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CSO | Sales and Marketing Director

Characteristics of our Interim Sales and Marketing Manager

A Sales and Marketing Manager is a professional responsible for overseeing and coordinating the sales and marketing activities of a company. This role involves developing and implementing strategies to promote and sell products or services, increase market share, and achieve revenue targets. Sales and marketing managers play a pivotal role in driving business growth by identifying market opportunities, understanding customer needs, and effectively positioning products or services in the marketplace.

  • Flexibility: Sales and marketing environments can be dynamic. Interim managers must be flexible and open to adjusting strategies based on real-time feedback and changing circumstances.

  • Adaptability: Interim managers must quickly adapt to the company's culture, industry, and existing marketing and sales processes to make an immediate impact.

  • Leadership Skills: Effective leadership is essential for guiding sales teams, coordinating marketing efforts, and ensuring alignment with the company's goals during the interim period.

  • Networking Skills: Building quick and effective relationships with key stakeholders, both internal and external, can contribute to the success of an interim sales and marketing manager.

  • Results-Driven: The focus is often on achieving tangible results within a limited timeframe, so being results-oriented is crucial for an interim sales and marketing manager.


Finding the right interim Sales and Marketing Manager can present several challenges due to the specialized nature of the role and the need for quick and impactful results. Here are some common challenges associated with this process:

  • Market Research Proficiency

  • Crisis Management Skills

  • Rapid Onboarding Capability

  • Data-Driven Decision-Making

  • Creative Thinking

  • Conflict Resolution Skills

  • Global Market Understanding

  • Risk Management

  • Technological Proficiency

  • Communication Skills

  • Networking Skills

  • Proven Track Record

  • Cultural Fit

  • Immediate Availability

  • Adaptability

  • Industry Knowledge

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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