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Congratulations to our 2017 graduates

We were delighted to see so many MCIPS professionals join us for the CIPS 2016 Graduation Ceremony.  It's a proud moment for members who have worked so hard to gain professionally recognised qualifications.

If you're going to be graduating next year make sure it's in your diary!

Take inspiration from our high-achieving graduates

Committing to your studies really does pay dividends as some of our award-winning graduates' successes demonstrate. Take a look at their stories and see what you too can achieve as you continue your journey to MCIPS.

 

 Raymond Chan MCIPS  

Raymond Chan MCIPS - Presidents Award prize winner

As a university graduate entering the workforce in the middle of the Global Financial Crisis, not only was I confused about the career path I should pursue, but job openings had dried up and I was left with few options to consider. So when Deloitte offered me an opportunity to join their consulting team, I embraced it with open arms.

Through some good fortune and lots of hard work, I have been staffed on a number of complex procurement projects throughout New Zealand, covering the entire strategic sourcing lifecycle. During my time at Deloitte, I have worked with clients across many industries, including health, financial services, retail and the public sector, helping each client organisation rethink procurement to achieve better value with suppliers.

A few years ago, I decided to study for the CIPS qualifications to supplement my work experience. This led to many evenings and weekends saying ‘no’ to social outings with friends. But it was all worthwhile and two years later, I have finally achieved my goal of MCIPS status.

Most recently, I have been offered an opportunity to join Deloitte’s sourcing and procurement team in Canada. And so, a new set of adventures is about to begin.


Will Butler MCIPS
 

Will Butler MCIPS - Professional Diploma prize winner

 I studied languages (French, Spanish & Italian) at Durham University, and then joined Jaguar Land Rover in 2012 on the Purchasing graduate programme. I have gained experience in both Production Purchasing (Chassis) and Non Production Purchasing (Logistics) before starting my current role in April 2017 as a Best Cost Country Sourcing lead for Electrical components in Central & Eastern Europe, based in Slovakia at the new plant. 

I appreciated the support from JLR to allow tuition during the working week, and working for a complex manufacturing organisation I was able to draw on my experience to apply the theory from the classroom to the office, and vice versa. I enjoyed the technical and theoretical aspects of CIPS, as I had not covered these areas in my academic career to date.

 In terms of studying, like many I had to juggle the commitments of work with those of a young family, so study and revision time was precious. I revise best by bouncing ideas of other people so along with a couple of colleagues I used to stay after work in a meeting room going through past papers and examples.  After a couple of good results in the first modules, I set myself the target of Merit or Distinction in every exam, and this personal target helped to motivate me when I was struggling to get through a particular topic.  


Hayley Barritt
 

Hayley Barritt - Advanced Diploma prize winner

I joined Dechra Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing as a Trainee Buyer in 2013, with no prior experience in procurement. I’d completed a psychology degree but never quite knew what I wanted to do as a career, when I saw the opportunity at Dechra.

After 12 months in the role I began my CIPS qualifications at Blackburn College  My confidence soon developed as I learned from other people’s experiences in class.  Understanding the theory behind my job role helped me to develop a deeper understanding of procurement and supply. 

I've progressed into a Buyer role and I'm solely responsible for managing the supply of all the pharmaceutical packaging items for the site.  Working full time and studying has been a challenge, however the results have been amazing and so worthwhile, especially achieving the Advanced Diploma award. 

I hope to progress onto a more challenging and strategic role within the next 6-12 months within my current company or elsewhere should the opportunity arise. 


Caroline Kemunto Mogere
 

CAROLINE KEMUNTO MOGERE
PROFILE FOR THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY
In Support of Diploma Award for the Academic Year 2015/2016.
I am a mother of 2 girls, 13 years and 4 years and hold a BSc – Mechanical Engineering (Second Class Honors) from The University Of Nairobi an MBA-International Business from The United States International University (USIU).
  
My professional career spans both technical engineering and procurement supply at the FMCG that is Diageo Plc’s business in my country, Kenya Breweries Limited. 
I started as a graduate management trainee, then moved on to a Maintenance engineer for 8 years and eventually switched to procurement, first supporting Maintenance, Repairs and Operations (MRO) and currently Capital Expenditure projects (CapEx) for all local subsidiaries of East African Breweries since the year 2011. 
I have made notable contributions to the business, improving the bottom line year-on-year due to negotiated savings whilst forging key stakeholder relationships both within and outside the organization and complying with the highest compliance and ethical standards. 
I have undertaken my studies by personal self-study using the relevant study materials and preparing for the exams all the while managing my family and challenging work demands.  My work experience at KBL has also given immense advantage due to the Ways Of Working with govern our day to day activities and which I borrowed heavily on as relevant examples used in the exams.

 

Caroline Kemunto Mogere  - Diploma prize winner

My professional career spans both technical engineering and procurement supply for Diageo Plc at Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL).

 
I started as a graduate management trainee, then moved on to a Maintenance engineer for 8 years and eventually switched to procurement, first supporting Maintenance, Repairs and Operations (MRO) and currently Capital Expenditure projects (CapEx) for all local subsidiaries of East African Breweries since the year 2011. 

I have made notable contributions to the business, improving the bottom line year-on-year due to negotiated savings whilst forging key stakeholder relationships both within and outside the organisation and complying with the highest compliance and ethical standards. 

My day to day work experience at KBL has been an immense advantage when writing my exams .

  I am a mother of 2 girls, 13 years and 4 years and hold a BSc – Mechanical Engineering (Second Class Honors) from The University Of Nairobi an MBA-International Business from The United States International University (USIU). 

 I have undertaken my studies by personal self-study using the relevant study materials and preparing for the exams all the while managing my family and challenging work demands.