Carsten Möller
Head of Automotive

Automotive

Special expertise for clients from the automotive sector – nationally and internationally

There are specific requirements to be considered in personnel consulting, especially in recruiting, for the automotive sector. ISG´s international Sector Team, Automotive specializes in these industry specifications, providing profound knowledge and a long-standing experience with numerous reference projects (working with manufacturers as well as with suppliers). Our team includes native-speaking professionals able to support clients from all over Europe, including Central & Eastern European markets, and in emerging markets across the globe, like China or Mexico.

In a dynamic setting of ever-changing market conditions and advancing technologies (electric motors research and development), companies have a strong demand for highly specialized professionals and executives, internationally.

Amidst an escalating shortage of specialists, companies have an increasingly hard time to fill vacancies by relying on conventional recruiting measures only. Finding qualified candidates through job advertisements is getting rare – because the desired candidates usually hold challenging positions and don’t actively participate in the recruitment market. Rather, professionals and executives in our industry refer to personnel consultants to deliberate their next steps, drawing on their guidance in recruiting processes.

In Recruiting, an active approach in the accurate channels, and headhunting, respectively (like the poaching of candidates by using tailored lists of target companies) is getting more and more relevant. Considering the required effort, external partners, like the ISG, can best accomplish this.

Capitalize on our Sector Team Automotive’s additional specializations for particular subject-areas and vacancies!

Adding to our focus in the automotive industry, we at Sector Team Automotive have specialized in certain subject-areas that frequently deal with hard-to-fill vacancies. Our consulting teams can support you in recruiting for:

  • IT, e.g. IT management, software developer / architect (Java, .NET, …), SPS software engineer (m/w/d)
  • Controlling, e.g. Manager Controlling, Senior Controller, Project Controller (m/w/d)
  • Accounting, e.g. commercial management, head of accounting IFRS, accountant (m/w/d)
  • Purchase, e.g. Head of Procurement, Strategic Purchasing Manager, Project Buyer, Technical Buyer (m/w/d)
  • Project management, e.g. Project Manager, Project Leader, Project Engineer – various fields (m/w/d)
  • Technical sales and distribution, e.g. Account Manager, Sales Engineer, After-sales Consultant (m/w/d)
  • Service / costumer service, e.g. service technicians – for various technical areas (m/w/d)
  • Personnel, e.g. Personnel Manager, HR Business Partner, Head of Leadership and Management Development, Senior Recruiter (m/w/d)

In addition to ISG’s own database (with over 600,000 profiles), our specialized Sector Team consultants are able to access specific Top Candidate Pools for a wide range of positions. This allows us to reach additional candidates with our professional tools for active approach, and to win them for applying to your company.

Benefit from our recruiting skills!

Our team of experts for Training & Development – with automotive specialists

ISG offers its distinguished expertise in training & development also to clients from the automotive sector. Well-known customers like PORSCHE and other OEMs and component suppliers have put their trust in ISG and made use of our services, including in sensitive areas.

ISGs trainers and personnel developers work across industries and, individually, have specialized in specific services in training and development, like, for example, assessment centers, potential analyses (with options for recruiting projects or leadership development), sales, team building, communication skills, etc.

Some of our trainers are part of Sector Team Automotive. They are experienced in training and development for the automotive industry and know about its distinct features and requirements, and will provide you with competent assistance!

ISG Portfolio Training & Development

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Our Service Career Consulting for candidates with ambition

Dedicated junior staff (Young Professionals) as well as experienced specialists and executives invested in personal development and advancement can benefit free of charge from ISGs Career Consulting. ISGs experienced senior consultants will advise you in defining and implementing your individual strategies for professional development and career goals.

We will provide you with reputable and suitable offers for positions matching your qualifications and personal ambitions, on a national and international level – generally, these pertain to permanent positions in renowned and established companies in the automotive sector.

Achieve your career goals – we will support you on your journey!

Don’t hesitate to contact us for a conversation about your aspirations or to reach out, when an advertised position appeals to you. Mr. Möller will be available for a first conversation via phone +49 (0)173-6717766 or e-mail carsten.moeller@isg.com

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Staff

Meet the team behind Automotive

Carsten Möller

Team Leader Germany

Expertise

Mr Möller is responsible for the ISG automative team in Germany. Together with his team he recrutes specialists and executive staff for leading manufactureres, suppliers or engineering-partners in the automative sector in Germany or worldwide.

As Managing Partner at ISG, Carsten Möller is your contact and consultant for Munich / Rosenheim, and is also responsible for Bavaria.

