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Nuvadis Interim strives to establish & activate a market for companies in need of Executive Interim Solutions and well-qualified independent professionals. We integrate the best Interim Management Practices with experience in selecting and placing highly skilled managers for our clients in the CEE markets.

When to use an Interim Manager?

Interim Managers may be brought in at a time of change for an organisation. These changes can take place in a department, function or the whole company. When the company does not have the necessary knowledge and experience for a desired outcome, an interim executive or team can perform the task, train the successors and hand in the operation with a working plan to a permanent team.

You may need an Interim Manager in a number of business cases.
However, the most common are:

Interim Managers may be brought in at a time of change for an organisation. These changes can take place in a department, function or the whole company. When the company does not have the necessary knowledge and experience for a desired outcome, an interim executive or team can perform the task, train the successors and hand in the operation with a working plan to a permanent team.

You may need an Interim Manager in a number of business cases.
However, the most common are:

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Global expansion, new business, market or product development.

Process improvement, restructuring and business recovery.

As a gap manager covering for illness, maternity or the time it takes to recruit a permanent staff replacement.

When your permanent resource is simply unable to cope with workload or time constraints.

As a supplement to fast growth, whilst your infrastructure is built to manage the ongoing workload.

As a coach or mentor for a member of your team.

Interim Management assignment process

  1. Initial contact

    The Interim Manager, Nuvadis and the Client make the first preliminary assessment of the business situation and confirm an engagement.

  2. Situation assessment

    The Interim Manager makes a detailed investigation into the current situation.

  3. Proposal

    The Interim Manager proposes a specific plan of actions, confirms rules of engagement, describes the tools needed to address the client objectives.

  4. Implementation

    The Interim Manager takes his role and implements the actions as agreed with the client.

  5. Exit

    When the project or assignment terminates and objectives are met the Interim Manager will exit. He will make sure the process is smooth, responsibilities and know-how are duly transferred. When required, he may offer additional ad-hoc consultancy support.

Why choose Nuvadis?

There are many potential benefits of implementing an Interim Management solution with our help as a specialized service provider.

Experience, values and relationships

We have considerable history providing interim solutions to our clients in the CEE. Our Interim Managers work on challenging turnaround programs, new technology projects implementation and act as effective replacements for critical permanent positions. At Nuvadis we value the relationships we build, both with the Interim Managers and our Clients, which allows for true partnerships.

Speed accessing an insider market

Interim Managers do not invest into advertising and marketing themselves in order to be seen, instead relying on networking and word of mouth to find their next project. Nuvadis is continuously building a community of certified experts, enabling us to find and place an appropriate Interim Manager operational within one to four weeks.

Quality of the process and guarantees

Nuvadis has developed a proprietary evaluation procedure to select and motivate only those individuals with the relevant skills and personal mind-set, experience and potential. Before recommending a manager for a specific assignment, we always carry out a personal interview, testing and references check.

In case an unexpected situation arises, Nuvadis is there with a fast and efficient backup solution.

FAQ

What does “Interim Management” mean?

Interim Management means that experienced and qualified managers take control over defined tasks and responsibilities. They do their job temporarily, in order to meet pre-agreed objectives within business or non-profit organizations.

What is the difference between an Interim Manager and a consultant?

An Interim Manager takes control over the discretionary power to participate in operational work, decides and enforces changes, manages the team. His main domain is the implementation of change and often transfer of knowledge. He also takes responsibility for the pre-defined risks.
A consultant focuses on the analysis, planning and recommendations of solutions supporting the existing management team to make decisions and implement changes. His responsibility is limited and defined according to provided services and tasks.

What are the benefits of Interim Managers?

The main advantage of an Interim Manager is the fast availability (in days to few weeks). Furthermore, it is the experience and expertise of candidates, which leads to rapid tangible results. Using the service of an Interim Management provider, Clients shift some of the risk to the provider and release their capacities for other activity.

How does the contractual relationship of an Interim Manager and client work?

The contractual relationship can be direct or indirect. Direct contractual relationship is concluded between client and Interim Manager. Indirect contractual relationship is based on the contract that the provider concludes with the client and Interim Manager separately.

Why don’t Interim Managers work in permanent positions?

Being an Interim Manager is a profession in itself. These managers are ready and enjoy challenges. This is why they accept hard and time-limited tasks. They want to choose the projects they commit to and to manage their time.

Who are Interim Managers?

Interim Managers are experienced, skilled and practice-oriented managers with proven experience with various companies and organizations. Ninety percent of them work as freelancers, are self-employed or have their own companies. They have chosen this dynamic life-style. They are motivated to change things; they are flexible and open to accept new challenges and opportunities as well as associated risks.

Do you work internationally?

Yes, Nuvadis is active internationally via our global network and through our cooperating partners in other countries. It is important for Interim Managers to be flexible and mobile. Their assignments often include international projects.

Do I need an Interim Manager?

During the life of every company, there are times when introducing an Interim Manager is one of the best solutions. Most often, the reason for using interim management is a temporary shortage of human resources (gap management). Interim Managers are also helpful in projects that require specific knowledge, skills and competences. Finally, they also work to solve crisis situations.

How to find an Interim Manager?

An Interim Manager can be found through associations or social networks or through providers who are specialized in Interim Management. Interim management firms such as Nuvadis provide you advice and services, for example, they search suitable Interim Managers, check out their capacities, prepare contracts, discuss the terms of collaboration, prepare reports etc.

How to engage an Interim Manager?

The price is only one of the aspects that should be taken into account whether to accept the project. Interim Managers are interested in challenges, story behind the project and the background (provider usually helps to formulate the story of the project). They consider tasks, objectives, competences, responsibility or the length of the project.

How does the process of hiring an Interim Manager work?

At the beginning of the process there is a request from the client, it continues by searching for suitable candidates and interviewing them. Then the most suitable candidate is selected, contracts are concluded and the manager starts to work on a client’s project.

What to expect from the provider of Interim Management?

The provider of Interim Management offers a wide range of services and also takes control of certain risks. First, the provider helps to select suitable candidates for the specific position, since he has the experience and knows the profiles and strengths of Interim Managers very well as he cooperates with them. The provider also prepares contracts, manages the entire process and provides necessary consultations or workarounds if necessary.

How to evaluate the performance of an Interim Manager?

The basic prerequisite for the performance evaluation of an Interim Manager is a clear statement of objectives at the beginning of the project. Targets should be specific, measurable and time-limited. It is also possible to evaluate the level of communication of Interim Manager with employees, training, transferring of know-how and successful handover of the project to authorized employees at the end of the project.

What should I look for when choosing an Interim Manager?

Each company’s business situation is unique. The ability of an Interim Manager to effectively assess and address your needs is the key. You should have your expectations clearly defined, as well as the available budget, time line and internal rules of engagement. A good Interim Manager will have relevant experience in your required project field, having worked on similar assignments in the past. They should demonstrate flexibility, excellent communication skills and readiness to make important and sometimes tough decisions.

Can I offer a permanent job to an Interim Manager?

Interim managers are professionals who choose to be Interim Managers. There are however occasional situations where our clients offer them permanent jobs. Should it be considered the optimum development for all sides, we are happy to consult in the process.

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