Currently she is Head of Procurement, having previously been Warehouse Manager and learning her trade by working with a number of buyers. Her company, Krofian CZ, is one of the top players in the automation industry and has won a number of awards. The company faces great challenges and demands. Among the key management requirements are looking for savings on each commodity, the standardization of components and seeking out new technologies. She says that buying is a very old discipline, but the rules of how to play and win are not clearly defined.