Course description

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. Joining a CIPS qualification programme means you will join the largest Institute in the world for those working in procurement and supply. You can join as a member online or by downloading a membership form. You can then book your examinations online or complete an enrolment form.

Typical job titles

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

Entry requirements

  • You will need to have achieved the CIPS Diploma in procurement and supply.

Course plan/Units

Management in procurement and supply

CIPS Reference: AD1

Managing risks in supply chains

CIPS Reference: AD2

Improving the competitiveness of supply chains

CIPS Reference: AD3

Category management in procurement and supply

CIPS Reference: AD4

Sustainability in supply chains

CIPS Reference: AD5

Operations management in supply chains

CIPS Reference: AD6
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