Executive search for SMEs in the manufacturing sector and global players
The current environment for entrepreneurs and managers is particularly complex and challenging. Established business processes are being called into question and it is pretty unclear how business models will need to be structured in the future to be successful.
The demands on the management team vary considerably, especially in the case of manufacturing companies. Overarching success factors such as innovative strength, sustainability and technological leadership are just as important as the ability of managers to navigate complex situations in the manufacturing industry with forward-looking, suitable solutions.
The Industrial practice group at Kienbaum is a partner to both internationally-oriented German Mittelstand companies and global players. We support manufacturing companies involved in the development and production of technical products and under huge pressure to innovate by helping them to recruit executives. Due to the vast variety of issues, we focus on the following areas with an additional segmentation:
Thanks to our global market presence, highly qualified consultants and by working very closely as a team, we can give our clients optimal support in mastering the specific challenges industrial companies are facing today. By filling management positions, we have become a trusted and personally reliable partner to our clients over many decades. In cross-border projects, we can draw on colleagues who are organised in our international industrial practice and understand the German SMEs. Our experts also support other departments along the entire HR value chain in the areas of people and organisation.
Industrial: sector segmentation
Automation & Electronics
With our segment Automation & Electronics, we focus on the core elements of industrial automation. Our partners are medium-sized global players and hidden champions from the fields of robotics, sensor technology and measurement engineering, as well as manufacturers of electronic assemblies, image-processing devices and electrical components and equipment. With their products and services, our clients make an important contribution to sustainability, flexibility and productivity as part of the ongoing digital transformation in the manufacturing industry.
Oliver J. Grasnick
Head of Segment Automation & Electronics
Our segment Building Technologies focuses on the specific requirements of medium-sized companies in the technical building equipment sector. We work with prominent partners including manufacturers of systems for the use of renewable energies, facade engineering, roller shutter and sun protection systems, as well as corresponding control systems and smart home solutions. Moreover, we focus on manufacturers of sanitary products and solutions, fresh water supply and wastewater systems, bathroom and heating technology, and providers of holistic ventilation and air conditioning systems.
Dr. Frederik Gottschalck
Head of Segment Building Technologies
Mechanical & Plant Engineering
With decades of experience and the support of our international network we successfully and unerringly occupy key positions in this important industry segment. Our clients include medium-sized global players, traditional family-owned businesses and hidden champions from the sectors of machine tools, pump and compressor production, as well as manufacturers of drive and conveyor technology, components and equipment for the mining, building material machinery, sheet metal and woodworking industries. We make a significant contribution towards the ongoing success of our clients as drivers of innovation in a globalized and dynamic economy.
Head of Segment Mechanical & Plant Engineering
Paper & Packaging
Leaders in the industry of pulp, paper and packaging are transforming their businesses according to the ongoing influences of global markets, technical progress, increasing demands for innovative and sustainable solutions, as well as changes in their brand strategies. With our segment Paper & Packaging, we support major market players with a broad international network in all major areas of paper, glass, metal processing and plastic packaging, as well as downstream (consumer) industries (e.g. wood processing, food production, technology-specific machinery and plant engineering or recycling). With our segment-specific expertise, and as a reliable partner in holding key positions, we provide impact and perspective to people and organizations.
Katerina Vollmann, MBA
Head of Segment Paper & Packaging
Industrial: our services
Searching for and selecting managers
Through our industry network, we are in close contact with experienced professionals who can enhance your management team and key positions with the necessary experience and skills – this applies in particular to strategic staffing projects at top level, including executive board and management, as well as supervisory board and advisory board mandates.
Diagnostics and management assessments
With requirements-focused aptitude diagnostic procedures, we will support your company in filling strategic key positions, identifying talent and top performers and providing targeted management development.
Analysing and optimising remuneration and incentive systems
We develop – taking into account industry specifics – remuneration and performance management systems which bind particularly success-relevant people to your company for the long term.
Career advisory and repositioning
We support executives in optimally positioning themselves professionally – whether through career consulting in an existing employment relationship or with the help of Executive NewPlacement as the start of a new professional success.
Developing and implementing HR strategies
Developing and implementing people, employee and functional strategies will ensure the HR function can adapt to new requirements building on traditional HR areas.
Organisational consulting with a view to employees and competences
We help companies formulate their economic goal at the highest level, to be measured against the achievement of the goal and subsequently to develop structures, employees and competences on the basis of organisational requirements so that they can implement the formulated strategies in the best possible way.