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CLO | Logistics Director

Characteristics of our Inteirm Logistics Manager

A logistics director is a key executive responsible for overseeing and managing the logistics and distribution operations within a company. Their primary focus is on efficiently and cost-effectively coordinating the movement of goods, products, and materials from the point of origin to the final destination. This role involves strategic planning, optimization of transportation and warehouse processes, inventory management, and coordination with various stakeholders, including suppliers, carriers, and internal teams.

  • Industry Knowledge: A solid understanding of logistics practices and industry trends is necessary to make informed decisions and implement effective changes.

  • Quick Adaptation: Interim roles often require rapid adaptation to new environments, systems, and teams. An interim logistics director should quickly grasp the logistics landscape of the organization.

  • Risk Management: Identifying and mitigating risks associated with logistics, such as supply chain disruptions or transportation issues, is a critical skill.

  • Continuous Improvement: A commitment to ongoing evaluation and improvement of logistics processes and strategies is key for sustained success.

  • Operational Efficiency: Interim logistics directors need to streamline and optimize logistics processes for improved efficiency, even in a short-term capacity.


Finding the right Logistics Manager can be a challenging endeavor due to several factors:

  • Cost Considerations

  • Leadership Support

  • Adaptability

  • Skill Set Matching

  • Alignment with Organizational Culture

  • Time-to-Value Considerations

  • Continuous Improvement Initiatives

  • Client Relationship Management

  • Risk Management Capabilities

  • Stakeholder Engagement

  • Cultural Sensitivity

  • Agility in Project Methodologies

  • Knowledge Management Practices

  • Adherence to Industry Standards

  • Integration with Other Business Functions

The Solution

Executive Interim Management is a modern managerial solution, in which an experienced senior executive or a complete team is temporarily engaged by a company to address a specific leadership challenge on a short-term basis. 

An Executive Interim Manager is a highly experienced senior executive typically engaged for a few months to provide leadership, drive change, address a specific issue, or manage complex projects. Key characteristics include experience,  seniority, immediate availability, project orientation, and operational hands-on approach.

CE Interim: Cross-cultural Executive Interim Management

We design and implement individual project-based business solutions and together with our industry experts lead companies through transformations to unlock their full potential.

Our Partners stands personally by your side from the project definition, evaluation of the interim manager, through the whole project, until completion, and hand-over, to ensure the agreed objectives are achieved and stay within your organization.

Our Executive Interim Managers have local or international backgrounds, they have studied, lived, and worked in various countries and go through rigorous evaluation processes following a methodology specifically designed for demanding cross-cultural interim missions.

Over the recent decade, we have performed hundreds of successful missions predominantly in Central and Eastern Europe, but also in Asia, the Middle East, and the USA.

The manager you are looking for

> 15 countries

the biggest network in Central and Eastern Europe

> 50,000

senior managers
in our broad network

> 90%

of mandates filled without going public

< 2 weeks

to present a short list of verified candidates

Germany | Austria | Switzerland

Poland | Czech Republic | Slovakia | Slovenia | Bulgaria | Romania | Hungary | Croatia

Serbia | Montenegro | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Macedonia | Estonia | Latvia | Lithuania

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