Group Procurement

Florian Decker appointed Head of Group Procurement at the Migros Group

A portrait of Florian Decker

Florian Decker, Head of Purchasing at Edeka, will join the Migros Group on 1 September 2024 and take over at the helm of the new Group Procurement department. Florian Decker has held various positions in the purchasing organisation at Edeka – Germany’s largest food retailer – for 15 years.

Press release

The Federation of Migros Cooperatives (FMC) is setting up a joint Group Procurement department. Florian Decker, who is currently Managing Director of the own-brand division at Edeka in Hamburg, will head up this new department.

Florian Decker has held various positions at Edeka – Germany’s largest food retailer, with a turnover of around 70 billion euros – for 15 years. He has held a number of positions in the Edeka purchasing organisation, including Head of Corporate Procurement and Managing Director of various purchasing companies in the Edeka Group, which is organised on a cooperative basis. He has been Managing Director of Edeka Zentralhandelsgesellschaft since 2020. Florian Decker is 42 years old and studied business administration at the University of Applied Sciences for Economics and Management (FOM) while working.

“I am absolutely delighted that we have been able to recruit Florian to the Migros Group,” says Mario Irminger, President of the Executive Board of the Federation of Migros Cooperatives (FMC). “Drawing on his extensive experience and backed by a highly successful track record over many years in Edeka’s food retail business, he will build up and manage the Group Procurement department at Migros. This will also enable us to further expand our international partnership with Edeka.”

Bundling purchasing volumes across the Group

Migros, Denner, migrolino and Migros Online are centralising parts of their procurement operations. The new organisational unit will centralise procurement activities using group-wide suppliers and strengthen cooperation with the international purchasing organisation Everest Fresh. Centralised procurement will enable the Migros Group to bundle its purchasing volumes and improve supplier conditions. This will significantly cut the cost of goods in the medium to long term – cuts which will be passed on to customers directly in the form of lower prices.