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Can we afford to hire and keep underdeveloped buyers?

Developing Professional Excellence in Procurement.

In Q4 2016, the number of job offers in the purchasing sector compared to the same period last year increased by 136%. The reason is simple: being aware of the huge impact of cost-effectiveness on their business. in the last decade, all big companies have put their money on the development of their purchase departments. Due to the lack of competence and knowledge available on the Polish market this was not easy. It was necessary to increase employment in this area, and good and qualified procurement professionals became very desirable. Employers are faced with a number of challenges: how to hire a good specialist, how to retain him, and whether to train those they already have or not.


9.10 – 9.15 Welcome: Ewa Veedental-Rawicz, Acting Director, Department for International Trade, British Embassy
9.15 – 9.35

Opening speech: Role of Procurement capabilities – until now and in the future, Duncan Brock, Group Customer Relationships Director, CIPS

9.35 – 10.15

Investment in Procurement capabilities – does it pay off?, Mariusz Turek, Profitia

10.15 – 10.45

Procurement Professionals on the job market, Hays
Iwona Sączawa, Lider specjalizacji Logistic & Procurement, Hays
Paulina Popławska, Konsultant, Hays

10.45 – 11.00

Coffe break

11.00 – 11.30

Case study: Transformation of Procurement organization (speaker TBC)

11.30 – 12.15

Discussion Panel (CIPS, Profitia, Hays, Procurement Directors) – How to acquire and retain best buyers now and in the next years.

12.15 – 13.00


Policy Groups
2017-04-24, 08:45 am (this event is in the past)

Venue British Embassy, ul. Kawalerii 12, Warsaw
Organiser British Polish Chamber of Commerce

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Global standards in public procurements

In 2015, the BPCC, UKTI and PROFITA (sole representative for CIPS in Poland) organised a series of meetings on public procurement as part of the BPCC’s Public Private Partnerships Policy Group that take place in different locations in Poland. The Kraków edition of the meetings was held on 19 November at the Voivodship Office of the Małopolska Region. The keynote speaker was Will Beattie, Head of International Development at the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS). The main aim of the conference was to discuss the most crucial global standards and professionalisation of procurement and also to exchange experience between specialists operating in both sectors.

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Good procurement practice and the new Polish public procurement law

The BPCC’s Public Procurement policy group met at the British Embassy on 31 May 2016 to discuss the current state of public procurement in Poland.

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