Florian Friedemann has been the new Head of Purchasing & Supply Chain at Bremen-based food supplier Henry Lamotte Food since August 15, 2022. Friedemann is part of the new management team, which is providing a breath of fresh air with Managing Director Sebastian Drewes, who was appointed in October 2021, and long-standing Sales Manager Frank Neitzel.
Florian Friedemann succeeds Tobias Genz and brings 15 years of experience in the food industry on board. He began his professional career in 2008 as a strategic buyer at Coop Switzerland, where he was responsible for the development of private labels and the purchasing of sustainable product ranges. At METRO Germany, the business administration graduate managed various product groups as a category manager. Most recently, Friedemann was a Senior Project Manager at the Boston Consulting Group subsidiary INVERTO, where he developed and implemented purchasing and supply chain strategies for international clients and carried out transformation programs for purchasing organizations.
“The external industry know-how and sound consulting expertise are worth their weight in gold for our established structures,” explains Managing Director Sebastian Drewes. “Together with his team, Florian Friedemann will strategically develop purchasing and supply chain management at Henry Lamotte Food GmbH and provide new impetus – so that we can continue to meet all challenges in the future,” continued Drewes.
Friedemann will also help drive forward one of the largest digitization projects in the company’s history. “Purchasing and supply chain management will continue to face a number of challenges in the future, which we are tackling proactively and with innovative solutions. This includes the introduction of a state-of-the-art software landscape, which will lead to significant performance improvements,” reports Florian Friedemann, Head of Purchasing & Supply Chain. “For our customers, this means Reliable supply chains at competitive prices with an innovative and differentiated product range,” continues Friedemann.
Friedemann not only impresses with his professional expertise: “With his unagitated manner and his courage to embrace change, Florian Friedemann fits in perfectly with our company philosophy – which we call “Hanseatic reloaded”,” adds Sebastian Drewes.