TOPOS is looking for
the best minds

Look for the best consultant


TOPOS at a Glance


Largest owner-managed
German headhunting company


Established in Hamburg


Positions filled






Interim Managers
directly accessible

TOPOS – Partner
of the middle class
since 1988

For over 35 years, TOPOS has been a partner to medium-sized companies in filling management and key positions with top candidates. This makes TOPOS one of the most experienced and efficient personnel consultancies in Germany and currently the second-biggest owner-operated consultancy in the industry. Since our foundation in 1988, we have successfully filled several thousand positions with individual strategies.

Our range of services in personnel consulting includes modern headhunting, executive search, the search for specialists and experts, and management development. In addition, we support our clients in the TOPOS Interim Management division with temporary managers and Chief Restructuring Officers.

In our daily work, we rely on our national and international network, professional search processes and transparent evaluation methodology. Clients also benefit from our cross-location approach. Our team of consultants is in constant exchange and accumulates its industry-specific knowledge, so that our clients can be sure that even the most demanding projects are handled efficiently and successfully.

Our Claim ...

… is to find the most suitable specialist, the top leader or a bold interim manager for your company’s success – we do whatever it takes to win the top candidate for you.

Individual Teams for best results

To bring together what belongs together, we develop the best possible tailor-made solutions for our clients. Each task requires its own approach. This includes individually assembled, high-performance teams of personnel consultants, researchers and project staff who support our clients with their industry knowledge and personal contacts throughout the entire project.


We see ourselves as providers of ideas and consultants at eye level and master the balancing act between discretion and transparency. A business relationship based on partnership thrives on trust in the expertise and integrity of the partner.

Highest quality standards

We also meet our clients’ expectations through our documented compliance with the principles of proper and qualified personnel consulting (GOPB) of the Bundesverband Deutscher Unternehmensberatungen (BDU) of which TOPOS is a member. Furthermore, we are an associated partner of the umbrella organization Deutsches Interim Management e.V. (DDIM).

With TOPOS it's all about ...
... not only communication, but above all about understanding.

We understand how to read your expectations between the lines. And we know how to convince your potential employees of the qualities that you offer.

We identify the companies in which your desired candidate could be hiding – even if the ideal personality is not on a traditional career path. We use many channels on our search, including social media.

Finding the Best!


In-depth knowledge of the industry and company coupled with meticulous market analysis separate the wheat from the chaff.

Strong Networks

Strong personal networks enable access to the best. Reputation and appearance of the personnel consultancy commissioned are critical factors for success.

BEST Contacts

Our consultants know the market, and the market knows our consultants. This ensures that top executives are accessible when approached directly and react with interest.


Business magazines such as WirtschaftsWoche, Handelsblatt or FOCUS BUSINESS have also continuously honoured TOPOS as one of the leading personnel consultancies in Germany in recent years.

And it works: a success rate of over 95 % proves our methodology right. Over 80 % of our projects come from existing clients. Are you one of them yet? If not, give us a call, so we can personally convince you of the benefits.

Global Reach,
local knowledge

Direct Search around the globe! As the exclusive German partner of the IESF (International Executive Search Federation) we guarantee professional and reliable support in the recruitment of executives across the globe.

IESF is a cooperation of leading independent personnel consultancies in Europe, America, Asia and Australia. With around 50 offices in over 20 countries, IESF is number one among the international networks in the field of executive search. You can always let us direct the project from our German office, you can work with one of our on-site partners, or we can tailor the project organisation to your special needs and requirements. The filling of management positions at the international level is always guaranteed through consistent quality and professionalism, as well as our longstanding relationships with our partners.

Your Career

The right personalities make the difference! Who knows this better than a personnel consultancy?

Make the difference at TOPOS and become part of our team.

Are you an experienced consultant, accomplished researcher or simply a great personality with enthusiasm, empathy and persuasiveness? Then we would like to get to know you.

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