Helén Bärbock

Senior Consultant, Sales & Mobility Volkswagen Consulting

My Job as Inhouse Consultant:

Since I joined the Volkswagen Consulting in 2014, I have been working on projects for many different brands of the Volkswagen Group in Germany and abroad. The task spectrum ranged from optimizations in service business in the commercial vehicle sector through market entry strategies to cooperation projects with other OEMs. At the moment I am in Africa to develop a concept for new mobility solutions in Sub-Saharan markets.

My daily challenges:

As the Inhouse Consultancy of the Volkswagen Group, we serve as a think-tank and implementation partner to the Volkswagen Group´s top management. The strategic focus is just as important as the operational implementation in order to create lasting added value to our customers from different brands. We are relying on established and proven processes at Volkswagen and shape them new if something doesn´t work or doesn´t exist.

Why I like to work as Inhouse Consultant:

In different project teams I enjoy working with great colleagues. Discussing new ideas on the same level is just as self-evident as direct feedback within the team. This is essential for outstanding results in the project and my personal development. During my time at the Volkswagen Consulting I have the possibility to build an exciting network at all levels of the Group – because our customers are our colleagues as well.

What I like most about being an Inhouse Consultant:

Everyone has the opportunity to shape important current topics of the Volkswagen Group and his own career as well. But most of all, I am surrounded by people who share my passion for automobiles. This is very motivational for me. The positive feedback from our customers also reflects our contribution to the continuous development of the Volkswagen Group.

My life before joining the Inhouse Consultancy:

After my Master of Business Administration and various internships in the aviation, consulting and automotive industry, Volkswagen Consulting has precisely combined my personal requirements and wishes: international project work and automotive industry.

What I like to do in my spare time:

No risk, no fun – racetracks and roadtrips are part of my leisure time. On the last vacation I discovered the golfing for me. Next on my list is a sommelier course to expand another passion!