Monika Schweitzer

Project Manager, DHL Consulting

My Job as Inhouse Consultant:

I’ve been with DHL Consulting for over 5 years now and my role has changed and expanded with tenure. This includes not only working on a variety of projects within the DHL Group, but also engaging on a variety of internal topics. In terms of projects, I have worked on topics ranging from HR to Digitalization and Operations in multiple divisions. Within DHL Consulting, we have a lot of freedom in choosing what we would like to do – that could be for example being part of the recruiting team, being a trainer for other consultants, or building knowledge in a new emerging content topic. There is enough room for everyone’s curiosity!

My daily challenges:

In general, consulting is an extremely diverse role. I personally like getting eyes on lots of different projects – which makes it both challenging due to the steep learning curve in every project, and at the same time very rewarding.
As a Project Manager, I focus on multiple aspects simultaneously: the task at hand, the client, and of course, the team. It’s important to be able to effectively structure problems and break them down into work packages so we as a team can manage the priorities at our best. Properly understanding our client’s needs and addressing all kinds of topics requires good stakeholder management. And of course, all this needs to be done while focusing on coaching the team and exposing every team member to the tasks that fit them and let them grow.

Why I like to work as Inhouse Consultant:

I particularly appreciate the fact that all voices are heard in DHL Consulting. So, if we have any suggestions — be it about the work we are doing or measures to improve engagement and the feeling of belonging — we have supportive leadership, open to receiving and providing feedback.

What I like most about being an Inhouse Consultant:

As an in-house consultant, I like the deep stakeholder relationship that we forge with our clients in DHL Group. I get to support different areas of the business over the longer term and follow up with how different projects are going, even when we have finished working on them some time ago.

My life before joining the Inhouse Consultancy:

As part of my dual study program bachelor’s degree in Business, I worked as an intern across the business functions of a multinational IT company; then, after graduation, I stayed on with the organization to work on IT projects with external clients.

But after three years I thought: I’m not done with learning. So, I started a master’s degree in International Business Management at the University of Manchester in the UK, and then joined DHL Consulting after I had completed my studies.

What I like to do in my spare time:

My passion is food, which is a good way to connect with people from different backgrounds and cultures. I usually pick my holiday destinations based on the cuisine I would like to try. I’d love to visit the Szechuan region in China next!