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Achieving goals together
in a more efficient way

LEITWERK consulting supports companies from the industry and the service sector with a sustainable and quality oriented optimization of their processes. Just the way an empennage gives stability to an aircraft.

Project
Management

In a project, the customers should be able to focus on project contents. Therefore we take care of Planning, Implementing and Steering with the constant aspiration of a successful finalization of your project. Small to company-wide. Together or independently.

Process
Optimization

With our view "from outside" we are able to detect potentials for a mutual optimization of your business, production and development processes. Thereby efficient and lean processes are the basis for your business success and allow to meet compliance requirements as well as international standards.

Change
Management

A change within your organization does always include structural and behavioral aspects. We support you with the implementation of new strategies, structures, systems, processes or practices in your company, with experience from a wide variety of business structures.

Leitwerk in numbers

2010

Foundation year of the consulting company by Gerhard Heynen, Stefan Kumschier and Kristof D'haeyere

70

Consultants with qualifications in business economics, engineering, humanities and social sciences

250

successfully finished projects

Customers & Partners

Our Team

Our consultants are the heart of our company. In the highly qualified and motivated team all skill levels are represented: from Junior Consultants to highly experienced specialists. They develop individual solutions for our customers in customized teams with various size and composition.

Our interdisciplinary team is well positioned on a widespread basis: Consultants with qualifications in business economics, engineering, humanities and social sciences ensure multiperspectivity and the necessary flexibility. More than 85% of our team is certified in project or process management. Together with our experience we are capable to deliver high sufficient solutions.

Managing Partner

Gerhard Heynen

After his graduation as engineer Gerhard worked as a Development- and Test engineer in the US. In 2003 he set up his own business and joined in 2010 his partners Kristof and Stefan in order to found LEITWERK Consulting GmbH. His consulting competences include Quality Management, Process Optimization and Project Management. Gerhard’s industry expertise ranges from the aviation industry, to automotive to manufacturing systems and plant engineering. As Managing Partner at LEITWERK Consulting GmbH he is responsible for Resource & IT Management.

As commercial pilot he spends his leisure time in cockpits of gliders and business aircraft. Additionally, he is a voluntary pilot at ‘Flying Hope’ association.

Kristof D'Haeyere

After his graduation as Master in Business- and Public Management, Kristof worked for an American consultancy, based in Brussels, Belgium. He focused on Process Design and Requirements Management in the public sector. Since LEITWERK’s foundation in Munich, Germany he has been leading projects focused on Quality Management, Process Management and Project Management in the automotive sector . As Managing Partner at LEITWERK Consulting GmbH he is responsible for Finances and HR.

He spends his leisure time with his family. Additionally, he is easily persuaded by his employees to play a table football match.

Stefan Kumschier

After his graduation as engineer Stefan worked for six years at a German car manufacture as production planer for several projects. Afterwards he worked for a consulting company, where he concentrated on Process Optimization and Organizational Development. At LEITWERK Stefan supervises process and quality projects, particularly in the fields Lean Management and production-appropriate product design. As Managing Partner at LEITWERK Consulting GmbH he is responsible for Sales and Product Development.

Stefan spends his leisure time with his family. Besides his passion for visits to the football stadium, he likes running in order to not be outpaced by his colleagues at the annual B2Run.

Partner

Florian Kröger

With a degree in economic engineer studies at the Technical University of Berlin, Florian Kröger joined the consultancy business as an advisor in 2005. He advised clients of the transportation and aviation industry on mergers, strategic developments and process optimization. In the middle of 2009 Florian Kröger founded an e-commerce start-up for custom-made wooden furniture. From 2011 he worked as a freelance consultant for LEITWERK Consulting GmbH. Since 2016, Florian Kröger is one of the LEITWERK consulting GmbH partners and he is also responsible for project operations. As a family person and recreational athlete, he is enthusiastic about alpine sports and swimming lakes in the south of Munich.

Our core competencies

are based in the automotive and aerospace industry as well as in the industry sector of mechanical engineering and construction. We develop lean, efficient and inventive solutions to achieve your raised goals together with you. We offer expertise in the following areas:

Creation of project/program management offices (PMO)

Project Management

LEITWERK Consulting sets the necessary conditions - both organizational and content-wise - with creating Project/Program Management Offices to guarantee project success. Thus project members get supported in an optimal way and furthermore the project leaders get best possible transparency about the project status.

