Thanks to their extensive professional experience and functional expertise, interim managers can start performing their operations straight away. They can therefore intervene in all managerial roles.
Given his or her key role, the interim managing director can be involved in many different sectors of activity and organisational contexts. His or her duties range from day-to-day business management to large-scale business transformations. Serving as a link between the Board of Directors and the operational and support departments, he or she uses his or her knowledge and skills to drive change and continuous improvement.
Above all, he or she is responsible for the deployment of the strategy and is accountable for the results achieved; the interim managing director may also be required to oversee any changes of direction.
Human Resources Manager
As a business partner of the managing director the human resources manager may be called upon to deal with any subject relating to the responsibilities of that position: negotiating collective agreements, defining recruitment or talent development policy, resolving a social crisis, preparing for the development of skills, etc
With a detailed knowledge of employment law and a keen eye for HR innovations, the interim manager specialising in human resources is a valuable ally for companies seeking a replacement or looking to identify areas for improvement.
A sector characterised by frequent adaptations in order to adjust to a highly competitive environment, industries regularly need cutting-edge expertise to strengthen their performance. Interim managers specialising in this field will be required to open or close production units, facilitate the development of team skills, and design and support the implementation of new processes.
Their pivotal role involves working in close collaboration with other departments in order to bring these strategic projects to fruition. The interim industrial manager will also implement ad hoc methods, such as Lean management approaches, dedicated to improving the quality and profitability of production.
As the organisation’s ‘great paymaster’, the finance department carries out missions of key importance to support its strategic development. With this in mind, the skills required, including rigour, foresight and negotiation, to name but a few, are particularly valuable. These are skills that the interim financial officer must possess and which are acquired through his or her experience as a CFO or management controller.
The financial officer will partner with the managing director to define and achieve short and medium-term objectives whether in terms of financial planning and analysis, risk identification or investments.
Supply Chain Manager
Logistical optimisation is becoming a major area of focus which was further brought to the forefront during the health crisis. From the supply of raw materials to the delivery circuit, the risks are numerous and the areas for improvement many. The interim supply chain manager will therefore provide real added value in terms of continuous improvement and change management.
Logistics management is both an administrative and analytical role and is also carried out in the field in close collaboration with the teams. The interim manager therefore mobilises technical, managerial and behavioural skills to oversee his or her mission for its entire duration.