Schneider Electric establishes its new Global Digital Hub in Barcelona

The French company Schneider Electric, leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, chooses Barcelona to place its Global Digital Hub.

The multinational will hire more than 200 employees in Barcelona during this 2022 and plans to increase the hirings over the coming years. Schneider Electric will hire tech talent in many roles, including IT infrastructure experts, app experts, Data Analytics, CRM, Cybersecurity and Media, among others, and who will support the entire company, leading major digital transformations for Schneider Electric worldwide.

From Barcelona, the new global Digital Hub will lead important digital transformation projects with a global approach, such as the promotion of eCommerce, the clouding of the company, the development of ERP systems and the management, analysis and integration of data and AI, as well as solutions for customers and partners based on these projects.

«The Schneider Electric Digital Hub in Barcelona is set to become a benchmark for the entire ecosystem. It will allow us to advance even faster in our own digitalization, but also help the digital transformation of the companies we work with» says Josu Ugarte, president of Schneider Electric Zona Ibérica.

Access to international talent triggers the company to choose the city, where it opened its first headquarters in 1923

Schneider Electric’s commitment to Barcelona is based on the important added value of its offer as a leading city in innovation: with an ecosystem of startups and IT companies of reference: a great ability to attract digital talent; and the outstanding presence of Schneider Electric in Spain, where it has more than 4000 employees.

“Barcelona had already naturally become one of the centers of our digital teams. It is a city that attracts talent and many people from our digital teams were already naturally setting up residence here and recruiting local and international talent”, said José Luis Cabezas, vice president of Human Resources of Schneider Electric Iberia.

For this new Hub, the company will hire around 200 people throughout 2022, betting on international innovative talent, with different professional profiles, including experts in IT Infrastructure, applications, Data Analytics, CRM, Cybersecurity and Networks, among other areas. These will join the more than 3,100 professionals that make up Schneider Digital, distributed in 64 countries around the world.

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