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Careers in Procurement

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Benefits of a career in procurement:

Make a Difference

Make a Difference

Efforts by supply chain professionals make an impact on the world from sourcing sustainable materials to outlawing modern slavery.

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Travel

Travel

Procurement professionals are needed globally, giving you opportunities to work abroad or travel to meet suppliers.

At the Heart of Your Company

At the Heart of Your Company

Help your organisation to operate by buying the goods and services to help your colleagues do their jobs.

Recognition

Recognition

With a globally recognised qualification candidates with MCIPS are preferred by recruiters.

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In Demand

In Demand

Procurement is an important function in every business meaning this crucial role offers great job security.

Hit the Road Running

Hit the Road Running

Right from the start of their careers buyers find they are involved in projects and can just get stuck in to job.

Where Do I Fit In?

Where Do I Fit In?

Procurement is central to operations. As the buyer this is an indispensable role and as a procurement professional, you’ll be in high demand.

Salaries

Salaries

This crucial role in an organisation means you’ll be well rewarded. Salaries and benefits in the profession are extremely competitive.

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Skills

Skills

Are you a people person? Do you like talking, communicating, developing relationships? These are the most important skills procurement.

Where Could it Take Me?

Where Could it Take Me?

Choose a career in buying and you could work anywhere in the world buying anything and everything from jet engines to hospital beds or legal services.

Where Do I Start?

Where Do I Start?

Whether you want to study full time at college or university, or would prefer on-the-job training, there’s a pathway into buying to suit you.

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Why I chose procurement:

"After 6 months...

in procurement I realised this was the hub of the company where making the right decision and negotiating the best deal mattered."

Different Every Day

"With exciting challenges round every corner, I’m currently studying for MCIPS which will enable me to work anywhere in the world."

Influence Business

"Procurement has become the most influential and rewarding career for its direct impact and contribution to business profitability."

What will I be doing?

Ethical Procurement

Ethical Procurement

Ensures people are protected against abuse, mistreatment and modern slavery, and supplies are from sustainable sources.

Getting Value for Money

Getting Value for Money

Negotiating reduced material prices and service costs, and mitigating risk.

Core to the Business

Core to the Business

Trusted advisor on procurement and supply matters.

Travelling the Globe

Travelling the Globe

Travel the world to identify better sources of supply.

Manage Relations

Manage Relations

Collaborate with suppliers to ensure there are good working relationships throughout the supply chain.

Want to get into procurement? 65% of employers request candidates with MCIPS or studying towards it:

How can CIPS help me in my career in procurement and supply?

Learn...

Learn...

about the latest developments in procurement and supply and demonstrate your up-to-date knowledge to employers.

Network...

Network...

with current procurement professionals and make the connections you need to get into the profession.

Certify...

Certify...

your professional expertise with CIPS Qualifications, or showcase your ethical training by gaining the CIPS Ethics Mark.

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