An Interim Manager is an executive or senior manager who works within an organisation, at or near Board level, on a temporary or part-time basis.
Interim Managers are different to Consultants in that they have line responsibility to the Client and are ‘doers’. They work within an organisation, rolling up their sleeves, getting the job done. Once the project is complete, they move on.
In this fast changing economy, businesses cannot afford to carry spare capacity.
Interim managers are ideal for project delivery. They arrive at the organisation, get the job done and leave when it is complete.
Employees are less flexible and far more expensive. They require recruitment (headhunters fees), relocation and potential severance at the end of an assignment. The recruitment process takes huge amounts of time (distracting management from running the business) and can costs the organisation in the order of 2-3 x salary.
“.. provided a flexible experienced resource for periods of high activity. I hope to find opportunities where I can work with Nigel again”…
“.. his unusual breadth of experience and natural teamwork style gets things done. I will be looking for ways to involve Nigel in future projects…”
“.. extensive business experience added value in all areas of M&A and strategic planning… “
“.. quick to analyse and assimilate … I have complete confidence in his financial analysis .. no hesitation in working with him again…”
“Nigel leads by example demonstrating high tenacity/stamina to see the job through …. “
Running a project is like running a marathon. You need be focused, determined to get to the end, plan effectively and work around anything that gets in the way.
I am running a marathon at the age of 46 on 31st May 2010 in Chester. My aim is to raise £3,000 for the Hospice of the Good Shepherd. If you would liket suppot me, please visit my website and make a donation www.justgiving.com/Nigel-Seddon and don’t forget to Gift Aid it and have the satisfaction of getting money back from the Treasury!
I plan to row a marathon later on in the year. This will involve rowing for 4-5 hours from Lincoln to Boston – a 50km trip.