Maria C. Ocampo Mercado

Employee, Talent Management Expert, McKinsey & Company

Cologne, Germany



Professional experience for Maria C. Ocampo Mercado

  • Current , since Sep 2018

    Talent Management Expert

    McKinsey & Company

  • 2015 - 2018

    Strategy Success Manager

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    Helping customers to optimally use the cloud for their Talent Management Strategy

  • 2014 - 2015

    Human Resources Senior Expert

    Deutsche Post DHL Inhouse Consulting GmbH

  • 2012 - 2014

    Head of Recruitment

    ThoughtWorks Deutschland

    Responsible for the end to end recruitment of senior and highly technically skilled candidates. Customised the Global Employer Brand and its campaign for the German speaking market. Designed and implemented several innovative data-driven initiatives for talent identification, recruitment process management and reporting. Consulted the compan's leadership in hiring decisions, planning and forecase. Optimized the recruitment process for Europe reducing the time to hire.

  • 2011 - 2012

    Recruitment Lead Sales DACH & Nordics

    Google Germany GmbH

    - Responsible for recruitment in Google's sales organisation in DACH & Nordics using external sourcing of candidates of all levels and managing a highly complex selection process from the candidate and internal client side. - Collaborated in a global taskforce meant to develop an interface to deliver hiring statistics and analysis customised to different users and needs. - Delivered an extensive report and analysis on advanced sourcing techniques in DACH and Nordics. - Hire focus: Technical sales.

  • 2009 - 2010

    Associate Project Manager LATAM

    IVU Traffic Technologies AG

    - Main liaison and support between IVU executives and its contacts in Cali, Colombia and Santiago, Chile. - Managing deliveries and requests to and for the German providers for the project. - Requirements analyses (interfaces, data management, business operations) - Process flow designs (operations workflow, reporting) - QA/test plans and reports automation - Structure and development of training content and tools to be used onsite.

  • 2007 - 2009

    Business Analyst & PMO


    - Responsible to recruit graduates in the organisation after successfully implementing a marketing campaign for Irish students. - Coordination of all the stakeholders involved in the selection process for graduated including Senior Managers and Senior Executives. - Reduced graduate recruitment manager time and costs by 60% by implementing a new selection process while coordinating the new design with external consultants. - Hire focus: Technical.

  • 2005 - 2007

    Global Partnerships and Operations Director

    AIESEC International

    -Responsible for accounts such as TCS, ABN AMRO, InBev, DHL, UBS, Elextrolux, DHL and Alcatel-Lucent - Allocated 120 hires in 20 countries. - Coordination of a team of 6 talent brokers to sell the talent program in the key account organizations. - Design and implementation of delivery process and policies of the global talent program valid in 90 countries. - Hire focus: 50% Business, 50% Technical.

  • 2004 - 2005

    Global Talent Development Manager

    Deutsche Post DHL

    - Allocation of 45 AIESEC placements across Germany and 55 around the world ensuring the sustainability of the partnership. - Achieved a retention rate of 70% among the AIESEC hires. - Positioning and marketing of the program towards senior and line management in the organization. - Development of education materials and virtual support for internal customers. - Design and development of the Global Graduate Program (GROW). - Hire focus: 50% Business, 50% Technical.

  • 2003 - 2004

    AIESEC Mexico

    National Partnerships and Operations Director

    - Successful delivery and renewal of national key accounts of the national talent program. Responsible for accounts such as PwC, Coca-Cola, Cadbury-Schweppes, among others - Allocated 80 hires nationwide. - Screening and selection of candidates to fill the positions. - Training and facilitation in national conferences around topics such as: Organisational performance, product management and delivery, talent sourcing and selection. - Led 120 volunteers - Hire focus: 50% Business, 50% Technical.

  • 2003 - 2003

    Auto-Show Coordinator

    Mercedes-Benz Daimler Chrysler

    Marketing Internship: Assisting the Marketing Director in the organisation of the 2004 Auto-show.

  • 2001 - 2003

    Local Partnerships and Operations Director


    - Campus Recruitment - Establishing local corporate partnerships - Led a team of 15 volunteers - Recruitment focus: Technical.

Educational background for Maria C. Ocampo Mercado

  • Business Analytics

    Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Computer Science

    Dartmouth College

  • Geography, Computer Science

    RWTH Aachen

  • Business Studies

    Universidad Complutense

  • Business Administration, Computer Science

    Universidad La Salle


  • German


  • English

    First language

  • Spanish

    First language

  • Dutch




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