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How to set up an email job alert with CIPS Procurement & Supply Jobs

Written by: CIPS Procurement & Supply Jobs
Published on: 5 Oct 2023

Email job alerts can be incredibly helpful in your search for a new supply chain management or procurement job. With relevant jobs sent to your inbox as they appear on the site, you’ll never miss out on an opportunity.

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Here, we explore how you can make the most of CIPS Procurement & Supply Jobs and set up your own email job alerts.

How to set up a job alert

Firstly, you will need to go to the CIPS Procurement & Supply Jobs.  

Once there, navigate to the top menu bar, where you will find a tab called “Job alerts”. Clicking here will take you to a form that will allow you to set up your job alerts.  

You are able to set up to 5 job alerts using the various criteria available to you.

Your email address is mandatory on the form but the rest depends on how targeted you wish your job search to be. We would suggest, however, not to go too specific here as it could limit the number of jobs heading to your inbox.

What filters are available?

Within the form, you have a number of items by which you can filter your procurement job alerts. The first is keywords: here you can enter the relevant words that could pull up suitable jobs for you.  

For example, you might write “buyer” here if you are looking for a buyer role. Try to be specific with your keywords and don’t use generic terms such as “procurement” as this will pull through all procurement jobs that include the word procurement in them. Make sure you separate your keywords with commas.

The next filter is location. Here you can type in any location and set a parameter for your search. For example, you could search for roles within five miles of London. You can enter both the name or postcode for your location.

Underneath the location are two tick boxes, click here if you would like to search nationwide or for homeworking roles.  

You can then filter by sector and/or specialist area. The options here are the same as can be found in the job search function and will help narrow the roles down to your preferred specialist area (such as purchasing, contracts and operations) or sector (such as Banking, Finance and Insurance or Public Sector). We would suggest you choose at least one of these to help us deliver the most relevant roles to your inbox.  

Underneath these sections is a button denoting “More options”. Upon clicking this button, you will find options to filter by job level, salary band, contract type, hours, CIPS membership and employer type.  

Job level refers to the seniority of the role you want to work in, such as buyer, specialist or manager. CIPS membership filters whether you would like to see roles specifically requesting CIPS members or non-members.  

Hours, salary band and contract type refer to your preferred working conditions and remuneration, while employer type filters between direct employers and recruitment consultancies, so if you would prefer to only apply to the employer directly you can select this filter here.  

Completing your job alert  

Once you have completed your criteria, please read the information about our communications to you and our privacy policy. You will also have to tell us whether you are a CIPS member or not - but don’t worry, this is just for our records and will not affect your job search.  

We would also encourage you to accept marketing communication from ourselves so you can receive helpful careers advice and news from CIPS Procurement & Supply Jobs.  

After ticking this box, you can now click the “Email me jobs like this” button to complete your job alert. The next page will offer you the option to Add another job alert (you have up to 5) or manage your alerts, where you can edit or delete existing alerts.  

Get started on your job alert now  

Why should you set up email job alerts?

Email job alerts are a great way to help you in your job hunt. Once they’re set up, we do all the work for you providing you with relevant jobs directly to your inbox.  

With email job alerts, you’ll never miss out on an opportunity that matches what you’re looking for as we’ll send you a notification the morning after a job appears on our site. That way, all of your matching jobs will be sent to you in one email.

Email job alerts are also great if you’re not actively looking for a new job as you can keep an eye on what’s out there without having to search yourself.  

Get started with job alerts now  

Go one step further and set up an account  

You don’t have to have an account on CIPS Procurement & Supply Jobs to set up job alerts, but it might make your life a lot easier.  

By setting up an account on our website, you will have access to a range of additional features, such as a CV review from our partners Top CV, easy apply for jobs and further communication on jobs, news and career insights.  

If you also upload your CV and allow us to add that to our CV database, recruiters can then contact you directly without you having to apply for any roles. Who doesn’t love to be headhunted once in a while?  

By creating an account, you can take full advantage of the supply chain and procurement job opportunities available with CIPS Procurement & Supply Jobs.