Jan Pautsch

Strategic Talent Partner and Headhunter in Berlin, Germany

Jan Pautsch

Strategic Talent Partner and Headhunter in Berlin, Germany

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I’m connecting transformational talent with the right opportunity and I shape the future of businesses by giving access to highly experienced specialists.

My mission is to design genuine personal relationships in an ever-changing technology- and transaction-driven recruiting landscape. Putting the 'Human' Back in 'Human Capital'.

Coming from the industry, I understand it’s evolution and it’s needs 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.

Currently, I run Cogs Berlin. 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 at 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″. Together with my teams, I have won more than 60 international awards.

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

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

  • Work
    • Cogs Berlin