Lekkerland appoints Dr. Jochen Großpietsch as new Chief Supply Chain Officer
Dr. Jochen Großpietsch (41) has been appointed Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) at Lekkerland AG & Co. KG. He succeeds Kay Schiebur in this post. The Logistics, Quality, Facility Management and Digitalisation business units will fall within his purview.
"I'm very pleased that we have been able to secure Dr. Jochen Großpietsch as Chief Supply Chain Officer", says Lorenz Bresser, Chairman of the Lekkerland AG & Co. KG Supervisory Board. "He will use his many years of experience and expertise to drive the development and digitalisation of the services we provide to our customers", adds Patrick Steppe, Chief Executive Officer of Lekkerland AG & Co. KG. In addition to Patrick Steppe and Dr. Jochen Großpietsch, the Lekkerland AG & Co. KG Executive Board includes Chief Financial Officer Dr. Edgar Lange.
Dr. Jochen Großpietsch studied business administration at the University of Cologne and the ESADE in Barcelona and obtained his Master's in International Management in the year 2000. He then began his 17-year career at McKinsey & Compa-ny, initially as a consultant at their Cologne office. The Bonn native moved to McKinsey & Company's Barcelona office in 2007 and was elected partner in 2009. He has held several management posts since then, the most recent being Head of the Consumer Operation Practice in Europe.
During his time at McKinsey & Company, Dr. Jochen Großpietsch advised over 200 companies in the retail and consumer goods industry around the world on optimising their supply chains. Most of his work was centred around projects concerned with supply chain strategies, optimising the interface between functions and trade and industry as well as managing operational transformations in the areas of logistics, branch processes and in the consumer goods industry. In recent years, Dr. Jochen Großpietsch earned a reputation as an expert in digital supply chain transformations and supported businesses in building their digital capabilities and restructuring their logistics operations to meet the challenges of omni-channel commerce.
About the Lekkerland Group
Our customers' success is what drives us.
Lekkerland's story begins in the year 1956 with the merger of a number of wholesalers in the Netherlands. Today, the business group is established throughout Europe and has set itself the goal of becoming the preferred full-service concept provider for all on-the-go consumption channels and all aspects of the convenience store business. As such, Lekkerland is much more than just a wholesaler. We develop and provide not only customised logistics and supply chain solutions, but holistic store concepts, food service modules and retail space optimisations as well.
Lekkerland services around 90,000 points of sale in six European countries and its assortment features the latest brands and own-label products, including drinks, chilled, deep-frozen and unrefrigerated foods, tobacco and pre-paid products. Our customers include service stations, kiosks, convenience stores, bakeries, food retailers and quick service restaurants. They value the service, dependability and continuously high standards of quality that distinguish us as a company. Because in everything we do: we're driven by the success of our customers
Lekkerland employs around 4,800 people across Europe. It turned over 13 billion euros in the 2016 financial year.