C-Level Contracting and Interim Management Services

Diethard Engel - Interim Manager

Solutions are my Passion

Where others get stuck, I develop solutions in Post-merger Integration/Carve-out, Business Transformation and Executive Finance, focused on the manufacturing industry.

As a project manager I rely on my broad process know-how gained in CFO-roles; as a CFO I apply my rich transformation experience. In this way, CFO-knowledge and understanding of transformation processes supplement each other for a perfect fit in your strategic endeavors.

My Goal is your Success

To me, interim management is not a period between two permanent roles: I love my profession. Supporting my client with my project-specific know-how makes me happy in each and every mandate.

My references and project list are convincing: I implement the C-level agenda.

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Focus Areas

  • (Post-merger) Integration (PMI , M&A and Carve-out): Integration of acquisitions into the existing organization, or separation of organizational units respectively. Project and synergy planning, process definition and implementation, mergers, works council negotiations, change management, and coordination of ERP roll-out projects.
  • Business Transformation: Design, implementation and management of transformation, restructuring and change projects, e.g. site closures, staff reduction, production transfers, changes in organization, processes and task allocation, ERP implementation, strategy development and implementation.
  • Executive Finance: Finance leadership positions in complex enterprise structures and/or international businesses (CFO, Director Controlling)

Strategic Project or Critical Vacancy, but no Resource?

For three decades I have solved issues in the manufacturing industry in Chemicals, Automotive, Plant Engineering & Construction, Life Sciences, FMCG (including e-commerce) and Food. Customers entrust me with interim management assignments in key line or project management functions.

Consultant vs. Interim Manager

The consultant analyzes, hands over a report, and leaves. My job does not end post analysis and concept: My strengths as an interim manager are in planning and implementation. I remove your bottleneck reliably and pull my weight from Day 1.

A list of my completed interim management projects can be found here.

Interim Management Provider vs. Direct Contract

Agencies mark up the interim manager’s daily rate for their services. As an alternative, you may contract with me directly – fast, without commissions or detours. My service is the same – the budget is not.