EXPERTS IN DIGITAL BUSINESS

modern heads executive search is one of the leading recruitment consultancies for:

digital business – technology – e-commerce – omnichannel retail

in Germany and Switzerland. Our key strengths lie in our insider expertise, specialist skills, and our involvement
in industry networks. It was founded in 2007 by Jochen Barringer and regards itself as a specialist service provider that fulfills individual mandates,
thus guaranteeing top-level quality and unrivalled industry expertise.

References

Ringier

“Many thanks for the successful collaboration and the exemplary selection process.”
Thomas Kaiser, CEO

EMP

“Excellent work. The modern heads staff think for themselves and introduce new ideas.”
Ernst Trapp, CEO

arvato

“I regard modern heads as one of the best-networked HR consultancy agencies for digital business in Switzerland.”
Claudio Piazza, CEO

zanox

“An excellent Executive Search Consultancy.”
Martin Rieß, Managing Director DACH

cashgate

“Excellent collaboration. modern heads understands our needs and finds us the right candidates.”
Helga Dancke, CEO

manor

“modern heads has an impressively high level of expertise in the fields of e-commerce and omnichannel retail.”
Vanessa Delplace, E-commerce & Omnichannel Director

iba

modern heads is excellently networked in e-commerce and the mail order business in Switzerland.”
Christa Furter, CEO

vögele

“The cooperation was very successful, thank you for everything and all the best for the future!”
Max Bertschinger, Head of HR & Finances

publigroupe

“The hallmarks of our long-standing collaboration with modern heads in Switzerland and Germany are trust, expertise, and professionalism.”
Brigitte Schleipen, Chief Human Resources Officer

successful mandates

Besetzungen

These are examples of some of the positions that we have successfully filled for our clients:

C-Level-Positionen

Chief E-Commerce Officer, Zurich

Chief Technology Officer, northern Germany

Chief Operations Officer Mail Order and E-Commerce, Germany

Chief Sales Officer, Berlin

CMO and E-Commerce Director, western Switzerland

Marketing and E-Commerce Director, Board Member, central Switzerland

Purchasing Director and Board Member, Zurich area

Management and Specialist Positions:

E-Commerce Manager Integration, northwestern Switzerland

Data Warehouse and Reporting Manager, Zurich area

Connectivity Development Manager, Zurich area

Head of Digital Experience Development, Switzerland

Head of Sales Campaign Management, Switzerland

Senior Enterprise Sales Manager, Germany and Switzerland

E-Commerce Manager, Germany

CRM Manager, Berlin

Category Manager Kiosks and Confectionery, Switzerland

Senior Software Developer, German

IT Project Manager, German

ERP Project Manager, Switzerland

Product Manager and Strategic Business Sector Manager, Switzerland

Project Manager Online Technology, Germany

Process Manager Order Management and Payment, German

Process Manager Logistics and Fulfillment, Germany

Senior SAP Consultant Retail, Germany

a leader in switzerland’s digital business sector

We are Switzerland’s leading executive search firm for the digital business, technology, e-commerce, and omnichannel retail sectors. Our unrivalled network gives us access to industry associations and companies, enabling us to fill top-level executive posts as well as management and specialist positions with candidates from Switzerland and the nearby countries.

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We have detailed knowledge of the different salaries and benefit packages involved, and we are happy to provide upfront information on AHV (Swiss social security insurance), superannuation schemes, source taxation, and other specific issues. As a result, we can take care of organizational matters on our clients’ behalf so that the interview process can concentrate on candidates’ professional and personal qualifications for the role.

Our company owner Jochen Barringer has lived and worked in Switzerland as a member of the board at Ackermann Versandhaus AG for five years. He has unsurpassed access to Swiss candidates and a keen feeling for whether the “mentality” of a candidate from outside the country will fit the requirements of a Swiss client.

modern heads has an office in Switzerland and therefore fulfills the Swiss statutory requirement regarding agencies that can act on behalf of Swiss companies. Detailed information on the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs’ (seco) rules against recruitment agencies based outside Switzerland can be found here.

