About Steffen

Steffen leads McKinsey’s work in capital productivity globally and is a core member of our Operations Practice. He works across multiple regions, including North and South America, Asia, and Europe.

Steffen supports clients with front-end planning, design, contracting, procurement, and construction of small to large capital projects across industries such as mining, oil and gas, basic materials, and infrastructure. He also helps clients define new cost-savings opportunities by taking an integrated perspective across the extended supply chain.

An expert in capability building, Steffen helps executives design comprehensive talent strategies, transforming their organizations through a talent-led approach to best-in-class practices in operations while delivering substantial financial improvement. He has developed and market tested new learning formats and concepts to ensure that new capabilities are retained and sustained.

Before joining McKinsey, Steffen was a senior manager at DaimlerChrysler, where his role included overseeing part of the company’s global purchasing organization.

Published work

Building superior capabilities for strategic sourcing,” McKinsey Quarterly, May 2013


University of Applied Sciences, Hof

Wilfrid Laurier University
BA, international studies