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Who we are
As one of the leading independent strategy consultancies, we at FOSTEC & Company use our expertise in the areas of digitalisation and e-commerce to develop a sustainable overall strategy for our clients and, linked to this, digital business models and e-commerce distribution strategies. In doing so, we think and act entrepreneurially and provide active support in the implementation of the strategies developed and the concepts tested every day anew in our participations. Together with our clients, we do everything in our power to decisively drive their digital transformation, to develop intelligent and implementable solutions and thus to unleash their full online market potential. The goal of all colleagues at FOSTEC & Company is to jointly ignite the digital potential of our clients. Working on issues at the cutting edge, you can make a tangible difference as part of our team, and in doing so FOSTEC & Company offers you the opportunities for a career path to suit you, whether you want to get a taste of entrepreneurial air through the opportunity to be an entrepreneur in a FOSTEC Ventures investment, pursue a traditional career as a consultant in strategy consulting or play your part in the company’s success as part of the business service team.
FOSTEC & Company and FOSTEC Ventures: Consulting and Entrepreneurship
Our specialisation in the areas of digitalisation and e-commerce allows us, within the scope of our consulting activities, to work on exciting topics on the pulse of time every day and to actively shape the rapid change in our client companies that goes hand in hand with digitalisation. We also live entrepreneurship with our clients, always advising as if it were our own company and combining methodological expertise with operational experience. Closely linked to our strategy consulting is FOSTEC Ventures, a private investment company that focuses on start-ups and SMEs in Europe as a company builder. We operate across sectors with a particular affinity to the digital economy. As an “entrepreneur-investor”, we not only provide financing, but also actively contribute our many years of experience as entrepreneurs. Therefore, for us, the investment of capital is only the beginning of a systematic and partnership-based further development towards long-term business success. The companies thus gain access to expertise and capital at the same time. The close connection between FOSTEC & Company and FOSTEC Ventures also opens up opportunities for advisors at FOSTEC & Company to work as entrepreneurs in addition to their traditional advisory work.
We work for and with customers from all industries and companies of all sizes: For internationally active groups from the automotive sector as well as for successful medium-sized companies. We focus on Transaction Advisory, Market Intelligence, Growth, Efficiency, Turnaround, Digital Strategy, E-Commerce Strategy and Execution.
FOSTEC & Company was awarded “Top Consultant” for our consulting services. Our outstanding innovative strength was recognised by the Top 100 Innovator seal.
Top Employer 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023
Based on an independent data survey for the editorial team of FOCUS-BUSINESS, FOSTEC & Company is one of the top employers in the small_ and medium-sized enterprise sector.Further Awards
Our office location in the heart of Stuttgart is in the lively and centrally located Gerberviertel and is ideally accessible by public transport. Many roads lead to us, but these are the easiest: Directions to the FOSTEC & Company Office in Stuttgart
The trust of our customers is the foundation of our company and their concerns are our top priority at all times. We want to enable our customers to break new ground and thus create measurable competitive advantages. Our most important asset is our staff, whom we motivate to give their best, promote and encourage interdisciplinary exchange. Each of our employees has his or her own individual strengths, which enable us to fully utilise the performance-enhancing potential of diversity. However, what unites all FOSTEC & Company employees, despite all their differences, are our common values, which characterise the cooperation in internal teams and with our customers and stakeholders.
In our search for the perfect solution for our clients, we are committed to high standards. Our treatment of others is characterised by respect for the personal dignity of all people, their ideas, experiences and culture, and we treat others as we would want to be treated.
We value honest and ethical dealings with all our employees, customers, suppliers, competitors and stakeholders. We communicate honestly and openly. For us, loyalty is the basis for a trusting cooperation with each other and with our business partners.
We treat every project as if it were our own business. This means we act sparingly and try to do more with less. We make decisions carefully but quickly. We commit to the company beyond our own project. The statement “that’s not my job” does not exist with us.
We challenge the status quo and are hungry to find better solutions. Our actions are characterised by curiosity, impartiality and creativity. We want to be lifelong learners and constantly improve ourselves. Constant questioning and the adoption of different perspectives characterise our way of working.
To achieve punctual and qualitative results, we never lose sight of our goal and are always ready to go the extra mile, because our work is our passion. For us, sustainable development also includes discovering and nurturing exceptional talent.
Through 100% equity financing and management by our partners, we can guarantee sustainable, value-oriented action in the interests of all our stakeholders. This independence gives us the sovereignty to make uninfluenced decisions.
