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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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

  • 64% of professionals received a salary increase and 43% received a bonus in the last 12 months
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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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Thursday 01 June 2017

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Thursday 26 October 2017

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De Vere Colmore Gate

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Tuesday 31 October 2017

Venue:

De Vere Devonport House

Address:

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Wednesday 08 November 2017

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De Vere Colmore Gate

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Members - £720.00 per person
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Tuesday 06 June 2017

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De Vere Devonport House

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