case study

Klöckner & Co

Company Description

Klöckner & Co is one of the largest independent steel and metal distributors in the world and one of the steel industry's leading service centre companies. The group serves more than 140,000 customers through its distribution and service network, in some 200 locations across 14 countries. As a pioneer of digital transformation in the steel industry, Klöckner & Co has set itself the objective of continuously digitising the delivery and service chain.

Project Description

In order to create sustainable value for customers and suppliers at a much faster rate than ever, during the digitisation process Klöckner combines centuries of experience with the same methods that have led the Silicon Valley startups to success: radical user-oriented thinking and entrepreneurial agility. CareerTeam has supported Klöckner in the establishment of interdisciplinary teams in its digital unit, kloeckner.i. Thanks to its extensive digital network of executives and its recruiting partner’s experts, it was possible to find suitable candidates for the position very quickly. The structured and standardised search process ensured that all candidates put forward were not only versed in the relevant startup methods but could also easily handle the digital change process within the group.

CareerTeam was able to successfully fill between 10 and 20 positions for Klöckner & Co.

Search process & outcome

Learnings for CareerTeam

With CareerTeam, we gained access to a network of digital experts. We were able to build our digital unit from scratch and are very happy with the service.