Reference: 2545 /25M Our client is a European group operating in the transport sector with a strong regional focus on the German market. The company is backed by a renowned growth investor pursuing a buy-and-build strategy in the highly fragmented European market. They now seek to hire an experienced Chief Restructuring Officer on an interim basis to help stabilise the business. The position can be based either in Frankfurt or in Essen. Immediate availability is required.
Play a key role in the stabilisation of the organisation, including leading the implementation of a restructuring programme
Critical analysis of all strategic options available to the company
Set, implement, monitor and report performance and process improvement measures, especially reducing costs and overheads, and managing working capital etc.
Lead the reorganisation and optimisation of finance processes
Set up effective finance structures for cash and liquidity management, liquidity forecasts
An excellent business degree, ideally with a focus on finance, accounting and / or controlling
Significant relevant work experience in a finance leadership position (CFO / CRO), familiarity with restructuring processes and routines and with a proven track record of successful turnarounds
A Mittelstand affinity is key to succeed in this position
Sector know-how is not a must and experience in business services / transportation is helpful
Prior experience working with private equity is beneficial, though not a must
Outstanding execution skills, ability to handle stress and high energy levels
Strong and dedicated leadership style with the right type of gravitas and credibility to get buy-in from the investor, the management team and colleagues
Driven and hands-on team player with excellent commercial judgment and great communication skills
Immediate availability required
Native German language skills and excellent English skills are required
Internal Number: 5672162
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