Mr. Moller is a native of Hannover and has lived in Rosenheim for 13 years. In connection with his business activities, he is involved among other things with regional business associations and in an honorary capacity with a sports club.
Following his school and bank training, he studied business administration at the University of Applied Sciences in Osnabruck (Dipl.-Kfm. FH) with focus on human resource management, marketing, and finance. Afterwards, Mr. Möller completed a management trainee program and a trainee program with a focus on HR and business management within the Sparkasse savings bank group.

In the course of his professional career, Mr. Möller has held management and specialist positions in various industries (finance, IT, industry, services, and consulting). The focus of his career has been on personnel management. Mr. Moller was active in this environment as Head of HR, Director of HR and Organizational Development, and as a Recruitment Specialist. As a result, he gained valuable experience regarding change processes and generational change, also in owner-managed businesses.
For several years, Mr. Möller has worked as a corporate and personnel consultant, currently as a Managing Partner at ISG. His practical philosophy is based on an honest, trustful dialogue with his conversation partners, aimed at meeting the needs of the customer as closely as possible.

Consulting Focus:

  • Personnel consulting for recruitment & selection of specialists and executives / Executive Search
  • Personnel Management Consulting – for SMEs with the option of “50% EU funding”
  • Personnel development and training, and personnel marketing (concepts)
  • Interim management for HR agendas, including project management
  • Facilitation of change processes with a focus on HR

Motto: “Nothing good happens unless one does it.” (Erich Kästner)

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Adrjen Weber

Managing Partner

Expertise

Adrjen Weber is a Manging Partner of ISG Personalmanagement GmbH in Stuttgart – Bodensee with an office in Aldingen. After successfully completing his training as an industrial clerk and continuing his education as a Business Economist, Mr. Weber worked for a leading industrial company in sales, most recently as a Sales Manager.

With nearly 20 years of professional experience in management and specialist positions, with a focus on the distribution of the supplier industry and the automotive sector, Mr. Weber has a correspondingly high level of consulting expertise. He expanded his knowledge through continuous education and with extra-occupational study (Fern-Universität).

Mr. Weber has been a Managing Partner at ISG since 2017 and was able to gain well-known customers after a short time and support them competently and successfully with regard to personnel requirements. Even in hard-to-fill areas, e.g. In the area of ​​service technician (m / w), Mr. Weber was able to build up a high level of special expertise and to win the sought-after personnel for his customers.

Mr. Weber is a member of the so-called ” Automotive  Sector Group ” due to his focus on the supplier industry and automotive sector. He can thus access a team specializing in the automotive industry, both in Germany and internationally, in order to provide his customers with optimal advice and support.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Search & selection of specialists and executives
  • Professional & Executive Search
  • Recruiting projects Automotive / Industry
  • Training & Developement Consulting – about ISG specialists

Motto: “One has a head start in life, who tackles where the others first talk.” (John F. Kennedy)

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Peter Pliesovsky

Managing Director

Expertise

Mr. Peter Pliesovsky is a Managing Director and Principal Consultant of ISG spol. s r.o., Slovakia.
He is also a Managing Partner of ISG´s Automotive Sector Group. He has proven success in the search & selection assignments of executive staff and high-profile specialists for leading manufacturers, suppliers or engineering-partners in the automotive sector – with a focus on Central & Eastern Europe.

Mr. Pliesovsky is a senior HR-professional, with more than 20 years of experience in a corporate human resources area (in HR areas including search and selection of employees, their training and development, compensations & benefits policies) and in HR-consulting (executive search, board services, specialists recruitment & various HR-development projects).

His strong business background and profound knowledge of the marketplace in Western Europe, Slovakia and CEE countries make him an experienced professional in cross-regional projects in Europe, conducting numerous successful executive search projects for renowned international companies across sectors in Slovakia an in the CEE region.

Education

  • University of Economics, Bratislava
  • Major: International Business

Languages:

Slovak, English, German, Hungarian, Russian

Motto: „The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strenght, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will“

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Dirk Müller

Managing Partner

Expertise

Dirk Müller is your ISG contact and primary consultant in the region of Fulda / Kassel. He is one of our managing partners at the ISG automotive team. He is responsible for the recruiting of specialists and executive staff for leading manufactureres, suppliers or engineering-partners in the automative sector in Germany or worldwide.

