IMS newsletter Oct 2010


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Interim Management Solutions discusses the ever changing executive recruitment and interim management market in China. How much does it cost to recruit an executive in China? IMS explains the various options and their costs.

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IMS newsletter Oct 2010

  1. 1. IMS Interim Management Solutions WILL YOU MAKE A GOOD INTERIM MANAGER? Recently, IMS has received many enquiries from candidates wishing to become an Interim Manager. So we have created a short checklist of requirements that managers should bring with them: • Experience; you have worked at Board/Operating Board/Executive Committee level, or as a senior line or functional specialist, senior management generalist or professional Project Manager/Programme Director. • Expertise; you need to be an expert in your field; with a background of progressive achievement, demonstrating clear success, and in certain instances budgetary and people responsibility. • Sure; Interim Management is a career choice, it is an own profession that is growing quickly and gaining global acceptance. • Engaging; capable of quickly establishing a rapport, building trust, able to sell yourself quickly and confidently as the selection process for interim positions is much shorter and more focused than the standard recruitment process. • Urgency; do you have the skills to quickly assess what’s going on in a totally new environment? You need to be able to analyse, develop solutions, influence and then deliver on time and within budget. • Adaptable; happy with change, ambiguity and comfortable moving from one organisation culture to another. Do you fill all of the criteria stated above? If so, feel free to get in touch with a member of our IMS team. CANDIDATE PROFILE PAUL DOHERTY Find more information about IMS on our brand new website Paul is an accomplished and dynamic executive with an outstanding 25 year history of successful programs and projects in the global Technology, Real Estate, Architecture, Engineering, Construction & Facility Management industries. A former corporate officer of a Fortune 500 organization (NYSE:HOV), Paul has great expertise in orchestrating all aspects of large projects and delivering on time / under budget to increase profits. As a registered and licensed ar- chitect, he is an organizational leader, adept at building and leading high-performance teams spanning multiple functions and geographic locations to meet and exceed objectives. A highly skilled communicator, with proven ability to liaise and collaborate with involved parties to ensure all elements of a project coordinates and aligns with organizational objec- IMS tives. Often quoted in the media, Paul is an internation- Suite 13G ally recognized and effective organizer and leader, who can Shanghai Industrial Investment Bldg strategically plan, build consensus, motivate personnel and 18 Cao Xi Bei Lu administer profitable projects from inception through to Shanghai 20030 completion. China Tel: 86-21 6428 2460/1/7 Whilst in Shanghai, Paul is completing an assignment that turned a Sequoia Capital funded, global technology compa- ny from $3M in the red to cash flow positive in 90 days. September/October 2010 Edition
  2. 2. IMS Interim Management Solutions IMS GOES LIVE! We are proud to announce that IMS has a new website! After sharing our website with our parent company, J.M Gemini, we have developed our own website. The website was launched on the 20th July and has since been a hit, with over 3000 visitors in 4 weeks. In efforts to establish a more personal dialogue with the Interim Management community, IMS has launched the IMS Forum portion of the website, with updated information and articles on the Interim Management market, with the ability for website users to comment. This marks one of the first forums/blogs authored by an Interim Management provider in Greater China. There are several areas of the website dedicated entirely to both candidates and clients. IMS’ homepage IMS’ clients page Since the website went live mid July, we have seen visitors from all over the world; with the majority of visitors coming from Greater China and the Asia-Pacific region. However, we are receiving more and more enquiries and visitors from the US and Europe. The IMS website focuses on the Asia-Pacific region and has the contact details of all our offices. Talking about the website, Christopher Hodgson, Business Development Manager at IMS, commented: ‘We are delighted with the new website. It represents our specialist approach to recruitment and reflects our long-term strategic plan to become an international leading interim management consultancy operating in many different industries. As well as aligning the design of the site with our fresh new branding, we wanted to update the con- tent and functionality of the website to fulfill expectations from both candidates and clients.’ The IMS website is expected to be a valued resource for both clients and interim managers. In addition to an updated list of client testimonials, there will be in-depth discussions on Interim Management, currently available interim assignments, and information on Asia’s leading Interim Management provider. Dying to tell us ways of improving it? We want our new IMS website to be everything you want it to be and so would love to know your thoughts. You can be as honest as you like, so please email any (constructive) comments to and let us know what you think. Check out IMS’ new website here: