Soft Skills


The key to good relationships is emotional intelligence and soft skills, which we are becoming increasingly important to our profession. In our Salary Guide and Procurement Insights Report 2015, all procurement specialists surveyed viewed soft skills, such as communication, relationship management and negotiation, as critical to doing their jobs well. Communication skills in particular were rated as very important by almost 90% of respondents. However, the private sector highlighted negotiation and sourcing as key skills, while the public sector was more interested in tendering and contract management.

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CIPS unveils new CPD programme to drive forward the procurement and supply profession

Date: Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Those with Chartered Status will be listed on the CIPS Professional Register and be recognised as the most sought-after individuals in the profession. 

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CIPS welcomes Beroe as a knowledge partner for Market Intelligence & Commodities

Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018

Beroe leverages its on-demand procurement intelligence platform, Beroe LiVE, to craft content which is more relevant and contextual for the procurement teams.

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The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) supports the UK Government’s new Contract Management Professional...

Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018

"CIPS has long recognised contract and supplier management activities as key levers to achieving good commercial outcomes..."

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UK manufacturing sector growth remains solid at end of 2017

Date: Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Manufacturing output and new orders expanded in December.

Manufacturing output and new orders have both
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Launch of Dana Incorporated Procurement Academy with CIPS will provide tailored training to global procurement staff

Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The training will offer a range of learning options such as e-learning, face-to-face and longer-term work-based learning though the CIPS Corporate award programme, tailored for the exact needs of the business which supplies virtually every vehicle manufacturer in the...

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CIPS/Hays Procurement Salary Guide and Insights 2018 - Live Webinar

Date:

Thursday 21 June 2018

Venue:

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Introduction to procurement and category management

Date:

Monday 02 July 2018

Venue:

Novotel London Wembley

Address:

London

Fee:

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

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Supplier relationship management

Date:

Thursday 29 November 2018

Venue:

Novotel London Wembley

Address:

London

Fee:

Members - £324.00 per person
Non-members - £360.00 per person

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Finance for procurement

Date:

Thursday 18 October 2018

Venue:

De Vere Colmore Gate

Address:

Birmingham

Fee:

Members - £243.00 per person
Non-members - £270.00 per person

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Buying services

Date:

Wednesday 26 September 2018

Venue:

Novotel London Wembley

Address:

London

Fee:

Members - £324.00 per person
Non-members - £360.00 per person

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