Our business is Executive Search. We recruit for international executive and high-level specialist positions. We focus on lifestyle markets: industries such as fashion, sports, shoes, jewellery, accessories, cosmetics and home living. Selection is our speciality. We match the right people with the right positions for you. This is what SUITS. stands for.
Who we are
Before Jürgen Müller began his second life as an HR consultant, he spent over 20 years at the magazine TextilWirtschaft – as an editor, correspondent, department head and from 2006 to 2011 as Editor in Chief. TextilWirtschaft is the leading German-language trade publication for the fashion business. In 2012 he made the move to Hartmann Consultants as a Managing Partner in Munich. In 2016 Jürgen Müller founded his own HR consultancy: SUITS.
Jürgen Müller has outstanding industry know-how and an almost unrivalled network in the fashion business. As a journalist he always believed it was his job to support fashion professionals in their work. This is still the case today: as an HR consultant he and his team find the right people to fill executive positions on an international level. His clients range from globally active companies to family businesses. Jürgen Müller also works for fashion industry service providers such as shop fitters, consultancies, agencies and media as well private equity firms.
The business administration graduate has expertise in functions at every stage of the value creation chain. Starting with all creative positions in design and product management, through purchasing, procurement and supply chain management to marketing and sales in retail, wholesale and e-commerce. In addition, Jürgen Müller has retained his journalistic connection with the industry to this day: as the author of the fashion business blog Profashionals.
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Sandra von Keitz
Sandra von Keitz has extensive HR management experience in the consumer & lifestyle industry. For almost 20 years she held various management roles at Levi Strauss & Co. and VF Corporation. 2011 she started her own business as an HR consultant specialising in organisational development, management coaching and executive search projects, amongst other having worked for a major HR consultancy based in the US. She has been a Partner of SUITS. since March 2017.
As an HR Manager at international fashion companies for many years, Sandra von Keitz possesses great expertise in all domains of HR, finance and general management. She brings a profound understanding of all key industry functions, from wholesale and retail, marketing and e-commerce to operations and controlling. Thanks to her outstanding network in the consumer & lifestyle sector, she is able to complete executive search projects quickly while meeting extremely precise requirements.
Sandra von Keitz has gained a degree in Business Administration and is trained in Management Coaching.
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combines, in his role as HR consultant, expertise in personnel selection founded in psychology with his passion for the fashion business.
He gained his first retail experience at the traditional men’s outfitter Hirmer and at Marc O’Polo in Munich. In the course of his psychology degree in Vienna, specialising in personality psychology, he deepened his knowledge of aptitude diagnostics and interview techniques. In a parallel role on the management board of a fashion chain he headed up recruitment and training, was responsible for purchasing and sales, and guided the company’s entry into the German market.
Ebert gained expertise in executive search during his time at Hartmann Consultants. Since then the psychology graduate has successfully filled key positions in all relevant areas for industry and trade.
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is a communications expert. As a trained television editor she reported on major fashion events and important industry figures for RTL EXCLUSIV. Her love for fashion led her from there to the Munich-based couture house Rena Lange, where she worked in corporate communications and got to know the world of a medium-sized family business form the inside.
For the last five years Inga Empt has owned her own PR agency specialising in fashion. In this way she came to appreciate the different needs of fashion designers and entrepreneurs and the related marketing and media activities. She knows all about the new challenges that digital communications bring for the lifestyle industry and the importance of filling these key positions with appropriately qualified people.
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Claudia Otte has been working successfully as a human resources consultant in the international fashion and lifestyle industry for a number of years.
Having trained as a journalist, she spent over a decade living in Paris, where she worked for ARTE and the international studio of ZDF. She has been deeply passionate about fashion ever since. In 2012 she moved to Berlin with her family and entered into human resources as a consultant. At Ohms Consulting she specialised in the fashion industry and built up her extensive network in the international creative scene.
Claudia Otte knows the fashion business inside out and has outstanding expertise in Executive Search. With her experience and contacts, she successfully helps companies to find top-level specialists and fill key positions, particularly in the creative sector.
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Kristina von Thun
Kristina von Thun brings all the threads of the business together. She runs the back office, takes care of the necessary infrastructure and coordinates all the appointments of the consultants, candidates and clients. Having started out in the real estate business, these days she is able to combine her personal interest in fashion with her professional career. Kristina von Thun has several years of experience managing a family-owned company and is also well versed in assistance and employee management. She is always the first point of contact for any enquiries.
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Tanja Bey first began to specialise in the field of HR management during her degree in Business Administration. She gained practical experience in executive search at a major HR consultancy in Munich. Subsequently she worked in in-house recruitment at a well-known digital start-up, thereby getting to know the other side of personnel recruitment. Her knowledge of the digital world and her ability to find the right candidate for even the most difficult positions make her a vital part of the SUITS. team.
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Annamaria Ludwig assists with candidate identification and contact through her research work. During her degree in Phonetics she focused on analysing how humans and machines process spoken language. Before joining SUITS. in May 2016 she gained her first professional experience at an international corporate consultancy.
