Dietrich Groth

Executive Search Consultant Dietrich Groth in Berlin


Dietrich Groth

Executive Search Consultant for consumer goods / FMCG (non food), retail, outdoor & lifestyle, packaging materials

+49 (0) 30-45086303

Dietrich Groth is a founding partner and Managing Director of DELTACON Executive Search. Together with his team, he is responsible for the consumer goods / FMCG (non food), retail, outdoor & lifestyle and packaging sectors and heads our office in Berlin. In addition to his 15 years as an Executive Search Consultant, Dietrich Groth has more than 15 years of operational management experience in purchasing, sales and marketing functions within the consumer goods industry.

Dietrich Groth has been working in executive search as a partner since 2007 and, as Managing Director of DELTACON Executive Search, heads our office in Berlin. Dietrich Groth supports numerous well-known clients in filling management positions and specialists in the consumer goods / FMCG (non-food), retail, outdoor & lifestyle and packaging industries. Prior to Executive Search Consulting, Dietrich Groth worked for more than 15 years in various companies in the consumer goods industry in prominent positions, including finance, purchasing, marketing and sales. His many years of management experience in various functional areas of the industry and his in-depth knowledge of the sector are the key success factors for identifying, assessing and recruiting the right candidates who will help to shape the success of DELTACON's clients as executives or technical specialists over many years.


DELTACON Executive Search has been awarded several times as one of the best Executive Search Consultancies!


2022 Awarded by Focus Business magazine as top personnel service provider in the field of executive search

2021 Awarded by Focus Business magazine as top personnel service provider in the field of executive search

Why was DELTACON selected and awarded by Focus Business as one of the best Executive Search Consultancies? The consultants work quickly, thoroughly, absolutely discreetly, and with extremely high quality standards. And with its PURE concept, DELTACON provides its clients with candidates who have been intensively screened with diagnostic tools. Their candidates fit the client and make their clients more successful. DELTACON creates values.


2020 Award for top consultant in the field of medium-sized businesses. The decisive factor for the award was a customer-oriented and SME-oriented consulting performance.

2019 Headhunter of the Year" award as the best Executive Search Consultancy. The top-class jury was impressed by the clear client and candidate focus as well as the sound methodological competence and deep industry knowledge.

2018 Headhunter of the Year" award for best executive search firm in the Client Experience sector

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until today

DELTACON Executive Search

Managing Director
Founding partner of the Executive Search Consultancy DELTACON Executive Search and responsible partner for the industries "Consumer Goods / FMCG (non food), Outdoor & Lifestyle, Retail & Packaging. Development of the DELTACON Group into a Executive Search Consultancy with 12 partners and 11 offices in Germany, Austria and Switzerland - covering all relevant industries.



until 2006

Herlitz AG

Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
Responsible for restructuring, reorganization and change management of the Group.  Key successes were the realignment of the product range policy, the focus on core markets and the turnaround of the group.


until 2002

Falken Office Products GmbH

Managing Director
Developed and implemented a European growth strategy - the company became the market leader in Europe for ordnance within 4 years.



until 1998

Herlitz AG

Head of Corporate Purchasing
Responsible for global purchasing of commodities and raw materials, setting up and developing strategic purchasing.


until 1992

Dow Chemical

Cost Accountant & Procurement Controller
Responsible for 3 large production lines for chemical components at the Stade plant.


until 1989

Technische Universität Berlin

Study of business administration
Focus on corporate accounting & controlling, organizational theory, materials management Graduation as Diplom-Kaufmann.

Industry focus of Dietrich Groth


Executive Search Consulting consumer goods / FMCG (non food) & trade

For many years, we have been supporting renowned companies in Europe in the (non-food) consumer goods industry / FMCG and in retail. Especially the development towards the "Multi Channel Approach" within the consumer goods industry and also the retail sector is the very special challenge - accordingly the requirements for the executives and specialists have changed a lot. This is where Dietrich Groth's experience in the industry and in retail provides a very decisive added value.


Executive Search Consulting outdoor & lifestyle

Mega trends, speed, short product life cycles in combination with extremely high complexity characterize the industries "Outdoor & Lifestyle". These industries actually have quite a high radiance in the candidate market, but many companies need significant support to actually find the best and the really fitting candidates. This is where DELTACON Executive Search comes in: Intensive briefings to create the candidate profile with all relevant stakeholders, professional candidate assessment and selection and a silver platter with the actual best fitting candidates deliver the decisive added value for our clients.


Executie Search Consulting packaging materials

The packaging market has been facing challenges for decades: Concentration on the manufacturer side, new technologies combined with significant investment requirements, massive shifts in sales markets, a high level of competition, volatile raw material markets and the trend towards "end-to-end solutions" on the customer side. This complexity of the market shapes the demands on executives in the packaging market. At DELTACON Executive Search, we have known this market for 30 years - and not only the manufacturer side, but also the customer side.

Frequently asked questions to Dietrich Groth

As a recruiter, how do you "measure" the cultural fit of a candidate to the company?

"I have a good overall feeling about this candidate..." is a very common statement in companies when making a personnel decision. This feeling should not be ignored when making a personnel decision, but if you want to reduce unwanted personnel departures - and that is what matters - then you need a valid basis for personnel decisions - especially with regard to "soft skills" and "cultural fit". At DELTACON Executive Search, we rely on a modern and scientifically based online tool that provides us and our clients with results that round off the candidate assessment and make the "gut feeling" measurable.

What guarantees do you give as an Executive Search Consultant?

The most important guarantee is: We deliver what we promise! This sounds casual at first, but it delivers a very decisive added value for our customers and our candidates. Whether it is the promised duration of the process, a highly professional and transparent candidate assessment and selection, and the promise to also fill the mandated positions - numerous awards, in the course of which our clients and candidates were surveyed, document that our promises are GUARANTEED to be kept.

Dietrich Groth is working for you from Berlin all over Europe