Successful not only in Germany but around the world – that describes most of my clients. Thus I supported my clients globally. Please find here 10 testimonials from 9 different countries.
Germany Oliver supported my team during the set-up of our new HRIT-solution. He managed the challenge to keep the balance between the requirements of the project and those of his everyday responsibilities as HR Business Partner. Although he has been forced to work completely remote (due to the pandemic Corona situation) he developed trustful relationships with stakeholders from every leadership level (i.e. from employees to managing directors) and from works council to external providers. His outstanding analytical strength and his excellent capabilities to influence partners in complex and sometimes conflicting situations has been of great help within this mission critical project he worked on.
I wish to express my gratefulness for his professional experience as well as for the easy-to-go-along-attitude.
Andreas Gärtner, Head of HR, Universal Investment
China Mr. Schulz-Oster co-worked with me on a talent review project with a focus on our employee development activity and a compensation review project to introduce salary levels, mid points and competitive packages especially for key talents. I was deeply impressed with him not only the professional knowledge and skill sets he shared with us but also the highly active and devout working attitude he exhibited. He also has the analytical skills to diagnose problems and devise viable solutions.
I recommend him for any international or Chinese company setting up S.M.A.R.T talent management or competitive compensation structure without reservation.
Forrest Xiang Li, Chief Representative, Weinmann Geräte für Medizin GmbH
DubaiOliver is one of the most versatile HR directors I have ever worked with. He is well connected with the business and contributes to strategic decision making on people and careers. A Human Resources Leader, who has tremendous experience in diverse and multi-cultural environments. He was instrumental in guiding the team to look for excellence in whatever we do. I am sure his Analytical and Leadership skills will be a valued asset in setting up and developing the HR infrastructure for his clients.
Rajiv Shankar, at the time Finance Manager Cabot Corp. United Arab Emirates
JapanI have worked with Oliver-san to lead change management for a small-medium sized enterprise in North Asia region. We worked together for changing the local grading system to align with the global one and for creating a talent matrix. His strength is not only C&B and Talent Management area but also his active listening skills to understand the people and culture to make things happen. In my experience Oliver-san has added real value on the business, and brings a fantastic mix of professionalism, insight, creativity with sense of humor. I would highly recommend Oliver-san for your HR transformation.
Hayato Yasuzawa, at the time Group General Manager, Human Resources, North Asia, Fonterra
PolandOliver Schulz-Oster’s consultative approach helped our company in implementing our HR initiatives to support the Business. His professionalism in talent development and compensation solutions was an inspiration for the whole team. The Management Team admired Oliver’s way to implement new strategies with a great attention to communicating the changes to our people. Outstanding was also his willingness to tackle difficult issues. With his proactive and solution oriented manner, it is always a pleasure (and fun) to work with Oliver.
Agnieszka Lisowska, HR Manager, Armacell Poland Sp z oo
RussiaI have been working with Oliver for a long time, when he was HR Director for Fonterra. He is great manager as his approaches were very productive for the company in Russia. It has been possible as it had based on understanding of Russian specifics, good knowledge in managing and motivating the staff. The company had many challenges in HR area from recruiting people, meeting local legislations, developing internal policies with global compliance, setting up market remuneration scheme, developing talents and starters. In all areas we had very strong support from Oliver and successful managing key process in HR.
Vitaly Balabanov, at the time General Director, Fonterra Russia
RussiaOliver is a dedicated professional with a strong knowledge and wealth of experience in various aspects of HR management. He was instrumental in implementing an advanced performance assessment and personal development system. I indeed enjoyed working with Oliver in good times, but I was most impressed by his professionalism and personality during the days that were among the most difficult in my career... Together we had to manage a significant downsizing of a country office, and Oliver's approach was a real example of professionalism and integrity. It was a tough and unpleasant job, but Oliver showed me how it can be done treating people with dignity and respect.
Alexey Statsenko, at the time General Counsel, Fonterra Russia
South AfricaI was privileged to work with Oliver during a sensitive time while Fonterra and Clover negotiated their JV in South Africa. Oliver, in his capacity as Regional HR Manager for Fonterra, was instrumental in negotiating a fair deal for all, demonstrating good negotiation skills, cultural sensitivity and always with clear objectives and highly results driven.
Anton Maas, at the time Sales Director, Fonterra South Africa
SpainI was in the lucky position working together with Oliver in Armacell. Oliver is a great professional in Human Resources. I would like to highlight his way of working: Easy going, transparent and hardworking. A team worker a company can count on!!
Jaap de Jager, at the time General Manager Europe West & Africa, Armacell
SwitzerlandOliver has a worldwide experience in various industries, speaks five languages, and is specialized in Human resources (the capital H is deliberate). Oliver worked with us in Switzerland and Italy, and his feedback, insight, and support, was pivotal for our local HR departments. His experience and knowledge and his unbiased approach to people and organizations led us to the right solutions.
Han Marcolina, General Manager, Armacell Switzerland & Italy, at that time
United KingdomOliver supported the directors of Fonterra (Logistics) Ltd in difficult projects: The restructuring of the company included developing and implementing termination of long service staff (redundancy). Oliver handled these with professionalism and respect for staff, while maintaining the company’s position. He also consulted local management on sourcing and implementing pension schemes for staff as part of the compliance requirements of UK Employment law. He worked diligently to obtain the required level of detail understanding to be able to give guidance for management decisions. His collaborative style was highly appreciated in the local company.
Gulab Sharma, Director, Fonterra (Logistics) Ltd, UK