Biljana Kaličanin

procurement manager at Bambi’s and a member of SUPLS

Professional with more than 20 years of experience in leading retail and manufacturing companies in the Serbian market. Key areas of expertise in strategic category management, sales management, customer relationship management, procurement management, strategic sourcing, business planning, contract negotiation and team building. Experience in leading category management and sales teams in multinational and regional companies doing business all over the world. Leader and participant in projects of developing and maintaining supplier relationships, developing and implementing category management strategies and procurement operations of multiple product categories, formulation of pricing strategy, creation of private label products.

Managing Procurement Risk During Pandemic

The COVID 19 pandemic made her feel for the first time in her (twenty years) career like her previous experience didn’t mean much. The risk management started to be their imperative.

She will share with you the actions they took in Bambi’s Procurement unit:

-how we followed every new event all over the world
-how we quickly activated all potential markets
-how we have taken responsibility for every link in the supply chain
-how we raised the level of courage of our partners as we started joint planning
-how we shared and deepened financial analyzes and risk matrices
-how we participated in the preparation of anti-COVID measures in their plants…

At the end, she will tell you how they have learned to live with the crisis by accepting it as a normal phenomenon that brings them challenges and makes them more competent and efficient.