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Lars Schott :

Your Berlin-based HR Interim Manager 


Subsequent to graduating in law with the focus on Labour Law, I worked for an international Human Resources Consultancy in Munich. This was when I realised that I had an innate flair for entrepreneurial negotiation. I’ve been working as a freelance HR Manager since 2008 and have managed numerous HR projects of differing calibres for clients in Germany ever since: From start-ups to medium-sized companies to global corporations.

In my opinion, expertise in Personnel Management is not limited to one industry and is therefore easily transferable. For this reason, I’m active across all sectors. I mainly work in Generalist functions and look after client enquiries in the field of Interim Recruiting, HR Management, Labour Law and Change Management. In doing so, I combine my knowledge of Labour Law with competencies from Human Resources and Organisational Development.

In addition to my occupation as an HR Manager, I also regularly work as a Project Manager for clients’ HR projects. I have provided project managing support to various company closures, as well as in transactions for the implementation of Mergers & Acquisitions. My day-to-day business furthermore includes supporting clients in the introduction of software solutions or in Project Management when establishing HR Departments. 

Work Experience

2008 - heute

Freelance HR Interim Manager

Focus :      

  • Interim Recruiting

  • HR Manager, HR Business Partner

  • Change Management

  • Labor Law & Restructuring

  • Merger & Acquisition


KWS (Agriculture / BioTech / Life Science)

HR Business Partner Romania & Bulgaria

(Topics: Introduction HR Business Partner Model, International HR Management, Labor Law, Compensation & Benefits, HR Process Management)


Yves Rocher (FMCG)

HR Project Manager / Labor Relations Manager

(Topics: HR consulting for business model change , Change Management & Transformation, Labor Law, Negotiation of reconciliation of interests and social plan, Cooperation with works councils, HR project management)


KWS (Agriculture / BioTech / Life Science)

HR Business Partner Global Functions

(Topics: International HR Management, Introduction HR Business Partner Model, International Hirings, Global Mobility, Labour Law, Labour Relations, HR Process Management, HR Projects)


Gilson (BioTech / Life Science)

HR Manager Central Europe

(Topics: International HR Management, HR Strategy & Model, HR Transformation, Design of HR Processes, Talent Acquisition Europe, Learning & Development)


Storengy (Energy)

HR Manager / Interim Recruiter

(Topics: HR Operations, Recruiting, Labour Law, Labour Relations, Compensation & Benefits, Principle issues and collekctive employment conditions)


Röhm (Chemical)

HR Project Manager

(Topics: HR Project Management, Merger & Acquistion, Labour Law, Change Management, Compensation & Benefits)


Alimera Sciences (Pharma)

Labor Relations Manager

(Topics: Cooperation with Works Councils, collective labor law, negotiation of Works Agreements, development of company guidelines & policies)

2018 - 2019

ENGIE (Energy)

Head of HR

(Topics: Advice on the implementation of M&A activities, transfer of business accordance with § 613 a BGB, Carve Out Design, Collective Labor Law (BetrVG, TVG), Labor Relations, Change Management)

2017 - 2018

PRELIOS Germany Group (Real Estate)

Head of Human Resources with focus on recruiting

(Topics: Operational HR Management, HR Operations, Recruiting, Learning & Development, Labor Law, HR Controlling, HR Reporting)


DB Bahnbau Group / Deutsche Bahn (Transportation)

HR Consultant for company takeovers / Interim Recruiter

(Topics: HR Operations, transfer of operations in accordance with § 613 a BGB, Change Management, Labour Law, Recruiting)​


EATON (Automotive)

Site HR Manager

(Topics: Implementation of a plant closure, Setting-up of an external transfer company, Change Management, Labor Law, Industrial Relations)


Ground Solution (Aviation)

Head of HR

(Topics: Strategic consultation in company mergers, Establishment of HR Management, Industrial Relations, implementation of Organisational Change, reconciliation of interests & social contribution plan negotiations)


Passage Service Schönefeld / GlobeGround (Aviation)

Head of HR

(Topics: HR Operations, Change Management, Collective Labour Law (BetrVG, TVG), Labour Relations, Compensation & Benefits, HR standards & processes)


Passage Service Schönefeld / GlobeGround (Aviation)

HR consultant for business transfers

(Topics: Implementation of a transfer of business according to § 613 a BGB, HR strategy in setting up the company, labor law, labor relations)


GlobeGround (Aviation)

Head of HR

(Topics: Implementation of a shutdown, restructuring and reorganization, change management, labor relations, labor law, support for dismissal matters)


ECE Group (Real Estate)

Interim Recruiter

(Topics: Recruiting, competency-based interviews, commissioning and management of executive search firms, optimisation of existing recruiting processes)

2012 - 2013

GDF SUEZ (Energy)

HR Business Partner

(Topics: HR Operations, Labor Law, collective bargaining law, Labor Relations, transfer of business according to § 613 a BGB, change management)


Alstom (Engineering)

Interim Recruiter

(Topics: Recruiting, interviews, commissioning and management of executive search firms, Employer Branding) 


DailyDeal / Google (Start-Up)

Interim Recruiter

(Topics: Recruiting, Active Sourcing, job interviews, employer branding, optimization of existing HR processes)



Interim Recruiter

(Topics: Recruiting, Active Sourcing, direct telephone contact, job interviews, Talent Management, HR reporting)

2009 - 2011

Mühlenhoff & Partner (all branches)

SKP Dr. Stoebe Kern & Partner (all branches)

Consultant (Outplacement)

​(Topics: Implementation of staff cutbacks, providing support for employees in transitional companies/transfer undertakings, Change Management, Job Coaching, consultation in occupational reorientation)

2006 - 2008

Bühler Unternehmens- und Personalberatung (Financial Services)

Consultant (Executive Search)

(Topics: Executive Search for law firms, investment banks and private equity, Project Management, Research, direct approach by telephone, Job Interviews, Confidential Reports)


2007 - 2009

Studies in human resources and organizational development (Master of Arts)

Technical University of Kaiserslautern

Focus: Change Management 

2000 - 2005

Law studies (state examination) 

Free University of Berlin

Focus: Collective Labor Law

Additional Training

Specialist lawyer course in Employment Law

Compensation & Benefits Manager (Hay Group/Korn Ferry)

Specialist for Company Pension Schemes (BRBZ)

Mediator - focus on business mediation (BM)

Systemic Coach (DGSF)

Prince2 Practitioner

Scrum Masters and Product Owners

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