Melitta Corporate DivisionsPDF Download
The corporate divisions provide support for Chief Corporate Management as well as coordinating and steering the individual operating divisions. Their most important tasks include developing and defining Group-wide strategies with regard to finance, legal affairs, human resources, corporate development, and communications and sustainability. Together with Chief Corporate Management, they represent the headquarters of the Melitta Group.
Corporate Development incl. 10x Innovation
[ Managing Director — Günther Klatt ]
The corporate division Corporate Development deals with the strategic alignment of the Melitta Group and its various operating divisions. It provides support for Chief Corporate Management with the further development of Group strategy and assists the operating divisions with their strategy projects and operational management, as well as the implementation of major projects. This involves monitoring market trends and developments, evaluating strategic options, driving the digital transformation, and developing strategy programs. The division is sub-divided into the departments: Corporate Strategy, Investment Management, Planning and Reporting, Corporate Innovation/Melitta 10X Incubator, and the Digital Acceleration Team.
Corporate Communication and Sustainability
[ Managing Director — Katharina Roehrig ]
The corporate division Communication and Sustainability supports Chief Corporate Management with all issues relating to communication and sustainability. It is responsible for internal and external communications across the Group, as well as for corporate brand management, the strategic alignment and coordination of the Group’s sustainability activities, and the integration of sustainability into the global business strategy. Its tasks include the development of the Melitta Group’s communication strategy and its implementation in the field of corporate communications, public relations, sponsoring, and events. Its responsibilities also comprise the Group-wide strategic alignment and development of sports partnerships, as well as in-house real estate management in cooperation with the relevant departments.
Corporate Human Resources
[ Managing Director — Roberto Rojas ]
The corporate division Human Resources shapes the strategic and infrastructural framework for the support, recruitment, and development of personnel. A key task is to strengthen the attractiveness of the Melitta Group as an employer, both internally and externally, in order to retain current and new employees over the long term. Corporate HR supports the operational HR departments with the corresponding measures and instruments, e.g. with regard to digitalization, internationalization, and standardization. In addition, Corporate Human Resources acts as a driver for the continuous further development of the Group’s corporate culture as a family business. This includes development programs for managers and high-potential employees, as well as the promotion of cross-divisional communication, and an appreciative feedback culture.
[ Managing Director — Jochen Emde ]
The corporate division Finance is responsible for the Group’s financial and foreign exchange strategy, as well as its accounting and taxation policies. As the Finance Business Partner, it is also responsible for the Melitta Group’s value-based management system and global financial organization, as well as for insurance management and the Group’s customs and tax issues. Its main tasks include financial and liquidity management, the planning and managing of cash flows within the Group, the coordination of Group data management, and financial reporting on the basis of uniform standards, processes, and systems. In addition, the corporate division is responsible for the risk-oriented implementation of internal audit tasks, as well as advice on the further development of governance structures and control systems for the Group’s operating divisions. It draws up guidelines on compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and provides various services, such as financial support and training for the corporate and operating divisions. Finally, it is responsible for the operational coordination and management of M&A projects and alliances.
Corporate Legal Affairs
[ Managing Director — Hans-Rudolf Lenhartz ]
The corporate division Legal Affairs has the strategic task of enabling the Melitta Group’s business activities with regard to their compliance with applicable laws and regulations. To this end, it advises, assists, and supports Chief Corporate Management, the other corporate divisions, and the Group’s operating divisions with all legal matters. In doing so, it identifies the legal obligations and risks and plays an advisory and supportive role in ensuring operational compliance and mitigating the risk of legal challenges. Its main areas of expertise are competition law, commercial and contract law, corporate law, intellectual property law, and data privacy law.