Jan Pautsch

Director in Berlin, Germany

Jan Pautsch

Director in Berlin, Germany

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I run Cogs Berlin and head up their design practice in Germany. Cogs is a global specialist talent consultancy in the product, design and transformation space with offices in London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Shenzhen and Berlin.

Prior to joining Cogs, I have held business leadership and executive design positions in Aperto - An IBM Company, Scholz & Friends and argonauten G2. I led design on projects such as the Global Digital Design Framework for Volkswagen {Design 4.0}, The Digital Concert Hall of the Berlin Philharmonics and the digital platform of Volkswagen’s first transmedia storytelling campaign ‚Rally the World’. Me and my teams have won more than 60 international awards.

Throughout my career I came to understand that employee experience should be at the heart of a company’s objectives. Because of this, organizations must use a holistic approach to talent strategy in terms of attracting and retaining the best people to stay ahead. In this area, I offer extensive experience from the industry and provide a bespoke consulting service for the talent acquisition needs of blue-chip tech-brands, management consultancies & their innovation hubs, service design agencies and tech-startups.

My offer?

• Lean Leadership: business strategy, P&L responsibility, team lead, leadership coaching, implementing Design Thinking, setting OKRs

• Talent Strategy: Deep knowledge of how to identify, attract and hire top digital talent at the intersection of design, technology and business. Talent insight and counsel for companies looking to build and grow design capabilities in Berlin and Germany

• Strategic Consulting for companies on their recruitment strategy, process and organizational design

• New Business Development

• Employer Branding

• Scaling Culture

I’m a member of the International Academy of Digital Art and Science, juror of the Lovie and Webby Awards and I volunteer for Ironhack and ReDI School.
I’m a certified Systemic Business Coach (BC)®.

  • Work
    • Cogs Berlin