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Consulting Profile

Interim HR Manager

Ahmet Elmas

42 years - Cologne/Bonn-based | offering Europe-wide project flexibility.


An entrepreneurial leader with an unwavering belief in the transformative power of people and a dedication to making a meaningful impact.


Passionate about being a genuine business partner, guiding companies through growth, transformation, and development to leave a lasting legacy.


Deep enthusiasm for Strategic HR Transformation 🎯, Process Optimization 🔄, Analytics 📈, Stakeholder Management 🤝, and Team Leadership 👏🏼.


Talent Acquisition

Specializing in high-volume and executive recruiting, leveraging data-driven metrics, and innovating candidate journey management.

Legal & Compliance

Excellence in navigating the legal complexities of recruitment, including GDPR and e-privacy, to ensure a compliant hiring process.

Crisis Management

Proficiency in addressing recruitment challenges during crises and industry disruptions.

HR-IT Solutions

Proficiency in implementing and optimizing ATS and 3rd Party systems, enhancing performance tracking and talent pool building.

HR Transformation

Specialization in redesigning HR functions, streamlining processes, and enhancing competencies to drive organisational growth.

Diversity & Inclusion

Focus on developing strategies for diverse talent pools and fostering inclusive workplaces to ensure a well-rounded and equitable workforce.

Interim Assignments

Kundenprojekte genYus


1&1 Telecommunication SE

Framework Manager People Experience (PX) & Head of Recruiting & Project Manager Recruiting Analytics

Hiring Target = +500 Roles p.a.

Team Size: 15 Team Members

Implemented strategic enhancements to optimize processes, ensure a positive candidate experience, and align with business objectives. Managed the technical aspects of the people attraction and acquisition system landscape and successfully engaged and managed stakeholders, including C-level executives. Implemented metrics to drive efficiency and timeliness in recruiting processes.

McMakler GmbH

Director Talent Acquisition & Manager Talent Services

→ Hiring Target = +500 Roles p.a.

→ Team Size: 25 Team Members with 3 direct reports

Responsible for leading the Talent Acquisition team, including 25 employees and 4 sub-units. Led all headcount planning and advised our leadership team on hiring strategies in alignment with growth expectations. In addition, the training of employees in active sourcing, social media recruiting, the creation of talent pools, and the implementation of appropriate methods.

Areas of Expertise

Talent, Executive and Tech Recruitment

→ High-Volume Recruiting across Sales, Corporate Functions, Technical Engineering, Software Development, Technology Consulting, and Research & Development.

→ Specialization in recruiting highly skilled roles, including Senior Management, Director Level, VP, and C-Level hires, utilizing various selection methods.

→ Proficiency in technical recruiting for ERP areas like Infor, Oracle, and SAP, as well as industrial engineering positions at all levels.

Coaching, Training & Process Management

→ Proven ability to manage and coach remote teams, offering training programs for managers.

→ Conducts Hiring Manager Trainings and Design Thinking Workshops to enhance talent acquisition capabilities.

→ Expertise in optimizing recruitment processes, including Process Documentation, Requirements Gathering, gender circles, and addressing gender bias in job ads.

HR Analytics & Reporting

→ Experience in establishing efficient global Talent Acquisition operations, focusing on data analytics.

→ Proficiency in leveraging analytics tools like Qlik, PowerBi, SAP Analytics Cloud, Tableau, LinkedIn Insights, and Gartner Talent Neuron to drive recruitment strategies.

Candidate-Centric Approach

→ Skilled in managing the Candidate Journey, nurturing cold/warm leads, referrals, and prospects through various technologies.

→ Expertise in creating Candidate Personas and innovative sourcing methods, including active sourcing activities, to ensure an aligned and exceptional candidate experience.

ATS Implementation & HR-IT Transformation

→ Proficient in the selection, implementation, and optimization of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and a wide range of HR technology solutions, including third-party applications like Indeed, LinkedIn Talent Solutions, Phenom, and more.

→ Plays a pivotal role in HR transformation efforts, which involve redesigning HR operating models, reengineering HR processes, implementing new technologies, and developing competencies to align HR with organizational goals.

Employer Branding & DEI Initiatives

→ Developed employer branding initiatives, enhancing the employer value proposition and Candidate Experience.

→ Leads the development of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategies, including writing gender-neutral job ads, creating diverse interview questions, scorecards, and fostering an inclusive workplace culture.

Legal & Compliance Expertise

→ Proficient in navigating legal and compliance aspects of recruitment, including regulations like GDPR and e-privacy, to ensure a smooth and compliant hiring process.

Global Consulting & Support

→ Strategic consulting and support for proactive recruiting in various business environments, including startups, scaling, and hyper-growth scenarios.

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