When is an interim manager or interim consultant needed?

When is an interim manager or interim consultant needed? 2018-03-26T05:29:28+02:00

When do you know that you need to bring in an interim manager or interim consultant?

Examples of common situations where our interim managers can be an effective solution are in the case of restructuring of organizations, when the recruitment of a strategic management position pulls out at the time, when a management function ends at short notice or when Specialist competencies are needed for a limited period of time.

The following is a list of the most common situations when interim managers are a cost-effective and practical solution:

In case of sudden lack of skills

  • Unscheduled lengthy recruitment processes
  • Sudden loss of senior executives by resignation, dismissal or sickness
  • Temporary absence of managerial or managerial function during parental leave or holiday
  • An unexpected increase in workload

If organisations or restructuring

  • Turnaround assignments
  • Establishment of new operations or start-ups
  • Control of management and personnel in the implementation of new technologies, methods or new processes
  • Mentoring or Team development
  • Implementation of changes in the corporate culture

An interim schef has a tough task. They should not only lead a project, a department or an area of activity of a foreign company with unknown persons. In addition, they should do so successfully. In order to be hired as interim manager, the person is required to have documented experience within a role at management level.

  • Restructuring or cultural change and additional resources and expertise
  • Manage acquisitions and mergers

If you need project management — important single projects that require full-time engagement

  • Launch of a project where competence is not available in-house
  • Product launches
  • Evaluation, recommendation and implementation of projects
  • Supplementation of competence to implement a specific business
  • Relocation of factory, warehouse or other premises
  • Evaluation of major quotation proposals and review of actual expenditure towards agreed targets
  • Pricing of tenders or specific contracts
  • Evaluation of acquisitions, planning in merger and due diligence

Crisis management – correcting problems and implementing new routines

  • Efficiency
  • Improvement of business outcomes
  • Structuring of information needs
  • Decommissioning of Companies