Kesko’s building and technical trade division to build an international digital team of 50 people based in Helsinki, Stockholm and Vilnius

HELSINKI, 2016-Jun-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko’s building and technical trade division is strengthening the development of ecommerce and digital services by building an international digital team of 50 people based in Helsinki, Stockholm and Vilnius.

“The K-Group’s strategic objective is to provide its customers with the best omnichannel customer experience, best digital services and wide ecommerce offering. To be able to reach these goals, we are boosting up the development work in our business divisions”, says Kesko Chief Digital Officer Anni Ronkainen.

“We are operating in nine countries and now we are building an international team of 50 experts for digital development. The team will be led from Finland. We are looking for digital business professionals with varied backgrounds to lead the digital transformation and the change in Kesko. We want to offer challenging work for professionals in an international environment of building and technical trade”, says Matti Pohjola, ecommerce director.

“The ecommerce markets in Kesko’s operating countries are currently in different development phases. For example in Sweden, the online shopping in building and home improvement trade is growing fast. By being close to the markets, we can create the best product and service offering to our customers”, Pohjola says.

“Retail industry provides ecommerce and digital service developers with challenging and rewarding omnichannel environment, where you can create new services that will help both consumers and professional customers,” says Jussi-Pekka Erkkola, development director, digital services.

Kesko’s building and technical trade business division operates currently in nine countries offering the top assortment and expertise in its sector.

For further information:

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eCommerce Director Matti Pohjola,, tel. +358 50 362 4781

Development Director Jussi-Pekka Erkkola,, tel. +358 40 802 3405

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