For Interim Managers

1 Year of being a freelancer – time to celebrate and lessons learned!

just a small cake, there is still a long way to go!

1 year already - I can't remember where time has been gone to...

But when I look into my notes - In the last 365 days I had

  • 4 interim assignments with satisfied customers, whereof 2 assignments are still ongoing
  • 5 events I joined to extend my network and being up-to-date
  • 4 events acting as a speaker
  • Created my personal branding and my homepage
  • Developed new skills
  • Improved existing ones
  • Tried myself out in new fields and know also knowing what I will avoid in the future:  especially working without people or teams really bothers me
  • Gained knowledge how different company cultures really are
  • Celebrated success for my clients like cost reduction, stability, KPI improvement, Transparency etc…
  • Disappointing and hard days – yes, and there were more than just a handful!
  • Many days where I just enjoyed what I was doing, no matter how hard the tasks were like
  • And tons of fun!

While reflecting the last year I am more convinced than ever that doing freelancing is the right path for me. Why is that?

  • I decide the next steps, when and where I do my tasks
  • I never would have had that fast learning effect in permanent assignments

Lessons learnt:

  • Each company has a different DNA, including culture, IT environment, operative processes
  • Every task is unique and needs both – focus on detail but knowing the whole framework
  • As a freelancer especially there are always surprises waiting for you, because of the flexibility in the nature as a freelancer
  • Network is key – no matter if buddies, potential customers, knowledge/market  experts and also the right suppliers are needed all the time
  • Never think you are perfect, even in your core competency. Reality will teach you different!

So – first year passed extraordinary successfully - and I will go on to further develop MWI! 

Sie benötigen einen Interim Manager für die Bereiche Supply Chain Management, Einkauf, Lieferantenmanagement, Logistik, Lager, Digitalisierung?

Wir können temporär Ihren CSCO, Abteilungsleiter oder Bereichsleiter ersetzen – das “daily business” wird unbemerkt wie gewohnt fortgesetzt. Die Einsatzdauer kann zwischen einer Woche und mehr als einem Jahr betragen.​

In need of an Interim Manager in all or some areas of Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Supplier Management, Logistics, Warehousing or Digitalization?

We can temporarily replace your CSCO, department manager or area manager - the "daily business" continues unnoticed as usual. The duration of the assignment can be between a week and even more than a year.​

Am Reuthsee 11
D-91325 Adelsdorf
+49 162 2553217
Am Reuthsee 11
D-91325 Adelsdorf
+49 162 2553217