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The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) is the largest procurement and supply management professional organisation in the world. CIPS has 65,000 members in 150 different countries, including senior business people, high-ranking civil servants and leading academics. CIPS is a centre of excellence on procurement and supply chain management issues and also offers business solutions.

Enhance your career prospects with CIPS

It's a fact that CIPS members…

Earn more
CIPS members earn up to £5,000* more than non-members per annum.

Have more choice
CIPS qualified professionals have more procurement and supply management jobs to choose from as discerning employers demand CIPS qualified candidates**.

Are better-connected
CIPS members stay at the forefront of the profession with access to essential knowledge resources and a wide range of networking opportunities.

Stand out
CIPS members stand out from the crowd with membership internationally recognized by employers around the world as a global benchmark for professionalism within procurement and supply management.

*CIPS Croner reward survey 2011
**50% of jobs advertised by Supply Management specify applicants are CIPS qualified