Everything new, everything different – the automotive industry is in the midst of a wave of change.
Anyone who does not adapt at lightning speed will be slowed down.
As a “TOP Consultant 2023 for Automotive”*, Atreus provides you with tailored support in the form of temporary automotive experts who will put your company safely in the fast lane.
*Atreus was named TOP Consultant 2023 for Automotive and Restructuring, freshly awarded by Handelsblatt.
ATREUS – YOUR PARTNER FOR INTERIM MANAGEMENT IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
- Atreus is a global provider and market leader in interim management within Central and Eastern Europe, South and North America, North Africa and Asia. As founders of globalise, we are also at the heart of the market-leading and largest global interim management provider, worldwide.
- Network of excellence: Atreus has more than 3,000 globally deployable automotive interim managers, some already in the country of deployment.
- We are a respected and long-standing partner of many leading manufacturers and suppliers, providing a full-scale service covering interim management, temporary staffing or executive searches (also as a ‘combined’ model).
- Everything we do is focused on your success: interim management, implementation-oriented consulting, and close support from our automotive directors.
- Client orientation: We focus on sustainability and partnership in the client relationship.
General Manager for Series Production and Growth
A battery pack developer and manufacturer has insufficient management expertise to move into profitable growth. An interim CEO from Atreus is tasked with implementing technology scaling, building a product line strategy, and repositioning a production line. He rebuilds team and processes and secures funding.
Stabilization of Quality Processes at Automotive Supplier
An automotive electrical supplier experiences the highest quality escalation mode and has a sharp decline in production output. An Atreus Quality Manager de-escalates the quality status after 3 months and restores trust in the collaboration between OEM and supplier.
After-sales field analysis of produced lithium-ion batteries
An automotive supplier develops, produces and sells lithium batteries. However, the regulatory framework for field maintenance activities is inadequate. An Atreus Manager handles the after-sales field analysis, identifies and quantifies risks, and satisfies stakeholders.
We are no strangers to complex challenges and our directors are right at home in the world of C-level decision-making. Atreus will quickly find the right, tried-and-tested people for your project, who will act and implement swiftly and decisively. At the same time, Atreus directors remain on-hand as sparring partners. Our network can also activate additional Achievers at short notice – from experts to CEOs.
We support you in the automotive sector with classic project tasks along the entire value chain, filling line functions at management level, transformational and restructuring tasks, as well as with disruptive challenges.
Interim managers filling critical operational line functions along the value chaind c
You lack a suitable resource in the short term in a first or second level line function whose rapid deployment is critical to the continued success of the business.
We quickly strengthen your team with a qualified+ interim manager, a genuine personality with leadership skills, and deliver the adequate resource for your company situation. Atreus’ hand-picked interim managers are perfectly suited to your challenge and ready for immediate deployment – nationally and internationally, on-site or remotely, if required.
A suitable Atreus approved Interim Manager takes on full operational responsibility for successfully securing and developing your business as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief HR Officer, Chief Operation Officer, Chief Information Officer, Chief Security Officer or as Head of Controlling, Finance, Purchasing, Logistics, Production, IT, Marketing, Sales, Customer Service, Logistics, Production or Human Resources. As “Storm Proof Achievers”, Atreus Interim Managers are up to the special challenge. They act professionally, thoughtfully and with a hands-on approach.
Restructuring expert as Chief Restructuring Officerd c
You need a proven restructuring expert quickly because you are facing a fundamental transformation in a financially challenging situation. The future of the company or a group division is at stake. You need exactly the right interim manager who can realign the company. Because right now every step must be the right one and all important stakeholders must be reached and taken along in the transformation process.
We immediately put exactly the one restructuring expert at your side who is exactly the right choice for your challenging situation. He – or she – stays on course for success and achieves the targets, even if it’s not easy. Why? Atreus’ hand-picked interim managers have successfully implemented similar or even more complex restructurings in your industry many times before. We know exactly which “Strom Proof Achiever” will put your company on the road to success. Atreus+: If necessary, in addition to the one Chief Restructuring Officer, well-coordinated teams of restructuring experts are also available for extensive transformations.
