Conference "Born to be a buyer"

Profitia Management Consultants and Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply invites for a conference Born to be a buyer - how to elevate your career in Procurement

Born to be a buyer - how to elevate your career in Procurement


Although every organization needs to buy goods and services in order to be able to function, the position of the Buyer as an independent profession has appeared in Poland scarcely for over a dozen years. Procurement from the cost center evolve towards the profit center, and organizations in the trade, production and even administration sectors are beginning to realize that without well-functioning Procurement they have no chance of an effective competitive battle.

Charted Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and its Polish partner - Profitia Management Consultants invite you to participate in the event, during which key challenges and trends in the area of Procurement and their impact on the Polish market will be discussed, as well as issues regarding the future of Procurement as a profession.

The importance of Procurement as a profession in Poland and in the world is still growing, as evidenced by an increasing number of people deciding to develop in this area, as well as expanding or created from scratch procurement organizations.

The meeting will also focus on the challenge of personal development in Procurement and difficulties in gaining appropriate qualifications and education among people working in this profession. The situation in Poland will be compared with the UK market, where for many years the MCIPS procurement certificate has been popular, which confirms the highest level of knowledge and procurement skills.

The special guest of the conference will be Will Beattie – Head of International Business Development, who will also act as the moderator of the event.

For the conference we invite, in particular, people working in the area of Procurement and Supply Chain, considering development in this industry or starting their professional career.
The conference will take place on September 27, 2018 at the Cracow's Qubus Hotel (9 Nadwiślańska St.) from 16.45 to 20.30. It will be run entirely in English.

We invite you to apply to the e-mail address: Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie w przeglądarce obsługi JavaScript.

Registration ends on September 21st, 2018.

Conference schedule:

  • 16:45 - 17: 15 - Registration
  • 17:15 - 17: 40 - Will Beattie, Head of International Business Development, CIPS - Keynote speech – Age of Procurement.

Increasing role of Procurement and Supply Chain in business
Key challenges in Procurement (automation, rising pressure on supply chains, public scrutiny etc)
Key opportunities (Procurement and Supply Chain in the heart of business)

  • 17:40 - 17:55 - Karolina Szyndler, Branch Manager, Hays - Evolution of ideal candidate in Procurement
  • 17:55 - 18:15 - Piotr Dziwok, Country Chairman of Shell Companies in Poland, Shell - Procurement and Supply Chain challenges from the Shell perspective
  • 18:15 - 18:55 - Discussion panel:

How Procurement could become a profession of choice for students and young professionals
Challenges in attracting best talent
Ideas on how the profession could evolve

Will Beattie, Head of International Business Development, CIPS
Piotr Dziwok, Country Chairman of Shell Companies in Poland, Shell
Bartosz Hnatyszyn, VP Purchasing, Arjo
Mateusz Rak, Group Head of Procurement Development, IAG GBS Poland Sp. z o.o.
Karolina Szyndler, Branch Manager, Hays
Andrzej Ujda, Business Development Executive, former Regional Purchasing Executive, Rolls-Royce

  • 18:55 - 19:15 – Mariusz Turek, Partner, Profitia Management Consultants - How to develop your procurement career with CIPS
  • 19:15 - 20:30 – Networking & cocktails


Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) is the world's largest global organization of Procurement Practitioners, founded in Great Britain in 1932 and currently with over 130,000 members. The mission of CIPS is to develop knowledge and procurement competences and to increase the role of Procurement in organizations around the world.

PROFITIA Management Consultants is a leading Polish consulting company specializing in the field of procurement consulting. Profitia combines experience in strategic consulting with an emphasis on operational efficiency and reduction of supply chain costs. For nearly 10 years, a team of experienced specialists has been successfully implementing projects using the knowledge and experience gained through cooperation with leading Polish and international companies. Profitia is the sole representative of the CIPS Institute in Poland since 2014.



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