About Us

Our Mission: Driving Technological Progress For A Better Future​

Our Differentiator: Purpose and People

What sets us apart is our unwavering dedication to our purpose and the incredible individuals who make up our team. We are not driven by financial gains; we are driven by the desire to make a meaningful impact on the world. Every decision we make, every action we take is guided by our belief in the cause.

Combining Methodology and Experience

At KFS GROUP, we believe in the power of combining methodology and experience. Our teams consist of seasoned experts and talented young professionals, working together to provide innovative and effective solutions.

Serving High-Tech Industries

We serve a diverse range of high-tech industries, including Automotive, Telecommunication, High-End Consumer Equipment, Machine Building/Engineering, and Medical. Our extensive knowledge and experience in these sectors allow us to provide tailored solutions that meet the unique challenges and demands of each industry.

Comprehensive Services for Global Success

At KFS GROUP, we offer a comprehensive range of services to support our clients throughout their journey. From envisioning new high-tech products and IT services to developing and manufacturing them, we accompany our clients every step of the way. We help define strategies, redefine entire product segments, implement and improve business processes in innovative ways, and build robust IT/OT infrastructure while taking care of SysOps, DevOps, and SecOps.

Going the Extra Mile

We go above and beyond, applying state-of-the-art business processes and cutting edge tools to create room for true innovation and customer-centric service. We pride ourselves on our dedication to exceeding expectations and consistently delivering outstanding value.

Proven Success and Global Reach

Over the past 13 years, we have built offices around the globe, partnering with multinational blue-chip companies and supporting their success. We have weathered the challenges of the pandemic, emerging stronger than ever. Our track record and client testimonials speak to our commitment to delivering exceptional results.

Your Dream. Our Mission.

Our Mission: Driving Technological Progress for a Better Future

Established in 2010, KFS GROUP was born out of a passion for technology, progress, and making a positive impact. Founder Philipp Kirschenhofer, a former Supplier Development professional in the automotive industry, saw the potential to provide efficient and effective services.

At KFS GROUP, we believe in the power of technology and innovation to transform lives and protect the environment. We are committed to advancing technological progress, building resilient and sustainable products, processes, and supply chains, and supporting our customers in achieving their targets.

The Faces Behind our Success

Philipp Kirschenhofer

Managing Partner & CEO

Julia Gröbl

Marketing Specialist

Gunter Gonserowski

Senior Consultant
Manufacturing Solutions

Meik Andriani

Senior Associate Partner

Karl Kranawetleitner

Senior Consultant
Global Supply Management

Introducing Our Expert Team Members

At KFS Group, we pride ourselves on our diverse and talented team of professionals, who work together to deliver exceptional engineering solutions to our clients. To help you better understand the value we bring to your projects, we would like to introduce three key roles that drive success and innovation within our organization.

Our Senior Consultants in Innovation, and Ideation, Product Management play a crucial role in driving the development of innovative products and solutions for clients, ensuring their needs are met and expectations are exceeded. The key responsibilities of a Senior Consultant in this context include:

  • Client-centric solutions: Work closely with clients to understand their specific needs, challenges, and objectives, translating these insights into tailored product management, innovation, and ideation strategies that address their unique requirements.
  • Product development support: Assist in the end-to-end product development process, from concept to launch, ensuring products are designed with the client’s needs in mind and provide a competitive edge in the market.
  • Ideation facilitation: Foster a creative and collaborative environment, facilitating ideation sessions and workshops with both internal teams and clients to generate and evaluate new ideas, technologies, and solutions relevant to the client’s industry and goals.
  • Innovation guidance: Advise clients on best practices for driving innovation within their organization, helping them identify opportunities for improvement and growth, and implementing processes and tools that enable continuous innovation.
  • Market research and analysis: Conduct research and analysis of the client’s industry, competitors, and emerging technologies to inform product development decisions and ensure solutions remain aligned with market trends and client expectations.
  • Project management: Oversee the execution of client projects, ensuring that product management, innovation, and ideation efforts are delivered on time, within scope, and meet quality standards.
  • Client relationship building: Act as a trusted advisor to clients, maintaining regular communication, providing updates on project progress, and addressing any concerns or feedback in a timely and proactive manner.
  • Cross-functional collaboration: Collaborate with other teams within the consultancy, such as engineering, sales, and marketing, to ensure that the product management, innovation, and ideation efforts are aligned with the overall project goals and client needs.
  • Performance measurement: Track and monitor the success of product management, innovation, and ideation efforts, using key performance indicators (KPIs) to evaluate project outcomes and inform future initiatives.
  • Knowledge sharing: Stay up-to-date with industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies in product management, innovation, and ideation, sharing insights and expertise with internal teams and clients to drive continuous improvement and learning.

