Steffen Kokozinski joined the Endowed Chair of Procurement in July 2018. He studied Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship (M.Sc.) at the Technical University Berlin and Business Administration (M.Sc.) at the University of Twente, Netherlands, from which he also holds a Bachelor's degree (B.Sc.). During his studies he focused on supply management, innovation management and corporate finance.
During various internships and working student jobs, Steffen Kokozinski worked in the automotive industry as well as in the e-commerce and retail sector. He wrote his master's thesis in cooperation with the purchasing department of a German automotive OEM.
His research interests lie in the procurement of software, specifically the design of collaboration models with software suppliers and the cost estimation of software. Besides pursuing his doctoral research in Mannheim, he works in the procurement department of Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg.