Objective: Establish business autonomy and profitability, post-acquisition
Duration: 18 months
A leading foodstuffs company was selling one of its businesses which was underperforming on all fronts: overstaffed and with a facility operating under capacity. The company had to oversee union and work council negotiations, and employment conditions that far exceeded local practices and experience. Valtus Transition's interim manager, an experienced industrial manager from the automotive industry, temporarily assumed responsibility for general management helping the business to recover.
Over 18 months, Valtus Transition's interim manager successfully turned around the company's industrial performance and employment environment, organizing the company into autonomous production units and setting up an investment plan to increase productivity. The interim executive also strengthened the production team, recruiting a higher caliber of engineers. He also launched new product lines with the marketing team, helping to revitalize the brand. The manager maximized facility utilization without reducing the workforce, going from 3x8 to 2x8 work shifts.
Our Interim Executive Management team can assist with all interim general management assignments along with various specialized areas.