Interim Management and Resource
At times, organisations may need to fill a position temporarily or for a specific project. We can supply tailored management resource – even if your need is urgent – from our skilled and experienced talent bank.
If you are seeking longer-term executive or non-executive support we will recommend a candidate with the relevant skills, knowledge and experience and, importantly, the appropriate cultural fit.
We aim to educate teams that we work with when filling a skills gap. We operate mentoring programmes that are specifically tailored to individuals, offering access to bespoke training plans along with ‘one-to- one’ coaching and guidance. Participants are typically new managers or experienced managers whishing to develop their skills.
A case study - Bristol Zoo and Wild Place switches from a retail concession to an in-house store
We were asked to…
Supply interim support to the Senior Management team over a six-month period, ensuring the smooth exit strategy from the retail concession operator to an in-house operation.
We set up 3 work streams at the outset:
- A smooth handover and implementation schedule, whilst managing the exit strategy, including supply chain and IT.
- Range planning, product development and layout planning (with an overarching milestone plan).
- Support and guidance in the setting and monitoring of reports and KPIs.
- The exit negotiations were managed profitably with a structured payment schedule and a discount secured on the stock transfer.
- The stock files were cleansed and reset with a new product hierarchy agreed and supplier terms secured at advantageous rates.
- The TUPE transfer was managed with no issues escalated to HR.
- All contentious issues were managed within the legal framework, created for our client’s benefit.
Wendy Walton, Commercial Director at Bristol Zoo Gardens and Wild Place Project:
“ The SMT were delighted with the professional manner in which The Retailer Group operated. They delivered over and above expectations and actually delivered on a number of initiatives, which were out of scope in the initial brief.”