Interim Management



Challenges and opportunities

Everything becomes more flexible: Corporations have to react to new market forces increasingly fast and precisely and therefore pave the way for a cumulative flexibilisation of work. The opportunities for freelance Interim Managers are better than ever. 

Interim Managers can decide where, for whom and for how long they want to work. They are employed in different companies and have to quickly adapt to new situations. Interim Managers rely on a successful career in a comparable field and continuously develop their professional skills. Additionally they possess the ability to rapidly adjust to various different environments.

Freelancers offer their clients a “product” which they know best themselves, but which is nonetheless not easy to promote. Good Interim Managers know how to utilize their former achievements and how to communicate them positively to their clients. Every completed project is a new reference, which is an important sales-component. In Germany only few Interim mandates are procured by providers such as the Management Angels. So even if providers constitute an important sales channel, personal networks nevertheless are not to be disregarded.

Despite the good perspectives, the decision for the occupation as an Interim Manager should be deliberate. You should bring the following abilities:

  • fast adjustment to new assignments, environments and challenges
  • analytical mindset, decisiveness, targeted and focused on results
  • confident appearance, excellence in self-marketing


Furthermore a certain financial security helps to bridge the period until the first mandates begin.

Particularly in times of commencement as an Interim Manager, it is of importance to be able to rely on existing contacts within the network. Interim Management still requires explanation in many areas.

Nevertheless Interim Management offers the following benefits:

  • the chance, possibly for the first time, to actively exert influence on one’s career
  • a flexible life and work, which allows for an individual “work-life-balance”
  • the opportunity to become acquainted with different companies and branches in a short period of time
  • new challenges in manifold business-situations
  • working independently of corporate-policy constellations and obstacles


You want to give it a try?

Please use our CV-template to apply for admittance in our Management Angels pool and become part of our network.


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