I currently work as department head in a large Austrian industrial company. In my 10+ years there I had a wide variety of roles at the group’s Vienna headquarters and at a production site in Sweden.

In the course of my career I helped shaping activities and programs that significantly increase efficiency and reduce the company’s environmental footprint. I focus on initiatives with global reach and establish completely new capability fields for the group.

My strength

I see my core strength in “connecting the dots”. I am good at identifying patterns in unfamiliar, opaque and messy situations. I enjoy most when I am able to successfully re-apply proven ideas and concepts from foreign fields, after understanding their similarities with the problem at hand.

Jakob's strength

Going hand in hand with the point above, I am always interested in understanding systems below the surface, the systems’ actors, and their connections. Only by understanding systems and their dynamics, you are able to effectively shape them in a permanent and sustainable way.

Professional blog

I am writing about various aspects of my work, new work and career in this section.

It not only helps me reflect on my challenges and my professional development. I also want to share my experiences so that others can benefit from it.

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