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Interim Manager (m/f/d)

Interim managers: project managers for a limited time

Due to a fast-paced work environment that requires quick decisions, the need for highly specialised interim managers is increasingly growing. They provide support at short notice and help to compensate for staff shortages or to successfully complete temporary projects within a very short time. They contribute their long-term professional experience and can accompany and complete projects in a targeted manner thanks to their management skills and industry expertise.

Interim managers may also be useful in the field of business development or reconstruction. As experienced managers, they can take on managerial positions at short notice. Depending on the type of project, interim managers usually work for a company for a period of three to six months

If they do not support the company for a specific project but due to a staff shortage, the company may use the time to find suitable talents for permanent employment.

Interim Manager

INTERIM MANAGER

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  • For freelancers

You are looking for interim managers (m/f/d) to bridge bottlenecks?

If you need additional capacities or professional expertise in your company, you can benefit from interim managers with long-term project experience and industry expertise. In addition, they will provide you with new perspectives and networks and will help your company to bridge temporary bottlenecks and staff shortages.

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Are you looking for an exciting interim management project?

As a successful interim manager, you are not only willing to contribute your specialist know-how, but also to get involved in a new interim project within a very short period of time. You are highly responsible for the success of your work and can flexibly be assigned at different locations.

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Interim managers are highly specialised experts with many years of experience who support companies in temporary assignments with the successful implementation of demanding projects.

Interim managers are highly specialised experts with many years of experience who support companies in temporary assignments with the successful implementation of demanding projects.


For companies: Assigning external managers comes with numerous advantages. They usually have industry-specific expertise and provide new perspectives and networks. They help companies to bridge temporary bottlenecks and staff shortages. Thanks to earlier successfully completed projects, they usually have the experience required to find solutions in a timely manner.

For freelancers:Interim management is particularly attractive for open-minded people. Interim managers provide their expertise to a wide variety of companies and positions at different locations, while they are only tied to a company for a specific period of time and for a specific purpose. This ensures constant variety, but also requires a fast and competent way of acting, strong implementation and communication skills, as well as a great desire to quickly become part of the team. Above all, the salary in interim management is significantly higher than in a comparable permanent position.

For companies: Assigning external managers comes with numerous advantages. They usually have industry-specific expertise and provide new perspectives and networks. They help companies to bridge temporary bottlenecks and staff shortages. Thanks to earlier successfully completed projects, they usually have the experience required to find solutions in a timely manner.

For freelancers:Interim management is particularly attractive for open-minded people. Interim managers provide their expertise to a wide variety of companies and positions at different locations, while they are only tied to a company for a specific period of time and for a specific purpose. This ensures constant variety, but also requires a fast and competent way of acting, strong implementation and communication skills, as well as a great desire to quickly become part of the team. Above all, the salary in interim management is significantly higher than in a comparable permanent position.


Interim managers calculate their rates depending on their tasks and the scope of their assignment at the company. Previous experience and the degree of responsibility play an essential role. Since they are only assigned for a short period of time, but for highly responsible tasks, the daily rate is higher than in a comparable position and can amount to up to one percent of the annual salary of the respective position.

Interim managers calculate their rates depending on their tasks and the scope of their assignment at the company. Previous experience and the degree of responsibility play an essential role. Since they are only assigned for a short period of time, but for highly responsible tasks, the daily rate is higher than in a comparable position and can amount to up to one percent of the annual salary of the respective position.


At Hays, we use “Find & Engage”, our innovative concept for personnel recruitment which helps us to find the perfect candidate for any interim project. After companies have submitted their open projects and freelancers have sent us their profiles, we carry out a detailed data analysis. After we have clarified any open questions, we match the profile data with the data from the companies. After a suitable profile has been sent to a company, a professional exchange between the freelancer and the company takes place. As soon as the company has found a suitable candidate, the project contract can be signed.

At Hays, we use “Find & Engage”, our innovative concept for personnel recruitment which helps us to find the perfect candidate for any interim project. After companies have submitted their open projects and freelancers have sent us their profiles, we carry out a detailed data analysis. After we have clarified any open questions, we match the profile data with the data from the companies. After a suitable profile has been sent to a company, a professional exchange between the freelancer and the company takes place. As soon as the company has found a suitable candidate, the project contract can be signed.


Since interim managers mainly distinguish themselves through professional success and expertise, no special education or training is required. The title is not a protected term and can be used by anyone who provides their leadership skills to a company for a specified period of time. Profound long-term experience at first or second management level or even in the management board is of great importance. Managerial and professional experience are more important than a degree in business administration.

Since interim managers mainly distinguish themselves through professional success and expertise, no special education or training is required. The title is not a protected term and can be used by anyone who provides their leadership skills to a company for a specified period of time. Profound long-term experience at first or second management level or even in the management board is of great importance. Managerial and professional experience are more important than a degree in business administration.


In addition to the appropriate specialist knowledge, the willingness to engage in a specific project for a relatively short period of time is crucial for successful interim management. As interim managers are usually highly responsible for the success of their work, this also has an impact on their future jobs. In addition to their project experience, they must be able to familiarise themselves with new situations appropriately. Besides, a high degree of flexibility is required in terms of location.

In addition to the appropriate specialist knowledge, the willingness to engage in a specific project for a relatively short period of time is crucial for successful interim management. As interim managers are usually highly responsible for the success of their work, this also has an impact on their future jobs. In addition to their project experience, they must be able to familiarise themselves with new situations appropriately. Besides, a high degree of flexibility is required in terms of location.


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