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Emrill partners with Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply to deliver unique training programme

Dubai, August 28, 2016 , Emrill, the multi-award winning Facilities Management provider in the UAE recently formed a strategic partnership with the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) as part of its commitment to develop young talent and procurement professionals and promoting best practice. Through this partnership, Emrill’s Supply Chain Department gets direct access to an accredited training programme for a Diploma in Procurement and Supply through CIPS.




Jason Ruehland, Managing Director, Emrill said: “Education and career development of our colleagues are crucial aspects of success and have always been one of the top priorities at Emrill. The CIPS accredited Diploma in Procurement and Supply will provide our colleagues with access to a globally recognised programme which is benchmarked against UK and International Occupational Standards. This partnership will help Emrill build and maintain lasting partnerships with supply chain thereby enhancing buying power for the benefit of our end-customers who will enjoy better quality of services with improved cost efficiencies.”


Once trained and certified, Emrill’s employees will be equipped with the skills to plan, prepare and carry out effective negotiations. They will also be able to apply a range of contractual terms and tenders with a strong understanding of how they affect direct and indirect expenditure. The programme will also enable participants to apply unique techniques to manage relationships and understand how to leverage opportunities to maximise the effectiveness of the Supply Chain Department and employ best practice principles in a diverse range of sectors.


Sam Achampong, Regional Director CIPS MENA said: “We are delighted to be working with Emrill in the MENA region to assist in their capability development initiatives. This partnership is a testament to Emrill’s commitment to best in class, and ethical procurement practice and we look forward to working with them to achieve globally-recognised standards.”


Thanks to the programme’s online self-study format, trainees can access the CIPS e-learning library containing high-quality content across a range of purchasing, procurement and supply chain management topics. Each CIPS e-learning module contains interactive tutorials that combine comprehensive learning material with specific scenarios, case studies, questions and quizzes proven to be effective in developing the ability for participants to practically apply their learning.


CIPS is the international representative body of the procurement and supply chain management sector which operates on a global level with a worldwide community of over 115,000 members in more than 150 countries.