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Global M Case Study

Project details


E-commerce / online marketplace

Project Type

Embedded Recruitment


Berlin, Germany

About our client

OLX Group is a global online marketplace, operating in 45 countries, and is the largest online classified ads company in Brazil, India, Bulgaria, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Portugal and Ukraine. It was founded in 2006.




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Global M implanted a Lead Talent Partner for 12 months with the OLX Berlin branch, whose sole focus was to integrate and build relationships, whilst leading a team of 4 remote Talent Partners in London, recruiting across Site Reliability Engineering, Development, Engineering Managers, Infrastructure Engineers (AWS), and C-Suite (VP of Engineering).

Why Global M

Global {M} has vast experience building international technology teams, and has worked within the German markets for over 4 years, sourcing in-country as well as relocating technology candidates into German Cities; including Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart, and Dusseldorf.

Having worked with OLX on a successful fee-per-placement model, Global M agreed to work in a more integrated way to ensure clear communication and a better understanding of the technical requirements. The model proved successful making many key hires, including the VP of Engineering within the European group of OLX Group.


OLX are a successful e-commerce platform, with thousands of employees across 45 countries. They have several key development hubs in Europe, across Berlin, Lisbon, Posnan, and Amsterdam. With their size, they have built a strong internal Talent Acquisition team. Global M wanted to ensure that we understood the entire recruitment process, listened and learned from the Head of Talent, and met the Management within the business, to build a clear picture. Once integrated the team had the task of delivering high-quality technology candidates, each having their key responsibilities, and targets and working with the Lead Talent Partner to deliver high business growth targets.


We brought a Senior Talent Partner on board, who travelled to Berlin, and worked there 4 days per week onsite, and within the business. The Talent Partner was an experienced recruiter, with excellent interpersonal and stakeholder management skills. Once integrated the partner, built a team within Global M HQ that delivered across key areas: Site Reliability Engineering, Development, Engineering Managers, Infrastructure Engineers (AWS), and C-Suite (VP of Engineering).


36 hires; development (back-end and front-end), engineering managers, product, site reliability engineers, security engineer, finance, and C-Suite.

Client experience

I met the Global M Consultant whilst they were working onsite for OLX. They approached me, as if they were working for OLX with open communication and transparency. This is the main reason why I have rejected offers from other companies and continued with one recommended by them. As the engineering manager who is growing the new team, I continued collaboration with Global M. Our cooperation is clear and easy, as they provide great candidates for open positions. The onsite solution really helps us ensure an effective and smooth recruitment and onboarding process.

Dejan Hvetkovic, Engineering Manager

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