Jan Plambeck


Jan Plambeck is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ Frankfurt office and a member of the global Consumer Markets Practice. He brings extensive operational retail industry experience to work for his clients in the retail and consumer products sectors.


Before joining Heidrick & Struggles, Jan was the COO of a large European food retailer responsible for all sales, supply chain, expansion, real estate, and production activities.

Prior to this role, he was the chief strategy officer and implemented a large-scale transformation program, bringing the company back to cost leadership and a strong customer focus.

Jan began his career as a consultant for a global management consultancy, specializing in retail and insurance industry projects focusing on profitability and efficiency increases. He is fluent in German and English.


Otto Friedrich University Bamberg, Master’s Degree in Business Administration