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									 C.P.P.
 CERTIFIED
 PROFESSIONAL
 PURCHASER
                                                                                Practical Experience Requirement
Professionals in Supply Chain Management




                             Purchasing Management Association of Canada

                      Strategic Supply Chain Management Leadership Program

                                     Practical Experience Requirement for
                                              C.P.P. Accreditation


                                    A Guide for Candidates and Employers




                           Saskatchewan Institute Purchasing Management Association of Canada
                                   211A 3521 8th Street East., Saskatoon, SK S7H 0W5
                       Tel: 306-653-8899 or 1-866-665-6167 Fax: 306-653-8870 sipmac@sasktel.net
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Why a Practical Experience Requirement
The goal of any program leading to a professional credential is to produce competent professionals through a
combination of education and practical experience. Practical experience in appropriate supply chain management
roles – concurrent with the Strategic Supply Chain Management Leadership Program - is an essential component of
earning the C.P.P. accreditation. The practical experience requirement ensures that candidates have acquired
sufficient real-life knowledge and hands-on skills, and are able to demonstrate the competencies of strategic supply
chain management professionals.

More specifically, practical experience provides a professional environment in which candidates develop competence
by:

    •   Enhancing their understanding of organizations, of how business works and of work relationships.
    •   Being able to relate their work to other business functions and activities.
    •   Becoming aware of the environment in which services are provided.
    •   Developing appropriate professional values, ethics and attitudes in practical situations.
    •   Having the opportunity to work at
        progressive levels of responsibility.       The Strategic Supply Chain Management Leadership Program

As candidates move through the Strategic              To earn the C.P.P., candidates must successfully complete the following:
Supply Chain Management Leadership
Program, they are expected to expand their                •    8 Modules – Cover the foundational knowledge of strategic
role as a provider of business information and                 supply chain management.
                                                                   ⇒ Supply Chain Management
advice during this Early Career to Mid Career
                                                                   ⇒ Procurement and Supply Management
stage. While practical experience usually
                                                                   ⇒ Logistics and Transportation
begins at a relatively junior level, it should be
                                                                   ⇒ Operations and Process Management
incrementally progressive in both scope and                        ⇒ Knowledge Management
responsibility. This period should be long                         ⇒ Global Sourcing
enough and intensive enough to permit                              ⇒ Supply Chain Management for the Public Sector
candidates to demonstrate that they have                           ⇒ Supply Chain Management for Services, Capital
gained the knowledge, skills, values, ethics                            Goods and Major Projects
and attitudes required for performing their
work with professional competence and for                 •    6 Interactive Workshops – Address higher-level business
continuing growth throughout their careers.                    skills.
                                                                     ⇒ Leadership and Professionalism
The Purchasing Management Association                                ⇒ Negotiation Skills
of Canada                                                            ⇒ Communication and Relational Skills
The Purchasing Management Association of                             ⇒ Competitive Bidding, Contract Preparation and
Canada (PMAC) is the leading professional                               Contract Management
                                                                     ⇒ International Business and Multicultural Skills
association in the country for supply chain
                                                                     ⇒ Ethical Behaviour and Social Responsibility
management professionals. With more than
40,000 members and program participants                   •    In-Residence Week – Reinforces and integrates knowledge
working in all sectors of the economy, PMAC                    gained during modules and workshops.
is the principal source of supply chain training,
education and professional development in                 •    Final Written Examination – Tests knowledge acquired
Canada.                                                        throughout the program and practical experience.

                                                          •    Practical Experience Requirement – A minimum of three
                                                               years of progressive experience in supply chain management.




                                Saskatchewan Institute Purchasing Management Association of Canada
                                        211A 3521 8th Street East., Saskatoon, SK S7H 0W5
                            Tel: 306-653-8899 or 1-866-665-6167 Fax: 306-653-8870 sipmac@sasktel.net
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Education and member development programs are delivered through the Provincial and Territorial Institutes,
supported by the PMAC National office. The highest achievement in professional supply chain management education
in Canada is the Certified Professional Purchaser (C.P.P.) designation.

Practical Experience: What is Required
Only program candidates who satisfy the following practical professional experience requirement shall be considered
eligible for professional accreditation:
        •   A minimum of three years of progressive practical experience to be completed in the field of practice
            of supply chain management (encompassing core and supporting areas), of which:

            -    At least six months must be in a supervisory/managerial capacity (e.g. people/contract management).

