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“The automotive industry is undergoing the biggest changes since its inception. Electric mobility, autonomous driving and the digitisation of vehicles are changing whole organisations and are generating completely new qualification profiles. How are companies dealing with these changes? How do you find leaders who actively drive this change and help to shape it as entrepreneurs?”

In light of the overwhelming technological revolution, the automotive industry needs new talent on every level and at all the relevant points of automotive value creation networks. Electrification and digitisation impact not only the vehicle itself, but also have lasting effects on production, logistics, supplier networks and automotive user concepts.

„As a manager in the automotive industry, do I have to speak Chinese?”

Especially at the upper management levels, interdisciplinary competence in mechanical and electrical engineering as well as information technology is continuously increasing in importance. However, leadership skills as well as teamwork and communication skills are most important during this time of change. The different interest groups – clients, employees, and shareholders – want to be both convinced and inspired. Headhunters and personnel consultants are required to support automobile manufacturers and suppliers by staffing the right teams with a sense for mobility trends.

The LAB Automotive Practice knows the challenges facing the automotive industry and helps find the right managers who can convince with contemporary leadership skills and intrinsic motivation.

„Where will the global automotive industry be in 20 years?”

LAB Impact

The Future of Mobility


LAB Experience

Top management personnel consulting for the automotive industry

The Automotive Practice Group of LAB & Company has placed key functions in the automotive industry for years. All functional areas are included, particularly in innovative technology such as electric power trains, battery management systems or HW/SW development. We can also advise you on how business areas should be linked in your organisational structure and the type of managers you will need for a successful start-up.

„Will the mechanical engineer be superseded by the software developer?”

The client network of LAB’s Automotive Practice includes leading national and international car manufacturers, tier1/tier2 suppliers, globally acting family companies, renowned fleet and motor pool providers, as well as hidden champions of the market.

„What types of management styles does an agile organisation need?“

Automotive personnel consulting with worldwide executive search network

Through the global executive search network Penrhyn International, we can also provide you with first-class access to top candidates in more than 40 business centres across five continents. Our mandates include search, coaching and management audit services for every role and every kind of subject matter:


  • Executive board, supervisory board and advisory board
  • Research and development
  • Production
  • Purchase, logistics & supply chain management
  • HR/staff management
  • Finance
  • IT/digitalisation
  • Change management
  • Risk management
  • Sales and project management
  • Fleet and vehicle pool management


Here you can learn more about our services in Executive Search, Executive Coaching and Management Audit.

LAB Team

Our consultants for the automotive industry

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