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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CIPS supports UK Government to eradicate slavery and improve ethics in procurement

28 March 2019

Ethical training and guidance for commercial and procurement employees in the public sector.

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Global Events

23 Sep 2019

Branch PETERBOROUGH

Impact on UK Supply Chains Post 31/10/2019

This will be a round table event for members and the overall theme for this event is ‘Impact of UK Supply Chains post 31/10/2019 and new procurement approaches’.

24 Sep 2019

Branch Birmingham

Game Theory as a Game Changer for Procurement

With in-house production decreasing in most industries, supply chains are becoming more complex and integrated, and organisations need to rely on their suppliers’ flexibility and innovations. Game theory can enable Procurement to deal with these challenges, unlock its true potential and move its role within the organisation from a reactive service provider to a highly strategic value driver.

24 Sep 2019

Branch HULL

Improving Procurement Effectiveness - A Roadmap for Success

Dr Joesbury will present the findings from his 6-year research programme into procurement effectiveness and procurement transformation.

24 Sep 2019

Branch MELBOURNE

VIC Event: Knowing your third parties | Talking automation, analysis and supplier data

CIPS Victoria Committee invites you to breakfast event on the topic of 'Knowing your third parties'. The changing regulatory landscape means that taking action to assess your supply chain is now a requirement for many businesses. As any business with a large supply chain knows, particularly where goods are sourced internationally, getting to know those suppliers and identifying potential risk is inherently tricky. Join this breakfast seminar for a discussion with an expert panel to:

  • Learn how to adapt processes and systems to keep up with regulatory changes (in particular Modern Slavery Act)
  • Learn about embedding risk evaluation when on-boarding new suppliers & using automation and technology for ongoing monitoring
  • Understand how to dissect suppliers’ ownership structures

Training Courses

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
25 Sep 2019

EDINBURGH

Introduction to public sector procurement

An introduction to the key regulations surrounding the public procurement process

 

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

  • Understand the implications of the specific UK and EU legislation regarding public procurement
  • Understand the processes required to establish good practice and operate within legal parameters
  • Apply the knowledge in your own organisation, ensuring fair and equal treatment of potential suppliers
  • Demonstrate knowledge of recent case law and the effect this has had on procurement practice.

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

 

Package deals available:

Accommodation
If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on +44 (0) 1780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk

26 Sep 2019

EDINBURGH

Applying the public procurement regulations

A more in-depth look at EU procurement legislation and the impact of procurement decision making and approaches

 

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

  • Understand the key UK and EU procurement legislation in greater detail and how to operate within its framework
  • Demonstrate greater knowledge of how to implement advanced procurement procedures
  • Understand the most recent changes in legislation and case law
  • Effectively address legal challenges

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

 

Package deals available:

Accommodation
If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on +44 (0) 1780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
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