CIPS announces first Chartered Status professionals since launch earlier this year

CIPS 3 August 2015

Now that procurement professionals have an opportunity to develop their careers further, two CIPS Fellows have just been announced as the first in becoming Chartered Status Professionals.

Now that procurement professionals have an opportunity to develop their careers further, two CIPS Fellows have just been announced as the first in becoming Chartered Status Professionals.

Chartered Status offers a level of skill and ability, with a demonstration of up-to-date knowledge above MCIPS - the globally-recognised benchmark standard. Global complexity of supply chains, risk, scarcity of raw materials, environmental and economic issues have all placed procurement and supply at the forefront of any organisation and this higher level exhibits the understanding required of these changing demands.

Mandy Chippindale is a CIPS Fellow, consultant for MC2 Procurement, and active member of the CIPS community and the first to achieve Chartered Status .Bryan Cook, FCIPS from Australia and Chief of Procurement at the World Bank in New York, came a close second, and they both went through the experiential route. FCIPS is still the highest grade of membership.

There are three routes to achieve Chartered Status:

-          Academic - Through accredited MBA programmes with two new programmes recently announced from Bath University and Northampton University

-          Applied learning – Master Practitioner programme

-          Experiential – based on the advanced professional competency level of the CIPS Global Standard.

Mandy Chippindale said, “My Chartered Status enables organisations to be assured that I am ahead of my game not only in hands on experience but also that I am aligned to a global professional standard. I am proud to be the first Chartered Member.”

Bryan Cook added, “The process took between five and six months to complete and provided the valuable and constructive opportunity to write down and express career experiences and knowledge in the context of professional and organisational achievements,”

David Noble, Group CEO, CIPS commented, “I’m delighted to announce that our first Chartered Status professionals have been announced since our launch earlier this year.

“Both are highly-skilled professionals who continued their approach to lifelong learning by taking the Chartered professional path.  It’s not an easy option with busy work and personal lives, but I’m gratified that these respected colleagues took this step for others to follow.”

Employers and recruiters are actively seeking something extra from procurement professionals. A mark of integrity and dedication, personal achievement, or to making a difference to their profession. With 95% of public sector and 75% of private (manufacturing) sector employers searching for candidates with MCIPS, Chartered Status offers a competitive edge for professionals looking for the next level in their career. Many chartered professional bodies offer Chartered Status for their members.

Read more about the new professionals  - Chartered Procurement Professionals and must complete an annual ethics test


The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) is the world’s largest procurement and supply professional organisation.  It is the worldwide centre of excellence on procurement and supply management issues.  CIPS has a global community of over 114,000 in 150 different countries, including senior business people, high-ranking civil servants and leading academics.  The activities of procurement and supply chain professionals have a major impact on the profitability and efficiency of all types of organisation and CIPS offers corporate solutions packages to improve business profitability.; @CIPSNews

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