KWS SAAT

Global Unified Procsesse and Tools for the Recruiting

KWS is one of the world's leading plant breeding companies. KWS relies on solutions from SAP to standardize the Group's organization globally and offer comprehensive use of IT systems. The implementation of SAP SuccessFactors began for recruiting management, in order to replace different individual solutions at the individual branches. KWS brought T-Systems MMS on board to introduce the recruiting tool in a structured manner and according to a specified rollout plan.


Customer Benefits

Maintenance by central steering and support

Efficient recruiting processes under consideration of the country specifications

Globale Unification of the Recruiting-Systems

„WE ASKED T-SYSTEMS MMS TO COME ON BOARD FOR THE COUNTRY ROLLOUT OF SAP SUCCESSFACTORS RECRUITING. IN A TRUSTING COLLABORATION, THE TEAM ALSO SUPPORTS US IN THIRD-LEVEL SUPPORT AND FURTHER DEVELOPS THE SOLUTION SO THAT WE CAN OPTIMALLY USE THE GLOBALLY STANDARDIZED SYSTEM ACCORDING TO OUR NEEDS. THIS ENABLES US TO PRESENT OURSELVES AS AN ATTRACTIVE EMPLOYER.“

Lars Heinemeyer, Lead of Expert Hub HR-Systems and Data Management at KWS



Reference Overview

Result

Accelerated and uniform processes in applicant management with central job portal.

Solution

Country rollout in multiple waves with country-specific adjustments and third level support for the entire recruiting area.

Task

Establishment of an international and groupwide homogenous HR system for a centrally controlled and unified recruiting process.

  • Requirements

    Unified Recruiting-Management

    The world's fourth-largest seed producer currently operates in more than 70 countries and employs around 5,700 people. In order to standardize the recruitment and support of employees throughout the Group, KWS began introducing SAP SuccessFactors as an additional SAP solution in 2017. Since 2018, T-Systems MMS has been managing the support and rollout of the Recruiting Management, Marketing and Posting modules throughout the Group. SAP SuccessFactors has to be adapted to the specific requirements of the respective representative office and, where necessary, further developed. Furthermore, the previous career portal on the KWS website was replaced by a central job portal.

  • Solution

    Step-by-Step Country-Rollout and Third Level Support

    Different countries, different recruiting requirements – T-Systems MMS implements the recruiting tool stepwise in the 26 subsidiaries. For this purpose, SAP SuccessFactors is adapted and localized to the corresponding national language. T-Systems MMS implements individual processes, such as for trainees or seasonal workers, and advises on the development of new functions. SAP SuccessFactors is operated centrally at the "Shared Service Center" in Berlin. The teams of recruiters and HR administrators are trained accordingly by T-Systems MMS.

  • Benefit

    Accelerated Process From Job Advertisement to Employment

    The uniform, centrally provided and managed tool enables consistent, transparent and thus quality-assured processes in recruiting management - both for KWS' national and international subsidiaries. The workflows in recruiting are thus standardized and yet individually adapted to the respective requirements of the country. This leads to a general optimization of processes and saves resources. In addition, HR SuccessFactors significantly accelerates recruiting - from job posting to filling the position, which contributes to KWS' reputation as an employer. KWS' HR teams are provided with an individually tailored, modern cloud solution that also meets the highest security requirements.

About KWS SAAT SE & Co.KGaA

KWS is one of the world's leading plant breeding companies. More than 5,700 employees in 70 countries generated net sales of €1.3 billion in fiscal 2019/2020. KWS has been run independently and autonomously as a family-owned company for more than 160 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of corn, sugarbeet, cereals, rapeseed, sunflower and vegetable seed. KWS uses state-of-the-art plant breeding methods to increase farmers' yields and further improve plants' resistance to diseases, pests and abiotic stress. To realize this goal, the company invested more than €200 million in research and development in the past fiscal year.




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