Turnaround

If your organisation is in need of corporate renewal - whether it's distressed and in need of a return to solvency, or where direction, strategy and new ways of working need to be implemented - you can count on Green Park to turn the brief around with urgency and total discretion.

Green Park is an award winning supplier of Interim Management and Executive Search services and we have worked with most major organisations across both public and private sectors since our inception.

If your organisation requires a senior Turnaround expert - on either an interim or permanent basis - please call Steve Baggi (search) or James Hunt (interim) on 020 7399 4300.

We deliver across all sectors, but the majority of executive search and interim management Turnaround mandates which we are engaged to execute for our clients are in the areas below.

To see a selection of individual Turnaround mandates please view the track record section at the foot of this page.

Track Record

Interim CEO/CFO - PE Turnaround
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN5126
Location:
London
Salary:
£1000 Per Day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Green Park is proud to be partnering a Private Equity house through a recent acquisition of an 80 store retail business which now requires business transformation/turnaround.

We will appoint an Executive Board Consultant to work in the capacity of Interim CEO/CFO supporting the current management team through the business transformation from a helicopter vantage.

The Interim Assignment
This will be a key leadership assignment which encompasses everything expected of a CEO/CFO operating an 80 store retailer however operating as an additional consultant to the leadership team.

The current leadership team are established and are more than capable of running the day to day business however our consultant will be looking to add value at pace by reviewing and upgrading internal business process and system change.

We will be looking for someone to help eradicate costs whilst driving sales and increasing revenue. At the same time you will be assisting the PE house through roadmap development and creation of strategy.

The Interim Candidate
You will need to be an established proven CEO/CFO within turnaround retail environments to be considered for this opportunity, ideally you will have grown your career through a mix of FMCG and retail and have SME exposure as well as mid cap company.

In addition to being a proven commercial leader we will also require an individual with superb management and interpersonal skills; you will be responsible for driving forward a newly established team.

For more information please contact James Nash

Interim Programme Manager, Children’s Services
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL/5006
Location:
South East
Salary:
£500 - £600 per day
Duration:
6 Months

The Client:

Our client is a Local Authority looking to hire a highly experienced interim manager in children’s social care and safeguarding. Specifically we are looking for an individual who has a combination of proven programme management expertise coupled with excellent working knowledge of all key elements of children’s safeguarding services across front door services.

The Interim Assignment:

Children’s Services in this Authority is going through transition, with strong plans in place but a lack of capacity and areas of poor performance. With the potential for an imminent Ofsted inspection, our client needs to bring someone in who can bring focused expertise to creating a robust programme management structure within Children’s Services for the delivery of a raft of improvement initiatives.

The Interim Manager:

You will not necessarily be a qualified social worker and equally you may well not have been a Head of Service. However what is essential is that you have delivered change management and service improvement initiatives in Local Authority Children’s Services Directorates in the recent era since the Munro Report and under the current Ofsted inspection framework. We would respectfully ask candidates who do not meet the above experience to not apply for the role.

Interim Chief Financial Officer – Iberia
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14906
Location:
South West
Salary:
€1200 Per Day
Duration:
4 months

The Client

Green Park are partnering with a renowned global Private Equity house through an exciting transformation programme of one of their leading global portfolio companies, revenues in the billions.

We require an Interim Chief Financial Officer to join a newly established programme team who have been appointed with the challenge of completing a European business review, country by country of failing units in need of turn around / restructuring.

This Interim Chief Financial Officer will take over the running of the Iberia business, they will need to be fluent in Spanish and English and already based within Iberia regions.

The Interim Assignment

The assignment will surround a partnership with a change programme team appointed to create an end to end business review and then after successfully completing the review you will then enter a recommendation, design and implementation of a turnaround model that will dynamically restructure the environment to balance competing priorities, including closely managing liquidity, anticipating unforeseen risks and opportunities, and communicating with key constituents.

Your remit will be running the Iberia regions delivering the implementation of change, you will need to be an established CFO who is fluent in Spanish as well as English. You will need to be considered a change management expert with multiple case studies of implementation and turnaround, including company restructuring and disposals both within large and small arenas.

As a change CFO you will have also needed to have exposure of parenting foreign companies, eg. UK, US, NL (Private Equity shareholders ideally)

As a turnaround professional you will need to demonstrate a practical, results-oriented mind-set that understands that, in these situations, failure is not an option.

The Interim Manager

You will need to be an expert CFO with an abundance of exposure within turnaround / restructuring environments. You will have gained this exposure through tenure at a leading global services, technology or telecommunications firm.

You must BE already based within the Iberia region, be fluent in Spanish as well as English.

