Through their interdisciplinary degree, industrial engineers are able to work in a wide range of industries as well as in almost all areas of a company. They often occupy interfaces where economic and technical knowledge is required, such as
- Purchasing and logistics
- Marketing / Product Management
- Innovation management / development
Due to their interdisciplinary qualifications, industrial engineers are often also in management functions.
As a result of the increasing internationalization of the economy, industrial engineers are often active in an international environment, They work with customers and suppliers worldwide, they analyze foreign markets, plan and implement strategies to develop products in other countries, manufacture and market them in global production networks. At home and abroad they often work in teams with colleagues from different countries.
Industrial engineers with specific international management competencies usually work in specialist and management positions in internationally oriented companies in Germany and abroad.
Further information about the profession can be found here (German).