CIPS Professional Diploma

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The CIPS Level 6 Professional Diploma enables the development and implementation of procurement and supply chain strategies and plans that can have a fundamental impact on organisation performance. 

This course takes a strategic view of the key role of the procurement and supply chain function in securing competitive advantage for the organisation and the broader supply chain through which organisations increasingly compete.  It provides comprehensive coverage of the latest procurement and supply chain management approaches, methods and theories for delivering increasing supply chain efficiency and effectiveness.  At the same time, it develops the skills and knowledge needed in procurement for leadership and management of stakeholders to ensure successful implementation of these initiatives.    

The Professional Diploma course covers 4 core modules and 3 optional modules that together provide participants with both the broad business knowledge and the specific procurement and supply chain management expertise to make a transformative contribution to organisation success.   

This is the third level of the CIPS professional qualification and completion of these units entitles award of MCIPS, the accreditation of excellence in procurement and supply management.

Course Content

The key learning outcomes of the 4 core units are as follows:

  • Strategic ethical leadership (L6M1)
  • Global commercial strategy (L6M2)
  • Global strategic supply chain management (L6M3)
  • Future strategic challenges for the profession (L6M4)

The key learning outcomes of the 3 optional units (from a choice of 5) are as follows:

  • Supply network design (L6M9)
  • Global logistics strategy (L6M10
  • Strategic programme leadership (L6M5)
  • Innovation in procurement and supply (L6M8)
  • Commercial data management (L6M7)
  • CIPS Professional Diploma in procurement and supply

    Downloadable guide – see CIPS Professional Diploma PDF


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