Optimization of Procurement in the Automotive Industry with Robert Čačković

By Kelly Barner | January 17, 2024

Procurement professionals often talk about how they ‘fell’ into the field without a plan. And while this means procurement has a diverse range of skill sets in their ranks, it does leave many teams without a solid educational foundation like what might be found in marketing or operations.

In this episode of The Sourcing Hero podcast, Host Kelly Barner welcomes Robert Čačković. Robert is a sourcing buyer for Bugatti Rimac, a Croatian company that develops and produces cutting-edge hypercars. He has been in procurement since college and is currently completing his MBA, with a master’s thesis focused on improvements of procurement processes in the automotive industry.


In this interview, Robert talks about the positive impact of studying and working in procurement at the same time:

  • How he is incorporating procurement optimization into his MBA studies
  • Trends and top stories he is monitoring relative to the automotive supply chain
  • Achieving a balance between strategic suppliers and stakeholders


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