Interim Lead OTC / O2C Subject Matter Expert
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14863
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
£800 per day
Duration:
9 months

The Client
Green Park are partnering a renowned global Private Equity house through an exciting transformation programme of one of their leading global portfolio companies, revenues in the billions. We require an Interim Lead OTC / O2C Subject Matter Expert to sit within a transformational role to join a newly established programme team who are being appointed with the challenge of creating a European shared service centre, this role will merge all global countries into the shared service centre and report to the Programme Director. The design and feasibility have already been completed for this programme therefore we are now onto review of the individual business unit/countries prior to merger.

The Interim Assignment
The assignment will surround the creation of a new programme team appointed with the challenge of creating a European shared service centre, this role will merge all global countries into the shared service centre. The Interim Lead OTC/ O2C Subject Matter Expert  will be working with the senior leadership team of each country, you’re remit will be to work with the programme transformation teams of R2R and P2P with a focus on OTC / O2C. Ideally you will have at least 10 years’ experience within OTC / O2C making you a subject matter expert, you will additional need exposure to pricing, contracts and revenue recognition. This phase of the programme will last circa 9 months and involve constant travel across business units/countries, this travel will mainly be throughout Europe therefore we are able to fly you back to your country of residence on weekends however working from home will be incredibly limited.

The Interim Manager
The Interim Lead OTC/ O2C Subject Matter Expert will need to be an expert in finance shared service centres covering OTC / O2C with an abundance of exposure within turnaround / restructuring / establishment environments. This role is pan-European therefore you will constantly be travelling Monday to Friday, Ideally you will be multi-lingual within European languages however this is not a necessity. Individuals who have qualified within big 4 accounting firm with vast business services exposure will be given favourability upon application however again this is not a necessity.

Interim Commercial Finance Partner – Turnaround and Restructuring
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14786
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
£1500 per day
Duration:
6 months

Client description
Green Park is partnering a renowned global Private Equity house through an exciting transformation programme of one of their leading global portfolio companies with revenues in the billions.

The Interim Assignment
We require an Interim Commercial Finance Partner (Turnaround and Restructuring) to join a newly established programme team who are being appointed with the challenge of completing a European business review, country by country of failing units in need of turn around / restructuring.  You will be working with the senior leadership team of each country, creating an end to end business review and then after successfully completing the review you will then enter a recommendation, design and implementation of a turnaround model that will dynamically restructure the environment to balance competing priorities, including closely managing liquidity, anticipating unforeseen risks and opportunities, and communicating with key constituents.

The Interim Manager
You will need to be an expert in corporate finance with an abundance of exposure within turnaround / restructuring environments. You will have gained this exposure through tenure at a leading global services firm or management consultancy.  As a turnaround professional you will need to demonstrate a practical, results-oriented mind-set that understands that, in these situations, failure is not an option.  This role is pan-European therefore you will be required to travel Monday to Friday. Ideally you will be multi-lingual with European languages however this is not a necessity.  Individuals who have retail, telecommunications or technology exposure will be looked upon favourably upon application.

Interim Operations Transformation Lead - Restructuring and Turnaround
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14787
Location:
East Europe
Salary:
£1500 per day
Duration:
6 months

Client description
Green Park is partnering a renowned global Private Equity house through an exciting transformation programme of one of their leading global portfolio companies with revenues in the billions.

The Interim Assignment
We require an Interim Operations Transformation Lead (Turnaround and Restructuring) to join a newly established programme team who are being appointed with the challenge of completing a European business review, country by country of failing units in need of turn around / restructuring.  You will be working with the senior leadership team of each country, creating an end to end business review and then after successfully completing the review you will then enter a recommendation, design and implementation of a turnaround model that will dynamically restructure the environment to balance competing priorities, including closely managing liquidity, anticipating unforeseen risks and opportunities, and communicating with key constituents.

The Interim Manager
You will need to be an expert in business operations within a business to business (B2B) environment, delivering best practice, operational excellence, cost optimisation with an abundance of exposure within turnaround / restructuring environments. You will have gained this exposure through tenure at a leading global services firm or management consultancy.  In addition, you will have also run business operations within a pan-European environment as either a divisional Managing Director or country leader, ideally within a retail, telecommunications or a technology organisation.  As a turnaround professional, you will need to demonstrate a practical, results-oriented mind-set that understands that, in these situations, failure is not an option.  This role is pan-European, therefore you will be required to travel Monday to Friday.  Ideally you will be multi-lingual with European languages, however this is not a necessity, Spanish speakers would be favourable however.