Stronger process orientation through a combined approach of process and quality management

Process Management

Our consultants support companies of all sizes in the integration of quality management in the strategic alignment. This interaction of process and quality management enables an efficient, integrated management system under consideration of the business goals. In addition to organization-wide transparency, strong quality awareness among employees is one of the factors of success in order to improve the internal process landscape. We optimize a process model tailored to the company's needs, based on experience and interdisciplinary expertise. More information can be found on our IPuQ page. 

Project management set-up and implementation in small- and medium-sized projects

Process Management

Based on an extensive project management knowledge we offer an individual approach adapted to the project’s specific requirements. We combine the benefits of professional project management with a pragmatic approach to avoid unnecessary bureaucracy and thus to create acceptance in the project.

Our references

The following examples provide you an insight into our various successfully implemented consulting projects in the last couple of years.

For us, confidential handling of customers' data has been and is a matter of course. Therefore we kindly ask you for understanding, that we can only present highly anonymized project content.

Career at
Leitwerk

In our team all skill levels are represented - from Junior Consultants up to experienced specialists. Enrich our team and send your complete application documents including your earliest possible starting date to Mrs. Patricia Heiland (recruiting@leitwerk-consulting.com).

Consultant (m/f) in the
Project/Process Management area

Your profile:

  • Above-average university degree preferably in Engineering Science or Business Administration
  • 3-5 years of practical experience in Project Management, Process Management or in the Lean Management sector
  • Willingness to participate in technology-oriented projects in the development and production area
  • Very good analytical and conceptual skills as well as high level of planning-, organization- and implementation ability and customer orientation
  • Self-assurance and strong communication skills in contact with our customers
  • Structured, independent and proactive working as well as joy in challenging tasks
  • Open minded towards new and unfamiliar things, excellent team working and high level of social skills
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office programs
  • Excellent knowledge of German and English (other foreign languages would be an advantage)
  • Willingness to travel (national and international)
Consultant (m/f) in the
Product Planning area

Your profile:

  • Above-average university degree preferably in Engineering Science or Business Administration
  • 2-3 years of experience as a production planner or in the Lean Management sector
  • Willingness to participate in technology-oriented projects in the development and production area
  • Experiences in the automotive or automotive supplier industry
  • Methodological knowledge in production scheduling with MTM and Design for Manufacturing
  • Very good analytical and conceptual skills as well as high level of planning-, organization- and implementation ability and customer orientation
  • Self-assurance and strong communication skills in contact with our customers
  • Structured, independent and proactive working as well as joy in challenging tasks
  • Open minded towards new and unfamiliar things, excellent team working and high level of social skills
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office programs
  • Excellent knowledge of German and English (other foreign languages would be an advantage)
  • Willingness to travel (national and international)

Your job:

  • Self-dependent implementation of projects in the automotive production/assembly planning area
  • Evaluation of the feasibility of product concepts regarding the production (including a calculation of the required and offered floor space for automated processes)
  • Identification of resource requirements for new and existing production concepts
  • Calculation of the production time for new product concepts in an early phase of the product development
  • Representation of production interests in cross-functional development teams
Junior Consultant (m/f) in the
Automotive IT-Processes area

Your profile:

  • Above-average university degree preferably in engineering science, business science or information technology
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge in Project and Process Management, knowledge of PM tools are desirable
  • Basic knowledge in software development (Agile SE)
  • Basic understanding of technical issues in the automotive industry
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office programs
  • Very good analytical and conceptual skills as well as high level of planning-, organization- and implementation ability
  • High levels of customer orientation, excellent team working and high social competence
Junior Consultant (m/f) in the
Project/Process Management area

Your profile:

  • Above-average university degree preferably in Engineering Science or Business Administration
  • Ideally, already gathered practical experiences in Project/Process Management in consulting companies or in the industry
  • Willingness to participate in technology-oriented projects in the development and production area
  • Very good analytical and conceptual skills as well as high level of planning-, organization- and implementation ability and customer orientation
  • Self-assurance and strong communication skills in contact with our customers
  • Structured, independent and proactive working as well as joy in challenging tasks
  • Open minded towards new and unfamiliar things, excellent team working and high level of social skills
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office programs
  • Excellent knowledge of German and English (other foreign languages would be an advantage)
  • Willingness to travel (national and international)

Contact

LEITWERK Consulting GmbH
Agnes-Pockels-Bogen 1
80992 München / Germany