Our Senior Consultants in Global Supply Managemen play vital roles in optimizing and managing our clients supply chain and procurement activities, ultimately driving efficiency and cost-effectiveness across the organization. Their responsibilities typically include:

  • Strategic planning: Develop and implement long-term strategic plans for global supply management, aligning with the clients overall business objectives, anticipating market trends and changes, and mitigating risks.
  • Supplier relationship management: Identify, evaluate, and manage relationships with key suppliers, ensuring a strong network of reliable, high-quality, and cost-effective partners. Negotiate contracts, monitor performance, and work closely with suppliers to improve and optimize their services.
  • Cost optimization: Develop and implement cost-saving initiatives, leveraging best practices, industry benchmarks, and market analysis to drive efficiencies across the supply chain and procurement processes.
  • Process improvement: Continuously assess, refine, and optimize supply management and procurement processes, implementing innovative tools and technologies to enhance efficiency and minimize risk.
  • Cross-functional collaboration: Work closely with internal teams, including engineering, project management, finance, and sales, to ensure seamless integration of supply management activities and alignment with the firm’s goals.
  • Risk management: Develop and implement risk mitigation strategies, identifying potential issues within the supply chain, and developing contingency plans to minimize disruptions and ensure business continuity.
  • Compliance and sustainability: Ensure adherence to regulatory requirements, industry standards, and the company’s sustainability and ethical sourcing policies throughout the supply chain.
  • Performance measurement and reporting: Establish and track relevant key performance indicators (KPIs), providing regular updates and insights to the project team to inform decision-making and drive continuous improvement.
  • Talent development: Mentor and develop clients team members, providing guidance, support, and training to help them grow and advance their skills in supply management.
  • Thought leadership: Stay up-to-date with industry trends and best practices, sharing insights and expertise with internal teams and clients, and participating in industry events and conferences to maintain a strong presence in the global supply management community.

Our Scrum Masters plays a crucial role in ensuring the successful delivery of projects using Agile methodologies, specifically the Scrum framework. The Scrum Master’s responsibilities include:

  • Agile coaching: Guide and support the team in understanding and implementing Agile principles and the Scrum framework, ensuring that team members are equipped to adapt to the dynamic nature of client projects and requirements.
  • Facilitation: Organize and facilitate key Scrum events such as Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-ups, Sprint Reviews, and Sprint Retrospectives, ensuring effective communication and collaboration among team members and stakeholders.
  • Removing impediments: Actively identify and remove any obstacles or blockers that hinder the team’s progress, enabling them to focus on delivering high-quality work and meeting client expectations.
  • Continuous improvement: Encourage a culture of continuous improvement by facilitating team self-reflection and driving changes to optimize the team’s performance, workflow, and overall project delivery.
  • Shielding the team: Protect the team from unnecessary distractions and interruptions, enabling them to focus on delivering client value and meeting their commitments.
  • Client communication: Act as a liaison between the team and the client, ensuring that clients are kept informed of project progress, risks, and any changes that might impact the project’s scope, timeline, or budget.
  • Team dynamics: Foster a healthy, positive, and collaborative team environment, addressing any conflicts or issues that arise and supporting team members in their personal and professional growth.
  • Cross-functional collaboration: Work closely with other roles, such as Project Managers, Business Analysts, and Technical Leads, to ensure that the Scrum team’s efforts are aligned with the overall project goals and objectives.
  • Metrics and reporting: Track and monitor project metrics and progress, such as sprint velocity and burndown charts, and provide regular updates to stakeholders and clients to ensure transparency and data-driven decision-making.
  • Scrum adoption: Promote the adoption of Scrum practices and principles within the organization, sharing knowledge and best practices with other teams, and contributing to the company’s Agile maturity and transformation efforts.

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