The CIPS Level 6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply is for those who want to specialise in a specific occupation, occupational area or technical role.
It represents the final level of qualification required by those who are working towards MCIPS Chartered Procurement and Supply Professional, which is recognised worldwide as the professional standard for procurement and supply practitioners.
Building on the knowledge and skills learned at the CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply. This qualification supports individuals who are working at or aspiring to the Professional level of the CIPS Global Standard for Procurement and Supply.
It is designed for experienced members of the profession who are expected to lead procurement teams within an organisation and influence the board to adopt leading-edge procurement strategies thereby establishing best practice
You will need to have achieved CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply.
What Will You Learn?
Building on the knowledge and skills learned at the CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply, you will be able to demonstrate strategic knowledge and leadership skills and find solutions to complex problems. It is designed to develop transferable workplace skills such as excellent communication and the ability to work in and lead a team. Employers have identified that the ability to think strategically and lead and influence policy and thinking are essential for progression.
You will gain an understanding of different perspectives and theories and will be able to critically analyse, interpret and evaluate complex information, concepts and ideas.
upon completion of this qualification
You will be able to:
Demonstrate strategic knowledge and leadership skills
Develop excellent communication skills and the ability to work with and lead a team
Think strategically, lead and influence policy
Critically analyse, interpret and evaluate complex information, concepts and ideas
Find solutions to complex problems, all within a global context
Who is it for?
For those who are successful in completing the CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply; this represents the final level of CIPS qualifications for those working towards MCIPS Chartered Procurement and Supply Professional.
Typical job titles:
Senior procurement manager
Senior category manager
Supply chain manager
Head of logistics and operations manager
This qualification will help you make a real impact in your career. It is recognised by employers world-wide for producing competent and confident procurement and supply professionals, capable of guiding and leading their organisations to sustainable success. Your learning will focus on
Delivering effective and efficient procurement and supply strategies that enhance an organisation's prospects for long-term financial stability and longer-term success
Development, configuration and implementation of global commercial strategy to achieve competitive advantage
Evaluating the influence of strategic supply chain management and assessing the methods that are available to measure, improve and optimise supply chain performance
Analysing the changing needs of the profession, looking ahead to consider future strategic challenges.