DHL Consulting is an essential part of the world’s leading mail and logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL Group), with unparalleled access to its most important people – the top management of this prominent global organization. We have two key responsibilities at DHL Consulting. We provide a broad range of management consulting and business transformation services to all DPDHL business divisions, and we deliver strategic supply chain consulting services to many DPDHL Group customers.
Consultants in DHL Consulting, therefore, have the unique opportunity to experience both in-house and external consulting projects. As DPDHL Group offices and customers are located in 220 countries and territories, this can take you virtually anywhere in the world!
Our calling is to help our customers solve any business challenge they face. We strive for excellence in all we do and endeavor to be insightful experts that collaborate as equals. We value cooperation both within our teams as well as with our customers’ experts. Last but not least, we are an objective partner due to our independent position within Deutsche Post DHL Group. Our advice is neutral and based on our unique industry insight that helps us identify the best and most viable solution for our customers.
We believe that our approach to teamwork stands out in the consulting industry. Our teamwork is rooted in mutual respect and collaborative support. This open-minded approach ensures the efficient transfer of knowledge, close collaboration, excellent results and above all a work environment where our people not only grow professionally, but become more than just colleagues.
The people we recruit not only boast academic excellence; they have a rich character full of talents, passions, opinions and personality. We look at each individual as a whole person, and a future collaborator in our mutual success.
New strategic trajectories, business transformations and in-depth analyses – these and many other assignments keep us busy in DHL Consulting. With our unparalleled combination of management consulting skills and logistics expertise, we are trusted advisors to the management and all businesses of the Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL) Group around the globe. Within our consulting service portfolio, DHL Consulting has a dedicated set of services on supply chain consulting which we offer to clients outside of Deutsche Post and DHL. We not only focus on solving supply chain and logistics challenges, we also use our vast industry expertise, knowledge, tools, experience and skills to work together with you – evolving your supply chain into a strategic asset.
We offers comprehensive range of Business Consulting Services to all of the many business units within the Deutsche Post DHL Group, including:
Our professional advice nurtures and enables supply chain evolution for DPDHL Group customers in a wide range of sectors and industries, including automotive, energy, engineering and manufacturing, life sciences and healthcare, retail, technology, and more.
We provides broad range of Supply Chain Consulting Services transforming challenges into tangible improvement opportunities, including:
At DHL Consulting, we have very diverse teams. Our consultants come from 25 different countries. With our largest office in Germany, many of our colleagues are German, but we are proud that over 1/3 of our colleagues have an international background. This internationality, along with global customers & projects, make a strong command of Business English a prerequisite for working with us. German language skills, on the other hand, are not required.
We make sure to pay special attention to diversity when hiring new colleagues. Whatever their cultural heritage, ethnicity, or gender, what’s really common amongst our consultants is that they all hold university degrees in their field of study.
Of course, we do not only seek people that are smart, but who also enrich our perspective and our team as a whole. We also cater to family needs wherever we can, for example, by offering individual working models for parents.
After handing in your application online, we will review your qualifications. We will reach out to some of you and ask for additional documents. The next step will be an online assessment. If we want to get to know you personally, we will invite you to one of our frequent recruiting days, where you can take part in a series of one-on-one case interviews. If we are impressed by your performance throughout the recruiting day, we will offer you a contract at the end of the day.
We look for a unique combination of analytical and communicative skills. No matter what you’ve studied, we require a first-rate academic record and a passion for delivering excellent results.
Ideally, you’ve already proven your analytical and problem-solving skills in internships, extra-curricular activities and – if applicable to you – your work experience. Given our global scope, international experience is a must, and it’s equally important to be very confident in your ability to use English for business. German language skills, however, are not required at any of our locations.
Over the course of your career with us, you’ll encounter a wide range of clients and colleagues, and may experience international travel. Any additional qualifications you hold will also score extra points.
CV and cover letter
Never underestimate the power of first impressions. Make sure your CV (résumé) clearly states who you are – with your work experience, academic background, and any other skill, activity or interest you feel is important to mention.
Pay attention to the length of your CV: often less is more. Think of how many pages you need, considering your seniority and experience. Cover letters may seem old-fashioned, but they represent your opportunity to tell us in your own words why you’re the right person for the job. And, of course, make sure to use spell check before hitting ‘send’. Please provide your documents in English where possible.
Practice makes perfect. During the interviews, you’ll encounter structured behavioral interviews, possibly a role play, and for sure case studies representing real life project examples. Your individual case journey can cover the full range of our business, including management consulting and supply chain consulting topics. Make sure you’re familiar with case interviews so you can focus on the solution, rather than being caught off guard.
There’s only one chance to make a first impression. How you dress is not going to impress anyone, but you should come dressed as if you were going to see a client in a consulting project.
Before the interview, make sure you have enough rest and sleep. Make sure you arrive on time for the recruiting day. Plan for enough time prior to the interviews to settle down, get familiar with the environment and relax.
Generating impact is an important motivator for me. Seeing our recommendations getting implemented by our clients is very rewarding.
David - Senior Consultant
Master student or Bachelor’s student in your gap year:
DHL Consulting offers university students the unique opportunity of interning with us. Whether you are a Master student or a Bachelor’s student in your gap year, we look forward to getting to know you.
As a DHL Consulting intern, you are actively involved in a real project for 2-3 months. You work side-by-side with talented experts from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. We offer a steep learning curve, and empower you to take direct responsibility for your assignment. In addition to leaving your mark with your projects, and your personal learning experience, you also open an excellent pathway to eventual employment with DHL Consulting.
DHL Consulting hires outstanding Bachelor’s degree graduates for positions as Associate Consultants. We provide on-the-job training, and an accelerated progression toward full responsibility for key project segments and important client interactions. Our aim is to give you the tools you need to grow and develop into an excellent consultant. Top Master’s degree graduates usually join DHL Consulting as consultants. Our flat organizational hierarchy means that, from the start, you learn how to overcome complex business challenges. Your evolving skill-set includes mastering advanced analytical instruments, honing the logic of efficient problem solving, and building a strong global contact network with international clients and experts.
For ambitious professionals with up to 2 years of work experience, DHL Consulting provides a unique growth opportunity.
Depending on your background – particularly your experience in consulting – you join us either as a Consultant or a Senior Consultant. In both cases, you quickly expand your professional and leadership skills through hands-on assignments in a variety of challenging projects. A team of expert colleagues assists you, while giving you the space you need to grow. An MBA degree from an elite school is particularly welcomed.
DHL Consulting is exceptionally interested in professionals with at least 3-4 years of experience in management or supply chain consulting. Ideally, that means you also have experience in directing projects or major project segments, and leading project teams.
A successful candidate joins us as either a Senior Consultant or a Project Manager. In either position, you further broaden and deepen your knowledge base and project-management skills through project development and responsibility. Meanwhile, you expand your leadership and coaching abilities through interactions with junior colleagues.
After joining us, we help you to quickly gain experience and build up your network. Working in your project team also provides a valuable on-the-job learning experience.
Your “buddy” – a future colleague – will set up a program for your first days. You’ll get acquainted with DHL Consulting and your client. Introductory presentations about the business units will give you an overview of the organization, and your buddy will provide any support you need to help you get settled in your new environment.
In addition, you’ll meet your Personal Developer (PD), who will support you from day one with personal career planning and advice on training opportunities, or any other personal support you may need.
Being a Personal Developer is a privilege. Giving direction and advice is something that is very much based on trust and the creation of an open atmosphere. And this is just part of our culture.
Jana - Partner