Which projects are you working on?
My client facing projects include both (i) strategy creation projects like developing the 5Y country strategy (Commercial & People) for the Healthcare Business Unit (BU) covering all therapy areas for countries like Australia/New Zealand and India; creating a global playbook for an Oncology brand to defend the oncoming Biosimilars, and (ii) strategy execution projects like assessing the maturity of key global sites manufacturing traditional and novel modalities within the Life Science Services BU, the CTDMO arm of our company. In addition to client work, I also engage in internal projects to mentor associates, build internal capabilities/competencies and conduct recruitment.
What is your role in these projects?
In addition to being accountable for the end-to-end activities of the project, my main role is twofold: Firstly, empower the IC team to successfully achieve the project objectives. Secondly, act as the single point of contact for clients and offer guidance to make swift decisions. Having regular follow-ups with clients after the project and being a thought-partner in co-developing their next steps are also key elements of my current role.
What do you like most about your job?
The People & Culture at Inhouse Consulting are my main reasons for having re-joined this team after the internship 7 years ago. In addition to these intangibles, being accountable for the entire engagement (incl. budget & scope) coupled with the full autonomy to run client engagements in my own unique way, is a refreshing aspect of this role. Upon removing my ‘Advisor’ hat, I also enjoy the mentoring opportunities and informal chats with senior leaders from across the businesses. Finally, accessing the IC’s alumni network to get a strategic perspective & wider reach within the firm is another unique asset I enjoy deploying when needed.
What did you do before you joined Inhouse Consulting?
I have a background in Engineering and Business Administration / International Management. Prior to Inhouse Consulting, I was an Engagement Manager at EY-Parthenon’s Life Sciences Strategy team focusing on clients across Germany, Europe, and USA, covering diverse topics like commercial strategy for corporates & public health organizations, large-scale transformations and M&A incl. asset scouting, due-diligences, divestitures and integrations.
How do you spend your time outside of work?
When I am not spending time with my family or traveling to unique destinations, I pursue my passion for playing Tennis and contribute to the community by being a Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum
Any advice to applicants?
Be open, curious and authentic. A good first step, would be researching the company (with the right keyword) and its business units. Secondly, keep an open mind during the interview process, especially when solving case-studies to explore unique avenues and recommend bold solutions. Finally, ask genuine questions to the interviewers and showcase your distinctive personality.