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CIPS supports procurement and supply chain professionals in the Republic of Ireland with new membership pathways to enhance learning and standards

CIPS 16 October 2020

Following the dissolution of the Irish Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (IIPMM) last year, CIPS committed to support the profession in the Republic of Ireland, and is now providing a number of pathways and exclusive membership opportunities for former IIPMM members and other supply chain professionals. 

CIPS is supporting professionals in the Republic of Ireland to build on their learning, qualifications and knowledge with special new member pathways to Chartered MCIPS and an introductory offer into CIPS membership.

CIPS is the largest professional institute representing procurement and supply management and a not-for-profit body with over 70,000 members. Using its global standard, network, expertise and Royal Charter for the public good, to ensure that procurement and supply management professionals have the skills and capability to deliver good procurement practice for their organisations. As the voice of the profession around the world, its mission is to think global, and act local to support Irish professionals with knowledge and guidance in their careers and for their organisations.

CIPS has a study centre in the Republic of Ireland, accredits a number of specialist degrees and has an active and growing procurement community and dedicated volunteer branch working to support Irish professionals.

Following the dissolution of the Irish Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (IIPMM) last year, CIPS committed to support the profession in the Republic of Ireland, and is now providing a number of pathways and exclusive membership opportunities for former IIPMM members and other supply chain professionals. In this way helping professionals continue to develop their knowledge, learning and careers.

Ana Barco, Group Director of CIPS responsible for membership said, “We’re committed to supporting the profession in Ireland, and helping professionals develop and progress their careers. I look forward to welcoming new and returning members in the Republic of Ireland and look forward to growing our vibrant community.

“Our members have access to peer-to-peer knowledge, events and learning activities through branches and online communities to tackle the challenges of an increasingly complex world and the management of complicated supply chains. We have a number of membership pathways including experience-based routes to gaining Chartered MCIPS. Come and speak to us about joining..”

More information about CIPS membership and benefits, see the CIPS website

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