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CPD 2Hays has once again partnered with CIPS to further explore the key trends and issues affecting the procurement and supply chain profession.

Jim Fowler, Hays Business Director, will provide delegates with an overview of the results and conclusions of the CIPS salary survey and an analysis of job registrations and placements made by Hays over the past 12 months. He will discuss regional salary differences, the value of CIPS membership, gender and sectoral differences and explore in depth the appreciated value of procurement and supply chain management.

Jim will also be sharing some key hints and tips on the following hot career topics:

  • Your Job Search
  • CV Drafting
  • Interview Techniques
  • People Skills for Success.

This is your opportunity to come and hear first-hand about the latest thinking for procurement careers and understand current salary benchmarks - an event not to be missed, so come prepared with your questions!

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017
Venue: Mercure Noke Hotel
Address: ST ALBANS
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.
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

CPD 2The Swiss branch of CIPS invites you to a super event in May at our regular Zurich venue, the IST.

“Form Follows Function – Procurement Design for Success” is about building a Procurement function.

Every organization sets specific challenges for Procurement and we are thrilled to have the Heads of Procurement from three very different organizations presenting their stories on building a Procurement team. If you are planning your career, creating a procurement function, or both, you will want to get this event into your calendar.

As always, the speaker presentations will be followed by networking over drinks with the international Swiss Procurement community

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017
Venue: International Schule Fur Touristik AG
Address: ZURICH
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £30.00 per person
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Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

CPD 2There has been rolling stock manufacturing in Derby since 1839 with activity on the Litchurch Lane site from 1876. As a global Transportation manufacturer, Bombardier has a comprehensive range of rail vehicles, equipment, rail control solutions and services which allow train operators and asset owners to keep rail passengers throughout the UK on the move, reliably and efficiently.

During this event there will be a guided tour to see the final assembly of the Elizabeth Line vehicles (Crossrail). There will also be opportunities to see the new London Overground train and Electrostar vehicles along with a chance to see the new test facility and the research and development test environment. A short presentation will give an overview of the history and key activities of the site.

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017
Venue: Bombardier Transportation
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.
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

CPD 2With an event in such a great location as The Green Britain Centre in Swaffham, what else can the event be about other than sustainability? We’ll be looking at The Green Britain Centre & the wider aims of Ecotricity and also getting some insights into the CIPS Sustainability Index.

If that isn’t enough – go on and admit that you’ve always wanted to climb that massive wind turbine just off the A47! Don’t worry it’s not compulsory and there are some H&S limitations applicable – check the attachment.

Date: Thursday 25 May 2017
Venue: The Green Britain Centre
Address: SWAFFHAM
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £5.00 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.
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

The evaluation of proposals is a key competency of Procurement’s role but is there more science than art involved in the process? And if science then can we allow computers to take over for us?

In this webinar we’ll explore the answers to both these questions, and examine the elements of evaluation, possible process efficiencies (and deficiencies) and the empowering technologies you can use within your organisation to deliver real value for your internal customers and gain the best value from your suppliers.

Key takeaways:

  • The purpose of evaluation
  • Key steps in evaluation
  • Criteria, weighting and scoring
  • Optimisation
  • Bringing it all together
Date: Thursday 25 May 2017
Venue: Webinar
Address:
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 Thursday 25 May 2017

CPD 2Leading the procurement function is a very demanding and challenging role. At the event Aileen Richards former Mars executive vice president and the first female non-executive director of the Welsh Rugby Union will be discussing the following topics with the aim to help procurement leaders to further develop their functions:

  • Leading a Procurement Functions
  • Team Development

Please note that this event is also aimed at those who would aspire to be procurement leaders in the future.

Date: Thursday 25 May 2017
Venue: Jurys Inn, Cardiff
Address: CARDIFF
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.
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

CPD 2The 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 during the evening.

Date: Thursday 01 June 2017
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 30 May 2017

CPD 2We welcome you to join us at our next event about TUPE and Procurement. The session will cover the following:

  • Provide an overview of the TUPE legislation
  • Consider the types of transfer under TUPE
  • Consider who transfers under TUPE
  • Look at TUPE in practice in procurement – as a bidder and as a contracting authority
  • Consider TUPE disputes
  • Allow an interactive question and answer format
Date: Thursday 01 June 2017
Venue: Novotel Leeds Centre
Address: LEEDS
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 30 May 2017

CPD 2The Northumbria branch would like to invite you to join them at their next event.

When you’re asked to deliver a presentation internally (to other people and teams within your organisation) or externally (to suppliers and trade organisations), how does it make you feel?

What if there was a way to de-stress presentations and make your audience attentive and wanting more? How would that now make you feel and what would it do to boost your career progression?

Well here’s a system that will show you how to deliver compelling presentations without the stress.

Date: Tuesday 06 June 2017
Venue: Newcastle Business School
Address: NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
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 04 June 2017

CPD 2Fancy a pint? Discover the brewing magic of the award-winning Ludlow Brewery in Shropshire - Joining Ludlow's tradition of fine food and drink, Ludlow Brewing Company is a small brewery which aims to produce high quality real ale for the discerning drinker. We are capable of producing roughly one million pints annually. Why not pop in and try our delicious ales for yourself?

During the design of the brewery every opportunity was taken to ensure that an environmentally friendly and low carbon facility was established. We reclaim heat during the brewing process which is used to heat our underfloor heating, recycle rainwater, have low carbon insulation, use low energy lighting and have installed solar panels. So when you drink our beer, say ‘cheers’ to real ale with a clean conscience!

The aim of the event is to better understand the issues behind local producers being able to step up and supply into the larger supply chains whilst maintaining a focus on their environmental impact. It will also demonstrate the special factors that need to be taken into account when dealing with the beer production in the modern age.

Date: Thursday 08 June 2017
Venue: Ludlow Brewing Company Ltd
Address: LUDLOW
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £10.00 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 06 June 2017