for UK private sector advanced professionals, 15% in Sub-Saharan Africa and 6% in Australia.

CIPS/Hays Procurement Salary Guide & Insights 2016
CIPS/Hays Procurement Salary Guide & Insights 2016 webinar
Hays e-career skills / CV builder free to CIPS members

Urgent need for soft skills training

A survey conducted by CIPS and JCA Global has established that soft skills are considered to be the key driver for performance levels in the workplace. Around 80% of respondents believed that improving these skills would have a direct impact on their performance. However, around 40% declared they had never had any training in this area. Meanwhile, 66% believed that understanding emotional intelligence (EI) would help to implement effective negotiation, but around two thirds of respondents felt their knowledge was either at a basic level or had no knowledge at all.

The findings clearly show the need for industry-wide improvements in training for soft skills and EI.


CIPS Emotional Intelligence portal

In response to the established need for soft skills training, CIPS is offering members a discounted rate on profiling tools to evaluate their EI.

Through the knowledge partnership with JCA, we have launched the Emotional Intelligence Profile Snapshot. Proven to improve performance, this is a self-assessment tool to measure EI. Members can also access JCA's Personality Type Profile, to help understand individual differences and explore what drives and motivates our interactions with others.


Negotiation challenge

Leicester is on a winning streak in 2016, with Leicester College taking the first place at the annual CIPS Negotiation Challenge.

The team of four students impressed judges with their skills during the initiative, which saw contenders negotiating over plots of land on a map.

Other finalists included students from Dudley College, East Durham College and Kirklees College.

The challenge emphasises the core industry skills needed for a career in the profession, with soft skills and negotiation in the top five for each job level.


Adopt a school

Many of our members have helped to encourage young people to consider a career in procurement by giving presentations in schools.

Now you can go a step further and adopt a school, forming long-lasting relationships with teachers and pupils, offering invaluable insights into the procurement industry.


Join ROSMA 2016

The latest results from the 2015 Return on Supply Management Assets (ROSMASM) Performance Check Study are now in. Top-performing procurement companies have delivered 10 to 15 times their costs. However, those in the bottom quarter have returned less than 1.5 times their cost in value.

The ROSMASM Performance Check helps to establish a common financial performance framework component for the profession's scorecard. The third annual ROSMASM Performance Check is now open.


CIPS Risk Index reports

The Q1 Risk Index shows resilience is once more being tested across the globe in the face of natural disasters. These, however, did not show a marked impact on supply chains worldwide in Asia. However, Sub-Saharan Africa was struggling to cope with the effects of prolonged droughts.

Western Europe saw small increased risk, up to 30%, following events such as the Brussels bombings.

The Asia Pacific region contributed more than a third of global risk for the quarter, with the Middle East and North Africa providing around 9%.


BCI survey

The Business Continuity Institute (BCI), Zurich Insurance, supported by CIPS, are running the 8th Supply Chain Resilience Survey and would greatly welcome your input. Thanks to your support in previous years, the results are widely quoted in the press and the survey is a well-regarded industry resource.


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Australasia Conference

The conference will take place on the evening of 27 July at the Park Hyatt in Melbourne, with the awards shortlist announced on 1 June. Speakers include David Noble, Cath Hill and Richard Masser of CIPS, Chris Sullivan of Coca-Cola Amatil, Paul Howard of New Zealand Defence Force and Kelly Irwin of Holcim (Australia) Pty Ltd.


CIPS Pan Africa Supply Management Awards

The 2016 CIPS Pan Africa Supply Management Awards celebrated industry innovations in the region, with Ghanaian newspaper publisher Graphic Communications Group overall winner.

Other winners on the night included SABMiller Procurement, Prospa-Kenya and Standard Bank, with Alain Dalais and Janine Hansby landing the individual awards.


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CIPS Africa 2016 Graduation Ceremony!

78 graduates, their families and friends travelled from all over Africa to attend the CIPS Graduation Ceremony at Emperors Palace, South Africa, 12 May 2016. This event celebrates the success of those who have successfully completed the level 6 CIPS qualification.

Everyone was welcomed by the soothing sounds of a marimba band, welcome drinks and graduates were encouraged to take selfies at the CIPS graduation blue carpet area.

The ceremony kicked off with an African dance group to welcome the graduates and the guests "African style" which created lots of excitement, and key figures from CIPS formed the Academic platform party.

Andre Coetzee, MD for CIPS Africa welcomed graduates and their guests, and CIPS President, Richard Masser FCIPS, gave a moving and inspiring word of encouragement to the graduates to open the formal ceremony. At the end of the ceremony Amanda O’Brien, Global Professional Development Director proposed a toast to congratulate the graduates followed by firework sound effects.

Welcome new Fellows

Congratulations to our members who have recently been awarded Fellowship.

  • Lesley Mason
  • Argentina Hung
  • Margaret Gozua
  • Wendy Stopher
Why not check out if you have what it takes?

Three of the best!

More amazing places and amazing speakers courtesy of your Fellowship Committee. From whisky tasting in Scotland to building submarines in the Lakes down to walking the talk in London, once again our Fellowship Committee accessed places and speakers even MI5 would have trouble securing. Many thanks to all of those involved in making these such fantastic events for our Fellows…

Want to build a submarine? BAE Systems Submarines Barrow showed us how!

A first class event was held jointly by the Fellowship Committee and the Furness Branch on 21sy April 2016 at Barrow in Furness. Over 70 people attended a set of presentations in the Barrow Dock Museum for this evening meeting. Presenters included the Deputy Chair of the Furness Branch, Richard Masser CIPS President, BAE Submarines MD, an experienced submariner and Jeannette Medati FCIPS Supply Chain Director at BAE Systems Submarines.

As the highlight of the evening the visitors were split into small groups and escorted round the BAE Systems Devonshire Dock Hall where the Astute submarines are being assembled.

This was followed by a reception.

Many thanks to BAE Systems and the Furness Branch for providing such an interesting evening.

Walking the Talk

Hosted by Pinsent Masons LLP, the CIPS Fellows' event, "Doing the right thing - people, planet, profit - the role of procurement in walking the talk", took place earlier this month. An evening of topical presentations addressed issues such as The Modern Slavery Act and exploitation in supply chains; diversity and inclusion; corporate responsibility; and the risks on global brands relying on audits. Speakers discussed ethical matters which are vital to businesses today, and the challenges faced by procurement teams throughout the supply chain. This was a hugely engaging event with brilliant speakers including:

Alex Cole-Hamilton, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Oxfam GB;

Mark Heath, Head of Business Development, Gangmasters Licensing Authority;

Megan Stowe, EMEA Corporate Strategic Sourcing Director & International Supplier Diversity Manager, Intel;

Duncan Bradshaw, Director of Membership Programmes, Stonewall; and

Shirley Cooper, Chair of the CIPS Fellows Committee facilitating the Q&A session.

A World of Whisky

Now in its second year, Standard Life once again helped us celebrate World Whisky Day with a Fellows tour of the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society. Joe Arciero from Chivas Brothers presented to 40 guests on the Chivas supply chain, and the challenges faced with geographical boundaries.

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