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K-Group recruits nearly 50 new specialists to build the leading digital services in the trading sector

HELSINKI, 2016-Dec-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko’s 70 digital recruits this year will be complemented by nearly 50 more new digital specialists. New talents are sought to build the leading digital services in the trading sector and to lead IT’s new development teams and digital projects.

The K-Group is now seeking experts in digital business and new technology. Professionals in this field are sought especially for the development of mobile services, analytics, process automation and modern e-commerce solutions.

“We offer IT professionals interesting challenges with latest technology and the opportunity to build the best digital services in the trading sector with top experts,” says Arto Hiltunen, Kesko’s Chief Information Officer.

K-Group is building customer experience into a superior competitive advantage

Kesko’s strategic objective is to offer the K-Group customers the best digital services in the trading sector with which to strengthen the customer experience and the competitiveness of the K-Group’s business operations. This year, 50 digital experts have been recruited by the building and technical trade division and 20 by the K Digital Unit. The search now launched will add 50 new specialists to the K IT Unit.

“We have an excellent team where people really enjoy working. We are looking for new reinforcements in order to accelerate the speed of changes. This is an excellent opportunity to actually contribute to the digital transition. Our work has an impact on the daily lives of all Finnish people,” says Hiltunen.

The K IT Unit underpins digitalisation in all K-Group business operations and operating countries. In our work, we use the leading technology suppliers and the most innovative start-ups of the market, as well as the extensive number of expert business partners.

The about 45,000 exceptionally nice people of the K-Group work daily to make shopping fun for customers in our stores in the Nordic countries, the Baltic countries, Poland and Russia. We help our more than 1,500 stores serve their customers in the grocery trade, the building and technical trade, and the car trade. We do our work with a big heart while paying attention to society and the environment. We are already the most responsible food retailer in the world and always eager to try out something new. We are doing this to offer good choices both on the shelves of the local stores and online.

Arto Hiltunen
Kesko Corporation
tel. +358 50 306 4065

Source: Kesko

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