Interim Management

Interim Management is the provision of the services of a specialist or executive, contracted to a client company on a short to medium term basis (1-24 months), to carry out a specific task, project or role. FoodEng Recruitment maintains an extensive database of Engineering Interim Managers, all with many years' experience gained from within the Food & Drink sector.

Our Interim Managers can be available at short notice to provide a flexible and professional service and have been used as Engineering Leaders to fill a ‘gap’ and have provided cover for: Secondment, One-off Projects, Restructuring, Long-term Absence, Holiday Cover, Engineering Team Management, Engineering Culture Change, Commissioning of Plant and Equipment, CDM Management, Factory Design. 

The Interim Managers we work with can demonstrate first class Engineering leadership and interpersonal skills, supported by testimonials. They have a track record of influencing and managing change and a career history that demonstrates personal credibility within the Engineering discipline focusing on the Food & Drink industry. 

The benefits of engaging an Interim Manager are numerous; they have ‘no axe to grind’, they are not seeking promotion, or engaging in corporate politics, and go into each assignment with an open mind, focusing solely on completing the task to the best of their ability. Increasingly, Food & Drink businesses unable to recruit permanent staff with specific engineering skills, are turning to interim management as a credible alternative.

Demand for Interim Managers with Engineering Management and Engineering Project Management skills is high, as is the demand for Mechanical and Electrical Design Engineers, particularly with software skills in packages such as: SolidEdge, SolidWorks, AutoCad, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk 3D Studio Max, Siemens NX. Interim Engineering professionals with Lean Manufacturing and Operational Improvement experience are also coveted, to assist with efficiency improvement projects. 

There has also been an increase in the need to recruit Interim Managers for overseas assignments, as Food Manufacturers relocate to regions where production costs are lower, and manufacturers in emerging markets seek to recruit food professionals who can assist them in, raising standards, and producing the Food & Drink required to satisfy changing tastes and growing demand from the rising number of affluent consumers in developing economies. FoodEng Recruitment has completed interim assignment on behalf of companies in UK & Ireland, Thailand, Russia, Germany, Scandinavia, Holland.

Once the preserve of candidates coming to the end of their careers, for some Engineering professionals, interim management is now seen as a genuine alternative to working in a permanent role. With employees increasingly seeking workplace flexibility, interim management can offer this, as many Interim Engineering Managers take planned breaks between contracts, before picking up new and often lucrative assignments.

If you are an Employer with an Interim Management requirement, or an Engineering Interim Manager, please call or email with further details