The challenges facing the consumer goods industry today go far beyond the ongoing optimization of supply chains, logistics, production and distribution. Having a perfect handle on all of this is a must, but brand building, big data and similar are increasingly becoming the decisive freestyle (DTC).
Atreus’ experienced experts deliver reliably in every discipline.
Interim CEO for the Turnaround of a US Subsidiary
In the middle of the pandemic crisis, the former CEO must be replaced and a comprehensive turnaround must succeed: an Atreus CEO takes responsibility for establishing new controlling and business development processes and massively reducing costs.
Whitepaper on the organization of the future: HR between digital transformation and the new world of work
The world of work is in a state of upheaval. Flexible working models and job sharing are on the rise, and proven management and organizational models are being put to the test.
Atreus Leadership Survey 2022
We continued the survey “Leadership+ – Everything different?”, which was conducted for the first time in January 2021, in January 2022 and again questioned which leadership trends we will be facing in the current year. The results of the study show clearly that a …
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 challenges in the industry of consumer goods with the following services, among others:
E-commerce manager to drive front-end in direct-to-consumer businessd c
You want to professionalize your direct-to-consumer business, offer your end customers a seamless shopper journey, and take your customer intimacy to a new level. You lack the internal resources to ensure the success of your project.
We empower your team with the perfect resource to optimize your net promoter score, increase your repurchase rate, and increase customer intimacy.
An Atreus approved e-commerce expert is responsible for prioritizing relevant online channels and setting up or expanding your social commerce formats – right through to managing the creation and playout of suitable content.
Chief Restructuring Officer and Treasury Experts for complex, mission-critical refinancing situationsd c
Due to internal or external factors, your liquidity situation has deteriorated significantly, and your external financing with bank pools is on the brink of collapse. You urgently need additional capital.
We strengthen your team with the perfect resource to secure your liquidity situation with the help of targeted refinancing measures – and quickly restore your freedom of action.
An Atreus approved treasury expert ensures your long-term liquidity and financing. He installs rolling cash flow plans and negotiates with the bank pool, develops decision templates for management, and coaches the treasury team.
Transformation manager for the consumer-centric transformation of the business model during restructuringd c
You want to expand your direct-to-consumer sales channels in a consumer-centric way – but you lack the operational know-how and do-how to make this transformation a sustainable success.
We strengthen your team with the perfect resource to drive your business model in the D2C business – aiming for higher margins and significantly stronger customer loyalty.
An Atreus approved Transformation Manager is responsible for expanding your D2C sales channels. He or she investigates and prioritizes the possible (new) sales channels, pilots new business models, and is responsible for scaling up to sustainable implementation.
Private equity support from pre-deal to M&A due diligence projects to management in the portfolio companyd c
In the pre-deal phase, you need industry experts as advisors to support you in the due diligence as well as in the evaluation of the prospects of success and/or to be available as a suitable managing director for the portfolio company on a temporary (or permanent) basis.
We strengthen your team in the respective phase of the investment cycle according to the required expertise in your target or portfolio company.
An Atreus approved Advisor and/or possible Portfolio Managing Director will support you in the pre-deal phase. They are available for the realignment of the portfolio company. In doing so, they consistently implement the measures defined in the investment hypothesis and thus ensure the achievement of the objectives.
Financial expert with focus on consolidation, secure financial statements and business intelligenced c
To support your business decisions, you need more efficient reporting beyond Excel spreadsheets. Or you need excellent finance expertise at management level – whether in the form of a CFO, Head of Accounting, Head of Controlling or treasury expert for refinancing situations.
We strengthen your team with the ideal resource to professionalize your finance team, enabling your company’s C-level to make faster and more informed P&L-related decisions.
An Atreus approved financial expert is responsible for setting up a lean and meaningful reporting system in your company. He or she will back up your monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements with business intelligence and coordinate the resulting recommendations for action across interfaces.
HR leaders as ” people & culture ” business partners in change managementd c
As a company in the consumer goods industry, you are in a phase of restructuring – for example, you have to reorganize your organization, reduce staff or urgently need new skilled workers. The upcoming changes threaten to unsettle your workforce. You need a future-proof personnel concept.
We provide you with the right resource to securely accompany your change process as a business partner on the HR side – for example, through the full support of all HR processes, the trusting cooperation with the works council, the conclusion of company agreements or the independent support of the recruiting process.
An Atreus approved HR Expert is responsible for professionalizing your HR work with a focus on culture change, employee engagement and dealing with uncertainty. On the HR side, she ensures the future-proof positioning of your company or site, implements innovative ways of working together, and optimizes all HR processes.
