Interim management in line functions

Bottlenecks in line functions due to resignations or illness as well as a lack of know-how can be prevented by utilizing interim management. Interim managers provide more time to fill vacant positions in the long term, bring in external expertise and ensure transparent communication. All line functions can be affected, such as sales managers, marketing managers, purchasing managers, production or manufacturing managers, product managers, program managers or controllers.

Our approach



It is not only at management level that essential know-how can be lost in organizations. A vacancy at management level can threaten an organization’s existence just as much as a missing product manager, purchaser, etc. In such a case, the resulting gap must be filled qualitatively in a timely manner.



The project target is to fill the vacant position in the line function optimally for the transition. In the long term, this should give the company the opportunity to clarify the issue of succession in peace and without time pressure. Subsequently, the vacancy can be filled internally or externally in the long term.



With our years of experience and industry expertise, our experts fill temporary gaps promptly, both remotely and on-site. Depending on the function, our consultants quickly familiarize themselves with the individually given situation and provide immediate relief. While acting as interim management in a line function, we always ensure 100% transparent communication. ensign advisory is the competent partner in the industrial goods sector for technically demanding products and services, such as in mechanical and plant engineering, packaging machinery, the beverage, dairy, food, non-food and pharmaceutical industries, automation technology or the construction and automotive supply industries. In all listed areas our consultants have many years of experience and can fill the open position in the best possible way. Our consultants provide both operational and strategic support, depending on the agreement with the customer. Final, we find the suitable successor for the open position through our internationally extensive network.



With the help of our extensive industry expertise, we are able to provide our clients in a wide range of industries with targeted assistance in line functions through interim mandates and continue to ensure the continuity of work processes as well as the ongoing development of the company. Due to the technical and strategic background of our consultants, we take on operational and/or strategic functions, depending on the agreement, to provide the best possible support.

Our core competencies

External Know-How in the Field of Technical Industrial Goods

We offer a holistic industry and sector perspective in the context of your company, fast and fact-based analyses, methodical as well as conceptual work, the necessary practical experience, and the eye for what is feasible as well as the communication skills for the dialog with all levels of your company.

Extensive Contact Network to Identify Suitable Successors

The search for targeted know-how can be a major challenge for organizations. Within the framework of our contact network, we support our clients in the search and selection of potential candidates to effectively close the bottlenecks.

Prompt, Interim Support

ensign advisory is always able to cover interim opportunities with a broad background due to its extensive network. Our specialists can be deployed flexibly both remotely and on site.

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