Juraj has over 24 years’ experience in Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain Optimization, and Operations and Strategy Consulting. Since co-founding Efficio in 2000 with Alex Klein, Jens Pedersen and Melaye Ras-Work, Juraj has led global and pan-European to deliver sustainable value for both clients and suppliers.
Main areas of practice
Juraj is an expert in Procurement Transformation, large-scale project management, negotiation of complex multi-party deals and strategic alliances, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Organization Design and Effectiveness.
Juraj holds an MSc in Mathematics from Comenius University, Bratislava and has an MBA from INSEAD. Before joining Efficio he worked for two years at Accenture and five years at A.T. Kearney. He is fluent in English, German, Czech and Slovak, and has conversational French and Russian.
Clients include major names in Telecommunications, Pharmaceuticals, FMCG, Utilities, Automotive, and Financial institutions
- Strategic Sourcing – global pharmaceutical retailer and wholesaler: Account manager for 10+ projects and assessments across multiple countries. Project scope ranged from Goods-for-Resale and Logistics Network Optimization on the strategy side to Sourcing and Route Optimization on the operational side
- Strategic Sourcing – global specialty chemicals manufacturer: Managed large-scale Sourcing project involving 100+ client teams across four continents and more than 20 categories. The project delivered savings of nearly €70 million across three waves
- Strategic Sourcing – leading UK mobile devices repairer: Managed project assessing strategic supply chain options and performed due diligence on a short-list of selected suppliers in the US, Asia and Europe
- Strategic Sourcing – European mobile telecoms company: Managed international Cost Reduction Program that addressed more than 40 categories and delivered in excess of $72.5 million annualized savings. Also trained the existing Procurement team in world-class Procurement methodology and the use of eSourcing and eAuctioning tools
Internally, Juraj designed and now oversees the Research and Intellectual Capital function, and ensures that relevant and new area-specific approaches, insights and benchmarks are applied in the work Efficio does for its clients.
He is also responsible for setting the strategic direction of the Analytics team that processes ever-larger client data sets and provides analytical support for Efficio projects.
Get in touch
Juraj is a keen early adopter of new trends and technologies and enjoys deploying these to simplify (or complicate) his personal or work environment. He enjoys being inspired through meeting new people, often while travelling or participating at various events and conferences. To broaden his horizons further he would like to complete the executive course at Singularity University and attend the next Burning Man Festival.