Interim Sales and Marketing Director - Restructuring and Turnaround
Job Type:
Board Practice & Advisory
Reference:
JN14788
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
£1500 per day
Duration:
6 months

Client description
Green Park are partnering a renowned global Private Equity house through an exciting transformation programme of one of their leading global portfolio companies with revenues in the billions.

The Interim Assignment
We require an Interim Sales and Marketing Director (Turnaround and Restructuring) to join a newly established programme team who are being appointed with the challenge of completing a European business review, country by country of failing units in need of turn around / restructuring. You will be working with the senior leadership team of each country, creating an end to end business review and then after successfully completing the review you will then enter a recommendation, design and implementation of a turnaround model that will dynamically restructure the environment to balance competing priorities, including closely managing liquidity, anticipating unforeseen risks and opportunities, and communicating with key constituents.

The Interim Manager
You will need to be an expert in B2B Sales and Marketing within the service environment delivering best practice, with an abundance of exposure within turnaround / restructuring environments. You will have gained this exposure through tenure at a leading B2B European organisation either within technology, telecommunications or wider business to business sales.  In addition, it would be heavily beneficial if you’ve had Private Equity or Management Consultancy exposure prior.  As a turnaround professional you will need to demonstrate a practical, results-oriented mind-set that understands that, in these situations, failure is not an option.  This role is pan-European, therefore you will constantly be travelling Monday to Friday. Ideally, you will be multi-lingual within European languages, however this is not a necessity, but Spanish/German will be looked upon favourably.

Interim Sourcing and Product Director – Luxury Fashion
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14841
Location:
London
Salary:
£800 per day
Duration:
3 months

The Client
Green Park is partnering a renowned Private Equity house throughout their retail portfolio. One of their recent acquisitions is now going through turnaround / transformation, with this in mind the newly appointed CEO requires an Interim Sourcing and Product director to complete an end to end review.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim Sourcing and Product Director requires a proven track record among fashion/apparel, ideally they will have gained this experience in both high street fashion/apparel as well as luxury fashion/apparel. The Interim Sourcing and Product Director will need to complete an end to end review of the current sourcing and production throughout the organisation and then present this to the CEO. Our client’s brand is a rarity in the manor that they run a vertical business model by having end to end production in house including ateliers.

The Interim Manager
The Interim Sourcing and Product Director will need to have in-depth knowledge of best practice, process  improvement, factory negotiation  within sourcing and production across apparel, this must include technical garment construction.  

Director of Digital Commerce
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
WR14673
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
€130,000 per annum

The Client
Our client is an international fashion company that designs clothes and accessories for men, women and children. The company’s collections and accessories are sold in over 250 owned retail stores, department stores, chain stores, specialist stores and nearly 300 franchise stores. They are on a mission to define and implement a truly global omni-channel vision with a clear 3 year roadmap.

The Role
Reporting to the Global VP, Digital and CRM, the Director of Digital Commerce will support the brand turnaround through their repositioning and drive sales by strengthening the relationship with their consumers. This will be accomplished through the formulation and implementation of a global digital platform, translating into a seamless brand and shopping experience; an integrated digital commercial strategy; a robust and cost-effective digital consumer value proposition and an integrated digital Go-to-Market process to ensure flawless execution. You will create a culture of profitability, sales growth and cross-functional process management. Additionally, you will lead and manage the development of the annual and seasonal plans that support the successful achievement of the digital commercial business goals.

The Person
With experience in digital commerce - preferably in a fashion pure-player or iconic omni-channel fashion brand - you will be forward thinking, seeking out problems and opportunities for change and you will be able to deliver solutions with a proven track record of success. With experience of driving results through cross-functional collaboration, you will be dedicated to exceed performance expectations. For further information, please contact William Richards at Green Park on 020 7399 4300.

Interim Transformation Lead
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14681
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
£1200 per day
Duration:
18 months

Client description
Green Park is partnering a renowned high street retailer through an exciting international brand / repositioning journey by appointing an Interim Transformation Lead to act as the conduit between the turnaround / implementation business improvement teams and the wider international business, board and private equity house.

Assignment description
The Interim Transformation Lead will be pivotal in driving organisational commercial change and decisions while assisting the business improvement team in delivering implementations within finance and technology. You will have full view of the organisation and engagement with the board / senior leadership team. In addition, you be responsible for agenda and delivery of the finished article in partnership with the business improvement team.

Candidate description
The Interim Transformation Lead will need to have proven experience with handling business change, specifically within a retail / fashion / apparel orientated environment. Our client’s store network is 300+ so this will be an incredibly hands on assignment and will involve European travel. This is an opportunity for an established, seasoned Interim board-level executive. 

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