Interim Management Ambassadors

An initiative by Buhler Management

We are a community of interim management ambassadors, comprising top-notch executives and companies from all functional levels and sectors. As an initiative of BUHLER MANAGEMENT, we pursue our common goal to promote this modus operandi in the workplace.

Our vision is that interim management should be viewed as equivalent to permanent or fixed-term employment contracts. This instrument is clearly a subset of possible solutions available to decision-makers seeking to manage human capital.

Interim management as the future modus operandi

The framework is given

Flexibility and mobility

Flexibility and mobility are global megatrends – empowered and driven by digital connectivity and the application of novel technologies. Jobs are increasingly location-neutral (tele-jobs, remote working, etc.), while traditional jobs are losing their significance, because devoting one’s professional life to one company until retirement is outdated.

Work and business environment

Personnel costs make up the biggest chunk in the tertiary sector. Not to mention the steadily rising pressure in an enterprise to deliver. Often, staff cutbacks are the only way to trim costs. At the same time, the tasks for the staff continue to grow. The outcome: rising workload and pressure on each and every employee.

Following a successful career in the corporate world, many excellent executives seek greater self-determination, flexibility, and a better work-life balance. Such individuals prefer this modus operandi at the workplace.

Global megatrends have altered traditional business models. This can be demonstrated by the example of recruitment services, although the trends apply to many other sectors. Typical executive searches or headhunting, for instance, no longer function as in the past. Only enterprises that rapidly adapt their business models in the market will be able to exist successfully. The printing, media, and advertising industries are further examples of those under enormous pressure to adapt, for many years now.

Interim management as the future modus operandi

For enterprises, interim managers facilitate

  • Maximum, need-driven flexibility in managing human resources;
  • Variable staff costs, and
  • Support for enterprises to reach their goals.

Interim managers work as licensed self-employed entrepreneurs. They must be national and international heavyweights with a solid track record, to be successful in this market. Both interim managers and their providers boast excellent references and their priority is to execute customer contracts successfully.

The challenge

The biggest challenge faced by interim managers is that they are still considered as expensive by most enterprises, where they are not yet fully accepted by the senior management.

As the provider, we seek to inform all concerned parties about interim management by contacting enterprises, associations, representatives, and the public sector. We accordingly ensure increasing acceptance and together help drive the modus operandi of interim management at the workplace.

We want to achieve these goals via integrated communications in all the media. Hence, each of our ambassadors has a special communications role to play.

The Interim Management Ambassadors

Enhancing Interim Management

NameIndustryFunction
Mag. Braunegger BernhardIT, Consumer Goods and luxury goods, ServicesGeneral Management, Business Development, Marketing & Sales, Strategy
MMag. Bühler Maria Th.Services, Industry, Start up, Consumer Goods, OTC, international Congress-Management, Environmental IndustryGeneral Management, Project Management, Marketing & Sales, Public Relations, Reorganisation, Merger & Acquisitions
Mag. Danler Renate J.Congress-Management, Events, Tourism, Culture, InternationalisationGeneral Management, Project Management, Networking, Lobbying
MBA Endl ChristianIndustry, Telco, AutomotiveFinance, General Management
Mag. Grabner ChristophMetallurgical Industry, Machinery, Banking, Environmental Industry, Consumer GoodsGeneral Management, Merger & Acquisitions, Financial Engineering, focuson Southeast Asia
Mag. Gruber MatthiasIndustry, FoodGeneral Management, Business Development, Strategy, Merger & Acquisitions
Dkfm. Lettmann SiegfriedFamily Enterprises, Electro-technical and Metallurgical Industry, MachineryGeneral Management in SME, Marketing & Sales
Dipl.-Kfm. Maron HenrykPetrochemistry, Consumer GoodsHuman Resources
Dr. Mörz SiegfriedProduction, Industry, ServicesM&A, Project Management, Acquisition, Financial Engineering, Strategy
DI Neef HubertusPlant Construction, Mechanical Engineering, Automotive, MetallurgyProject- und Processmanagement, Quality Management, Risk Management, Merger & Acquisitions
Mag. Niederwieser HannesLonglasting luxury Goods, Light Industry, Building IndustryGeneral Management, Strategy and Organisation, Marketing & Sales, Business Development
Dr. Ottitsch FranzMechanical Engineering, Automation, Hospitality, Glass IndustryGeneral Management, Head of techn. Department, Research & Development
Mag. Patschg RudolfIndustry, ITGeneral Management, Human Resources
Dr. Pollak AndreaIndustry, Tourism, Banking, FoodAdvisory Services
DI Praxmarer PeterPlant Construction, Technology, IVFMerger & Acquisitions SME, CRO, Turn Around, Development, Sales
MBA Rott ManuelaConsultancy, Industry, ServicesFinance
DI Wojta GünterIndustry, ServicesStrategy, Reorganisation, Start up