Ambitious procurement of a comprehensive portfolio
Schwarz Beschaffung is the central service provider for products and services required in-house by the companies of Schwarz Group. So, our customers include 550,000 colleagues from Lidl and Kaufland as well as PreZero, Schwarz Produktion, Schwarz Digital, Schwarz IT and Schwarz Dienstleistungen. Over 300 employees along with about 2,400 business partners deal with strategically implementing purchasing for our colleagues.
All Schwarz Beschaffung activities are classified into five procurement units. All product groups are included in the portfolio, ranging from simple consumables to various services right up to complex production facilities, and other investment goods. In this way, we support the ability to act of the companies of Schwarz Group worldwide and lay the foundations to overcome challenges such as supply reliability or adherence to both environmental and social standards.
We define the procurement process and work in close liaison with our requesters. We are driven by high quality standards. To respond to this, Schwarz Beschaffung focuses on long-term partnerships based on trust with their suppliers; suppliers and customers benefit from this too. In this way, we manage to develop new ideas and innovative concepts together with our requesters on the one hand, and with business partners on the other, such as, with regard to digitalization.
Moreover, one particularly strong focus is placed on sustainability in the entire supply chain. By means of our procurement strategy, we make a decisive contribution to achieving the sustainability targets of the companies of Schwarz Group.
“For us at Schwarz Beschaffung, respectful dialog lies at the heart of our work. Of course, we, as procurement for the companies of Schwarz Group, pay particular attention to money. However, for us, quality, sustainability, and dependable cooperation as well as a constant drive for continual improvement count just as much when selecting our business partners. That is because our colleagues within the companies of Schwarz Group rely on us - and that is precisely what drives us”
Jörg Siegel, Divisional Board Member Schwarz Beschaffung / Mobility / Logistics