Interim Consulting


Swift, flexible and cost effective access to strategy and implementation professionals

325 Consulting’s Interim Consulting practice sources high-calibre strategy, corporate development and implementation professionals for internal projects, peaks in workload and replacing staff on secondment or leave.

Interim Consulting offers:

  • Flexibility and Speed: engage interim consultants when and how you need them either full time or part time with varying lengths of contract.
  • Cost-effectiveness: as interim consultants are independent contractors, you don’t pay for the overheads and the down time of a big consulting firm. Interim consultants are typically priced around one third of what you pay for a similar resource from a branded consulting firm. 
  • Results: Our interim consultants bring with them the skills, knowledge and intellectual rigour you would expect from large consulting firms, and because they work directly for you their only focus is delivering great results.

    Our Consulting Network:

    As experts in management consulting recruitment, we possess a network of more than 3,000 high calibre current and ex-consultants as well as bankers and industry specialists. Interim consulting is becoming an increasingly attractive proposition to management consultants as it offers flexibility and choice. 

    Our network includes individuals who work exclusively as interim consultants after careers with big firms, entrepreneurs who are consulting while exploring or establishing new businesses, and those who are considering their options during career or life transitions. Whatever their motivations, all our interim consultants are highly capable, results focussed, and professional. 

    Our consulting market knowledge means we can quickly match you with an interim consultant based on functional expertise, industry experience, and cultural fit. Our network includes consultants from tier 1 firms (McKinsey, Bain, BCG), mid tier firms and boutique (e.g. LEK, A.T. Kearney, Port Jackson Partners), tier 2 firms (e.g. PwC, Deloitte, KPMG) and investment banks (e.g. Goldman, UBS, Deutsche)

    Experience and Pricing:

    Level Typical
    Daily Rate* Examples of
    Previous Placements
    Analyst / Associate
    • 2 to 5 years experience
    • Strong modeling and analytical skills
    • Typically a combination of consulting & industry experience
    • Degree qualified
    $800 - 1200
    • Senior associate from top-tier firm. Recently
      returned from working for a US-based start-up and seeking contract work as he prepares
      to launch the local arm of an international food and beverage company
    • Early career consultant from boutique firm
      seeking contract consulting work while exploring his options for a permanent role in the social/not-for-profit sector
    Manager /
    Manager / Project Lead
    • 5 to 10 years experience
    • Likely to have worked outside consulting
    • Degree qualified, often with MBA
    $1000 - 2000
    • Former Engagement Manager with top tier firm and
      current head of strategy for leading health franchise. Looking for contract
      consulting opportunities while considering career options
    • Former top tier consultant firm with more than
      four years of interim consulting experience. Seeking short-term or part-time
      consulting contracts to complement artistic endeavours
    Principal / Partner
    • 10 to 20 years experience
    • Deep functional/ industry expertise
    • Likely to have worked outside consulting
    • Degree qualified, oftenwith MBA
    $2000 - 5000
    • Former principal of middle tier consulting firm with more than nine years’ experience
      as an interim consultant. Works directly for large corporates as well as
      subcontracting to a range of mid-tier consulting firms
    • Long-term functional specialist
    • Consulting firm sector/ domain specialist
    $1500 - 4000
    • Supply chain and procurement specialist seeking new challenges

    *excludes GST & placement fees

    The 325 Interim Consulting advantage 

    As specialists in strategy recruitment we have unrivalled access to management consulting talent. We pride ourselves on getting the right fit for both clients and candidates, and our exceptional interview-to-placement ratio is evidence of our success and testament to more than 15 years in the industry. 

    We meet and assess all our candidates personally and stay in regular contact, allowing us to develop a deep understanding of each candidate’s skills, experience and personality. We are known for being trusted partners in our candidates’ career development – a reputation that has resulted in preferential access to high quality candidates. 

    Our placement process is swift, flexible and transparent, ensuring you get the right resource on board with minimum fuss 

    Contract Structure Options

    Q: How are contracts structured? A:  We have three options:

    (i) Via your own Limited Company, invoicing the client directly
    (ii) As PAYG (Pay As You Go) via a Third Party Payroll provider
    (iii) Employed by the client directly on a fixed-term contract 

    325 Consulting only engages candidates as independent contractors through a company, trust or partnership and does not engage Sole traders. 

    Q: What do I need to provide if I am contracting through a Limited Company? 
    A: Proof of Incorporation/Partnership/Trust Deed and proof of Insurance coverage (e.g. Professional indemnity, public liability and workers compensation).

    Q: How do I set up a Limited Company? 
    A: Typically these are set up by an Accountant, we are happy to provide some recommendations if necessary. 

    Previous Placements

    Strategic Projects Manager – Technology Sector – 6 month contract

    Situation: A rapidly changing global ecommerce player approached us to fill a newly-created Strategic Projects Manager position.

    Process: Through our networks we sourced and selected a shortlist of 2 suitable candidates.

    Outcome: Following a rapid engagement process our client hired a former A.T. Kearney Associate with proven ecommerce project delivery experience.

    Senior Strategy Manager – Retail Sector – 6 month contract

    Situation: A leading retailer was looking to find a Senior Strategy Manager to focus on turning around an underperforming business.

    Process: Through our networks, we identified a suitable candidate and established they were the right fit for the role.

    Outcome: Following a rapid engagement process our client hired a former Associate Director level individual from a boutique strategy consulting firm.

    Engagement Manager- FMCG – 12 Weeks

    Situation: A Boutique consulting firm headed by an ex tier 1 partner needed an Engagement Manager to lead a stream of work for a cost reduction project for a global FMCG company.

    Process: We track the availability of a large number of ex consultants that are interested and available for interim work and identified a candidate that matched the brief perfectly.

    Outcome: We placed an ex McKinsey engagement manager with FMCG experience and an additional analyst to assist in the delivery of the project.

    Strategy Analyst – Healthcare – 6 Weeks Initially

    Situation: A dynamic and growing healthcare business was seeking a 2-3 year tier 1 consultant to assist the strategy team with a spike in projects at short notice for a period of 6 weeks.

    Process: Through our networks we identified an immediately available option

    Outcome: We found a 2- year business analyst with Port Jackson Partners that was seeking interim work before heading overseas. The client was so happy with the candidate he was kept on for 6 months and offered a permanent role. 

    Strategy & Project Manager – A leading Sports Body – 2 months

    Situation: A GM required some additional project management support on “Junior Pass” project. 

    Process: We analysed our Independent consulting pool and identified a candidate in a contract at a bank that was suitable. 

    Outcome: We placed a candidate with 5 Years strategy and project experience from Accenture who was passionate about sport. He did such a good job that he was moved onto other projects and after a year joined on a permanent basis 

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