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Born 1988 Education Master of Science in International Management Occupation Personnel manager Area of responsibility Personnel support for the vehicle development department with approx. 450 employees Hobbies Handball, golf A perfect workday is: Exciting, rich in variety and full of conversations with interesting, potential new co-workers Do these characteristics also apply in the business department at Mercedes- AMG? Of course. Here, everyone in every department is challenged — and championed. If you break ranks with new, good ideas, you won’t be forced to slow down. Instead the chances are that the next day you’ll get a short memo: Do it! It sounds like you’ve also experienced this yourself? (Laughs.) Oh, yes! Whereas in other companies, for example, there’s a strong central department that takes its one-size-fits-all approach to everything, at Mercedes-AMG you’re involved in advising and planning on all hierarchical levels when it serves the purpose. In the personnel department, we’ve launched our own IT ideas, for example, and are currently directly involved in the implementation. In other companies, something like that would be inconceivable. Then our colleagues in IT come in and explain to us which solutions we have to work with. That sounds unusual. And it is. Back before and during the time I was studying for my degree, I had the opportunity to work for a different, equally great company, but it was at AMG that I felt like I’d truly found my place. For all that we accomplish as individuals, what ultimately counts here is teamwork. At Mercedes-AMG, you are not only responsible for your share of a task but always for the overall result as well. You stand on the frontlines of your area of responsibility. In your interviews with applicants, how do you determine whether the candidate suits Mercedes-AMG’s racing spirit? I think for that I use a combination of good selection tools and experience to determine whether I’ve got just an applicant or a future colleague sitting in front of me. Let’s put it this way: It doesn’t hurt to already be familiar with our products and the history of Mercedes-AMG. But in doing so, I don’t want to hear just stories memorized by rote. Some applicants, for example, talk about “the A-Class”, but the ones who are better informed speak quite consciously about the “Mercedes-AMG A 45”. Do you really know all of the Mercedes- AMG vehicles? Well, sure — as a result of our dedicated management of the specialist departments, we in personnel management are never too far away from it all. Plus, as part of employee long-term testing, we’re always able to drive one of our cars. Furthermore, the opportunity even exists to test the Mercedes-AMG vehicles on a closed track for an entire day at special employee programs. And don’t believe for a minute that those of us in personnel don’t like to hit the gas! 135


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