Marcus Schüller and Hannah Mareen Zühlke join Roland Berger

04 November 2019 2 min. read
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Roland Berger has bolstered its Procurement practice in Germany with the hiring of Marcus Schüller and Hannah Mareen Zühlke. 

Both Schüller and Zühlke joined Roland Berger on November 1st from KPMG, where they worked for seven years in the firm’s Operations Consulting practice. Their working relationship however extends beyond their joint KPMG spell – Zühlke previously worked for BrainNet, a German supply chain consultancy which was co-led by Schüller. When the Big Four firm acquired BrainNet in 2012, they both transferred. 

At Roland Berger, Schüller has been appointed a Senior Partner. He brings more than 20 years of experience in operations to the firm, specialised in procurement transformation, cost reduction in manufacturing industries, sourcing / outsourcing, process and organisational design for state-of-the-art procurement departments and digitisation. He advises companies in among others the automotive, consumer goods, healthcare and high-tech industries.Hannah Zuhlke and Marcus Schuller - Roland BergerNamed a Principal, the level below Partner, Zühlke brings around a decade of procurement experience to Roland Berger. Her track record includes dozens of complex transformation and digitisation projects in procurement, sourcing and supply chain management, in sectors such as automotive, consumer goods and engineering. 

Sven Marlinghaus, who co-leads Roland Berger’s Procurement practice, is delighted with the additions, which he says comes at a time of heightened demand for the firm’s services. “Many companies are working on the transformation and digitisation of their purchasing function. As a result, demand for consulting services in the field has steadily increased in recent years. The growing focus on cost efficiency programmes is further reinforcing this trend.” 

Oliver Knapp, co-head of the Operations practice at Roland Berger, added; “Procurement departments are currently undergoing radical change and are facing growing pressures from new technologies and volatile markets. We expect strong demand, and have in recent years invested heavily in building a leading consultancy in the procurement and operations segments.” 

With revenues of over €600 million and 50+ offices globally, Roland Berger is Germany’s largest home-grown management consulting firm.