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Join us for a mini-workshop on practical ideas and tools for procurement negotiations as we examine several key pieces of the negotiation puzzle faced by Procurement and Supply Professionals, and build awareness about CIPS in Singapore. 

Over three hours we will explore a range of topics from Classic Sourcing, to Innovation in RFPs, and Rethinking “Better Faster Cheaper”. This event will be facilitated by three veteran negotiators and consultants: Pavan Sharma, Markus Flamman and James Macfarlane. See the speakers tab for further information on the speakers.

Enjoy informal networking over morning tea and lunch as you connect with like-minded Procurement and Supply professionals.

Date: Friday 25 May 2018
Venue: Marketing Institute of Singapore Training Centre
Address:
Fee: Members - £15.00 per person
  Non-members - £25.00 per person
or call us on +44 (0) 1780 756777.
Booking ends on Friday 25 May 2018

CPD 2Join the East of Scotland Committee’s May event to discover how salaries have changed in the procurement and supply sector, what matters most to professionals as well as the roles and skills most in demand.

Our May branch event will also feature Julie Caughey MCIPS who will share her experiences from the supplier’s perspective when bidding for contracts.

Julie Caughey will cover:

  • What is life like in the role of a supplier? And, do you care?
  • The Supplier’s view of the procurement process
  • How do you get the most out of your suppliers?

An event not to be missed, so be quick to book your place!

The East of Scotland Committee look forward to seeing you there!

Date: Thursday 31 May 2018
Venue: Hays Recruiting Experts Worldwide
Address: EDINBURGH
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Tuesday 29 May 2018

CPD 2The CIPS North of Scotland Branch Committee would like to invite members and non-members to attend the annual The CIPS North of Scotland Branch Committee would like to invite members and non members to attend the annual CIPS quiz night.

The format of this popular and fun evening is for teams of up to six to compete for the David West Memorial Trophy by answering questions on current affairs, history, geography, CIPS, film and TV, music and general knowledge.

Hot food will be provided on the night.

Date: Thursday 07 June 2018
Venue: Aberdeenshire Cricket Club
Address: ABERDEEN
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Tuesday 05 June 2018

CPD 2Do you know what your skills are worth in the market? What skills and experience are in demand? How will you bridge the gap and remain employable? Are you a manager seeking to recruit or retain staff in 2018?

The Hays Salary Survey is our annual indicator of market trends in the UK. You are invited to an exclusive presentation of the annual findings and a lively debate.

Alison Smith ‘The Purchasing Coach’, well known within the UK with a unique perspective on how to build skills, will help you develop your soft skills and help you stand out among your peers. Like previous years, we expect that the survey will, once again, tell us that such skills are differentiators in selecting talent. Alison has a reputation for lively and engaging learning events and we hope you leave this event better informed, entertained and highly motivated. We have managed to gain this one slot in her diary, so do not miss out!

We only have limited spaces so please only register if you can attend.

Date: Thursday 07 June 2018
Venue: Hays
Address: GLASGOW
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Tuesday 05 June 2018

CPD 2As we move to a conclusion of Brexit negotiations it is becoming increasingly important to look at alternative supply chain solutions. One strategy is to make your organisation more open and inclusive to a supply chain of all shapes and sizes to mitigate any risks in supply. The presentation will look at how to be inclusive in your procurement decision making and applying a balanced scorecard approach to appointment. It will give real-life examples of inclusive procurement in action.

When Inclusive Procurement is seen in practice, it encourages a diverse range of supply chain to help remain agile and flexible to meet industry demands. To create this environment, you must have a commitment from senior leadership and embed open assessments at each stage of the procurement process. To remain a sustainable business, you must also help to train, upskill and collaborate with competing supply chains, working together for a common goal.

The presentation will have three main areas:

  • Why an inclusive approach?
  • How we do it?
  • What is the impact?
Date: Tuesday 12 June 2018
Venue: Rolls Royce Leisure Association
Address: DERBY
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Sunday 10 June 2018

CPD 2Negotiation is a core skill for all professional buyers, but it is still too often perceived to be mainly focused on price and applicable predominately in private sector procurement.

This unique event will bring two leading experts in Ireland together to challenge this perception. Stephen Boyle from UCD will propose more consideration of the non-price variables in negotiations while Peter Curran Partner from Eversheds - Sutherland, will consider how public sector buyers can make more use of negotiation while keeping with in the regulations. The event will be hosted by EY and chaired by Eoin Lonergan FCIPS, Director of EY’s Procurement Advisory.

Date: Tuesday 12 June 2018
Venue: EY Building
Address: DUBLIN 2
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £7.08 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Sunday 10 June 2018

CPD 2For our June event, we are pleased to return to the renowned Cranfield University School of Management to discuss leadership and performance behaviours in next generation supply chains.

supply chain leadership is receiving greater emphasis in the boardroom as a means of increasing competitive advantage. An extensive survey of senior supply chain executives has led to the creation of a supply chain ‘next generation leadership and behaviour framework’. The framework identifies the behaviours and values critical to successful implementation of supply chain strategy and identify key barriers to success.

Professor Richard Wilding will provide an update to ground breaking research of 2009/2012 to explain the key ‘get rights’ that drive successful change leading to competitive advantage and successful leverage of supply chain strategy.

An event not to be missed, so be quick to book your place!

Date: Wednesday 20 June 2018
Venue: Cranfield Management Development Centre
Address: CRANFIELD
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Monday 18 June 2018

CPD 2Following on to the successful workshops in 2017, focused on developing women’s professional skills in procurement, we are proud to offer you another unique opportunity.

Mark Peacock, former head of Global Operations (member of executive committee) at Syngenta will join us and share his perspective on professional development and what women need to do to think big, take risks and accelerate their own journey.

Astrid Borgmann, former CPO of Swarovski and a member of the CIPS women’s team, will share her own personal story on taking risks in her career and how that can be a catalyst for us to widen our thinking.

Come and join us in our interactive workshop and challenge yourself, take away some tangible learnings, and be a part of our women in procurement community.

Our mission: Advancing women in procurement

Date: Wednesday 20 June 2018
Venue: International Schule Fur Touristik AG
Address: ZURICH
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £30.00 per person
or call us on
Booking ends on Monday 18 June 2018

CPD 2In addition to the opportunity to meet others pursuing CIPS qualifications at all levels, this meeting features a very useful panel that will answer your questions after short presentations from David Adkins of Plymouth University and Dr Glynis Davies FCIPS, trainer and adviser .

Their title is “Revision Tips and Exam Techniques.” They will draw on their own experience and on the Exam Reports that CIPS regularly produce, to help you make the most of your knowledge when sitting exams. This meeting is a “must” if you want to achieve the highest score you can in an essay-style written exam.

There will also be an opportunity to have a look at the new qualifications.

Date: Wednesday 20 June 2018
Venue: Cornwall County Council
Address: TRURO
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Monday 18 June 2018

CPD 2The Swiss branch of CIPS cordially invites you to our next event in West Switzerland on the theme: ‘Buying legal services: have you started the journey in this category?.

Senior speakers will be sharing their perspectives on how to the journey in the legal services category.

Following discussion, there will be refreshments and snacks, and plenty of opportunity for networking.

Join us, learn and network with the international Swiss procurement and supply chain community in the Suisse Romande area.

Date: Wednesday 20 June 2018
Venue: Espace Dickens
Address: LAUSANNE
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £25.00 per person
or call us on
Booking ends on Monday 18 June 2018