The Business Development Director on Demand: An asset and precious support for a SME
In many SME and even more in start-up companies, the President or CEO is often the 'Officer of Everything'. He often needs to manage Operations, R&D, Sales, Marketing, Finances, Human Resources, Business Development, Production, Procurement, Logistics, Client Relations, Projects and everything else.
A Director on Demand, experienced in Strategic and Operational Business Services will be able to take over a range of commercial and operational activities and assist and support the CEO or President in many other aspects of his business.
The Director on Demand gives you instant access to a senior ‘heavy-weight yet hands-on’ manager, with a proven track record, matched to your needs. The Director on Demand is an independent consultant that can be hired on a flexible and 'as-needed' basis, going from a few hours a week to a full-time mandate during a limited amount of time.
Besides bringing in a considerable amount of support and allow the President or CEO to focus on more operational or financial aspects, the Director on Demand will bring in a unique set of skills and offer major benefits to many SME's:
Speed: the Director on Demand can be available to start within days.
Experience: the Director on Demand has a vast experience, often across different industries. Although you may think he is often overqualified for the work he will be thrilled at the idea of facing new challenges.
Results: the Director on Demand is used to being judged by results so he knows how to deliver.
Knowledge Transfer: the Director on Demand will transfer a huge amount of skills, contacts and experience to the team which will remain long after he has left.
Objectivity: the Director on Demand will have a less emotional relationship to the company, which often allows him to bring in a new. objective and different look on the products and services offered by the company.
In other words, a Director on Demand can act as counsel to the Board but can also roll up his sleeves and participate in the day-to-day challenges of the company.
Like everybody else, a Director on Demand does not work for free but he can certainly work to your budget and costs no matter how small.
If you would like to find out more information regarding the Director on Demand, contact us via our website www.dersamglobal.com, by e-mail or by phone.