An Atreus approved restructuring expert joins your team and takes responsibility as Chief Restructuring Officer in all phases of the transformation. The Atreus Manager delivers professional results in a strategic as well as in an earnings or liquidity crisis. As CRO or in a team of restructuring experts, he quickly identifies weaknesses and immediately implements essential measures. During the restructuring phase, the Atreus Directors always remain your accompanying sparring partners.
Program Management Officer (PMO)d c
In the context of multi-project management for all projects in the company or a highly relevant project in one division, you are looking for a temporary expert for the PMO available at short notice. Internally, you lack a suitable and experienced resource who can safely manage the project and lead it to success.
Our qualified+ program managers are the most experienced interim managers in the market. They distinguish themselves through leadership and bring vision and experience in the implementation of highly relevant, even global projects. It is our passion to provide you with a suitable interim manager on short notice who has successfully managed similar projects – and even more complex ones – several times before. He or she has outstanding skills, including communication and implementation strengths, the ability to persuade people and bring them along, a high level of industry understanding, intercultural competence – combined with IT and digitalisation know-how.
A proven Atreus Program Manager on a temporary basis takes responsibility for the PMO and supports you in successfully managing programs in transformation situations. Whether it is a global ERP implementation, a restructuring program, efficiency improvement program, IT transformation or digital transformation of the organisation, as well as the implementation of service excellence programs or production relocations: Your project is safe.
Project or Program Manager Digitalizationd c
You need to drive digital transformation forward, adapt your existing business processes and design new business models. Your goal is to make the company more productive, secure and future-proof, and you need to implement everything simultaneously along the value chain throughout the entire organization.
We immediately put the right project or program manager at your side, who will help you develop a digital strategy as well as quickly optimize existing processes or develop new products or platforms. With his industry expertise, innovative strength and digital know-how, he takes a considered, confident and focused approach. If required, we can also support your digital transformation project with additional Atreus Managers, all of them “Storm Proof Digital Achievers” who, as a well-coordinated team, pursue only one goal: Getting your company on the road to digital success.
The Atreus approved Digital Expert manages your strategically important project and strengthens your teams. He takes responsibility in all phases of the Digital Transformation. He looks at the entire spectrum of your company, from the digitization and optimization of production, the digitalization of processes, product strategy, product-as-a-service, and innovative business models – he leads your company on the digital journey to success.
Sustainability Expertd c
You want to make your company more ESG-focused and integrate your environmental, social and governance goals across all business units.
We will strengthen your team with an expert for whom sustainability is no new territory and who has implemented complex projects many times before. The Atreus Manager will take your entire organization along with him, so that sustainability becomes an integral part of your organization as a matter of course.
With extensive expertise and industry experience, the Atreus approved manager helps you define and implement strategies, business models, processes, and technologies to achieve your sustainability goals.
Head of Supply Chaind c
You need to take immediate action because your business is affected by the explosion in raw material prices, international freight costs, shortages of materials, or supply chain disruption. You need to resolve supply chain disruptions and improve delivery speed. To do so, you need an experienced temporary supply chain expert immediately.
We can provide you with an energetic Head of Supply Chain at short notice to support your teams at headquarters or across locations in Europe and abroad. The interim manager selected by Atreus is up to the difficult task and knows how to pull the right levers in this highly critical phase. Thanks to his extensive experience, he brings calm to the organization and delivers quick solutions. If required, Atreus can also help set up and manage a task force.
The Atreus approved Supply Chain Manager is immediately at your side to improve the responsiveness and resilience of your company’s supply chains. Performance improvement, cost reduction, risk mitigation, or sustainability improvement, the Atreus Expert on demand supports you in reorganizing and transforming your supply chains to make them more crisis-proof and socially responsible. The focus is equally on digitalized processes to create more transparency for all stakeholders in this way. It minimizes the risk of delivery bottlenecks and failures. Customer satisfaction is increased through on-time delivery and thus also the satisfaction of your employees through clearly defined and transparent processes.
