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Dr Jens Roehrich becomes CIPS Fellow

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Dr Jens Roehrich

Dr Jens Roehrich, lecturer in Operations and Supply Management, has been appointed as one of the youngest CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply) Fellows, at the age of just 33.

CIPS is the largest global organisation serving the procurement and supply profession, with over 65,000 members worldwide. Fellowship of CIPS (FCIPS) is the highest grade of Membership and is awarded to high-profile members with outstanding achievement and competence in procurement and supply management. Jens has been awarded the Fellowship based on his research and teaching activities within the field.

Dr Jens Roehrich commented:
“It is a great honour to join a group of highly accomplished professionals in the field of purchasing and supply management. As a professional body, CIPS are here to lead by example and encourage others to aim for the highest standards. I see my role in advancing strategic thinking, promoting academic excellence, and delivering training and development for current and future purchasing and supply leaders.”

“It is gratifying to see an increasing number of both students and professionals getting interested in purchasing and supply management and choosing to enter the profession with a solid academic background and a professional qualification such as MCIPS.”

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