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

UK exporters will foot the bill for Brexit border delays, EU supply chain managers warn

11 March 2019

A delay of just one day at the UK/EU border could lead to a significant bill for British exporters in late delivery discounts and lost contracts, according to a survey of supply chain managers from the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS).

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CIPS receives grant to develop health procurement capability in Africa

5 March 2019

CIPS will be working with a number of on-the-ground agencies to  look at ways CIPS can strengthen procurement processes and knowledge to deliver improved procurement spending. 

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Business activity picks up, but employment falls at fastest pace since November 2011

5 March 2019

A lack of new work to replace completed projects contributed to more cautious staff hiring strategies in February.

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Global Events

23 Mar 2019

Branch JEBEL ALI, DUBAI

WIKA Plant Visit - Saturday 23 March 2019

Procurement  professionals operate under challenging environments. Often linking the cross ends of Supply Chain, the dynamics of demand planning, market segments and competitive based collaborations are less realized.

CIPS Northern Emirates branch begins their ''Knowing Industry Dynamics with Plant Tours" session at WIKA on Saturday 23rd March 2019 from 10-12pm.

Registration is a must.

25 Mar 2019

Branch CANBERRA

ACT Event: Procurement in Government - Navigating through Uncertainty

CIPS ACT is pleased to hold it's first event in 2019. This exclusive MEMBERS Only Event will feature, guest speaker, Malcom Harrison FCIPS, Global CIPS Group CEO, and former CEO of Crown Commercial Services (Centralised Procurement for UK Government). Malcolm will share his views on Navigating through Uncertainty during his time as the head of government procurement in the UK, along with his views on capability development, Brexit and its impact on government procurement, and responsible business conduct.

Following Malcom’s talk there will be a panel discussion on the theme and opportunity for attendees to ask questions.

The evening will conclude with attendees networking over a drinks and nibbles.

25 Mar 2019

Branch ZURICH

Are you ready? Digitization and the Impact on Procurement

Located at Oracle's Central Zurich Prime Tower labs. A Women in Procurement workshop open to women and men with senior speakers from Oracle, 3M and Carlsberg on digitization and the trends in procurement and how supply chain organizations are adapting. The workshop format will be lead by several of our senior women on the WiP team and focus on provoking your thinking around your own readiness for the changes.

The evening will end with a networking apero.

25 Mar 2019

Conferences AMELIA ISLAND

ProcureCon Indirect East

25-27 March 2019

 

Join the most senior-level indirect procurement and sourcing leaders for three days of networking, actionable insights, and strategy.

Training Courses

22 Mar 2019

Revision webinar: Diploma module D5 - Managing contracts and relationships in procurement and supply - Learning outcomes 1 and 2

Revisit your learning to assist in preparing for examinations

 

Revision webinars are designed to assist those studying for qualifications by providing an opportunity to revisit topics and themes prior to sitting examinations.

 

This webinar covers content for Diploma level, module D5 - Managing contracts and relationships in procurement and supply - Learning outcomes 1 and 2:

  • Understand the dynamics of relationships in supply chains
  • Understand the legal aspects relating to the performance of contracts

Please note that this course is only available to book online.

25 Mar 2019

LAGOS

Effective Procurement March 2019

Monday 25 - Tuesday 26 March 2019

 

Develop an understanding of key tools, techniques and approaches within the procurement function.

 

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

 

  • Understand and use basic approaches, tools and techniques to work through and implement key elements of the procurement cycle
  • Identify appropriate mechanisms to assist you in your day-to-day role, including the use of specifications, different methods of procuring goods and services, and the use of contracts and other standard tools that define and drive efficient procurement practice
26 Mar 2019

BIRMINGHAM

Effective IT procurement

Understand complex IT markets so you can buy more effectively

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

  • Know more about the IT market and the typical drivers of sellers in this market
  • Understand the key aspects of buying hardware, software and maintenance and the fundamentals of software licences
  • Develop a set of clear approaches to effective procurement in this key area
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
26 Mar 2019

LONDON

Effective negotiation

Enhance your skills to become a more confident and effective negotiator

 

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

  • Understand the main models and processes of negotiation
  • Plan and manage a negotiation with a supplier
  • Apply the appropriate persuasion skills to achieve the optimum output
  • Identify and negotiate key contract variables
  • Recognise the importance of personal attributes and behaviour during a negotiation

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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