Energy & Environment
Our energy needs to be clean, stable and competitive.
Changing political discourses, the latest technologies and highly dynamic consumption patterns set a framework that demands everything from even experienced decision-makers.
An environment in which Achievers from Atreus are at their best.
Atreus in the Media
Energy is the dominant theme for all board members and managing directors!
Atreus Director and Partner Martin Schulz on the subject of the energy transition and energy procurement in conversation with DVGW energie | wasser-praxis. The energy turnaround and risk management in security of supply are top priorities for many board members and managing directors.
Atreus Expert Talk Energy Transition Now: Smart Metering
What role does smart metering play in the energy transition? How does smart metering support the decentralized generation and storage of renewable energy? An expert talk by Martin Schulz, Head of Atreus Solution Group Energy and Environment, with Bouke Stoffelsma, CEO of Hausheld AG.
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 in the energy and environmental sectors with the following services, among others:
Transformation project manager and sparring partner for the management to lead digitalization projects: Enabler for new business models (platform business, SaaS models, IoT connectivity, data management/analytics)d c
Diversification from core business is insufficient. Potential of digitalization not exploited and underestimated for new business models. Trends are recognized too late and not responded to appropriately. Serious competence gaps and lack of competence management. New players on the market threaten the core business, want to substitute it if possible.
Strengthening your team with experienced top managers who have a strong track record in managing digital transformation projects. They see clear connections between digitalization potential and new business models and have a strong understanding of platform business, SaaS models, IoT connectivity and data management.
Atreus experts define / adapt new business models, including partner strategy and competence management. They promote much stronger linkages between all functions by establishing innovation management. Sustainability strategies and environmental issues are brought into focus. Implementation in new, cross-sector fields is started.
Senior executives for the establishment of innovative business areas (incl. new business models) in the field of “energy transformation” and sector couplingd c
Diversification of the core business is insufficient because trends are recognized too late and there is no appropriate response. There are serious competence gaps, competence management is lacking, and the potential of digitization for new business models is underestimated. New players on the market threaten the core business and may want to substitute it.
Providing experienced top managers with high technological and strategic competence who have a track record in building businesses. This includes experience with transparent risk management and mitigation as well as implementation with and within the organization. Possibility to expand with additional roles, e.g. Digitalization / IT from the Atreus network.
Atreus managers define the master plan and business plan, including a partner strategy, competence management and sustainability strategy. During implementation, new cross-sector fields are tackled. Leadership through interaction with key interfaces in the company as well as high visibility. Transparent progress reports, which also consider risks/opportunities, for Executive Board/GM and Supervisory Board.
Senior Program / Project Manager for the implementation of sustainability programs (Environmental, Social, Governance)d c
Unclear data on sustainability. You do not have an implementation-oriented senior manager as an orchestrator of measures. Lack of mindset in the organization regarding sustainability issues. Stakeholder expectations for sustainability are increasing significantly, but new business opportunities through sustainable thinking and action as well as circular economy are insufficiently addressed.
Among other things, the Atreus Competence Team conducts a “Quick Check Sustainability Status,” including risk assessment and evaluation of funding potential. Overarching program management with ESG stakeholder analysis, transparency creation and implementation of a reporting strategy. Establishment of an extended eco-system as well as evaluation and implementation of innovative business models. Inclusion of Scope 3 measures, employer branding and establishment of ESG-oriented incentive and governance systems.
The Atreus team sets up a 360-degree ESG program, creates a master plan (environmental scope 1/2/3, social, governance), ensures transparency regarding status quo, targets and milestones. Reporting is set up and ESG criteria are integrated into key value creation processes (incl. eco-system and portfolio). Supply chains are analyzed and companies and people are aligned with sustainability.
Top finance managers (CFO, Accounting, Controlling) to align finance with growth, reorganize and increase business transparency to manage businessd c
Insufficient transparency in business management and securing liquidity. Insufficient business intelligence and lack of linkage between financial systems (ERP, consolidation, BI, etc.). Insufficient level of automation and low efficiency in finance. Serious competence gaps and lack of competence management.
Atreus strengthens your team with the perfect resource to take on project and line finance tasks from a CFO perspective – a commercial leader who drives the professionalization and realignment of finance (accounting, skills management, mindset, processes, automation, tools, etc.). A manager who is strategically versed to introduce best practices in controlling from other industries and to fill the role of treasury sparring business partner to the CEO.
An Atreus certified manager takes responsibility for implementing or realigning the finance department, taking into account all interfaces. He initiates cultural change (performance and team) and introduces innovative and modern methods of work. The result: higher team spirit, digitalized and optimized financial processes (cash and liquidity management, forecasting, reporting, business controlling, accounting, pricing, financing), improved investor management and close alignment of CEO / CFO.
