CIPS Membership

CIPS Membership

Join CIPS and become part of a global community of over 200,000 professionally recognised and qualified members, with other leading business people, professional managers and academics.

Become Qualified

Become Qualified

Throughout the world CIPS qualifications are recognised as driving leading edge thinking and professionalism in procurement. MCIPS is recognised worldwide as the standard for procurement professionals.

Training Courses

Training Courses

Our programmes help professionals deliver real strategic and sustainable value to their organisations. The quality of the programme leaders and range of training are designed to suit professionals at all levels.

Latest News

NEW CIPS Global Congress Members announced

27 August 2019

CIPS Global Congress Members are the link between members and the Institute.

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CIPS Announces New General Manager for Australia and New Zealand

25 July 2019

Sharon Morris, currently CEO of Mother’s Day Classic Foundation, Australia’s largest breast cancer research fundraiser, will take up the role in late August 2019.

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Digitalisation in Procurement & Supply - please support the research

15 July 2019

For the second year running, CIPS in collaboration with the University of Melbourne, is launching global research to gather intelligence on the level of understanding of supply chain digitalisation, and what this means for procurement and the wider business community.

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Global Events

16 Sep 2019

Branch DONCASTER

Amazon Doncaster site visit

On the tour, you will see how Amazon stores, picks and packs products that are shipped to customers around the world.

You will be taken around the fulfilment centre by a tour guide who will show you the amazing technology that our associates use to get items into and out of our F.C.

16 Sep 2019

Conferences SCOTTSDALE

ProcureCon Indirect West 2019

16-18 September 2019

 

Join this three day conference for interactive workshops, innovative keynotes and intimate networking sessions – all designed to take you beyond cost savings.

16 Sep 2019

Branch

Sustainable Procurement

The event will concentrate on sustainable procurement.

17 Sep 2019

Branch CANBERRA

ACT Event: Public Sector Procurement - Lessons and trends

CIPS ACT Committee invites you to join our learning and networking session on the topic of Public Sector Procurement – Lessons and trends. Join us to hear an engaging panel discussion for 30 minutes with Panel moderator and event sponsor Sean King, Director - Proximity and expert panellist inluding Racheal Kuczma. Assistant Secretary, Materiel Procurement Branch -Department of Defence, Anne Collins, Assistant Secretary, Procurement Management Branch - Department of Finance and Andrew Stephen, National Manager, Procurement and Records Management Branch - Department of Human Services. 

Training Courses

18 Sep 2019

LONDON

Buying services

A different skill set is needed to buy services – this is how to acquire it

 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify opportunities for value enhancement, improving supplier delivery in relation to business objectives and maintaining the quality of service delivery
  • Understand the key differences and approaches to buying services
  • Try out your learning on your next services purchase through syndicate exercises and case studies
  • Be confident in interpreting supplier objectives and be better equipped to explore service delivery cost drivers.
Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.
Accommodation
If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.

Accommodation
If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
19 Sep 2019

BIRMINGHAM

Assessing, managing and mitigating risk

How to reduce the possibility and impact of risk within your supply chains 

 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify common areas of vulnerability and resilience
  • Use different tools and techniques to identify different risks and the most appropriate response
  • Assess the risk and its impact on your organisation, project or contract and develop risk management strategies
  • Create approaches to ensure risk is mitigate and ethical practices are adopted
Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.
Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.

 

Accommodation
If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
19 Sep 2019

MELBOURNE

Category Management - Two days

An exploration of the methodologies and theory behind category management over the course of two days, focusing in particular on how to generate and mitigate the loss of value through this process.

 

Learning outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, delegates will be equipped with:

  • An overview of the category management process from end-to-end, looking at the various activities and theories that comprise said process. The delegate will also develop a keen understanding of how vital the category management process is and will be able to reinforce this in the eyes of their stakeholders.
  • An understanding of how a category manager influences and drives this process, focusing on how the individual can deliver value to the group though the appropriate application of their understanding.
  • Critical knowledge and confidence around how to engineer plans for category development, factoring in complexity and responding accordingly.
  • A grasp of the strategies behind category management that can assist driving towards the desired outcomes when contending with supplier performance and demand.
  • The skills to delineate between different types of category management relating to procurement, purchasing, and sourcing, as well as awareness around how to mitigate potential risks surrounding role conflict and wrongheaded stratagems.
24 Sep 2019

BIRMINGHAM

Developing contracts

Ensuring effective buyer-supplier relationships through your contracts

 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the impact of effective contracts on buyer-supplier relationships
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the key legal considerations when developing a contract
  • Prepare a standard set of conditions and explain the use of key contracting terms
  • Manage contract amendments effectively

This is a two-day training course.


Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.

 

Accommodation
If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course or for the intervening night, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
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