After studying business administration in Fulda, Mr. Müller began his professional career in the food industry, at first as assistant to management in leading projects on topics such as marketing to higher education, employee retention and staff development. After training to become a certified Personnel Consultant, Mr. Müller became the personnel manager of the industrial group’s many locations. Several operational transitions and associated social plans with budget responsibility were also managed by Mr. Müller. He also shaped some collective agreements, and successfully developed and implemented concepts in time management, personnel controlling and company retirement provisions. His experience and knowledge spectrum as an HR-generalist extends across strategic and operational human resource management. As a recruiter Mr. Müller supports his clients, primarily small and medium enterprises, especially in the fields of procurement / recruiting, retention and integrated personnel management consulting.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Search & Selection of specialists and managers / Executive Search
  • Personnel management consulting – for SMEs with option “50% EU-funding”
  • Human resources development and training
  • Interim Management, including project management for HR tasks

Motto: “All that we take on, will not be completed in the first few days, and perhaps not even in our lifetime, but let us begin.”

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Dr. Frank Schreiner

Managing Partner

Expertise

Dr. Frank Schreiner is a partner of ISG Personalmanagement Germany GmbH in Bielefeld. He is one of our managing partners at the ISG automotive team. He is responsible for the recruiting of specialists and executive staff for leading manufactureres, suppliers or engineering-partners in the automative sector in Germany or worldwide.

After completing his studies in business administration at the University of Bielefeld with a focus on marketing and sales, he became the project and seminar leader at the USW University workshop on economics at Schloss Gracht, Erftstadt. There, Dr. Carpenter was responsible for marketing and sales seminars for different business sectors, especially the automotive, chemical, and capital goods industries, as well as for banks and telecommunications companies. Parallel to these teaching activities, he received his doctorate under the supervision of Prof. Lutz von Rosenstiel, Munich, in the area of ​​customer psychology.

Next Dr. Schreiner took on a partnership in the HR consulting firm Neuhaus+Partner in the area of search & selection of specialists and executives with a focus on medium-sized industry and trade in the clothing and furniture sectors. Parallel to this, he served as director of the RÜTLI executive leadership seminars in Bielefeld, was responsible for management and personnel, and worked also in cooperation with foreign companies and institutes. The focus was on the development of leadership programs for major German companies. As managing partner of the INTRAC GmbH in Bielefeld, he then served as a consultant and trainer in the areas of personnel, strategic marketing, acquisition and professional negotiation.

His training and great years of experience provide the ideal basis for search and selection of specialists and executives, also across sectors, and with great success. Personnel consulting and management development are the foundations of his professional work.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Search & Selection of specialists and executives / Executive Search
  • Advising senior executives
  • Management development programs
  • Training and coaching in marketing, strategy, acquisition, and negotiation

Motto: “Having the capacity to lead a team is not enough. The leader must be willing to use it.”  (Vince Lombardi)

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Gerhard Grimm

Managing Partner

ISG Personalmanagement GmbH
Am Pulverturm 22
D-83278 Traunstein

Expertise

Gerhard Grimm is your contact person and solution provider based in Munich / Chiemgau regarding the search and recruitment of new employees (m/f/d). His areas of specialization are the technological sectors of drive and automation technology, automotive, machine and plant construction, mechatronics, medical technology, optoelectronics and robotics.

For over 16 years he has been recruiting specialists and leaders on all levels for medium-sized as well as owner-operated companies of all sizes.

His clients appreciate his competences and his pragmatic and benefit-oriented consultation which is based on 23 years of practical experience in leading positions in technology-oriented companies as well as 16 years as solution provider as personnel and business consultant.

After graduating from school, completing his officer’s training and finishing a degree in electrical technology, he started working as trainer and learning guide in electronics education. Several years as department leader at a technical school followed. For the next 16 years Gerhard Grimm was leader of the training and development / personnel department of an international market and technology leader for tooling machines, automation and steering technology. These years proved to be formative for both his career and private life. In a highly technological environment Gerhard Grimm acquired extensive skills in leadership, recruiting, employee selection, leadership development and HR-Marketing. Trainings in systemic consulting, coaching, moderation, value-oriented leadership and business studies complete his know-how which he uses for the benefit of his clients with great enthusiasm. Gerhard Grimm also enjoys working on topics such as health-conscious leadership and sustainable company development as coach and personal consultant.

Gerhard Grimm is voluntary deputy chairman and district chair of the “Berufsausbilder-Verband Bayern e.V.” (Association of vocational trainers of Bavaria) and is a mentor and judge at the “Bayrische EliteAkademie” (Bavarian Elite Academy).

