Interim Management

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Transition management

Situation

What happens next when a key position is suddenly vacant ? It may take many months until a new permanent solution is found, and in the meantime, there is no leadership and no person in charge to talk to, and there are imminent deadlines which might be missed: it is almost some kind of a disaster.

Offer

This is a typical situation in which an icima.net partner can jump in as an interim manager. If his profile matches the requirements of the specific task, if he is currently available and if there is an agreement on the terms of his contract, he can start immediately.

He knows how to proceed because he has done it before. He can build on the experience and know-how from various similar situations and needs no long warming up time.

In addition, he can contribute important inputs for a rapid and successful development in areas which have been unchanged since too long, often due to the difficulty insiders have with recognizing the weaknesses of some of the systems in place which were often developed a long time ago.

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Crisis management

Situation

A parent company or investor has sometimes the impression that a subsidiary or participation is somewhat out of control: there are repeated complaints from business partners and/or employees about one of the managers, the results do not correspond to the expectations and differ significantly from the plans, and the reports arrive often late and incomplete.

Also, if the subsidiary is abroad, there may be some serious communication problems with the headquarter, often due to a lack of knowledge in the local language and business practices. So there is a need for an analysis of what can be done to improve this situation.

Offer

The icima.net partners have a long and intensive experience in this area, especially if the parent company is in the US or in the UK and the subsidiary in Germany, France, Belgium or Scandinavia. In these and other European countries, our partners are recognized as a competent and neutral local player. Therefore, icima.net can provide an objective picture of the situation, make a realistic plan for the necessary changes and participate actively in its implementation.

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Part-time management

Situation

A start-up or a small company finds it often difficult to attract managers with the necessary skills and experience to quickly build, implement and operate the good management systems applied in similarly sized subsidiaries of larger corporations. As a consequence, there is a competitive disadvantage which may seriously hinder a rapid development, in particular also any further funding of the company’s growth.

Offer

The solution is to have experienced managers like the icima.net partners come and help – in the beginning possibly on a more or less full time basis and then with a rapidly decreasing level of presence on site but still coming over regularly and being available whenever necessary.

icima.net partners can offer compensation solutions (mainly via a participation formula) which make it feasible even for a small company to afford their help.

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Project management

Situation

Managing a project and bringing it to a successful end, or just to providing additional know-how, experience and work capacity often means requiring some temporary support or even team leadership from an outside expert. As soon as this task has been completed, he or she leaves the company again so that there are no remaining on-going costs.

Offer

Post-acquisition or post-merger integration is a typical example for a situation in which icima.net partners can act as essential help and support.

After the acquisition of a company, the objective is often not to just keep it as an investment but to integrate it into the company or group of the buyer. This requires people who know what must be done and how, who are available at the right point in time and who above all know the language and business practices of the country where the new acquisition is located, or better even of both countries concerned.

icima.net partners have repeatedly conducted such projects and can therefore make available its skills and experience, either as project manager or as one of several specialists who work as a team.

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