MASTERMINDS AT WORK

“Think big while looking to the future” is Johannes Schuetze’s motto. But it doesn’t stop there. The founder and CEO of Johannes Schuetze AG has always been focussed on vision and bringing future-oriented ideas to life. His success has proved him right.

Theory and practice:
Johannes Schuetze masters both

In 2013, when Johannes Schuetze began his degree in Business Economics at Harvard University in Cambridge, he’d already gathered plenty of practical experience. Following his A-levels at the Ökumenischen Domgymnasium in Magdeburg, he completed a hotel apprenticeship at the Kempinski Taschenbergpalais in Dresden. He worked at the Mandarin Oriental and Crown Plaza Hotel in New York City. With the economic and practical knowledge acquired behind him, he received an opportunity to take on a managing role at a large hotel in the USA. One of the secrets of cost reduction and his road to success lay in procurement. Here, the focus wasn’t on quick situational solutions but rather strategic planning to obtain better terms with volumes.

The idea was born, albeit not in the sense of a purchasing syndicate, to generate cost savings through framework agreements. The basic concept involved putting pooled mega volumes to tender on the market. Back in Germany, Johannes Schuetze founded his own company and has since introduced the concept of optimised energy procurement to many different industries.

Analytical approach

Professional negotiations with energy groups and successful trading on international electricity markets not only requires sound know-how but also the ability to anticipate changes and navigate different energy price scenarios. The electricity and gas price development forecasts by Johannes Schuetze and his team of experts provides the analytical basis for cost savings from which the company’s customers can benefit.

Strong partners

The success of Johannes Schuetze is owed to the various individuals involved. As part of the company expansion, the founder attracted new strategic partners and experts to his team to perfect the existing procurement models and continue tapping into new areas. The industry know-how within the company now extends far beyond the hotel industry.

“Our partnership with Johannes Schuetze is very inspiring. He’s a visionary and innovative thinker, all the while with a sense of what’s feasible. This is a good combination for achieving goals in economic circles.”

Frank Otto, Executive Board of Johannes Schuetze Vertriebs AG West

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“The stories of great entrepreneurs who managed to transfer a successful principle to multiple other areas have always fascinated me. That’s also possible with our pooling principle.”

Johannes Schuetze, Executive Board Member of Johannes Schuetze AG

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