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SMC – general and SMC projects

We are the Siemens Group strategy consulting service. Our role is to prepare Siemens as best we can for future market developments, social changes, and the challenges of global competition. As a forward thinker for Siemens, we work across the whole spectrum of the business, providing worldwide support from our four locations in Munich, Beijing, Mumbai and Orlando.


We’re proud to say we’ve helped transform Siemens into one of the world’s top technology companies, while establishing the Group as a leading provider of pioneering technology products and solutions.


From a Group perspective, a key criterion when choosing a strategy consulting firm is the quality of its implementation skills. In order to develop pioneering strategies that are also practical and feasible, we need to have a detailed understanding of our clients’ needs, which we can then translate into specific actions and recommendations.


Thanks to our comprehensive network across the Group, we have built up wide-ranging and in-depth expertise across every area of the business. The success of SMC projects and the resulting success of our clients are of equal importance to us.


Our consulting services are focused on Siemens and its stakeholders. We use methodologies and best practice experience to solve critical business challenges, boosting Siemens’ competitive advantage.


As you gain experience, you’ll have the opportunity to build up an extensive and valuable network among top-level management, and many of our consultants  move into managerial roles within the Group.


Our scope includes all the focus areas you’d expect to see at a top-level management strategy consultancy, including growth & innovation, digitalization, M&A, government & society, regional strategy and benchmarking.


Our consultants work across everything from power generation and distribution to mobility, industry automation and healthcare. This means they get to know the company from a range of different perspectives, gaining experience across the whole spectrum of Siemens’ business. Together, we deliver high-impact results that help our clients gain long-term competitive advantage.


With four offices in Munich, Beijing, Mumbai and Orlando, and a global client base, there are opportunities to apply your expertise in almost every country in the world.


We take an international approach to projects, and colleagues from the Munich office, for example, will work on projects in China, and vice versa. Our global pool of skills and experience allows us to create international solutions to some of today’s most complex challenges.


Consulting takes place on site at Siemens’ premises, so an SMC project could take you anywhere in the world. In fact, every third project is located abroad.


If you’re working on a domestic project, you’ll spend Monday to Thursday in the team room, and Friday at your local SMC office. For a project based in the same continent, you’ll spend four days and three nights a week at your client’s premises, and the fifth day at your local SMC office. And for projects in a different continent entirely, you’ll have the opportunity to fly home at regular intervals.


If you’re looking for a world of opportunities, SMC is for you.


Your first day is a special day for you and for us. Our First Day Team will take plenty of time welcoming you to the organization and settling you into your role. They’ll introduce you to your personal coach and mentor, an SMC Vice President who will be there to support you throughout your career at Siemens Management Consulting. You’ll also get to meet our office support teams, who will set you up with a laptop, mobile and any other equipment you might need. And so that you’re ready to hit the ground running, you’ll be given a crash course in basic consulting work practices.


At Siemens Management Consulting, our strategy consultants take a client-facing role. In fact, the whole team works on site at the client’s worldwide premises.


You’ll be given responsibility for your own unique part of the project, and your Project Manager is there to offer you support, guidance and a steep learning curve. After just a few weeks, you’ll be the expert for your particular module, with your own unique approach to adding value for our clients and the company.


When we select our projects, we know they have the full backing and approval of senior managers at Siemens. We’re then able to work closely with our clients to achieve the best possible results. And since we all work for the same company, we have a real sense of ownership and pride in the quality of our work.


Every Wednesday our Vice Presidents have a staffing call where they discuss future SMC projects and decide which consultants would be the best fit for the job. We generally base our decisions on a few criteria, including:


  • Consulting experience

  • Methodological and industrial specialization

  • Academic background

  • Seniority

  • Personal interests


If there’s a particular project you’re interested in, you’ll have the opportunity to speak to your coach, who, depending on your workload, will put your name forward during the staffing call.


Strategy consulting is an exciting career, with a steep learning curve, and the chance to make a real difference in the world.


It goes without saying that it isn’t a regular 40-hours-per-week job. But then consulting isn’t for regular people. That said, although we all work hard during the week, we value our work-life balance (WLB), and weekends are set aside for friends and family.


WLB is an important part of every project. And to make sure everybody has enough time to recharge, we’ve implemented a barometer system, which we make sure everyone keeps to.


Fridays are about meeting with friends and colleagues, sharing experiences, and making plans for the weekend. It’s also when our Client Service Teams and Practices usually meet to develop our industry know-how and enhance our methodological expertise. It’s also when we hold our in-house training sessions.


Recruiting process

Please submit all applications online stating clearly which location you’re interested in applying here.


All applications should be made in English, unless you’re applying for our Munich office, in which case German or English is acceptable.


You’ll receive a confirmation email to let you know we’ve received your application. If we think you’re a good fit, you’ll be invited to an initial interview. Typically, applicants hear back from us within two weeks.


Our Munich office is open to applications from bright candidates all year round. For Beijing, Mumbai and Orlando please check their current opportunities for application deadlines.  


View all opportunities.


As a general rule, please aim to send in your application at least three to four months before your preferred start date.


If you have any questions at all about the process, our Recruitment Team will be happy to help.


