Interim Management in the Automotive Industry

MANAGERIM provides you with interim managers who are experts in the automotive industry to help you meet your transformation challenges

The automotive industry is undergoing a revolution, shifting from conventional vehicles to new mobility concepts:

  • Change of engines for electric motors with key challenges in terms of battery supply and development of recharging infrastructures
  • Development of new hydrogen vehicle projects, etc.
  • Changes in usage due to the introduction of digital technologies (autonomous cars, smart connected cars, etc.)
  • Transformation of distribution methods to adapt to new forms of mobility (carpooling, car sharing, etc.)
  • Arrival of new players especially from the digital world

To succeed in this new context, companies (OEMs / manufacturers, equipment suppliers, distributors, after-sales services, rental companies, etc.) are accelerating their transformation to reinvent themselves and attract the end consumer (new cultures, new practices, new talent, new business models, new marketing, etc.). The players must notably:

  • Continue efforts to transform the entire production tool by integrating new technologies to gain in competitiveness and make it more flexible and scalable
  • Strengthen the automation and robotization of the production system
  • Stimulate continuous performance improvement to drive lower production costs
  • Rethink the Supply Chain
  • Strengthen development and innovation efforts and accelerate time-to-market
  • Accelerate the digital transformation of their tools, methods and processes across the entire chain (R&D, industrialization, manufacturing, maintenance, after-sales service, customer relations, etc.)
  • Optimize resource mobilization (energy in particular) and reduce the environmental impact of their activities

MANAGERIM, Your interim management firm, expert in the automotive industry

Our interim managers are experienced women and men, managers and executives, all with successful prior experience in driving transformation projects in the automotive industry.

They have developed in-depth knowledge of the processes and challenges of the various industrial sectors:

  • Manufacturers of passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, buses, road tractors, trailers and caravans…
  • Automotive suppliers (dashboards, gearboxes, seats, etc.),
  • Manufacturers of metal parts and products, rubber and plastic, glass and textile…

They accompany our clients -companies of all sizes, in a very operational way, for a temporary period (4 to 12 months) in:

  • emergency managerial situations:
    • temporary replacement of a manager (CEO, HR, CFO, plant manager, production, maintenance and new works, technical, R&D quality, HSE, purchasing, supply chain, marketing, etc.)
    • temporary reinforcement of a team
    • crisis management
  • piloting a transformation project
  • steering performance improvement projects in the areas of finance, industrial controlling, HR, IS (ERP implementation, etc.)
  • managing complex projects (launch, capacity increase, industrial transfer or site closure, crisis management, etc.)
  • reorganization, restructuring, turnaround, merger or acquisition (M&A) programs
  • specialized and specific expertise in:
    • Quality and/or Health, Safety and Environment – QHSE / HSE
    • Maintenance and New Works
    • Technical aspects
    • R&D
    • Social relations management
    • CSR
    • Communication
    • Payroll and HRIS
    • Legal aspects
    • Digitalization
    • PMO
    • Big data, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Smart Technologies, Communicating systems,

Examples of positioning of our interim managers

Here are some examples of rapid and targeted provision of interim managers:

  • Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for a structural parts supplier with the priority mission of securing the reliability of financial and accounting information in a complex restructuring context
  • Interim Human Resources Manager in the context of the implementation of an employment protection plan for an automotive company
  • Interim Plant Manager within the framework of a performance improvement plan on a major site for a first tier supplier specialized in cutting, stamping, profiling and assembly of structural parts
  • Interim Quality Manager for an automotive supplier in a context of crisis and restructuring and revitalization of quality service (towards a culture of excellence)
  • Interim Head of Supply Chain and Purchasing for a subcontractor in the automotive and rail industry in the context of a turnaround: reinforcement of the performance of the Supply Chain and Sourcing/Procurement, steering of all internal and external logistics flows and customer satisfaction orientation
  • Interim CIO in crisis management for a difficult project of deployment of a new ERP
  • Interim Sales Director for an automotive supplier to reinvigorate the management of the sales force and strengthen the management of commercial performance

  • You are looking for an interim manager with a strong knowledge of the automotive sector to temporarily replace a manager or to lead a transformation project?
  • Call on 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.