Typical requests for Interim Managers – the most highly qualified and experienced consultants on the market – usually include the following:
– Project management
– ICT management
– Immediate replacement
– Turnaround management
– Process improvement and streamlining
– Company start up/Greenfield operation/market entry
– Change management
– Crisis management
– Mergers and acquisitions
– Company closure/shut down or relocation
– Feasibility study
– Fraud investigation
– JV, WFOE
– Temporary management
– Transition management
Relationships built on trust, experience and commitment is what drives the Interim Managers.
Interim Management are usually requested by Organizations that need executives on a short or long term basis to strengthen their executive team, lead a project or programme, provide an injection of skills that are lacking, or to simply transform their business.
From CEOs and Managing Directors through to an array of senior management functions – Interim Manager’s network includes the top interim managers and executives working in around today.
Interim Manager Network is screening and nurturing a talent pool of Managers and executives who have extensive experience in handling complex short to long term challenges that occur periodically in business operations.
To identify the right candidates – among Interim Managers – is much faster than traditional executive headhunting.
Many executives who initially think they need a management consultant ultimately decide to deploy an interim manager.
This is because unlike consultants, interim managers are loyal to your business objectives and as they work on a referral basis, they strive to achieve the highest standards. They also have a bigger impact on your business as they take a more hands-on approach rather than just an advisory role.
Who are Interim Managers?
As Interim Managers frequently move from company to company, they are free from the “politics” that can distract permanent staff, enabling them to be 100% focused. They are able to enter a company and have only the company’s interests in mind.
How quickly will an Interim Manager take to get to know a Business?
No matter what the business issue, our Interim Managers have extensive experience in it. Many Companies told how suprised they were when they realised how effective the Interim Manager was in such a short space of time.
If Interim Managers are so goo, why are they not in permanent employment?
The candidates on our database choose to be there. They have either gained their experience through interim assignments or through full-time positions. One of the main reasons Interim Managers choose their profession is that they enjoy the risks and rewards associated with it.
What qualities needs an Interim Manager?
Flexibility is key and the most successful Interim Managers are often the ones that are not restricted by rate or location. You must also be able to quickly fit in with a diverse range of cultures and working environments.
First class people skills are essential too, as is your ability to grasp situations quickly, engage staff and make an immediate impact.
Critically, you also need to be clear about the specific expertise that you can offer. A generalist Interim often finds it more difficult to find work than someone who is a proven specialist in their particular field, as organisations will usually expect Interim Managers to be able to demonstrate success in a similar role.
How Long does typical assignment last?
Average lengths of assignments handled by Interim Management Solutions are betwen 6 and 12 months at the offset, however a large majority of these contracts are extended with an overall average length between 6 and 18 months.
What are the key advantages of Interim Management?
A career as an interim offers a great deal of challenge and variety, and can also often offer flexible working options, without some of the constraints of permanent employment. In short it allows you to plan your workload around your life – rather than the opposite.
Could interim roles become permanet?
Recently, we have seen an increase in the amount of interim roles becoming permanent. On average, one third of our interim managers who have successfully completed their assignment are offered a permanent position within the company. It is entirely up to the interim manager whether to accept the position or not.