Jens Fölting

Senior Associate, Transformation & Development

My Job as Inhouse Consultant:

I have been a member of Transformation & Development Team since July 2015.
Apart from working on diverse projects – currently I am working on a digital service model for SMEs –, I am responsible for organizing one of our five ‘Competence Centers. Additionally, I engage in different activities related to our recruiting process. After all, it wasn’t too long ago that I was sitting on the other side of the table…

My daily challenges:

The challenges we face in our daily business are diverse: starting with strategic challenges, followed by procedural and completed by operative issues our project portfolio is covering the whole scope of classic Consulting.
For instance, with respect to strategic issues, I have dedicated myself to refining the bank‘s business model within the scope of UniCredit’s strategic multi-year-planning. In another project, we focused on the optimization of credit related processes. Currently I am working on the conceptualization and implementation of a digital service model.

Why I like to work as Inhouse Consultant:

It‘s the combination of the manifold challenges in the banking sector accompanied by the variety of design and development opportunities. Furthermore, I consider the company’s culture and philosophy especially appealing.

What I like most about being an Inhouse Consultant:

Due to the current situation in the banking sector (Digitalization, intense and increasing competition, product and service innovation triggered by the FinTech industry), there is hardly another sector offering a comparable opportunity to actively shape your company’s future.

My life before joining the Inhouse Consultancy:

Before I joined Transformation & Development, I had been working for an external consultancy at the interface of engineering and business administration.
We developed product platforms and engaged in product modularization together with clients from various industries ranging from automotive through aviation to medical technology. For example, in cooperation with a well-known aviation company, we developed a modular seating system for one of their long-haul aircrafts.

What I like to do in my spare time:

Ever since I can remember, I have been playing football. Back in the time when I was engaged in competitive sports, I ascended to ‘Regionalliga Bayern‘. Today I try to pursue my hobby together with my colleagues using the company’s own sports ground (also used by famous teams like Real Madrid and the German national team for training purposes). Due to the everyday rush, I try to downshift and relax by drawing and painting. It helps me to calm down and to get involved with the beauty of detail, which would otherwise stay unnoticed.