Interim CEOs and CFOs, suitable for private equity / investment company environments, with entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to come on board as Portfolio GF later ond c
The company enters a new phase, growth and / or turnaround is not sufficiently managed and cannot be implemented in a targeted manner. Lack of experience, lack of competence in management and leadership deficits.
Atreus provides CEOs / CFOs with track record in rapid growth or business realignment with deep experience from comparable industries. A top leader who has managed multiple change and transformation projects and for whom business in private equity / investment company environments is no novelty.
Atreus managers with entrepreneurial spirit take on leadership in the portfolio company, focused on strategy implementation. A 100% reliable and highly motivated team ensures risk minimization with maximum transparency.
HR leaders as “People & Culture” business partners in change managementd c
You are in a phase of restructuring with reorganization and necessary staff reductions or in a phase of growth with intensive recruiting tasks. Uncertainty among the workforce due to significant adjustments. No future-proof personnel concept. Merger of companies and the necessary integration (PMI). Weak talent pool.
Providing suitable resources to take on project tasks and actively supporting change processes. This includes, amongst others, the trusting and consistent cooperation with the works council, negotiation and conclusion of company agreements, independent support of the recruiting process as well as the implementation of onboarding. The role of business partner and direct contact for executives and employees as well as comprehensive personnel support along the employee life cycle is essential. Specific junior staff planning and talent development as well as digitalization programs in the HR area are also covered.
An Atreus certified HR expert takes responsibility for professionalizing HR work, cultural change (performance and team), employee engagement, and dealing with uncertainties. She ensures that the company/site is future-proofed, thus causing a lower risk of absenteeism. Measures for innovative and modern working are implemented and result in higher team spirit. Personnel processes are digitized and optimized.
Project manager IT Security for the establishment of security standardsd c
Introduction of the role of CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) or replacement of the CISO due to retirement. Professionalization of security management with subsequent training of a new CISO.
Finding the perfect resource to close the gap, business continuity management (BCM), awareness training, technology consulting and implementation of new hardware/software and processes. Establishing crisis management and training on emergency procedures.
An Atreus Interim Manager ensures a high level of security against cyber attacks, better conditions with insurers, optimally trained employees, and implementation of a flow chart / playbook for emergencies. The result is a generally higher level of operational security.
IT Operations Manager for downtime reduction and infrastructure management.d c
Extensive transformation including far-reaching IT change meets pandemic-related revenue shortfalls.
We provide you with the perfect resource to unify data protection infrastructures as the number of end users continues to grow. We also ensure that control over key features such as RPOs and RTOs is achieved. Structuring virtualization capabilities and the importance of cloud-based storage structures (Back-up as a Service, Disaster Recovery as a Service), are also to be provided.
An Atreus approved expert goes to work to achieve lower downtime. Creation of appropriate back-ups and contingency plans, solutions / strategies around risk mitigation, proactive response to extortion software, data availability for system ecospheres, and process simplification.
IT Project Manager for the implementation of ERP & CRM systemsd c
You have difficulties with ERP / CRM implementation projects or they have failed. The next attempt must necessarily be successful.
We provide you with experienced senior program/project managers who have successfully mastered these situations several times as crisis managers. They bring calm into the project, give the employees a new perspective and motivation. They are sparring partners for the GF and set up clear communication to achieve goals.
Atreus approved experts ensure successful implementation and provide management with support. They guarantee transparency in the course of the project and take over the management of all external service providers and implementation partners.
Managing director in business development and professionalization of local unit for foreign subsidiariesd c
Your subsidiary is in crisis mode or in critical economic situation. Non-managed growth or competence gaps abroad at subsidiaries. Too little connection to parent company, too little transparency, too little intercultural experience. Compliance cases need to be resolved, day-to-day business needs to be ensured and employees need to be reassured.
We provide you with internationally / interculturally experienced senior managers who can demonstrate track record abroad. Stabilization of the situation by linking with the parent company. Immediate takeover of the management. Manage day-to-day operations of production, purchasing, sales and finance as well as special projects. Calming, coaching and developing the team.
The Atreus network includes polyglot managers (Eastern Europe, America, China, India, etc.) who can communicate effectively at both employee and management level. In addition to their strategic skills, they bring international and intercultural competence into play to reconcile local challenges and the interests of the parent company. Atreus managers are a guarantee for full transparency in ensuring the smooth running of the business, taking over ongoing projects, resolving compliance cases, and managing growth or restructuring projects.
Transformation manager in purchasing for realignment with focus on strategic purchasing and supplier management as well as professionalization of purchasing of energy / raw materialsd c
Your purchasing is not sufficiently strategic / innovative and not sufficiently transparent. Insufficient degree of automation in purchasing (connection to suppliers, markets, etc.) and thus low efficiency. Cost reduction potentials are insufficiently leveraged (benchmarking). Serious competence gaps and lack of competence management. Operational: Supply bottlenecks lead to production backlogs, backlog and liquidity problems. Volatility on raw material markets is not countered in a forward-looking / risk-minimizing manner.
