Quick facts
  • What we do:
    The largest professional body in the world for procurement and supply management
  • Year established:
    1932
  • Website:
    http://www.cips.org
  • Contact
    • CIPS, Easton House, Church Street, Easton on the Hill, Stamford, Lincs, PE93NZ

About The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) are the largest professional body in the world for procurement and supply management, with a global community of 200,000 members across 180 countries. These include senior business people, leading academics and civil servants. CIPS promote and develop high standards of professional skill, ability and integrity among all those responsible for purchasing and supply chain management within their organisations.

All employees have personal qualities and behaviour standards embedded in their job descriptions and are expected to meet these core values of the organisation. They place special emphasis on honest and open communications and these core values were developed by the whole workforce at a strategy day, encouraging better engagement and commitment to the vision.

The company runs an established community fund that holds an annual budget for helping others. Charitable projects include activities such as a marathon, providing a machine for a local hospital and an Easter egg hunt with a local school, as well as an international project in conjunction with their African office to provide shoes for local school children.


What is it like to work for The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
CIPS have monthly wellbeing days for staff to receive messages and beauty treatments, as well as running a yoga at work course that employees can participate in during lunchtimes. Mental first aiders offer support for staff and work with the HR team to train line managers in recognising mental health issues.
My Team
My Team
CIPS hold three major staff events around the UK, where some overseas employees also join their colleagues. These include a summer event, a winter day and a Christmas party, with activities such as live performances and quizzes that combine fun events with team-building exercises.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
A monthly staff commendation programme allows employees to nominate their colleagues for a special mention for going above and beyond, with winners publicly congratulated and given a voucher. Directors are exempt from nomination, encouraging staff to lead the programme from a grassroots level.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff:

    128

  • Male : Female:

    23% / 77%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    41%

  • Average Age:

    42

  • Staff Turnover:

    5%

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