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Sören Jautelat


Leading large scale transformation, shaping and scaling new digital businesses. Co-leads McKinsey’s battery acceleration team to develop the battery industry of the future

Sören co-leads McKinsey’s battery acceleration team which aims to shape and develop the battery industry of the future (including battery energy stationary systems). Sören also leads next-generation operating model transformations, including large-scale capability building programs for clients in the advanced industries sector. He has a focus on agility in operations, digital, and lean transformations within the service operations and R&D functions.

Examples of his recent client experience include the following:

  • Supporting a solid-state battery company, in the ramp-up of the new business, including target operating model, technology roadmap, industrialization concept and supply chain
  • Supporting an international BESS company in the designing of a cell and module sourcing strategy
  • Building and growing a new digital service business together with a leading tier-one supplier
  • Developing a holistic transformation program for an automotive supplier, focused on improving indirect functions and R&D at several sites across EMEA and North America
  • Designing and implementing a target operating model for a global automotive tier-one supplier for their COO function
  • Leading a performance management transformation project in the OEM sector, focused on implementing a top-level performance-management system from CxO level to department heads
  • Spearheading several lean transformation projects in the OEM and automotive supplier sector, and coaching client change agents, as well as senior managers as they adopted new ways of working
  • Designing an operating-expenditures transformation project in the healthcare sector, focused on the reduction of material losses by implementing new strategies and machine set up processes

Published Work

Enabling renewable energy with battery energy storage systems,” McKinsey & Company, August 2023

Built for purpose: EV adoption in light commercial vehicles,” McKinsey & Company, April 2023

Battery 2030: Resilient, sustainable, and circular,” McKinsey & Company, January 2023

Lean management or agile? The right answer may be both,” McKinsey & Company, July 2020

The missing lever in service operations: Agility,” McKinsey & Company, May 2019

Bringing agile to customer care,” McKinsey & Company, February 2019


Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
MA, industrial engineering