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Why choose us
Having the best people is the key factor in rising above the competition. We seek, find and win over these decision-makers for your business.
In this age of social media, identifying candidates is no longer the problem. The art is in finding the right approach, assessing how they fit and winning them over for a particular role. This is where our expertise lies.
As industry specialists we know the market. We know how the market is developing and what demands this entails for decision-makers. This makes us competent sparring partners – for clients and candidates alike.
Personally we are very well connected and have excellent access to the movers and shakers of the industry. Our systematic approach enables us to complete our searches as efficiently and quickly as possible.
In doing so, we always remain aware of our great degree of responsibility. Conscientiousness, reliability and commitment form the basis of the long-term cooperation for which we strive.
Not least, SUITS. embodies the standard we set for ourselves: that everything fits just right. For the company and the candidate alike. So ultimately everybody wins.
Who loves us
We work for globally active brands and international retailers as well as family businesses and local players. Other clients include fashion industry service providers such as management consultancies, agencies and media as well as private equity firms.
Alexander Gedat, CEO, Marc O’Polo*
„As a journalist Jürgen Müller was always reliable, competent and incisive – not the worst qualities for a consultant.“
(* until 2017)
Anita Tillmann, CEO, Premium Group
„Jürgen Müller enjoys the trust of the industry as a whole. I have never heard a bad word said about him. His enormous network and industry know-how built up over many years offer the ideal conditions for successful cooperation.“
Andrea Karg, Founder & Creative Director, Allude
„Working together with SUITS. went smoothly and effectively: we managed to fill an important position at ALLUDE within short time and to our complete satisfaction.“
„I hold Jürgen Müller in high regard as an expert in his field with a large network and an outstanding portfolio. He works very quickly and purposefully and has an open, communicative manner.“
Thomas Schneider, Managing Partner, Popken Fashion Group
„His great understanding of our specific needs and the close, trusting relationship made working with him a pleasant experience as well as very efficient.“
Dr. Bernd Schröder, CEO, Christ*
„The team was always prepared to go the extra mile for us. This led to excellent appointments.“
(* until 2017)
Dr. Daniel Terberger, CEO, Katag
„I have known Jürgen Müller since joining the Katag board in 1998. I value him as a brilliant analyst, a competent expert and a sensitive communicator.“
Christoph Rosa, CEO CBR Fashion Holding*
„Jürgen Müller not only has an immense network but also an excellent understanding for our requirements. Particularly helpful are the meaningful preparations and presentations of the candidates with background information concerning stations as well as motives for changing jobs. Furthermore, we highly appreciate the quick processing of our requests.”
(* until 2016)
How we work
Our starting point is recruiting for positions with six-figure annual salaries. We generally agree a fixed fee. We only work on an exclusive basis, and not for performance-related compensation.
We only take on mandates we can actually fulfil. Our goal is to complete the project within 90 days. We only work for clients who can keep up with our tempo.
A detailed job profile forms the basis of our work. This factors in current and future requirements due to how the market develops as well as the cultural context of the company. This is where our extensive industry expertise pays off.
We submit a substantiated recommendation. Using tools we have developed ourselves, we are able to see a candidate’s potential as well as their current position. We will also gather references on request.
We adopt a systematic and efficient approach. Regular updates ensure maximum transparency. We organise all meetings and travel arrangements.
We donate a fixed percentage of our annual profit to charitable causes. In particular we support a foundation that assists the next generation of talent in the industry, the Wilhelm Lorch-Stiftung.
Panorama Magazin July 2017
Does everything have to be digital? Jürgen Müller talks about fashion fairs in Berlin and today’s challenges for retail trade in the Panorama magazine.
Today’s Candidates (2)
Up to every trick…
New SUITS. partner Sandra von Keitz
HR professional strengthens the team of Executive Search specialists for the fashion and lifestyle industries
You don´t stand a chance! Use it.
Family & Friends at SUITS.
Grand opening of our office in Munich.
Research Consultant (m/f)
Job opening at SUITS. – to begin as soon as possible.
Newcomer at SUITS.
As of September, Claudia Otte is the latest Consultant to join Jürgen Müller’s team. The experienced human resources consultant has an outstanding international network in the fashion and lifestyle business, particularly in the creative sector. Claudia Otte spent over 10 years in Paris; now she lives and works in Berlin and Munich. SUITS. was founded […]
SUITS. launches SUITS.Connect
This week SUITS. Executive Search is launching a new programme for recruitment to middle management and specialist positions: SUITS.Connect.
“Same business, but different”
Jürgen Müller interviewed by PANORAMA Magazine
Research Associates wanted
Join our team! Are you excited about the fashion and lifestyle business and looking to get to know this fascinating industry first hand?
Today’s Candidates (1)
When the job market becomes a demand market…
SUITS. is here
The new specialist for Executive Search in the fashion and lifestyle business