Interim Production Manager

Interim Production Manager

Interim management is an effective managerial solution for companies of all sizes to deal with an unprecedented situation, a managerial emergency or to accelerate their transformation.

MANAGERIM, expert in interim management, provides you with interim managers specialized in production management everywhere in Europe and internationally.

Our community of interim managers in production management includes transition managers (production director or manager, site manager, Autonomous Production Unit manager, etc.) with:

  • sectorial expertise (food industry, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, automotive, aeronautics, mechanics, packaging, materials...)
  • solid experience in managing production units
  • strong leadership skills
  • a hands-on culture
  • and skills in leading continuous improvement projects

Our interim managers are men and women selected after a rigorous and demanding process, as much for their expertise as for their interpersonal skills.

The missions of an interim production manager

The interim production manager manages the activity of an industrial site or one or more production units. Depending on the organization of the site, his missions include various responsibilities:

  • Ensure a proximity management of the teams under his responsibility
  • Manage the daily relationship with the various production department managers: workshop managers, planning manager, process and methods engineers, etc.
  • Organize and manage the planning of production activities
  • Manage production and supervise the chain (manufacturing, maintenance, quality, scheduling, methods, supply, etc.) in compliance with objectives (costs, production rates, lead times, quality, safety)
  • Monitor the evolution of performance indicators and rapidly identify malfunctions and activate the main levers of action and of profitability (production capacity, optimization of resources) in order to provide corrective solutions and continuously improve the processes with a view to productivity gains
  • Manage investments and intervene in any cross-functional projects (implementation of a new ERP, etc.)
  • Manage the human resources, administrative and financial aspects of the unit
  • Ensure the conformity of the processes and the correct application of all the quality and health, safety and environment (QHSE) directives

Why mobilize an interim manager in the production department of the interim MANAGERIM firm?

Our interim production managers have previous successful experience :

  • on sites of various sizes (from ten or so people to several hundred or thousands of employees) in Europe or abroad in a multicultural environment
  • with or without continuous flow, on sensitive sites such as Seveso low or high threshold, on small, medium or large series...
  • in multiple industrial sectors: food processing, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, automotive, aeronautics, mechanics, metallurgy, plastics, packaging, textiles, paper, wood...
  • in different contexts (growth, decline, construction, opening or closing of a site, transformation, restructuring, crisis management...)

They know how to adapt rapidly and be immediately operational.

Our interim managers in production management are involved in high value-added missions in a variety of situations:

  • Temporary replacement at short notice of a manager: director or production manager, head of an autonomous production unit, etc.
  • Management of the teams under his responsibility
  • Operational reinforcement of a team in a period of overload of activity
  • Flash audit of the industrial organization and improvement of processes and industrial performance
  • Management of operational excellence and continuous improvement processes
  • Optimization of the service rate
  • Management of complex projects (remobilization, reorganization, restructuring, launch of new production lines, industrial transfer, lean management...)
  • Crisis management: following a fire or an accident, a breakdown in social dialogue, etc.
  • Change management

Throughout their assignments, our interim managers are supported by one of our partners, who guarantees the quality of the assignment and the methodology developed by MANAGERIM

Are you looking for an interim production manager?

Contact our interim management firm MANAGERIM to rapidly mobilize the best interim manager profile


Our team is at your disposal and will rapidly mobilize the most adapted interim manager to your situation and your challenges.