Career Development


In addition to supporting you to develop your professional skills throughout your career, we are committed to supporting you to take active control of your career plan.

Working in partnership with Hays, we have developed a range of resources to support you throughout your career. As a leading global specialist, Hays has a wealth of experience in the procurement and supply chain sector to support you every step of the way through your career.

This area provides information and guidance from starting a career in procurement and supply chain management through to identifying career paths and plans for your future career.

The range of resources and tools includes CV writing guidance, interview skills and tips, competency assessments, competency tools and much more.

Please visit this area regularly as new content will be uploaded frequently.

 
 

CIPS/Hays Salary Survey 2017

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Enhancing performance in the public sector

What is it like to work in procurement in a public sector services organisation?  Hays has spoken to Richard Fowles, Head of Procurement at Thames Valley Police.

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Enhancing performance in the public sector

Three skills your procurement teams need to ensure ethical supply 

A well-rounded procurement professional must develop more than just the traditional technical skills if they want to progress in today’s   market. As well as finding the best value for their organisation by balancing the price against the quality of goods or services, it is becoming ever more critical for them to be able to ensure suppliers are both ethical and sustainable.

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Four ways to define your business case

CIPS/Hays Procurement Salary Survey 2017 – 27 September 2016

CIPS/Hays Salary Survey 2017

Now in its third year the CIPS/Hays Procurement Salary Guide and Insights has been read by almost 10,000 of you.  It is fast becoming known as the benchmark for the profession as a salary guide plus offers an insight into benefits and skills in demand by both employees and employers.

Last year over 4,000 of you completed the survey globally allowing us to extend our reporting beyond the UK to cover South Africa, Australia and the growing interim market.

For 2017 we intend to expand the interim section and give a more in-depth insight into other countries, depending on the level of responses.

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CIPS/Hays Procurement Salary Guide and Insights 2016

CIPS/Hays Salary Survey 2016In 2015, in partnership with Hays Procurement, CIPS produced its first in-depth salary report,  using data received from a survey completed by our own members, and the wider procurement and supply community. This report was launched in May 2015, and has been very well received in the market, being read to-date by almost 7000 members. This year we have received a critical mass of global number of responses, enabling us to draw comparisons across industry sectors, regions and countries.

Comparisons have been made against the 2015 report, to identify any similarities or differences in the data. This will help you benchmark your salary and benefits,  to plan your next career move, or use in reviews. Following feedback on the 2015 report, we have also extended the survey to include an insight into the growing interim market. The full report will be launched in May 2016.

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Cracks In The Ceiling: Gender Equality In Procurement

The procurement profession is suffering from a gender disparity, where salaries and opportunities seem to favour men over women. This is not a surprise, nor is it anything new, and procurement is certainly not the only function affected by this outdated and damaging social issue. Businesses are taking steps to rectify the situation, however, and although progress is slow, cracks are beginning to appear in the glass ceiling.

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Cracks In The Ceiling: Gender Equality In Procurement

 


Four ways to use business engagement to maximise return of investment

The Hays Talent Solutions’ HR Services Procurement Best Practice Survey was launched in the summer of 2015 to help us identify the best practices in procuring outsourced HR and recruitment services. The results gave us an understanding of the challenges facing procurement departments; they also gave us an insight into what businesses can do to meet these challenges.

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Four ways to use business engagement to maximise return of investment

Four ways to define your procurement business case

A consistent concern of prospective buyers is demonstrating to others the need for change, and the value that outsourcing can bring to a business.

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Four ways to define your business case

Mind the gap: Mandatory Pay Gap Reporting

Large employers will soon be required to publish figures showing the difference between what they pay male and female staff. The Government has committed to introducing rules on mandatory pay gap reporting.

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Mind the gap: Mandatory Pay Gap Reporting

The Category Trap

The ever increasing use of category management in many procurement teams is creating a new career development challenge for organisations across the country that was not so prevalent before the economic upturn. Leighton Rose, one of our experienced procurement consultants in the Midlands gives his insight on how candidates caught in the ‘category trap’ can improve their chances of gaining leadership opportunities or experience to help them reach that all important next step.

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The Category Trap

Majority Of Bosses Disappoint Their Employees – Are You One Of Them?

Less than half of employees worldwide think their top management is leading “effectively”, according to the Towers Watson 2014 Global Workforce Study.
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Less than half of employees worldwide think their top management is leading “effectively”, according to the Towers Watson 2014 Global Workforce Study.

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Majority Of Bosses Disappoint Their Employees – Are You One Of Them?

Career Development Tips

The following tips have been developed to help support CIPS members with their career development. From advice on getting your CV and cover letters in order and interview tips to start to help build confidence and show potential employers what you can offer, through to types of competencies you may be asked to demonstrate in along with some typical questions you might face in an interview.

 

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Related news

Etihad Airways supports CIPS in call for voluntary licence

Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Etihad Airways has been a longstanding advocate for professional standards in procurement and is engaged in partnership with CIPS to provide a programme of ongoing capability development for its procurement team.

