Manager Industrial Goods
What you should know about him
Frederic is Manager in the Industrial Goods sector working in the Hamburg Office. After six years at Porsche Consulting, he is still passionate about the huge variety of projects and the daily challenges he can master together with his team. For Frederic, being a good manager means the combination of an excellent skill set and remaining true to oneself.
Frederic, tell us more about you!
Frederic, how did you get to know Porsche Consulting?
My first contact with Porsche Consulting was during my time as a working student at WILO in my hometown of Dortmund where Porsche Consulting supported a major transformation project. I was fascinated by the consultants’ personalities and the way they supported us and pushed us to the next level. I therefore applied to Porsche Consulting. After the interview, I was rejected. Being disappointed at first, I took matters into my own hands and decided to try again. I asked to work more closely with the Porsche Consulting team and put in extra effort to provide the best possible support to the project. Soon, one of the consultants asked if I was interested in an internship. Now, almost 6 years later, I am a manager at my employer of choice.
How would you summarize your time so far at Porsche Consulting in 3 words?
What has been your most memorable project?
At Porsche Consulting, there is such a huge variety of projects and tasks. For me, developing a companywide operational excellence strategy for a cement producer in the Atacama Desert in Chile together with our Brazilian colleagues has been the most memorable project so far. Back then, I was still a Junior Consultant and the project was executed 100% in Spanish. This was a considerable challenge, but both my colleagues and the client treated me with the utmost respect and helped me to become effective within few weeks. It was amazing to experience the intercultural team spirit and tackle the challenges together.
What project would you initiate if time and money were no issue?
Internationalism and intercultural sensitivity are important values for me. Therefore, I would probably initiate a global student exchange program that enables every student to spend at least one year in a different country, live with an exchange family and go to school there. If this kind of intercultural exchange between nations became a fundamental part of global curricula, it would spark more tolerance and understanding for other cultures early on.