SMC Munich office


Contact for Interns/Temporary Consultants

Theresa Hollerith
Otto-Hahn-Ring 6
81739 München, Deutschland
Telefon: + 49 (89) 636-630022


Contact for Graduates/Early Professionals/Experienced Professionals

Bettina Glomb
Otto-Hahn-Ring 6
81739 München, Deutschland
Telefon: +49 (173) 7075083

Marisa Brunner
Otto-Hahn-Ring 6
81739 München, Deutschland
Telefon: + 49 172 4064648


SMC Beijing Office


Xin Zhou

7 Wangijing Zhonghuan Nan Lu

Chaoyang District, Beijing 100102, China

Phone: +86 (10) 64763624



SMC Mumbai Office


Ginnette Fernandes

130 Pandurang Budhkar Marg,

Worli, Mumbai, 400018, India

Phone: +91 (22) 3362 2622



SMC Orlando Office


Franziska Heitzer

4400 N Alafaya Trail

Orlando, FL 32826, USA

Phone: +49 (172) 2110468



Case studies are a key component of your interview, and your interview will be based on a real SMC project. Please spend some time familiarizing yourself with our work and practicing with example case studies. You can find an example SMC case study here:


SMC Practice Case Study: Rail Digitalization at Siemens


There are also a number of useful books and resources to help you practice structuring your argument and analysis, as well as to get you thinking about related industries, including energy, automation and transportation.


Our case study interview is your opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of different economic theories, as well as your ability to think analytically, to structure and prioritize ideas, and to be creative.


Starting as an Intern – Munich office

Our internships are the perfect opportunity to kick-start a promising career in management consulting.


We offer internships throughout the year to world-class candidates with an outstanding record of academic achievement and first practical experience in strategy consulting or a relevant industry. Our internships last for ten weeks or more, and you should have completed at least four semesters of your degree. We also offer internships to students who are currently completing a gap year or working toward their master’s degree.  As an Intern, you’ll have immediate responsibility as a member of the project team and work directly with clients. Ready for the challenge?


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As an Intern, you’ll gain valuable insights into our work and culture.


Working independently on site at our clients’ premises, as a full-fledged member of our consulting team, you’ll carry out research, analysis and data processing, prepare workshops, conduct interviews, and manage your own project area. And to help you develop both personally and professionally, you’ll have a personal mentor who will offer you regular feedback and advice on your performance.


Your internship is your opportunity to show us what you can do. If it goes well, it could lead to an offer of employment.


No, unfortunately not. Due to the demanding nature of our project work, our consultants do not have the resources to offer ongoing supervision.


If you’ve shown exceptional dedication, commitment and performance during your internship, you’ll become part of our Intern retention program: “SMC. Next Generation.” As a member of the program, you’ll have the opportunity to build up your network and deepen your knowledge and understanding in specialist training sessions. You’ll also benefit from one-to-one advice and coaching from a personal mentor.


Your internship is your opportunity to show us what you can do. If it goes well, it could lead to an offer of employment.


Starting as a Consultant / Experienced Professional

We welcome candidates from a range of academic and professional backgrounds, including business and economics, industrial engineering and IT, engineering and the natural sciences, the humanities and medicine.


If you want to be part of a dynamic team where every day presents new challenges and responsibilities, take a look at our global opportunities. View all opportunities.


The short answer is yes. If you already have several years’ experience in consulting and/or industry, we’d be happy to hear from you. Depending on what you’ve done before, you could be invited to join us as an Experienced Consultant or Project Manager.


As an Experienced Consultant, you will need:


  • Two to five years’ experience in strategy consulting or at a renowned industrial enterprise or start-up (ideally with a strategic focus), with outstanding performance

  • Profound consulting and industry know-how

  • An excellent university degree (master’s/PhD)

  • Extensive international work experience

  • Outstanding analytical and conceptual skills and an entrepreneurial mindset

  • Highly developed communication skills in German and English

  • Strong interpersonal skills as a team player


As a Project Manager, you will need:


  • Broad experience as a project manager at an external strategy consultancy, with outstanding performance

  • Profound consulting and industry know-how

  • An outstanding university degree (master’s/PhD) or a top business school MBA

  • Proven experience in the personal development and coaching of project teams

  • Extensive international work experience

  • Excellent analytical and conceptual skills and an entrepreneurial mindset

  • Highly developed communication skills in German and English

  • Strong interpersonal skills as a team player


Discover some of the opportunities in our Munich, Beijing, Mumbai, and Orlando offices.

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On average, our consultants stay with us for three to four years, but it all depends on your personal goals and aspirations.


You can move to a line management role within Siemens from any position within SMC, and job offers will arise from the projects you’ve worked on, or through the extensive network you’ll have built up. In fact, over three-quarters of our strategy consultants go on to responsible management positions within the Siemens Group, including head office line managers, divisional strategy heads, and even partners in the management of a business unit.


Siemens Management Consulting is the foundation for a powerful career, and many of our people have moved beyond the Siemens Group to take on management roles within leading industries and multinational corporations all over the world.


Opportunities for development

We foster a culture of mutual learning and development that prepares you for the demands of our international strategy projects.


Every project is treated as an opportunity for new experiences, personal growth, and the chance to learn something new. And to complement your on-the-job learning, our professional development programs will hone your talents and equip you with the skills you need to grow personally and professionally.


Our bespoke training curriculum is designed to prepare you for the daily challenges of strategy consulting.


Within your first three months, you’ll be invited to an one-week training course that teaches you the most important principles and methods of our project work, so you’re ready to hit the ground running. And to aid your personal development, we offer training in management, communication and presentation skills, as well as teamwork, persuasiveness and assertiveness.


Our comprehensive curriculum is complemented by inspiring seminars from the Siemens Group. Plus, you’ll have access to a trained internal SMC or external coach who can offer you confidential advice and guidance throughout your SMC career.

All our trainers meet the highest levels of professional standards, and their world-class industry expertise will equip you with everything you need to stay ahead of the curve.


Yes. As part of our MBA / doctorate program, our Munich office gives high-performing consultants the opportunity to obtain an additional academic qualification.


You can apply for our program after two to three years of working as a consultant, and if you’re successful, you’ll be given study leave to complete your doctorate or MBA at a leading business school.


To help you progress as quickly as possible, we’ll even provide you with financial and administrative support during your study leave.