strong partners for tough challenges

Our capital lies in our network and in our contacts with the key sectors of e-commerce, retail, media, telecommunications, digital marketing, and technology. We make sure we keep our knowledge of these fields up to date and stay abreast of the latest developments in the market. Our principal network partners in these areas are:

universitaet-st-gallen

k5-liga

d3con

netcomm-suisse

bevh

dm-exco

internet-world

rockstars

swiss-e-commerce-congress

bvdw

EHI

sivg

neocom

vasvad

about us

Jochen Barringer
Sabine Wiskotschil
Uwe Ahrens
Franziska Falke
Jochen Barringer

Jochen Barringer

Jochen Barringer is one of the leading executive search consultants for the digital business, technology, e-commerce, and omnichannel retail sectors in Germany and Switzerland. After studying for a master’s in Integrated Marketing Communications in the United States, he held management positions at OTTO Versand, Bertelsmann, Hess Natur, and Ackermann Versandhaus (Switzerland) – most recently as Executive Vice President for Marketing and Sales. Since 2005, he has acted as an independent executive search consultant and as an industry expert on dialog marketing at the University of St. Gallen’s Institute of Marketing. In 2007, he set up modern heads executive search in Germany and Switzerland.

Sabine Wiskotschil

Sabine Wiskotschil

Sabine Wiskotschil is a Senior Executive Search Consultant for the digital business, technology, e-commerce, and omnichannel retail sectors in Germany and Switzerland. After studying art history and classical archaeology, she pursued a career in sales and management at companies including Lufthansa, Debitel, and Hewlett Packard. She has been an executive search consultant since 2009 of modern heads executive search since 2012.

Uwe Ahrens

Uwe Ahrens

Uwe Ahrens is a researcher for executive searches in the fields of digital business, technology, e-commerce, and omnichannel retail in Germany and Switzerland. After training as a communications expert and military security officer with the Federal Army, he moved into diplomatic service and served at various German embassies around the world. He joined modern heads executive search in 2013, where he develops and implements project-based search strategies.

Franziska Falke

Franziska Falke

After qualifying as a DSV-certified multilingual secretary, Franziska Falke studied textile design at the University of Art and Design in Hamburg. When she graduated in 1998, she joined BMW in Munich, where she worked in color & trim design. In 2001 she began working as a freelancer, designing fabrics for the automobile industry and lecturing on design. She now works in graphic design, developing textbooks, Web sites, corporate identities, and merchandise. In 2007 she joined modern heads executive search, where her focus is on text processing and graphic design.

Jochen BarringerJochen Barringer

more on the person

Jochen Barringer is one of the leading executive search consultants for the digital business, technology, e-commerce, and omnichannel retail sectors in Germany and Switzerland.

After studying for a master’s in Integrated Marketing Communications in the United States, he held management positions at OTTO Versand, Bertelsmann, Hess Natur, and Ackermann Versandhaus (Switzerland) – most recently as Executive Vice President for Marketing and Sales.

Since 2005, he has acted as an independent executive search consultant and as an industry expert on dialog marketing at the University of St. Gallen’s Institute of Marketing. In 2007, he set up modern heads executive search in Germany and Switzerland.

Sabine WiskotschilSabine Wiskotschil

more on the person

Sabine Wiskotschil is a Senior Executive Search Consultant for the digital business, technology, e-commerce, and omnichannel retail sectors in Germany and Switzerland.

After studying art history and classical archaeology, she pursued a career in sales and management at companies including Lufthansa, Debitel, and Hewlett Packard.

She has been an executive search consultant since 2009 of modern heads executive search since 2012.

Uwe AhrensUwe Ahrens

more on the person

Uwe Ahrens is a researcher for executive searches in the fields of digital business, technology, e-commerce, and omnichannel retail in Germany and Switzerland.

After training as a communications expert and military security officer with the Federal Army, he moved into diplomatic service and served at various German embassies around the world.

He joined modern heads executive search in 2013, where he develops and implements project-based search strategies.

Franziska FalkeFranziska Falke

more on the person

After qualifying as a DSV-certified multilingual secretary, Franziska Falke studied textile design at the University of Art and Design in Hamburg.

When she graduated in 1998, she joined BMW in Munich, where she worked in color & trim design. In 2001 she began working as a freelancer, designing fabrics for the automobile industry and lecturing on design. She now works in graphic design, developing textbooks, Web sites, corporate identities, and merchandise.

In 2007 she joined modern heads executive search, where her focus is on text processing and graphic design.

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Hamburg

modern heads executive search

Jochen Barringer
+49 (40) 76978930
Hansaplatz 5
D-20099 Hamburg

barringer@modern-heads.com

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modern heads executive search

Sabine Wiskotschil
+49 (30) 31179988
Wielandstrasse 29
D-10629 Berlin

wiskotschil@modern-heads.com

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