25 - 28 July 2022
Virtual Instructor Led Training
Ian Thompson is a highly experienced procurement and supply chain trainer with over 20 years’ experience as a senior practitioner. He is one of the founding directors of Cordie Ltd, an award-winning sales and procurement training and consulting company. Prior to setting up Cordie in 2003, Ian was engaged in a series of consulting and practitioner roles, including Head of Supply Chain at AXA and Head of Managed Services at Barclays Bank plc.
He has considerable experience in global delivery to middle and senior level procurement executives throughout the world, including UK, Europe, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, Argentina and the US. Ian has worked with major corporates and government organisations in numerous sectors throughout the European, Middle East and African regions bringing commercial insight and added value through the application of category management and strategic sourcing techniques.
Ian is the co-author of several internationally recognised procurement textbooks, including The Procurement Models Handbook, 3rd Edition (Routledge, 2019) and The Category Management Handbook, 1st Edition (Routledge, 2018).
He has been an active member of The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) exam assessment team for a decade and has made a significant contribution to the development of the CIPS Diploma qualifications. Ian is also the programme director for Cordie’s four study centres (rated ‘centres of excellence’), overseeing approximately 200+ CIPS students and 100+ apprentices.
Senior VP & Co Founder, Cordie
Co-Author, The Procurement Models Handbook & The Category Management Handbook
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