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Customer Questionnaire

Name: Amy Emmerson Position: Purchasing Manager Company: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust Date: 15 December 2017 Q1 -How has the CIPS qualification helped in your current role? (Eg. Understand the requirements of the role, know the terminology/techniques used, settle in quickly etc.) The CIPS qualification allows me to apply models and techniques to situations such as supplier negotiations, risk [...]

2018-02-07T16:10:41+00:00 February 6th, 2018|

CIPS qualifications are changing but keep calm and carry on

If you’ve received notice from CIPS that it’s changing the qualifications, please don’t worry. This won’t have any negative implications on you or your progress through the levels. Every few years, CIPS undertakes a review. Its aim is to ensure its qualifications are always at the forefront of best practice and relevant to those [...]

2018-01-09T17:41:32+00:00 January 9th, 2018|

Revision & Exam Techniques

Plan, plan, plan! – create essay plans based on previous questions and learn them. CIPS members can download exemplar papers and markers reports from the CIPS website under Study Support. Time – start revision early! Learning a little bit each time and allowing time to repeat and review will help your brain to store [...]

2018-01-09T17:41:23+00:00 January 8th, 2018|

Business Administrator – Job Vacancy

Type of Contract: Permanent Hours: Full time/part-time Salary – dependant on experience Location – Preston, Lancashire Overview An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team within this fast-growing training organisation based in Preston. SR Supply Chain Consultants Ltd (SRSCC) has been successfully delivering procurement training and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) [...]

2017-12-11T15:48:18+00:00 December 8th, 2017|

Bobst Manchester Ltd are recruiting a Buyer…

Job Description Entity:                 Bobst Manchester Ltd Location:             Heywood, Manchester Position Title:      Buyer Reports To:         Global Procurement Manager Position Summary An exciting opportunity for a buyer to join a fast pace purchasing department. The role is reporting directly to the Global Procurement Manager and will take ownership for key suppliers.  It is crucial for this role [...]

2017-11-16T16:47:35+00:00 November 16th, 2017|

Procurement Apprenticeships – Supply, Demand and the Impact of the Levy

How is the Apprenticeship Levy Impacting the Procurement Industry? It's still early days for the Apprenticeship Levy - the new tax initiative that underpins the Government's ambitious plan to train 3 million new apprentices in the UK by 2020. But procurement companies are already seeing the benefits of the initiative - having finally been provided [...]

2017-11-18T16:21:13+00:00 November 6th, 2017|