            -    No more than one year of related practical experience gained prior to enrolment as an accreditation
                 candidate may be recognized.
        •   Progressive practical experience describes the applicable periods of career advancement during which
            candidates effectively apply in their employment, the progressive levels of competence acquired while
            pursuing C.P.P. accreditation, as evidenced in the successful performance of job functions that progress
            incrementally in both scope and responsibility.
        •   Career progression/advancement may typically be achieved through lateral/horizontal or vertical
            movement within the same or across multiple enterprises:

            -    Vertical Movement: Candidate moves from one position or functional level to another within the same
                 company or across companies, usually accompanied by a change in position title and with
                 commensurate levels of progressively greater responsibility, accountability (typically including
                 budget/financial and staffing) and decision rights.

            -    Lateral/Horizontal Movement: Candidate moves within the same functional level or the same position
                 (no change in job title or classification), but has the opportunity to assume functional responsibilities
                 that have increasingly greater strategic orientation, accountability (possibly including budget/financial
                 and staffing) and active involvement and participation in decision-making.

Assessment and Verification

Throughout the program, candidates must report details of their practical experience on an annual basis, or more
frequently as may be necessitated by a change in:
            a) Job position (title change), and/or
            b) Employer organization, or
            c) Employment status.

Candidates applying to write the C.P.P. Final Examination will be required to report details using a designated form,
and submit supporting documentation of having completed at least three years of progressive practical experience in
the field of practice of supply chain management. Examples of supporting documentation include:
                       •   Employment confirmation and/or employer reference letters stating positions held with
                           corresponding scope of responsibilities,
                       •   Detailed position description/s,
                       •   Current resume, and
                       •   Organizational chart to illustrate functional level and positioning.




                                 Saskatchewan Institute Purchasing Management Association of Canada
                                         211A 3521 8th Street East., Saskatoon, SK S7H 0W5
                             Tel: 306-653-8899 or 1-866-665-6167 Fax: 306-653-8870 sipmac@sasktel.net
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What is Supply Chain Management

PMAC defines supply chain management as:

The process of strategically managing flows of goods, services and knowledge, along with relationships within and
among organizations, to realize greater economic value through:
• Supporting enterprise strategic objectives.
• Contributing to the achievement of strategic competitiveness of the enterprise.
• Contributing to the enhancement of the competitive advantage of the enterprise.
• Enhancing customer satisfaction.

Competencies across Career Stages

In recent years, the standard has been raised in strategic supply chain management. With an increasingly competitive
business environment, the supply chain has become more complex and strategic. As a result, the expectations of SCM
professionals has elevated as well, evolving to a comprehensive strategic role which requires an exceptional standard
of leadership in order to add value to organizations.

The Strategic Supply Chain Management Leadership Program is built on a competency map that recognizes that the
knowledge, skills and attributes of a supply chain management professional must advance along with career stage.
Our competency map identifies three specific roles for an SCM professional as they progress through their career:

Early Career – A provider of business advice and information.
Mid Career – A tactical leader and operational decision maker.
Career Peak – SCM leader and strategic decision maker.

Sample Position Titles and Competencies

To provide additional guidance on meeting the practical experience requirement, the following are examples of typical
position titles within the field of supply chain management. Also included are sample functional and
managerial/professional competencies that would be demonstrated at each career stage.

Early Career
                                                                                Sample Early Career Competencies
    Procurement
                                                                                •  Competitive bidding preparation,
       • Junior-Senior Buyer/Clerk                                                 contract administration
       • Purchasing Assistant/Clerk/Analyst                                     •  Negotiations
       • Procurement Specialist                                                 •  Process documentation/improvement
                                                                                •  Supplier selection and management
    Logistics                                                                   •  Cost analysis (ABC, TCO)
       • Logistics Clerk/Assistant                                              •  Value analysis
       • Warehouse Clerk/Assistant                                              •  Specification development and/or
                                                                                   writing
    Operations
       • Production Administrator/Assistant/Clerk/Expeditor/Planner
       • Material/Inventory Control Administrator
       • Material Handler




                              Saskatchewan Institute Purchasing Management Association of Canada
                                      211A 3521 8th Street East., Saskatoon, SK S7H 0W5
                          Tel: 306-653-8899 or 1-866-665-6167 Fax: 306-653-8870 sipmac@sasktel.net
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Mid Career

   Procurement
      • Commodity Manager
      • Purchasing Agent/Analyst/Coordinator/Officer/Specialist/Supervisor/Team Lead
      • Stores/Warehouse/Distribution Supervisor
      • Senior Buyer/Agent/Analyst                                       Sample mid Career Competencies
      • Global Sourcing Analyst/Specialist/Coordinator                   •   Contract management
                                                                                  •    Complex negotiation
   Logistics                                                                      •    Vendor certification and
                                                                                       performance management
      • Logistics
                                                                                  •    Total cost of ownership/business
           Analyst/Administrator/Coordinator/Specialist/Supervisor
                                                                                       case analysis and budget control
      • Supervisor, Warehouse & Distribution/Team Lead                            •    Supply chain mapping and
      • Commodity Manager                                                              improvement
                                                                                  •    Project management
   Operations                                                                     •    Cross-functional team co-ordination
      • Production
          Analyst/Administrator/Coordinator/Specialist/Supervisor
      • Material Requirement Planner
      • Material/Materiel Manager

