Dr. Joachim Leder

Selbstständig, Senior Consultant, Dr. Joachim Leder -- Management Consulting Training

Flörsheim, Germany


Project management
Automotive engineering
Strategic planning
Living Constructive Culture
Development Processes
X-functional team leading
Supplier Management
Budget Management
Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)
OpEx (Operational Excellence)
intercultural competence
Certified Scrum Master
Agile Development
Software Project Management
Software Development


Professional experience for Joachim Leder

  • Current 4 years and 9 months, since Oct 2018

    Senior Consultant

    Dr. Joachim Leder -- Management Consulting Training

    Personalized project analysis in combination with process analysis. On account of broad engineering knowlegde in combination with a long and intense leadership experience in big global Automotive OEMs and suppliers I am a competent partner for consulting, coaching, and training. I tailor individually the methods and concepts together with your teams. Technological and cultural aspects as well as leadership competencies that represent a contemporary and efficient leadership style are considered.

  • 4 years and 10 months, Dec 2013 - Sep 2018

    Director MEAC (Manufacturing Engineering Assembly and Chassis)

    Opel Automobile GmbH

    Equipment and Process Planning for 4-Wall Manufacturing General Assembly (GA) lines for all Opel Vehicle plants in Europe. Lead GA Central-ME managers responsible for all projects/plants in GME (now Opel) plus Global GM-Architectures. Drive “Creating Contructive Culture” mindset and significantly improve WoC (Workplace of Choice)-results. Intensive Global co-operation and GM-NorthAmerica Center support to achieve common and optimized processes. Support Launch excellence initiative and OpEx.

  • 1 year and 7 months, May 2012 - Nov 2013

    Chief Engineer/Program Engineering Manager

    Adam Opel AG

    Manage complete Vehicle project based on existing architecture as replacement for cancelled NewGeneration Corsa. Challenges: - Very strict c/o parts management, limited overall timing 2.5yrs. - Out-of-the-box rigorous Change management established w/ Styling, Product Engineering, Design Operations, Manufacturing Eng - Keep unique selling points of cancelled project to fulfill Marketing requirements - Implement new electrical vehicle architecture into legacy product in given timing

  • 2 years and 1 month, May 2010 - May 2012

    Department Head / EGM

    Adam Opel AG

    Department Head for Design and Release of all Opel / some GM Body Uppers (Sheet metal, Wipers&Washers, Fuel filler) incl Arch Work Manage complete Body Uppers team (Designers and Design Release Engineers=DREs). Manage external engineering suppliers incl contract and project management. Global GM requirements technically and organizationally to be met. Organizational and social challenge: Split Designers team and DREs into two different organizations while maintaining Turn Around, Drive for Results

  • 6 years and 7 months, Oct 2003 - Apr 2010

    Program Engineering Manager (PEM) Meriva I and Meriva II

    Adam Opel GmbH

    Meriva I: Midcycle: X-functional w/ VehEng, PWT, Styling, ManufEng, purchasing, plant -> Drive for Results Meriva II: Project “from cradle to grave” -Contract EDAG engnrg service provider=ESP as eng responsible (VehEng, Performance, Supplier mngmt,….) -Manage ESP incl cost/budget control -Manage “controvento door” incl FMEA -Complete technical decision and change resp -Manage (unplanned) inhouse transition -Launch w/extreme budget restrictions -Dealer and press launch -> Dealing with Ambiguity

  • 3 years and 3 months, Jul 2000 - Sep 2003

    Group Leader, NVH (Noise & Vibration)

    Adam Opel AG

    Group Leader Small Car NVH (2000 – 2003) Team Leading, Business Acumen Complete vehicle NVH-resposibility Challenge: JointVenture FIAT-architecture

  • 4 years and 1 month, Jun 1996 - Jun 2000

    Development Engineer NVH

    Adam Opel AG

    Development engineer NVH (1996 – 2000) Problem Solving Support component design and parts tuning (chassis, powertrain and interior noise) Several challenges in global projects (e.g. GMSA, JointVenture Suzuki-Japan)

  • 4 years, Jun 1992 - May 1996

    Doctorate Project

    TU Darmstadt

    Execute Software-programming for a Aircraft noise emission and propagation model combined with an impact (on inhabitants in airport vicinity) reduction and optimization system. Graphic user interface was combined w/ flight simulator, noise model, optimization solver. Result was doctorate thesis. Software system still in practical use. Additionally tutor for students.

  • 2 years and 5 months, Jan 1990 - May 1992

    Trainee, Development Engineer NVH (Fahrzeug-Akustik)

    Audi AG

Educational background for Joachim Leder

  • 1 month, Jun 2018 - Jun 2018

    Automotive SPICE


  • 1 month, Apr 2018 - Apr 2018

    International Project Management


  • 11 months, Sep 1988 - Jul 1989

    Mechanical Engineering and Fluid Dynamics

    Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences

    Fluid Dynamics, Noise

  • 6 years and 2 months, Sep 1983 - Oct 1989

    Mechanical Engineering (Allg. Maschinenbau)

    TH Darmstadt


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  • German

    First language

  • Spanish


  • French





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