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The CIPS/Hays Salary Guide reveals procurement professionals earn 25% more if they are MCIPS

Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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Crown Agents Limited (Crown Agents) and CIPS are pleased to announce the signing this week of a Collaboration Agreement

Date: Friday, May 20, 2016

Crown Agents will promote a range of CIPS’ training products, which may include skills training, corporate award (inter-organisation training) and competency assessments, gaining valuable accreditation and endorsement.

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CIPS leaps almost 50 places in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies awards.

Date: Friday, February 26, 2016

CIPS shoots up the rankings with two stars and improving score by almost 50 places

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The UK Government is offering procurement professionals an opportunity to comment on the development of apprenticeships

Date: Monday, February 08, 2016

Comments on the consultation requested by Friday 12 February 2016

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Disruptive Innovation: Advancing Agile Procurement

Date:

Tuesday 21 March 2017

Venue:

Crowne Plaza Auckland

Address:

Auckland

Fee:

Members - £290.00 per person
Non-members - £580.00 per person

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CIPS/Hays Procurement Salary Guide and Insights 2017

Date:

Wednesday 05 April 2017

Venue:

Nabarro LLP

Address:

London

Fee:

Members - £0.00 per person
Non-members - £0.00 per person

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Business finance - what buyers need to know

Date:

Thursday 04 May 2017

Venue:

De Vere Devonport House

Address:

London

Fee:

Members - £450.00 per person
Non-members - £500.00 per person

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Supplier behaviour

Date:

Thursday 04 May 2017

Venue:

De Vere Colmore Gate

Address:

Birmingham

Fee:

Members - £450.00 per person
Non-members - £500.00 per person

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Procurement leadership

Date:

Thursday 30 March 2017

Venue:

De Vere Devonport House

Address:

London

Fee:

Members - £720.00 per person
Non-members - £800.00 per person

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Introduction to procurement and category management

Date:

Wednesday 19 April 2017

Venue:

Hilton Garden Inn Bristol...

Address:

Bristol

Fee:

Members - £270.00 per person
Non-members - £300.00 per person

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About Hays

About Hays

Hays is the leading global specialist recruitment group, and the market leader in the UK and Australia, placing professional candidates into permanent, temporary and interim jobs. 

Specialist recruitment is all about people. Over 7,979 people make up our worldwide team, working out of over 240 offices in 33 countries; we share ideas, knowledge and experience across businesses and territories to deliver outstanding results.

Our people work with job seekers and employers to place the right people in the right jobs; we invest heavily in equipping our staff with the skills to perform to the highest standards while developing their careers.

We serve over 20 specialisms, covering everything from accountancy and finance to construction, IT, education and healthcare. Across many of these sectors, we also have further specialised teams dedicated to public services, not-for-profit, executive and international recruitment.

Providing excellent customer service underpins our business and is an area we monitor closely in order to maintain our position as market leader. Our customers benefit from the specialist sector knowledge of our consultants and our extensive office network and industry contacts.

Hays Procurement

We understand the impact that a procurement team can have on the success of an organisation and the difficult task that many procurement functions face in having to adhere to budgets and saving targets while ensuring value for money and delivery excellence.

Our expert team of consultants is dedicated to supplying organisations in the public and private sectors with the procurement professionals they need. Through a national network of regional offices, we provide staffing solutions on a temporary, interim and permanent basis.

We work with many of the UK’s leading organisations helping them to recruit the best procurement talent in the market. Our consultants are dedicated to key procurement areas such as interim management, indirect procurement, direct procurement, public sector and senior appointments - enabling them to build up expert knowledge of the recruitment market in your area and a deep understanding of the specific procurement skills, experience and technical knowledge needed to succeed.


For more information please visit the Hays website.

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CIPS/Hays Salary Survey

The CIPS/Hays Procurement Salary Guide and Insights 2016

Hays Salary Survey Download a preview copy of the report here

 

  • The Index: Demand drives procurement salary increases (April 2016) - Find out more

 

The CIPS/Hays Salary Guide and Procurement Insights Report 2015

Hays Salary Survey Download a copy of the full report here

 

  • The CIPS/Hays Salary Guide and Procurement Insights Report launched to members 18th May 2015 - Find out more
  • The average salary for all UK procurement and supply chain professionals is £41,661 – Find out more
  • Retaining procurement professionals is as important as recruiting them -Find out more
  • Pay rises for procurement, but talent shortage continues - Find out more
  • Increasing demand for new talent - Find out more
  • Cracks in the ceiling: gender equality in procurement:
    The procurement profession is suffering from a gender disparity, where salaries and opportunities seem to favour men over women. This is not a surprise, nor is it anything new, and procurement is certainly not the only function affected by this outdated and damaging social issue. Businesses are taking steps to rectify the situation however, and although progress is slow, cracks are beginning to appear in the glass ceiling - Find out more