Interim Manager: Worth knowing Facts

  • Interim Manager: Worth knowing Facts

Interim managers are temporary, short-term available and very experienced management resources for the realization of short-term and effective success.


Interim management is not permanent, but the temporary provision of management resources at first and second management levels. Interim managers handle short-term tasks within a defined work period (usually 6 to 15 months).


Interim managers are available at short notice to bridge a vacancy or gap in your management team. Interim managers require no or only a very short familiarisation or adjustment period.


Interim managers have a high seniority with a proven track record as top managers in the respective industry. Interim managers bring in their top management experience and, if desired, also take on executive positions in companies (e.g. as CEO, CFO, CPO, CSO, CRO, COO or CDO).


Interim managers have experience in achieving short-term and effective successes. The focus in interim management is on implementing solutions for sustainable change, trans-formation, turnaround management, restructuring, growth, value enhancement programs or crisis management.

The number of interim managers in Germany, who are active at the upper management levels or have a comprehensive project management function with profit or leadership responsibility, is expected to increase to 10,500 in 2019 (end of 2018: 9,500). The fee volume for interim managers is expected to total EUR 2.3 billion in 2019, exceeding the EUR 2 billion mark for the first time.

The mechanical engineering (16%) and automotive (17%) sectors are the most important sectors for interim managers in Germany.

Most enquiries (32%) come from companies with 1,001 to 10,000 employees.

On the task side, the topics of project management (17%), digitalisation processes in change management projects (17%), restructuring/redevelopment (13%) and process optimisation (17%) are the most in demand.

For 2019, interim managers in the functional areas of general management/business management (30%), technology/production (13%) and marketing/sales (13%) are in greatest demand.

Here you can learn more about the assignment of an interim manager of the Executive In-terim Partners.