Retail is known to have a diverse, fast-paced business model that lends itself to changes, sometimes at short notice. When this happens, it’s likely that you’ll need a qualified, experienced Manager to fill a role quickly – a situation which can cause uncertainty in your retail business.
However, sometimes these situations can be for the best. At Anthony Gregg Partnership, we’d go as far as to say that an Interim Manager can be a crucial step in your retail company’s growth. Let’s discuss why.
An alternative perspective
It’s often the case that, without intending to, retail management teams can stand too close to the picture. This means that if, for example, your quarterly figures aren’t what you anticipated them to be, it could potentially be harder to identify what needs to be changed.
By hiring an Interim Manager, you can draw from their recent experience outside of your business to shift your approach. Rather than being risky, they’ll be able to observe the bigger picture more accurately, and may well be able to see how you can get back on target – whether that be a new sales strategy, department restructure or otherwise.
Interim Managers are hand-picked for their ability to jump into roles head-first. Rather than feeling like you have to train up a new member of staff, they’ll adapt to your values and quickly understand how your operations work. Whatever your situation, open to their approach: their expertise in retail business structuring and reshaping could well mean that quick adaption works both ways.
An Interim Manager will help you to realign your values. Even if you don’t think this is needed, you might be surprised: in addition to quick adaption, an Interim Manager has an immediate goal, which is to help your retail business grow. Whether you feel like your business has gone off-piste or you just need to drive sales further, they could be the key to developing and reaching your company’s ethos and goals – which, in the current retail climate, is make-or-break.
At Anthony Gregg Partnership, we’re known for our high standards of Retail Executive Search, helping board-level Executive positions be filled across the retail industry. If you’re looking for Retail Talent Mapping, Leadership Consulting, Coaching and Mentoring or any other retail specialisms, please get in touch with our team today. We’d be delighted to help.