Find a place where you enjoy what you do
I have been working in Procurement for more than 20 years and this is where I belong. I’m glad that my first manager successfully “infected” me with the Procurement bug and gave me a chance to use the skills I learned. I am motivated by people and the fact that I have opportunities for continuous learning. But I like to take breaks in quiet and peaceful places, preferably by the lake.
My name is Agnieszka. I am the Site Leader of the Global Procurement community in Warsaw. I also support my European colleagues in developing sourcing excellence. I joined Roche eight years ago as a Procurement Manager in a Polish affiliate, with the goal of building a team that would bring value to the organisation in addition to savings. This task was perfect for me because I like challenges and to experience new things, even if they push me out of my comfort zone. So I was pleased to bring my skills and experience in Procurement into Roche. After six years of working in a local affiliate, a new opportunity arose - to create Global Procurement in Warsaw. Procurement is never boring. It involves dealing with people, negotiations, compliance and systems for example. It offers many different functions such as sourcing, category management, systems & infrastructure, contracting and people capabilities.