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

CIPS and APICS to offer new procurement certification for North America

3 October 2018

CIPS and APICS continue to drive supply chain advancement, with plans for making professional development tools even more accessible.

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UK manufacturing growth improves at end of third quarter

1 October 2018

Shortages of certain raw materials also contributed to a further lengthening of average vendor lead times.

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Take part - CIPS/Hays Procurement Salary Guide and Insights Survey 2019

17 September 2018

Your feedback is very important to us and we really value your point of view,  your survey answers will still be anonymous and not attributed to you.  Thank you for taking part.

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Global Events

21 Oct 2018

Branch

Dubai Branch Event - Tips & Tricks for Exams - Sunday 21 October

CIPS Dubai Branch invites you to attend the upcoming event entitled "CIPS Examination Tips & Tricks".

With the November exam series around the corner this event will be the perfect opportunity to prepare yourself for your CIPS exams as well as meet with your peers, network and learn a trick or two regarding CIPS studies.

We look forward to seeing you there.

22 Oct 2018

Branch SINGAPORE

SG Event: The Importance of Data in Procurement Transformation

The usage and value of data has been growing exponentially in the continually evolving business landscape and these constant changes in the business has spurred the transformation of procurement organisations to bring more value.

This has led to the increasing importance of data in the transformation journeys of procurement organisations and this presents a new frontier where challenges and opportunities abound.

The event is currently open to members and non-members. If you are a member, please click the Add to Cart button. For non-members, there is a charge of SG$35, please email marketing@cipsa.com.au.to register your interest.

23 Oct 2018

Branch DERBY

Supplier Relationship Management - The Skills Set for Making a Success of SRM

What skills do you need to ensure your SRM activities are a success?

David Atkinson of Four Pillars provides the answers. Whether you’re a leader with responsibility for strategy and change, or an enthusiastic practitioner interested in improving your skills, this presentation offers a checklist, not only for your continuing professional development, but to also improve your practice at work.

This is an opportunity to learn how to create a competitive skills edge as part of your continued professional development.

23 Oct 2018

Branch PERTH

WA Event: Practical implementation of Modern Slavery Act

CIPS WA Branch would like to invite you to join us at our first breakfast event to connect, empathise and prepare to take credible action against modern slavery in your supply chains. Come along to hear from Jenn Morris, CEO at Walk Free Foundation along with Daniel Heywood and Lauree Coci from Clayton Utz discuss next steps and learn from insightful case studies and practical tools on Modern Slavery at CIPS WA Networking Breakfast on Tuesday 23 October 2018.

Training Courses

22 Oct 2018

MANCHESTER

Introduction to procurement and category management

Package deals available:

 

Understand the end-to-end process and gain a toolkit of practical procurement techniques

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

  • Understand the basic fundamentals of the procurement cycle and how each phase contributes to the effective management of the supply chain function, enabling you to do your job better
  • Identify when to apply a range of purchasing tools and techniques
  • Understand the need for the involvement of procurement in specification development and build a basic understanding of the category sourcing process
  • Understand the importance of supplier appraisal, post-tender appraisal and developing relevant tender documents
  • Know the difference between performance and supplier relationship management
23 Oct 2018

MANCHESTER

Introduction to negotiation

The fundamentals of negotiation – the effective skills, techniques and tactics needed for positive outcomes

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

  • Understand your own negotiation style and recognise that of others 
  • Plan and prepare for a negotiation
  • Identify a range of techniques and tactics to use throughout a negotiation process
  • Apply learning through negotiation role-play
24 Oct 2018

BIRMINGHAM

Effective negotiation

Learn the skills to be 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

Please note: this is a two-day training course.

24 Oct 2018

MANCHESTER

Introduction to contracts

Package deals available:

 

How to construct legally binding contracts

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

  • Demonstrate increased awareness of the fundamentals of contracts and contract law within the procurement function
  • Appreciate the potential risks relating to the formation of contracts and how best to address them
  • Demonstrate increased understanding of the role and significance of specific core clauses in the contract and how they can provide robust positions when entering contractual relationships with suppliers
  • Understand the role played by the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the Supply of Goods & Services Act 1982 in implying contractual duties on the supplier
  • Appreciate the procedural options available when attempting to resolve disputes with suppliers and their relative strengths and weaknesses
  • Understand the available legal remedies for breach of contract
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