IT program and project manager for secure IT transformation and integrationd c
Your IT systems need to be securely transferred in an update or during a changeover. You lack the internal resources to make this project an operational success. Your focus is on IT-side integration with the business requirements of all functional areas – from production to supplying your end customers in the consumer goods industry.
We strengthen your team with the perfect resource for IT end-to-end networking of your entire value chain – from master data to your customer profiles.
An Atreus approved IT program and project manager with experience in the consumer goods industry is responsible for the functional coordination of your system change or migration. He or she ensures the secure integration of your IT architecture and efficient application in your day-to-day business.
Plant manager for “near-shore” production relocation in disrupted supply chainsd c
Your ability to deliver as a consumer goods company is at risk in view of disrupted supply chains, which is why you want to relocate at least part of your production. You need a plant manager with strong implementation skills who will work with you to evaluate alternative locations and then responsibly lead the relocation to success.
We strengthen your team with an experienced resource for production relocation to a more attractive location. It ensures a trouble-free supply chain and sustainable delivery capability.
An Atreus certified expert with experience in the consumer goods industry is responsible for evaluating potential new sites, safely ramping down the old one, and efficiently ramping up your new production site.
Logistics expert for omni-channel distribution through automated warehousesd c
You need to significantly improve your delivery reliability – whether to customers in the web store, on marketplaces and market platforms, or in the Click & Collect and Pick & Pay formats. You lack the resources to ensure the operational success of this project.
We provide you with the perfectly matching resource to optimize your delivery reliability and significantly increase your customer satisfaction.
An Atreus approved logistics expert with in-depth experience in the consumer goods industry is responsible for noticeably improving your delivery reliability. He or she will automate your high-bay warehouse lines and prioritize deliveries, ensure efficient warehouse capacities, and optimize staff deployment.
Interim managers who bridge critical operational line functions along the entire value chaind c
A success-critical line function in your consumer goods company is currently unfilled or will soon be unfilled – whether in purchasing, logistics, production, HR, IT or marketing & sales.
We quickly strengthen your team with a qualified+ interim manager – a genuine personality with leadership skills – and deliver the right person (m/f/d) 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, as 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, Client Service, Logistics, Production or Human Resources. As “Storm Proof Achievers,” Atreus interim managers are more than capable of tackling your special challenge. They act in a professional, thoughtful and hands-on manner that provides a perfect fit for your needs.
Project manager for the restructuring of retail space in chain store retailingd c
As a consumer goods company, you need to increase your space productivity, manage interfaces and real estate more effectively, or acquire new brand and cooperation partners – but you lack the resources to make this project an operational success.
We add the ideal resource to your team for a proven increase in customer experience and productivity per square foot.
An Atreus approved project manager with experience in the consumer goods industry is responsible for the successful expansion of Coop activities and the restructuring of retail space. He coordinates the interfaces and workstreams for the space, creates transparency on progress for all stakeholders, and reduces complexity.
HOT TOPICS FOR THE RETAIL INDUSTRY
- DTC and logistics last mile (digital/physical)
- Hybrid GF model/Omnichannel/Front-end
- Globalization (Asia and other target markets in transition)
- Restructuring retailer with strong bricks-and-mortar presence THEN
„Atreus’ core competence is to quickly provide precisely tailored management resources and to safely lead transformation processes.“
Statements from Manager
„There’s no such thing as “no way”? At Atreus, that’s absolutely true! Working for a client as Co-Managing Director & COO with full backing – knowing about the strength of the Atreus network – makes a real difference. For me, this is a successful division of tasks at eye level and always in respect of the greatest possible customer benefit.“
High Priority: Storm Proof Achiever
Only available from Atreus. We deliver the perfect interim resource, quickly and precisely, for the project your company is relying on to ensure continued success.
Statement from Director
„The bottom line from Covid19. The winner is online and it’s all about direct-to-consumer.“
Statement from Advisors
„Atreus has assisted numerous leading companies in the consumer goods sector in expanding their business model quickly and sustainably. Interaction with Atreus Directors is always enriching: they are strategically savvy, operationally experienced, and have a good insight into the market.“
„In the consumer goods environment, Atreus stands out for its high level of identification with the challenge and the reliable implementation expertise of the managers assigned.“
Atreus News: Access to concentrated know-how
Everything new. Everything different. The industry is in the midst of a shock wave of change. If you’re not informed, you’ll be slowed down. The Atreus Expert Network shares know-how and provides valuable suggestions. Be part of it and always one step ahead!
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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.