21st and 22nd June 2023 in Hamburg

Speaker: Mario Bruggmann

Mario Bruggmann

Mario Bruggmann

GSS-Novia Group

Mario Bruggmann is CEO of the GSS-Novia Group. The group of companies is active in global sourcing and assembly of subassemblies and components in the industrial sector. The customers are mainly from the business areas of medical technology, vehicle construction, machinery and plant industry as well as sanitary technology. In addition, Mr Bruggmann is the founder of the private initiative #SocialProcurement, which advocates for the use of social media to achieve the objectives of procurement.

Mario Bruggmann has been working in permanent and interim positions in procurement and supply chain management for over 20 years. Due to his various stations during this time, he has extensive knowledge in the areas of international purchasing, contract manufacturing and distribution in Western and Eastern Europe, USA, South America and Asia. Among other things, he held several group functions in medical technology and telecommunications companies and managed global purchasing departments with more than 30 employees. For the GSS-Novia Group, he now applies his experience as an extended arm of the customers' purchasing department with the support of his more than 100 employees.

His personal concerns are above all to make procurement more visible, also on social media, as well as to drive the professionalisation of purchasing. He wants to make purchasing attractive for high potentials and top talents and also distributes this view as an advisory board member in several companies.