Edeka Announces 'Strategic' Management Changes
German retailer Edeka has announced changes in its management structure. As of 1 July 2017, the company's purchasing will be directly managed by CEO Markus Mosa.
“Purchasing is the trade’s core element and therefore an important factor to further expand Edeka’s competitiveness in the future," said Uwe Kohler, chairman of Edeka's supervisory board.
"Due to the increasing complexity of purchasing in the national and international commodity trade, short decision paths are a strategic advantage for us.”
Head Of Marketing
Claas Meineke has also been appointed to the management board of the newly created marketing/sales department, which includes the management of online retailer Bringmeister. This is meant to further strengthen the brand Edeka and promote the development and expansion of new sales concepts, such as online trading.
“Claas Meineke is an expert who has been establishing the brand for many years and is an important impetus for Edeka’s sales department,” said CEO Markus Mosa.
“With this future-oriented reorganisation of our management, we can be even more effective in the dynamic and competitive commercial transaction business. We will consistently continue the successful development of the past few years.”
From 1 July 2017, Edeka’s management board will consist of three members: CEO Markus Mosa, responsible for strategic management, purchasing, production, IT and corporate communications; Claas Meineke, responsible for the marketing/sales department; and Martin Scholvin, responsible for finances and human resources.
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