Project manager for the introduction of ERP & CRM systemsd c
Your ERP or CRM project has stalled. The time frame is threatening to go off the rails or the budget is being blown. The complexity of the project is extremely high and eats up too many important internal resources. The success of this one, immensely important project is at stake! Or the project is just starting, but: The know-how of a proven IT expert for ERP or CRM projects is missing! It is obvious: An IT project of this scope is tantamount to an IT transformation that must be professionally managed. After all, the IT project makes a very significant contribution to the future success of the company.
We know who has brought similarly challenging situations like yours – and even more complex ones – to success several times as an experienced project manager for the implementation of ERP & CRM systems. Atreus qualified+ IT managers bring a sense of calm to your project, even in the face of high complexity. They know the challenges of your industry and business processes and realign your IT and digitalization project along your goals. Atreus approved IT experts and IT project and program managers know the challenges of your industry and accompany an IT transformation with a view to future business success.
Atreus IT experts successfully and confidently manage your project and ensure successful ERP and CRM implementation. This will immediately relieve your workload and allow you to continue focusing on your core business and future operations. Atreus Interim IT Managers guarantee transparency in the course of the project and involve your management and teams in a goal-oriented manner. All external service providers and implementation partners are managed from a single source.
Project manager for the restructuring of a site (with personnel adjustment)d c
The site is faced with sustained underutilization. The relocation of other activities to this site cannot be implemented because it is not cost-effective. The headcount must be adjusted on a sustainable basis.
Reinforcement of your team with the perfect resource, analyzing the exact staffing needs: starting with the plant management, across all administrative functions, and ending with the manufacturing area. As a result, a suitable staffing program is presented. Discussions are held with all stakeholders involved (employer and employee representatives, trade unions, etc.) on the basis of a written site security concept. This extends to the final drafting of contracts for the site as well as for individual employees. This is followed by the creation of a recovery company and the identification of new perspectives of various kinds for your employees.
An Atreus project manager with relevant experience in workforce restructuring in the automotive supply industry will take over project management. If necessary, additional resources are provided (e.g. in the area of process and workflow planning, labor law, mediation, etc.).
Project manager to ensure a problem-free ramp-up of a new series production facilityd c
Your OEM has commissioned you with a new product that is needed for a new vehicle series launch. Within a very short time, you have to ramp up production, recruit new employees and suppliers, ensure a set volume output and a defined quality standard. Should the need arise, the engineering has to be adapted again. If necessary, several plants – also globally distributed – are involved. Start-up problems of various kinds have to be solved at short notice.
Reinforcement of your team by the appropriate resource to ensure series start-up in terms of quantity and quality. Start-up problems of various kinds are solved promptly.
An Atreus Manager with relevant experience in series startups in the automotive supply industry will take over project management. If necessary, additional resources will be provided (e.g. in the area of supplier management, quality management, product engineering, etc.).
Project manager to ensure a consistent quality strategyd c
Permanent quality deficits in your plants. In addition, there is no uniform quality strategy or (if one exists) it is not implemented sustainably or differently at the sites.
Strengthening your team with a resource that analyzes the current state based on a defined number of plants and simultaneously defines and develops an optimized target state. Subsequently, a rapid and uniform roll-out of the quality strategy at all your sites is ensured. At the same time, cost savings are achieved by optimizing processes and adapting the workforce required for this purpose.
An Atreus Project Manager with relevant experience in quality management in the automotive supply industry takes over the project management. He or she is the primary contact for the stakeholders and ensures sustainable and traceable implementation of the project on the basis of an implementation plan.
Project management in the field of ADASd c
You have received a development order for an Advanced Driving Assistance System from an OEM. Your current development project is out of time and budget; the SOP deadline is at risk. In addition, there is an ongoing overbooking of insufficient engineering capacity. Development staff are decentralized (possibly distributed across continents). The relationship with the OEM placing the order has been damaged. You have already replaced or are considering replacing the internal project manager. There are gaps in hardware and software development or testing.
