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The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply

CIPS-LogoThe Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply

www.cips.org

Church St, Easton on the Hill, Stamford, UK

CIPS Student Member Letter.pdf

CIPS Student Member Certificate.pdf

CIPS is the premier global organisation serving the procurement and supply profession. Dedicated to promoting best practice, CIPS provides a wide range of services for the benefit of members and the wider business community.

CIPS Qualifications

Throughout the world CIPS qualifications are recognised as driving leading edge thinking and professionalism in procurement. MCIPS is recognised worldwide as the standard for top quality procurement professionals.

CIPS offers five qualifications to support your professional development in procurement and supply. On successful completion of the Diploma, Advanced and Professional diplomas and in conjunction with three years’ experience in a role of responsibility in procurement and supply, you may apply for full membership of CIPS to use the designatory letters, MCIPS.

To find out more about entry requirements, please choose a link:

CIPS Logo 2Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations

The ideal qualification if you’re just starting your career in procurement or if procurement and supply are part of your role. It will enable you to recognise and describe the key processes in procurement and build your professional knowledge and competence.

 

 

Unit Title:

  • NC1 Procurement and supply principles
  • NC2 Procurement and supply functions
  • NC3 Procurement and supply processes
  • NC4 Procurement and supply administration
  • NC5 Procurement and supply stakeholders

Typical job titles:

  • Administrative assistant
  • Purchasing assistant
  • Contracts administrator
  • Stock controller
  • Merchandiser

CIPS Logo 3Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations

This qualification is designed for those in an operational role who need the capability to carry out procurement and supply tasks.  You will develop the knowledge to understand demand management, arrange supply logistics and implement new contracts.

 

 

Unit Title:

  • AC1 Procurement and supply environments
  • AC2 Procurement and supply operations
  • AC3 Procurement and supply workflow
  • AC4 Inventory and logistics operations
  • AC5 Procurement and supply relationships

Typical job titles:

  • Administrator
  • Assistant buyer
  • Assistant contract officer
  • Contract analyst
  • Stock / inventory controller / planner

CIPS Logo 4

Diploma in Procurement and Supply

A valuable management tool for those moving into junior and middle management procurement roles or those supervising the procurement function.  It focusses on organisational procedures and processes including negotiation, planning, risk management and data analysis.

 

Unit Title:

  • D1 Contexts of procurement and supply
  • D2 Business needs in procurement and supply
  • D3 Sourcing in procurement and supply
  • D4 Negotiating and contracting in procurement and supply
  • D5 Managing contracts and relationships in procurement and supply

Typical job titles:

  • Buyer
  • Procurement / purchasing executive
  • Procurement specialist
  • Contract officer
  • Supply chain / inventory / logistics analyst
  • Supply chain / inventory / logistics planner

CIPS Logo 5Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply

Provides senior buyers, contract and supply chain managers with the expertise to improve organisational procurement and to fulfil organisational objectives. It gives you the knowledge base to reduce cost, improve quality and timescales, manage the supply chain and deal with legal issues.

 

 

Compulsory units:

  • AD1 Management in procurement and supply
  • AD2 Managing risks in supply chains
  • AD3 Improving the competitiveness of supply chains

Optional units:

  • AD4 Category management in procurement and supply
  • AD5 Sustainability in supply chains
  • AD6 Operations management in supply chains

Typical job titles:

  • Buyer
  • Procurement / purchasing executive
  • Procurement specialist
  • Contract officer
  • Supply chain / inventory / logistics analyst
  • Supply chain / inventory / logistics planner

CIPS Logo 6Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply

Aimed at senior procurement professionals and heads of department. It is targeted at building strategic direction and advice, in areas such as change management, stakeholder management and team leadership.

On successful completion of the Diploma, Advanced and Professional diplomas along with 3 years’ experience in a postion of responsiblility in procurement and supply you will be awarded MCIPS status.

Compulsory units:

  • PD1 Leadership in procurement and supply
  • PD2 Corporate and business strategy
  • PD3 Strategic supply chain management

Optional units:

  • PD4 Supply chain diligence
  • PD5 Programme and project management
  • PD6 Legal aspects in procurement and supply (UK)

Typical job titles:

  • Strategic / senior  /purchasing or procurement manager
  • Head of commercial
  • Supply chain manager
  • Head of logistics / transport
  • Operations manager

Student Member Letter & Certificate:

CIPS Student Member Letter

CIPS Student Member

 

 

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