Mindaugas Jočbalis: Quality of the procurement studies at Metropolia is excellent

6.5.2022 - 09:00

Mindaugas Jočbalis works as Global Senior Category Lead for Sodexo Global Services in food service and facilities management. He completed his Master of Business Administration in Procurement in 2022.

Mindaugas tells about his career path:

Mindaugas Jocbalis

"In my role as the Global Senior Category Buyer for Sodexo Global Services, I lead a team in implementing strategic global procurement transformation practices in several food service and facilities management categories. I am often shaping and directing our global procurement agenda, managing, coaching and training my team and aiming to deliver procurement excellence by expanding their thinking on concepts such as digital strategy (Procurement 4.0) and making our function fit for the future. In doing so, I need to position procurement as an essential and strategic part of management, leading our business to the path of circular economy.

What I have studied at Metropolia gave me innovative ideas from university lecturers and my fellow students, who brought their knowledge from one of the most advanced marketplaces in Europe or beyond.

I found the quality of the studies at Metropolia to be excellent and a lot of support was available from programme administrators. I met some fantastically talented people both from Finland, but also from Germany, Spain, Sweden, Lithuania and South Africa, who are passionate about growing and applying their knowledge with the hope of delivering a sustainable future, be it in public or enterprise procurement.

Following the completion of my MBA degree at Metropolia in 2022, I interviewed the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply to obtain the MCIPS qualification through the Management Entry Route (MER). My studies at Metropolia gave me a head start and a pool of experiences and theories to draw from to get also an MCIPS qualification with the support of my previous employer, Associated British Food plc.

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences is on the road to becoming an international beacon of procurement and management knowledge, and it can help deliver qualifications on par with professional bodies such as CIPS. And if anybody finds their passion for procurement has grown over the years, as I have, they should consider studying with Metropolia."

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