Getting commercial strategy right is fundamental to the success of a businesses’ products or services. For new and existing products and brands, commercialisation considers production, distribution, marketing, sales and customer support – the drivers of profitable performance.
The window of opportunity is often short in a fast-evolving market. Interim commercial directors and interim commercial managers can help businesses transform existing products and services and grow at opportune moments. Interims are also perfectly placed to bring new products to life by ensuring they are commercially viable, ready for the market and launched successfully.
At Interim Partners we have placed interim commercial directors with some of the world’s leading organisations, giving them access to a wealth of experience and cross-functional expertise.
Why choose an interim commercial manager?
Turning vision into reality
Businesses who have great ideas and propositions might needed added assistance with getting their products and services to market. Interim commercial managers can offer that. Sector specific commercial managers can leverage their industry knowledge to execute effective commercial strategies within the same sector. Even commercial managers with differing industry backgrounds, can bring their commercial expertise to a new sector and create strategies with a fresh ‘outsider’ perspective.
Typical interim commercial assignments
- Interim commercial director
- Interim commercial manager
- Interim commercial finance director
Key benefits of interim managers
Interim commercial managers give businesses the benefit of sector or even cross-sector experience, together with a fresh approach and outlook. With proven leaders available at short notice, you don’t have to wait months for a permanent hire to start.
An interim can ensure that products and services are market ready. They will take responsibility for developing and executing the commercial strategy, and working closely with internal teams like marketing, sales and operations to ensure effective rollout. An interim delivers in the short-term to lay the foundation for long-term success.
Executive search & selection
Our extensive candidate network means we're well placed to find high-calibre candidates when you're looking to recruit a permanent c-suite or senior leadership professional. Wickland Westcott, our executive search business, delivers retained executive-level assignments both internationally and domestically, centring on the recruitment of CEOs, MDs and general managers along with other senior leadership professionals.
Across assignments, we provide up-to-date marketplace insight, making clear recommendations on when to recruit within niche sectors and when to bring in fresh skills and perspective from outside.
Our high-quality, holistic service combines the capability of our highly experienced executive recruitment consultants with in-depth psychometric/personality assessments delivered by qualified occupational psychologists. Our search and selection methodology will ensure a cultural fit and alignment to values and organisational purpose, which is particularly important at a senior level.
Why Wickland Westcott?
- Over 40 years' experience in executive search and leadership consultancy
- Placed over 2,000 senior leaders across industry sectors
- 99% customer satisfaction
- 98% candidate satisfaction over the last 5 years
- Assignment completion rate of 96%
- 95% of candidates placed are still in their role after a year