The transformation in retail is unstoppable. It extends from procurement and logistics deep into every store. While customer loyalty is declining, competitive pressure from e-commerce is increasing. Cloud services, process automation, overhauled supply chain management and customer loyalty 2.0 are possible solutions – if they are applied with highly specialized know how. The retail experts among our Achievers bring precisely this knowledge to the table.
Advisor ERP Implementation at German Brand Manufacturer of High-Quality Writing Instruments
An Atreus Manager is responsible, among other things, for ensuring ERP performance at the customer’s site and identifying opportunities for improvement. In addition, he is responsible for the introduction of metrics for increased transparency of the project processes.
Atreus in the Media
Inflation in the food trade: Expert interview with Dirk Boventer
In an interview with Lebensmittel Zeitung, Atreus Partner and Director Dirk Boventer issues a warning about higher prices in food retailing in the long term, despite falling inflation rates. There is a complex trial of strength between manufacturers and retailers, as both sides fear …
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 trade industry with the following services, among others:
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.
Transformation manager for the consumer-centric transformation of the business model during restructuringd c
You want to expand your D2C 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 enhance your business model in the direct-to-consumer business – with the goal of higher margins and significantly stronger customer loyalty.
An Atreus-approved transformation manager with experience in the retail industry is responsible for expanding your D2C sales channels. She identifies and prioritizes potential (new) sales channels, pilots new business models, and is responsible for scaling up to sustainable implementation.
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 provide you with freedom of action again quickly.
An Atreus certified treasury expert with experience in trading 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.
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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 and enable the C-Level of your trading company 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 leader as “People & Culture” business partner in change managementd c
As a retail company, you are in a phase of restructuring – for example, you need to reorganize your organization or reduce your workforce, or you urgently need new skilled employees. The upcoming changes threaten to unsettle your workforce. You need a future-proof HR 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 Certified 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 integration.d c
Your IT systems need to be securely transferred in an update or during a changeover. You lack the internal resources to lead this project to operational success. Your focus is on IT-side integration with the business requirements of all functional areas from production to delivery to your end customers.
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 certified IT program and project manager with deep knowledge of the retail 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.
Logistics experts for omni-channel distribution through automated warehousesd c
As a retail company, 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 is responsible for noticeably improving your delivery reliability. He or she automates your high-bay warehouse lines and prioritizes deliveries, ensures efficient warehouse capacities, and optimizes staff deployment.
Plant manager for “near-shore” production relocation in disrupted supply chainsd c
Your ability to deliver as a company in the retail sector 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. She will ensure a seamless supply chain and sustainable delivery capability.
An Atreus approved expert with experience in retail is responsible for evaluating potential new locations, safely ramping down the old one, and efficiently ramping up your new production site.
Project management for the restructuring of retail space in chain storesd c
You need to increase your space productivity, manage interfaces and real estate more effectively, or attract new brand and collaboration partners – but you lack the resources to make this project operationally successful.
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 retail industry is responsible for the successful expansion of cooperation activities and restructuring of retail space. He coordinates the interfaces and workstreams for the space, creates transparency on progress for all stakeholders and reduces complexity.
Address international challenges. Now.
Atreus provides interim managers and experts for immediate and on-site deployment in major international projects, worldwide.
Atreus is the founder of globalise, the market-leading and largest international interim management provider.
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
Project Manager controlling at global manufacturer and distributor of leisure equipment
An Atreus Manager is responsible for simplifying control and approval processes as a project manager in controlling at a globally active manufacturer and retailer of leisure equipment. In addition, a complete revision of the most important reports (incl. layout, content and calculations) was carried …
Atreus in the Media
Sustainability in retail and the consumer goods industry: Responsibility and Cost-Effectiveness
In Haufe Sustainability, Atreus Director Martina Becker explains the increasingly important role of sustainable corporate governance in today’s world. She makes it clear that sustainability offers advantages, especially in difficult times.
„Atreus’ core competence is to quickly provide precisely tailored management resources and to safely lead transformation processes.“
Statement from Manager
„No way” is not an option? At Atreus, that’s absolutely true! Working for a client as Co-Managing Director & COO with my back free – knowing the strength of the Atreus network – makes a real difference. For me, this is a successful division of tasks at eye level and always with respect for the greatest possible customer benefit.“
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.
Statement from Director
„The bottom line from Covid19. The winner is online and it’s all about direct-to-consumer.“
Statement from Advisors
„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 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. “
Contact Partner in Trade
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.