International Interim Management

We place interim managers in international executive and senior management positions throughout the world as well as in the UK.

Interim Management enables businesses to recruit a specialist manager, often immediately, on a flexible contract. In an economic climate where tough economic conditions create resistance to recruiting permanent staff, the value is even greater. Interim management generates real value for businesses with limited risk. Harling Menzies Interim complements our core Executive Search business by providing our clients with the ideal alternative to hiring permanent staff.

The “Interim” option is particularly effective in the following situations:

To maintain stability following a Board reshuffle resulting in “fall-out”

To inject “tier one” business leadership in a smaller or underperforming business

To back-fill a key position following a resignation until a permanent manager is appointed

As a flexible alternative replacing a permanent hire

To add specialist knowledge to a team in the short-term to kick start a new initiative or division

To lead a major change programme with a specific end date

What are the benefits of interim management?

Appointing an “over qualified” manager who can “hit the ground running”

Time to hire is typically 1 month, from instruction to start date

Uncomplicated, “all inclusive” daily rate or fixed term contract; no car, pension, health care costs

A variable, not fixed cost to the business

The cost of exit at the end of the contract is zero. No hefty redundancy fees when the task is complete

Opportunity to convert to a permanent hire at the end of the contract

Career interims are highly versatile and can operate effectively in different business environments

Our interim managers operate within the consumer, B2B and professional service sectors:

General Managers / CEOs

Commercial Directors

Finance Director / Managers

Sales Directors / Managers

Marketing Directors / Managers

Supply Chain Directors

Category Directors / Managers

Operations Directors

HR Directors / Managers

Project Managers

Our cost structure is flexible and competitive, our response immediate and our values of integrity and professionalism ensure absolute discretion at all times.

Please contact Suzanne Jackson, Director of Interim Management for a confidential discussion on 0207 917 1711 or email her at

London office

Tel: +44 (0)207 917 1711

Hong Kong office

Tel: +852 2297 2883