We provide you with experienced resources for project as well as line tasks in the purchasing area. Transfer of best practices from other industries. Professionalization and realignment of the purchasing area (competence management, mindset, processes, automation, tools, etc.). Sparring partner to business suppliers in strategic and operational purchasing. Risk analyses as well as make-or-buy analyses. Definition of new sourcing paths and new supply chains, taking into account quality, delivery reliability and cost savings. In addition, process optimization and coaching of the team.
Atreus approved transformation managers set up an implementation or realignment of the purchasing department, taking into account all interfaces. Savings programs are set up as well as digitized and optimized purchasing processes (commodity group management, supplier management, e-sourcing strategies, procurement, project purchasing, e-procurement). Bottleneck management and risk-minimized raw material purchasing and procurement as an integral part of the S&OP process. Ensuring on-time material delivery so that on-time delivery rate and customer satisfaction increases. Culture change (performance and team) enables innovative and modern working with improved team spirit. Alignment with CFO and business ensures more efficient alignment.
Transformation manager supply chain to optimize supply chains and ensure end-to-end supply chain in project businessd c
The lack of transparency in your supply chain leads to high risk and also to delivery failures. Too high costs, insufficient contractual agreements and processes that are too manual and intransparent. Inadequate management of international supply chains and too little dovetailing between sales, supply chain, operations, purchasing and controlling.
We provide experienced experts covering the following areas, among others: Analysis and implementation / optimization of the Sales & Operations Planning process to map an end-to-end supply chain process. Material flow planning from raw material suppliers to the customer on a daily basis. Preparation as well as negotiation of contractual bases. Execution of make-or-buy analyses and cost saving programs. Analysis of freight routes and possibilities for optimizing internal production logistics and shipping, including customs analysis and customs clearance. Conducting benchmarking analyses. Ensuring timely delivery of all materials, components and systems as well as external services in the project business.
Atreus approved managers set up clean planning processes, for example, which optimize lead times in sales, production and purchasing. They ensure increased customer satisfaction through on-time delivery, achieve cost savings through bundling effects or through outsourcing of value creation (make or buy). They make sure that the supply chain is not on a critical path in the project business. An important element is the digitalization of processes by means of ERP, EDI, e-procurement and e-platforms, which provide the customer with transparency and daily updated data. Atreus managers actively minimize risks in the event of delivery bottlenecks and outages. They systematically increase employee satisfaction through clearly defined and transparent processes.
Interim managers who bridge critical operational line functions along the entire value chaind c
The company has a short-term need for a proven performer in a first- or second-level line function whose rapid deployment is critical to the company’s continued success.
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.
- Energy transition
- Sector coupling
CO2-neutral production, waste heat, (virtual) power plants and storage facilities
- Housing, buildings
Energy efficiency, renovation, heat supply
- Neighborhood solutions
Business models, energy management, (virtual) power plants and storage facilities
- Smart Home
Smart meter rollout, energy management, generation and storage, telecoms & data solutions
Business models, charging infrastructure, charging management, storage utilization, Vehicle2Grid integration
Infrastructure and applications
- Intelligent networks
Forecasts, intelligent control, smart grid, flexible use
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„It is always a pleasure to work with Atreus on key mandates, including for important clients in the energy industry. For me, the focus is always on professionalizing finance: creating transparency for business management, sparring partner for the CEO in key decisions, excellence in financial processes, and a motivated team.“
„I was particularly impressed that Atreus is not only able to provide top managers at very short notice, but also actively engages in complex projects as a partner and facilitator to make them successful.“
ATREUS RECEIVES MULTIPLE AWARDS
WE ARE PLEASED ABOUT THE RENEWED AND SPECIAL RECOGNITION OF OUR COMPETENCE IN 2023:
Automotive, 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 HR consultancies 2023 in Germany.
Statements from Atreus Advisor:
„Finding the right movers and shakers for the respective, usually critical situation – that’s what Atreus is all about. Atreus solves challenging management tasks in phases of change, they provide competent sparring partners and impulse generators for the investment goods market, which, more than almost any other, is facing major tasks in the coming years to convert its product range to sustainability and climate neutrality.“
„With more than 30 years of international management experience, I know how critical to success and how valuable people are. That’s why working with Atreus is so fruitful, because they are able to provide rapid support on both urgent and strategic issues, thanks to their in-depth technical understanding and their experience in change processes at eye level.“
12 theses on the importance of ESG for companies in Germany
ESG is a game changer. Those who do not have a comprehensive sustainability programme on their CEO agenda today will have real problems in the medium term. Together with our clients, managers, business partners and industry experts, we have developed 12 theses on the …
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All 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.