This is a guest article by Interim Management Solutions.
Foreign Executives have been working in China and Asia for decades. Originally on expatriate contracts, a high number of them have now decided to stay in China. This is either done by renewing their contract, making the transition over to another company or by using their experience and expertise in an Interim role.
The use of Interim Managers is a common business tool in Europe and the USA, but is a fairly new solution in China. There are many different situations where businesses decide to use Interim Managers. China is currently witnessing a sustained period of business restructuring, mergers & acquisitions and rationalisation. This is where experience really does count.
Interim Management Solutions, based in Shanghai, is the leading provider of Interim Management services in China. With the largest database of foreign professionals, they place Interim executives in a variety of different industries all over Asia; from Luxury goods and Retail to machine manufacturing. They are part of the J.M Gemini group; one of the longest running and most successful recruitment agencies in Asia. Business Development Executive, Christopher Hodgson comments:
The current economy in China demands experience. Many of our Interim Managers have over 10 years experience within Multi-national companies. We are seeing a dramatic increase in the demand for highly experienced foreign executives for temporary assignments.
The Managers and executives from Interim Management Solutions have lived through and managed growth, efficiency drives, cost savings and large scale change. Because Interim Managers are highly qualified experts with a proven track record and are available on short notice, the demand for such people in Multi-nationals are enormous.
A typical assignment can last from six months to over two years. An example of this kind of assignment is Interim Manager – John Moor. John is a British citizen and a highly experienced IT Professional, providing IT Project Direction and Management, with over 15 years experience in the IT field of which 3 years working in China (mainly Beijing & Shanghai). He has vast experience with Microsoft Systems and has even managed the relocation of an entire IT division to a new facility in the UK.
His current assignment for Interim Management Solutions is as Director of Information Technology for a textile company based in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. He is now in the 11th month of a 12 month contract where his main KPI was to specify and deliver a new ERP system.
John’s hands-on experience has been invaluable in bringing the company’s IT infrastructure up to the required standards necessary prior to rolling out a successful ERP platform. Being able to adapt and provide solutions not in the original assignment are all part of the skill set of the Interim Manager
Interim Managers are available in a variety of Industries. Dealing with both Foreign and local executives, Interim Management Solutions currently holds the largest database of Interim Managers in China.
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