Lantmännen has corporate functions for Economy & Finance, Research and Development, Human Resources, Sustainable Development, Legal & Compliance, Communications & Branding, Lantmännen IT, Mergers & Acquisitions and Business Development and Supply Chain. The corporate functions drive their respective key issues forward and support Group Management and the divisions in Group matters.
Economy and Finance
Has responsibility for the Group’s economic and financial management and reporting, and also includes the unit for controlling and Group strategy. The staff function also has a finance department and risk management, as well as a Group tax function. A Shared Service Centre provides assistance and relieves the burden on the Group companies through joint financial management. The Owner Relations department is responsible for Lantmännen’s communication with its members and owners and devotes itself to our 27,000 or so owners in 19 districts.
Research and Development
Runs Lantmännen’s strategic work on research, innovation and business development. This work is carried out in collaboration with Lantmännen’s companies, divisions and corporate functions. The department also runs Lantmännen’s Research Foundation, which funds research in the areas of food, agriculture, energy and green materials. Read more here
Has strategic responsibility for Lantmännen getting access to the right skills among employees and managers to help us achieve our business objectives as a profitable company in both the short term and the long term – we grow our people and our business at the same time! This includes strategic and operational responsibility for handling, developing and implementing policies, processes and tools for areas such as employer branding, recruitment, talent & career management, performance management, equality & diversity, skills development and leadership development, work environment, health, employment law, employer issues and compensation & pay. Responsible for the development of internal communication channels and common internal communication activities.
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Responsible for developing strategies, managing the work and supporting Lantmännen’s businesses with expertise in sustainable development, to protect and strengthen the Lantmännen brand and provide commercial value in both the short term and the long term. The department also has overall responsibility for the implementation of Lantmännen’s code of conduct, including reporting and monitoring.
Legal & Compliance
Assists all Lantmännen businesses with legal advice from its own or external legal experts (under central framework agreements). The department handles all legal issues relating to acquisitions and disposals, intellectual property rights, disputes and major business negotiations. The department also works to help the businesses acquire knowledge of legal structures and to establish decision-making processes to support decision-making and business. Also acts as the Group Board’s secretariat. The department is also home to Lantmännen’s Compliance function. The main task of the Compliance function is to support and facilitate the implementation of procedures for monitoring and compliance with regard to anti-corruption and competition legislation, as part of Lantmännen’s business ethics compliance programme. This work includes ensuring that advice, policies, processes, training and tools are available to prevent, detect and respond to illegal or unethical acts. The Compliance function also supports and facilitates compliance with data protection legislation.
Communications & Branding
Responsible for building and developing the Lantmännen brand into an asset for the whole of Lantmännen, thereby enhancing the Group’s competitiveness and supporting its business objectives. Strategic and operational responsibility for the brand, marketing communication and external communication, crisis communication, media training, PR, media contacts and social media. Responsible for the development of digital channels, as well as external, market, customer and consumer understanding and coordination of the Group’s survey activities.
Works in close cooperation with the businesses to develop stable, reliable and cost-effective IT solutions, which enhances the Group’s competitiveness and supports its business objectives in line with the adopted strategies.
Mergers & Acquisitions and Business Development
The M&A and Business Development department is responsible for acquisitions, mergers and divestments as well as business development for the whole of Lantmännen. The department helps all the divisions and business units to identify and carry out activities within M&A, as well as business development projects. Examples of business development include joint ventures, additional acquisitions, strategic partnerships and licensing arrangements.
Initiates, manages and supports change processes within the entire Lantmännen supply chain. The department’s work includes the purchase of products and services for the Group, supply chain development between different Lantmännen companies and project and change management in production, planning, logistics and procurement, in order to maintain cost leadership in their sectors.