Miodrag Sasa Perin
New York City
I have worked at Bertelsmann for over 20 years where I have been instrumental in most of the HR Recruiting technology and infrastructure. I led the build out of the first global home-grown applicant tracking system, then the migration onto Microsoft .Net. I have led 6 full-scale end-to-end career site implementations (scope, design, technology, content, branding, IT/Tech, Launch, Q/A, etc.) . I have built several portals on various platforms, I have taken our internally built tool (berecruiter) public, sold it to three customers and made a profit which we were able to reinvest in the product internally. I have managed an app build out that gained over 25,000 subscribes at the time.
In 2011 I took a break and went to Foot Locker for 3 years where I implemented globally Pereless systems ATS, Success Factors, Infor Talent Science assessment (globally), and TMP Talent brew for all the foot locker brands. I also was responsible for Talent Management for the US Executive population where I took the entire process digital and introduced digital talent reviews using SAP successfactors and ipads to the board room (this process is still in place).
I came back to Bertelsmann for the last 5 years to manage the global recruiting implementation of successfactors. In this capacity I have been responsible for everything from the strategy, project management, configurations, compliance (data, EEO & OFCCP, GDPR), managing consultants, testing, Q/A, adoption strategies, and stakeholder management. My recruiting project at Bertelsmann is a huge testament to what can be done with the right project organization: I have been able to implement successfactors recruiting, career site builder, recruiting posting system, background checking, and others within 1 single global requisition template. This means that at Bertelsmann we have 1 way of doing things in 54 countries, 14 system languages, across over 600 active, decentralized business units. My whole life and career has been the culmination of the job description below. I am a native New Yorker, I speak 6 languages, and consider myself a global citizen. I am a pragmatic technologist wrapped around with a heavy Software as a Services (SaaS), HR layer, wrapped around a heavy Project and Product management layer all wrapped in a progressive human experience manager.
I have led many people to success, I have had about 20 interns work for me over the years - every single one of them is now a leader, some work at the CIA, Google, Facebook, and some are entrepreneurs in Mexico and Germany.
I led the global transformation in Recruiting for Bertelsmann from legacy recruiting technologies and focused on a multi year strategy to converge globally to SuccessFactors Recruiting, Onboarding and Recruiting Marketing. With a strong focus to stay connected to a world that’s changing faster than ever. I am a progressive Human Resources Leader with roots in traditional Human Resources practices.
I pride myself in providing and delivering on forward-looking strategies and executing on top line, value driven deliverables for a workforce that is always plugged, connected, and turned on.
I consider myself to be a 3 way split in technology, strategy, and innovation.
I am also an experienced HR Leader with key focus on bringing innovation to the holistic umbrella of talent management, talent acquisition, leadership, software, Human Resources Strategy, and the integration of software, web, social media, and third party systems. Strong focus on mashing employer branding, talent management strategy, talent acquisition strategy, and business intelligence/big data analytics.
I consider myself a “Big Picture” Visionary with strong passion in technical innovation, people & project. Strong experience managing people, budgets, and big-picture HT initiatives and projects to flawless execution.
Fluent in Serbo-Croatian and Romanian. Conversational Spanish and Russian. Beginner French.
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