Reinforcement of your team by the appropriate resource to ensure that your development project is brought back on time and on budget. In addition, a comprehensible and transparent project management is set up for all parties (you and OEM). Your development organization structure belonging to the project will be adjusted accordingly and target-oriented. Gaps in hardware and software development can be successfully filled by experienced manpower.
An Atreus development manager / project manager with relevant experience in the field of ADAS will take over the project management. If necessary, additional resources will be provided (e.g. in the area of hardware and software development as well as testing).
Project management in battery development and productiond c
A development and production order for vehicle batteries (passenger cars or commercial vehicles) has been taken over from an OEM. You are about to start the production or to enter a series production. There are problems with the production plant / with the supplier of the production plant and / or difficulties to get into series production. Furthermore, there are quality problems with the units already delivered to the OEM.
Reinforcing your team with the perfect resource to analyze and prioritize your various issues and process them successively in order of importance. Clarifying the causes / originators of the production problems and initiating corrective actions. Recording of the quality problems reflected by the OEM and analysis in relation to development and production but also in relation to conditions of use on the part of the OEM. If necessary, corrective measures are also initiated here and neatly communicated to the OEM and implemented.
An Atreus project manager with relevant experience in the development and production of vehicle batteries (passenger cars or commercial vehicles) takes over the analysis and implementation of the remedial measures. If necessary, additional resources are provided (e.g. in the area of series production or battery development).
ATREUS RECEIVES MULTIPLE AWARDS
WE ARE PLEASED ABOUT THE RENEWED AND SPECIAL RECOGNITION OF OUR COMPETENCE IN 2023:
Change Management, Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals, Digitalization,Trade incl. E-Commerce, Life Science, Mechanical & Plant Engineering, Operations Management, Performance Improvement, Human Resources Consulting, Restructuring
Handelsblatt award: Atreus is one of the top automotive consultancies 2023 in Germany.
„Atreus provided us with significant support in a strategic project, significantly exceeding our expectations. As Managing Director (CFO/CEO), the Atreus Manager refocused and stabilized an investment company on the B2C offering. This enabled us to reposition ourselves smoothly, both internally and externally, in a challenging environment. We are happy to work with Atreus again in the future.“
„We are experiencing one of the greatest upheavals in the automotive industry since industrialization. The major challenges for many automotive suppliers are cost reduction, process and quality optimization measures. With electric vehicles, for example, we have significantly lower value added. Fewer employees are needed to produce the vehicle. This results in lower plant capacity utilization, which has to be compensated for, often through restructuring in the companies across several locations, through to relocations in the context of in-plant or outsourcing.“
Atreus in the Media
Electricity, price, misplanning: this is why the e-car offensive is faltering
Germany is aiming for an e-car revolution, but so far the hoped-for turnaround has failed to materialize. In the German newspapers Münchner Merkur and Frankfurter Rundschau Atreus Director Stefan Randak explains that high prices and political planning errors are the reasons. What opportunities and …
Production Ramp-Up at Supplier Battery Systems
An automotive supplier opens a new facility to manufacture high-performance battery systems. However, the production and assembly facility delivers defective products. A potential legal dispute looms and the customer escalates. An Atreus Manager takes over start-up control to quickly resolve the issues.
Atreus in the Media
Is the strategy of the german vehicle manufacturers still working?
In his guest article dated May 3, 2023 at SpringerProfessional, Atreus partner and director Stefan Randak questions the strategy of German automakers, as they have fallen behind Chinese OEMs.DEUTSCHE
„Securing the supply chain is a very high priority for manufacturers and suppliers right now. We can provide support in this regard.“
Contact Partner Automotive Industry
All the members of our team advise you on the interim filling of top management positions. Depending on their expertise and experience, the individual members focus on different industries.