He's been in procurement for seventeen years, from buyer to strategist, from the public sector to the private sector. For the last ten years his focus has been on procurement legislation, processes and systems. Put simply, he says, he's involved in all procurement activities which don't involve actual buying or negotiating with suppliers. What does he enjoy about it? The endless variety in procurement and the resulting infinite possibilities to find the optimal solution.
Digital procurement solutions in large concerns have characterised the career of Jana Hladíková who started in the procurement world in 2004. Since then, she has been involved in the implementation of an electronic auction system at Makro Cash & Carry, and for the past six years she has been working at the Agrofert Group, firstly as a buyer in the bakery concern Penam, and subsequently in the Central Purchasing Division, where apart from overseeing tenders for the whole group, she also deals with the group’s procurement methodology.
Since 2005 Pavel has been in procurement in banking and hire-purchase concerns, and before that in B2B business. At KB he worked in the procurement of ICT and projects for the bank and its subsidiaries. In his current position at Equa Bank he is in charge of all supplier relationships. He likes working on complex cases with strategic benefits for the buyer, frequently in ICT and services. Recently he’s been devoting a lot of his time to the development of people without procurement experience. In all he’s been using digital procurement solutions since 2005.
Karel currently works as Central Purchasing Manager at PBS, a prominent global manufacturer based in Velká Bíteš. He has used electronic auctions as part of the central purchasing process. He has extensive experience with logistics and purchasing from HESTEGO, where he worked as a Logistics Manager and Head of Strategic Purchasing. "Electronic auctions are a solution for verifying the market price and make the buyer think systematically when creating a selection strategy."
He graduated in Law from Palacky University in Olomouc, where he majored in the study of the theoretical foundations of public procurement. The topic of his thesis was issues with and principles of public procurement. After a short time in the legal profession he began working as a specialist in procurement for the railway company Cargo Slovakia, where he worked as a team leader for strategic sourcing and procurement. He currently works He is currently working at the Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic.
Patrik is an electrician who studied management and economics and has been in procurement for the last fiveteen years. He began by buying modems and cables and now manages an international team of buyers at the Erste Bank Group spending about 350 million euros a year. One of his many challenges is having strong nerves.