Efforts by supply chain professionals make an impact on the world from sourcing sustainable materials to outlawing modern slavery.
Procurement professionals are needed globally, giving you opportunities to work abroad or travel to meet suppliers.
Help your organisation to operate by buying the goods and services to help your colleagues do their jobs.
With a globally recognised qualification candidates with MCIPS are preferred by recruiters.
Procurement is an important function in every business meaning this crucial role offers great job security.
Right from the start of their careers buyers find they are involved in projects and can just get stuck in to job.
Procurement is central to operations. As the buyer this is an indispensable role and as a procurement professional, you’ll be in high demand.
This crucial role in an organisation means you’ll be well rewarded. Salaries and benefits in the profession are extremely competitive.
Are you a people person? Do you like talking, communicating, developing relationships? These are the most important skills procurement.
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.
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.
in procurement I realised this was the hub of the company where making the right decision and negotiating the best deal mattered."
"With exciting challenges round every corner, I’m currently studying for MCIPS which will enable me to work anywhere in the world."
"Procurement has become the most influential and rewarding career for its direct impact and contribution to business profitability."
Ensures people are protected against abuse, mistreatment and modern slavery, and supplies are from sustainable sources.
Negotiating reduced material prices and service costs, and mitigating risk.
Trusted advisor on procurement and supply matters.
Travel the world to identify better sources of supply.
Collaborate with suppliers to ensure there are good working relationships throughout the supply chain.
about the latest developments in procurement and supply and demonstrate your up-to-date knowledge to employers.
with current procurement professionals and make the connections you need to get into the profession.
your professional expertise with CIPS Qualifications, or showcase your ethical training by gaining the CIPS Ethics Mark.