Career Peak

   Procurement
      • General Manager, Materials Management/Procurement/Purchasing/Sourcing
      • Vice-President, Materials Management/Supply Chain/Supply Management/Strategic Sourcing
      • Chief Procurement/Supply/Supply Chain Officer

   Logistics
      • General Manager, Fleet/Distribution/Logistics/Traffic/Warehouse
      • Vice-President, Logistics/Supply Chain Management
      • Chief Executive, Logistics/Supply

   Operations                                                               Sample Career Peak Competencies
      • General Manager, Inventory/Operations
          Management/Production Planning                                •    Business-supply chain strategic planning
      • Vice-President, Operations                                      •    Department/business unit management
                                                                        •    Global/country operations
                                                                        •    Supply chain performance metrics
                                                                        •    Supply chain redesign
                                                                        •    Strategic/global sourcing
                                                                        •    Risk management
                                                                        •    Business continuity planning




                             Saskatchewan Institute Purchasing Management Association of Canada
                                     211A 3521 8th Street East., Saskatoon, SK S7H 0W5
                         Tel: 306-653-8899 or 1-866-665-6167 Fax: 306-653-8870 sipmac@sasktel.net
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                    PRACTICIAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT REPORTING FORM



Candidate Name:                                                                          PMAC ID #:

Program Enrollment Date:


Year One
Position Title:
Position Profile:
Functional                    Description of Primary Duties Highlighting Progression of Key           Percentage
Areas/Professional            Responsibilities, Accountability and Decision Rights                    Breakdown of
Competencies                                                                                          Responsibilities

                              Responsibilities:

                              Accountability:
Competitive bidding,
contract preparation,         Decision Rights:
contract administration
                              Key Project/s:

                              Responsibilities:

                              Accountability:

Negotiations                  Decision Rights:

                              Key Project/s:

                              Responsibilities:

                              Accountability:

Supplier selection and        Decision Rights:
management
                              Key Project/s:

                              Responsibilities:

                              Accountability:

Cost analysis (ABC, TCO)      Decision Rights:

                              Key Project/s:




                              Saskatchewan Institute Purchasing Management Association of Canada
                                      211A 3521 8th Street East., Saskatoon, SK S7H 0W5
                          Tel: 306-653-8899 or 1-866-665-6167 Fax: 306-653-8870 sipmac@sasktel.net
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Year One (con’t.)
Functional                  Description of Primary Duties Highlighting Progression of Key           Percentage
Areas/Professional          Responsibilities, Accountability and Decision Rights                    Breakdown of
Competencies                                                                                        Responsibilities
                            Responsibilities:

                            Accountability:

Supply strategy             Decision Rights:

                            Key Project/s:

                            Responsibilities:

                            Accountability:

Commodity management        Decision Rights:

                            Key Project/s:

                            Responsibilities:

                            Accountability:

Value analysis              Decision Rights:

                            Key Project/s:

                            Responsibilities:

                            Accountability:

Specification development   Decision Rights:
and/or writing
                            Key Project/s:

                            Responsibilities:

                            Accountability:

                            Decision Rights:

                            Key Project/s:

                            Responsibilities:

                            Accountability:

                            Decision Rights:

                            Key Project/s:




                            Saskatchewan Institute Purchasing Management Association of Canada
                                    211A 3521 8th Street East., Saskatoon, SK S7H 0W5
                        Tel: 306-653-8899 or 1-866-665-6167 Fax: 306-653-8870 sipmac@sasktel.net
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Year Two
Position Title:
Position Profile:
Functional                      Description of Primary Duties Highlighting Progression of Key           Percentage
Areas/Professional              Responsibilities, Accountability and Decision Rights                    Breakdown of
Competencies                                                                                            Responsibilities

                                Responsibilities:

                                Accountability:

Contract management             Decision Rights:

                                Key Project/s:

                                Responsibilities:

                                Accountability:

Complex negotiation             Decision Rights:

                                Key Project/s:

                                Responsibilities:

                                Accountability:

Vendor certification and        Decision Rights:
performance management
                                Key Project/s:

                                Responsibilities:

                                Accountability:

Total cost of ownership and Decision Rights:
budget control
                                Key Project/s:

                                Responsibilities:

                                Accountability:

Supply chain strategy and       Decision Rights:
design
                                Key Project/s:




