About STARK Sourcing

Since August 2017 all sourcing activities for all STARK Group business units have been organized in one team locally present in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. And in the autumn 2019 Germany became a part of the team. Now we work European.

The purpose of STARK Sourcing is

Providing the most competitive terms
where 
it matters most to our stakeholders and customers

 

We are highly competent professionals all engaged in handling purchase of labelled and own branded assortment to STARK Group - Beijer, Neumann, STARK Danmark, STARK Suomi and STARK Deutschland.

All sourcing activities derive from a sourcing strategy focusing on assortment development and assortment related to the customer served to be our four business units. A key part of our sourcing activities includes an efficient collaboration with a number of strategic and preferred suppliers.

The strategy contributes to significant cost savings on the buying side, better prices, higher service level for group customers and advantages to the suppliers selected. We source yearly for app. 3.5 billion euro. We combine scale with local presence for the benefit of our customers and opportunities for our suppliers.

Our product range and competitive position are being improved through the increased import of products through our own sourcing offices. One of the effects of these efforts is more efficient productions of the Groups' own brands. The own brand department reports to the STARK Sourcing organisation.

STARK Sourcing is organised in nine teams:
 

  

 

The management team of STARK Sourcing consist of:         

  • Jørgen Holmgaard, CEO                                                                                                                     
  • Jari Tuomikoski, Sourcing Director (Finland) 
  • Thomas Clausen, Sourcing Director (Denmark) 
  • Lars Ivar Tveten, Sourcing Director (Norway) 
  • Peter Sjöström, Sourcing Director (Sweden) 
  • Simon Federico, Sourcing Director (Germany)
  • Bo Vestergaard , Own Brand Director
  • Lars N. Jepsen , Head of Commodities
  • Christian Walsted Buch, Sourcing Excellence Manager
  • Tommy Hjorth, HR Director