Focus areas:

  • Search & selection of specialists and leaders / Expert & Executive Search
  • Personnel development and training
  • Personnel management and consulting
  • Support of change processes
  • Career consulting / support and coaching
  • Health-conscious leadership and sustainable company development
  • HR-Marketing / Employer Branding HR

Motto: “The secret to success is to understand the viewpoint of others.” (Henry Ford I., car manufacturer)

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Mag. Thomas Kaufmann

Managing Partner

Expertise

Born in Carinthia Thomas Kaufmann started his career with an apprenticeship to become a retail salesman at Austria’s biggest furniture company.

After his apprenticeship he relocated to Graz where he attended an evening business school and, at the same time, worked in sales and in several leading positions in the trading sector.

He then successfully completed his business administration studies with focus on marketing and HR management.

Following a short period working as an HR Manager in a trading company in St. Pölten, Thomas Kaufmann has been working in the HR field for the last ten years.

He has been engaged in secondment of personnel as well as staff placement and consulting in the entire Styrian area. Moreover, he was active as a managing partner in Styria before that.

Due to his profound professional experience Thomas Kaufmann is the contact person for the following areas:

  • Comprehensive HR consulting
  • Professional recruiting and provision of personnel
  • HR placement and secondment in the employee range
  • Try & hire and payroll alternatives
  • Issues concerning working law
  • Contact person for referral to head hunting, tests, career coaching and HR development
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Mag. Martin Groß

Managing Partner

Expertise

Education and training

  • Degree in business administration with focus on human resource management at the Karl-Franzens-University Graz
  • Sales training Gustav Käser
  • Management certification according to Franklin Covey
  • Ongoing trainings in recruitment, employment law, management, career consultation and communication

Personal profile

After completing his degree, Martin Groß started working in the sales department of an international logistics system provider, before moving into HR-consulting. Since then, he has been looking after renowned companies, like KMU in Styria, for over 7 years. He is advising and supporting them with the recruitment of specialists and managers for technical and commercial areas.

He expertise in the fields of employee-hiring as well as employment-law is highly appreciated by both, his customers as well as his colleagues. His service-oriented and cooperative approach are important elements in his everyday work, as well as the respectful partnership with his contacts.

Interests

  • Recruitment
  • Sales
  • Graz as a business location
  • Automotive sector
  • Career consulting
  • Networking
  • Sports

Motto: Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristoteles

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Rainer Meeh

Managing Partner

ISG Personalmanagement GmbH
Frankenstraße 167
D-97078 Würzburg

Expertise

Rainer Meeh is your primary contact person and consultant in the region of Würzburg (Northern Bavaria).

After completing his studies in business management at the university in Würzburg with the degree of “Business Economist (FH), Rainer Meeh started his career at a specialist wholesaler for clocks, watches and technical accessories. At first his area of work comprised the organisation of fairs, sales force management, employee training and marketing combined with the responsibility for personnel.

After a short time he joined the management board and founded another trading company in the area of private label products where he held the post of managing director. Apart from selling to traditional specialist sole traders, the new company mainly supplied industrial companies with “suitable”, custom-made products.

Over the years Rainer Meeh’s entrepreneurial actions transitioned more and more into the consulting area. Since 2018 he has been managing partner and senior consultant for ISG.

Focus areas:

  • Search & selection of specialists and leaders
  • Professional & executive search
  • Recruiting projects in the automotive industry
  • Strategic consulting for special SME clients

Motto: “Those who do not want, find reasons. Those who want, find ways.” (Unknown)

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Martin Kleibaumhüter

Managing Partner

Am Eustenbach 132
D-33378 Rheda-Wiedenbrück

Expertise

Martin Kleibaumhüter is ISG Managing Partner in our East Westphalia office.

Following his professional training as an industrial clerk, Mr. Kleibaumhüter graduated in Economics from the University of Paderborn.

For the past 20 years, Mr. Kleibaumhüter has been working as a business and personnel consultant. He is also a listed consultant and trainer for the German Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA).

His consulting philosophy is based on honesty, trust and dialogue with his partners, and on the aim to fulfill the customer’s requirements in the best way possible.

In his work with ISG, Mr. Kleibaumhüter has specialized in consulting medium-sized companies in the industry sector. As a personnel consultant, Mr. Kleibaumhüter focuses primarily on personnel recruitment and integrated personnel management consulting.

Consulting emphasis on:

  • Search & selection of specialists and management personnel, executive search
  • Personnel marketing / employer branding
  • Interim management for HR tasks, including project management
  • Support of transitions, with focus on HR

Motto: „Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.“ (Henry Ford)

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