                                Saskatchewan Institute Purchasing Management Association of Canada
                                        211A 3521 8th Street East., Saskatoon, SK S7H 0W5
                            Tel: 306-653-8899 or 1-866-665-6167 Fax: 306-653-8870 sipmac@sasktel.net
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Year Two (con’t.)
Functional                      Description of Primary Duties Highlighting Progression of Key           Percentage
Areas/Professional              Responsibilities, Accountability and Decision Rights                    Breakdown of
Competencies                                                                                            Responsibilities

                                Responsibilities:

                                Accountability:

Strategic/global sourcing       Decision Rights:

                                Key Project/s:

                                Responsibilities:

                                Accountability:

Project management              Decision Rights:

                                Key Project/s:

                                Responsibilities:

                                Accountability:

Risk management                 Decision Rights:

                                Key Project/s:

                                Responsibilities:

                                Accountability:

Value analysis                  Decision Rights:

                                Key Project/s:

                                Responsibilities:

                                Accountability:
Specification development
and/or writing                  Decision Rights:

                                Key Project/s:

                                Responsibilities:

                                Accountability:

                                Decision Rights:

                                Key Project/s:




                                Saskatchewan Institute Purchasing Management Association of Canada
                                        211A 3521 8th Street East., Saskatoon, SK S7H 0W5
                            Tel: 306-653-8899 or 1-866-665-6167 Fax: 306-653-8870 sipmac@sasktel.net
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Year Three
Position Title:
Position Profile:
Functional                      Description of Primary Duties Highlighting Progression of Key           Percentage
Areas/Professional              Responsibilities, Accountability and Decision Rights                    Breakdown of
Competencies                                                                                            Responsibilities
                                Responsibilities:

                                Accountability:

Supply chain mapping and        Decision Rights:
performance metrics
                                Key Project/s:

                                Responsibilities:

                                Accountability:

Supply chain redesign           Decision Rights:

                                Key Project/s:

                                Responsibilities:

                                Accountability:

Strategic/global sourcing       Decision Rights:

                                Key Project/s:

                                Responsibilities:

                                Accountability:

Project management              Decision Rights:

                                Key Project/s:

                                Responsibilities:

                                Accountability:

Risk Management                 Decision Rights:

                                Key Project/s:
                                Responsibilities:

                                Accountability:

Business continuity             Decision Rights:
planning
                                Key Project/s:




                                Saskatchewan Institute Purchasing Management Association of Canada
                                        211A 3521 8th Street East., Saskatoon, SK S7H 0W5
                            Tel: 306-653-8899 or 1-866-665-6167 Fax: 306-653-8870 sipmac@sasktel.net
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Supporting Documentation attached: (check/list all attachments)
       Employment confirmation and/or employer reference letters confirming current position
       and scope of responsibilities

       Detailed position description

       Current resume

       Organizational chart to illustrate functional level and positioning, etc.

       Other:

Candidate Attestation:
I hereby understand and agree that certification may be withheld, suspended or revoked, or credits/scores may be invalidated, or other
concessions may be rescinded by SIPMAC in the event that SIPMAC determines that an individual has:
1. falsified or misrepresented information on this application/reporting form or information provided is in error;
2. participated in an unlawful act;
3. plagiarized another’s work
4. engaged in other non-professional behavior or dishonesty with respect to taking, administering, or the preparation of others to take the
     C.P.P. examination which results in compromising the integrity of the examination; or
5. Failed to adhere to the PMAC Code of Ethics.

I agree to abide by the SIPMAC bylaws and PMAC code of Ethics. I grant SIPMAC permission to make any and all enquiries which are
necessary to evaluate/verify my academic and professional credentials for accreditation and continued certification, or granting exemption or
extension and agree to respond to requests for information related to any of the above. I further authorize SIPMAC to make any and all
enquiries, investigations or other communications which may be necessary for SIPMAC

I hereby certify that the information submitted on the application & practical experience reporting form is true and accurate to the best of my
knowledge, and I agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth herein and by any and all policies and procedures of SIPMAC
applicable to the C.P.P. Certification process and the Maintenance of Certification Program as may be amended from time to time.



                      Candidate Signature                                                                    Date

Supervisor/Manager Attestation:
I have reviewed and hereby confirm the accuracy of the information reported by the candidate.



          Supervisor/Manager Name & Signature                                                                Date



                                                       FOR SIPMAC USE ONLY

Date Received:                              Status:

Remarks:



Follow up:




                                    Saskatchewan Institute Purchasing Management Association of Canada
                                            211A 3521 8th Street East., Saskatoon, SK S7H 0W5
                                Tel: 306-653-8899 or 1-866-665-6167 Fax: 306-653-8870 sipmac@sasktel.net
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