Top Support Resources for Independent Procurement Consultants
Navigating the world of independent consulting can be a challenge, especially if you are new to self-employment. Luckily, it can be made easier by knowing the right places to find support resources and advice.
In a post-covid world, we are fortunate that there is a great deal of insight and resources available online, in the form of reports, whitepapers, webinars, and podcasts. However, sometimes it can be hard to know where to start.
That is why we have compiled some of our top support resources for independent procurement consultants. Here you will find a plethora of informational resources on both procurement consulting and general independent consulting.
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)
As a procurement consultant, you will be aware of the CIPS. The CIPS is the professional body for the procurement and supply profession. It ensures that procurement and supply chain management professionals have the capabilities to deliver sustainable goals for organisations.
As the professional body for procurement, the CIPS offers plenty of valuable resources and qualifications for procurement professionals. Not only that but they also hold events, and during the pandemic have started a series of seminars for procurement professionals and current challenges.
Supply Management is the official media outlet for the CIPS, and houses all of the latest news, information and thought leadership pieces for procurement professionals.
Proxima is the world’s premier procurement consultancy, and as such they have a range of valuable insights on their website. Whether you are looking to keep up with the latest news in procurement consultancy, or view insightful resources there is something for you.
The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE)
The IPSE is on a mission to empower, protect and connect those who are self-employed. It houses general resources for independent professionals. Resources include insights on finances, client work, and navigating different legislation.
They also host a range of events, including virtual events and webinars – covering topics ranging from finances to wellbeing.
Podcasts are a great resource, and there are plenty of insightful podcasts for consultants and procurement consultants specifically, such as:
The need for a support network in independent consulting is one of the key pillars on which we continue to build the Choix platform. We understand that self-employment can be lonely and connecting with peers and clients is important. That is why on our custom platform you can meet and engage with like-minded consultants and experts who you can learn from.
In addition, you will have access to exciting clients and the opportunity to take on a variety of new work.
We are constantly evolving our platform with you in mind, so that independent consultants can build their careers and work with some of the best businesses whilst clients can work with some of the best consulting talent.