People at FOSTEC & Company
Team spirit makes us strong! Our corporate values apply internally as well as externally and we value trusting and appreciative interaction within the team. Therefore, we rely on an open corporate culture in which we learn from each other and motivate each other. Experience together! To strengthen the team spirit, we therefore promote joint activities and team events are an integral part of our corporate culture. Whether it’s a Segway tour, a dinner or a show programme: the shared experience strengthens our cohesion.
“The secret to moving forward is to take the first step.” Marc Twain
FOSTEC & Company paves the way for an exceptional career for you. Whether directly after graduation or as an experienced employee: your learning curve will be steep, because our core topic of digitalisation does not stand still and neither do we. Get ready for challenging tasks in innovative and future-oriented projects around digitalisation and e-commerce. You will quickly take on responsibility, have plenty of freedom to develop yourself and our company, and work in an exciting environment with its finger on the pulse. Are you ready to take on the challenge and storm the summit with us?
Your start with us
Depending on your qualifications, FOSTEC & Company offers you various entry-level opportunities. All positions have one thing in common: we expect a lot from you, but we also offer you a lot. The boutique character of our company and the consistent focus on core strategic issues in the context of digitalisation open up special opportunities at all career levels up to partnership.
What makes a career at FOSTEC & Company so special?
- Entrepreneurship – A career with FOSTEC & Company offers you the opportunity for entrepreneurial involvement in a FOSTEC Ventures investment.
- Limited travel – Even as a strategy consultancy, our DNA is digital – and that’s why we do many of our tasks online and not just at the client’s site.
- Topics on the pulse of the times with top clients – We support numerous top clients, but focus exclusively on digitalisation topics.
Start in strategy consulting: Your career path
Counselling is the engine of our daily activities and our counsellors are the driving force. They take on even the biggest challenges and solve them in the interest of our clients. Their tasks as consultants are varied and the projects differ greatly depending on the topic, scope, location and client. Even though direct contact with our clients is at the heart of our work, we are a digital consultancy through and through: in addition to traditional on-site client visits, we work a lot from the office and via web conference. In this way, we promote internal cohesion and can reduce the amount of travel our consultants have to do. And regardless of which functional level you start at: you are directly involved in client projects and make a decisive contribution to our success as well as that of the client!
Starting as a student
- Internship: FOSTEC & Company offers outstanding students the opportunity to get a taste of consulting within the framework of an internship. As an intern, you are a fully-fledged member of our team and work actively on projects right from the start.
- Final thesis: You also have the opportunity to independently carry out a sub-project or study as part of a final thesis on the topics of e-commerce and digitalisation.
- Working student: Are you interested in an internal position with us? As a working student, you can gain initial experience in various areas at FOSTEC & Company, such as project organisation, event planning or controlling.
Entry as Bachelor or Master graduate
- As a Bachelor graduate, you will usually join FOSTEC & Company as a Business Analyst. You will work for our clients from day one and acquire a broad basic knowledge through close supervision by experienced colleagues. A large part of your duties will involve independently carrying out smaller sub-projects as part of the research work for our client projects. After about two years, you can advance to consultant if you perform well.
- As a graduate with a Master’s degree, you will start as a business analyst or, if you have professional experience in strategy consulting, as a consultant. As part of the consulting team, you will work directly for clients from various industries and actively work to sustainably increase the corporate value of our client companies and implement business strategies as part of the team. Afterwards, you will take on more responsibility step by step and a career path up to partner is open to you.
Entry as a graduate with a PhD or MBA
Entry as an experienced consultant
Start as an Industry Expert (Expert / Senior Expert): Your career path
Our Expert Track offers you the opportunity to support our consulting team with your expertise and to prove your skills in exciting projects. With continuous further development, the Expert Track also offers you the greatest possible flexibility, as it allows you to become part of our team of experts as a freelancer.
Start in the Business Service Team
For our Stuttgart location, we are also recruiting employees in the Business Service area, which makes the smooth functioning of our company possible in the first place. The area includes various functions such as controlling, HR, IT, marketing or administration.
Further good reasons for a career with FOSTEC & Company
In our applications, we distinguish between an application in Strategy Consulting and an application in the Business Service Team:
Application process for an internship in strategy consulting
Application process for a full-time position in strategy consulting
Application process for a position in the Business Service Team
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Anja Polzer ist seit 2023 Head of Talent Acquisition bei FOSTEC & Company. Anja Polzer verfügt über langjährige Erfahrung in den Bereichen Recruiting, Employer Branding, HR Systeme & Prozesse sowie Social Media.Learn more
Niels Haußmann has supported FOSTEC & Company's management team since 2017 in his role as in-house adviser to the management. He draws on many years' experience as a sales manager and has overseen numerous international projects.Learn more