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CSCO | Supply Chain Director

Characteristics of our Interim Supply Chain Manager

A supply chain director is like the maestro of the business orchestra, orchestrating the flow of goods and services from the source to the consumer. They're responsible for overseeing and optimizing the entire supply chain process, from procurement and production to distribution and logistics. It's a demanding role that requires a keen understanding of the business, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to navigate the complexities of global markets.

  • Strategic Thinking: Interim supply chain directors must swiftly analyze the current state of the supply chain, identify areas for improvement, and develop strategic plans to address immediate issues.

  • Industry Knowledge: A solid understanding of the specific industry and supply chain intricacies is crucial. This enables the interim director to make informed decisions and implement effective changes.

  • Problem Solving: Rapid decision-making and effective problem-solving skills are essential. Interim directors need to troubleshoot issues efficiently to keep the supply chain running smoothly.

  • Adaptability: Interim roles often involve stepping into dynamic situations. The ability to quickly adapt to changing environments and unforeseen challenges is crucial.

  • Crisis Management Skills: Interim supply chain directors should be adept at handling crises and unforeseen disruptions. Whether it's a sudden surge in demand, supply chain disruptions, or other emergencies, the ability to remain composed and implement effective crisis management strategies is crucial for success in the role.


Finding the right interim Chief Restructuring Officer (CRO) can be a challenging task due to various factors. Here are some common challenges associated with this process:

  • Quick Turnaround

  • Cost Considerations

  • Availability of Talent

  • Proven Track Record

  • Risk Mitigation

  • Strategic Vision

  • Technology Proficiency

  • Global Market Understanding

  • Supply Chain Sustainability

  • Flexibility to Industry Changes

  • Supply Chain Resilience

  • Scenario Planning

  • Innovative Thinking

  • Cross-Functional Collaboration

  • Change Management

  • Data Analytics Capability

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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