Interim Management in the Chemical Industry

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

The chemical industry is a high value-added sector that irrigates the entire productive economy. It is made up of 3 main areas, each of which has its own specific challenges:

  • Specific issues:
    • Heavy chemistry, where one of the major challenges is access to low-cost raw materials for the manufacture of high-volume products, in high-capacity facilities that mobilize significant capital
    • Fine chemicals with high intensity R&D for the manufacture of active ingredients from products of heavy chemistry, but also animal or plant extracts, molecules with high added value for the pharmaceutical or cosmetic industries.
    • Specialty chemicals based on know-how in the mixing and dosing of the raw materials of basic chemistry for the manufacturing of finished products, in smaller volumes and packaging, with well-defined properties intended for many sectors of activity: pharmaceuticals, building materials, automotive, aerospace...
  • A common challenge: the evolution towards green chemistry:
    • development of a safer chemistry to prevent accidents, explosions, fires and emissions of hazardous compounds…
    • pollution prevention at the source, saving of atoms and steps, designing fewer toxic chemicals, reducing polluting solvents…
    • limitation of energy expenditure, use of renewable resources, etc.

Companies in the chemical sector are accelerating their transformation to better respond to regulatory, environmental and security challenges, gain industrial performance and competitiveness, innovate and exploit the opportunities opened up by new digital tools at all stages of the value chain (R&D, production, maintenance, supply chain, hazardous materials management, traceability, etc.).

MANAGERIM, your interim management firm, expert in the chemical sector

Our interim managers are experienced women and men, leaders and executives, with successful prior experience in leading transformation projects in the chemical sector.

They have developed in-depth knowledge of the processes, the specificities and challenges of the sector, particularly in terms of safety culture and compliance with ATEX or Seveso low or high threshold regulations).

They accompany our clients from the chemical sector -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, quality, HSE, purchasing, supply chain, PMO, etc.)
    • temporary reinforcement of a team,
    • crisis management
  • piloting a transformation project to re-design or modernize a site or production processes for example
  • managing performance improvement projects in the areas of finance, industrial management controlling, HR, IS (ERP implementation, etc.)
  • management of complex projects (site launch or closure, industrial transfer, implementation of an Employment Protection Plan, lean manufacturing/management approach, Six Sigma, Kaizen, etc.)
  • reorganization, restructuring, turnaround, merger or acquisition (M&A) programs
  • the contribution of specific expertise in the areas of:
    • Quality and/or Health, Safety and Environment – QHSE / HSE
    • Maintenance and New Works
    • Technical aspects
    • R&D
    • Communication
    • Social relations management
    • CSR
    • Digitalization
    • Payroll and HRIS
    • Legal aspects

Examples of functions held by our interim managers

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

  • Interim Maintenance & New Works Manager in the framework of a management-relay
  • Interim Plant Manager as part of a performance improvement plan
  • Interim Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Manager as part of a QHSE audit and performance improvement plan
  • Interim Production manager in operational support to manage a peak of activity
  • Interim Head of Human Resources for a cultural transformation project
  • Interim CFO as part of a cost reduction plan
  • Interim CIO within the framework of the implementation of a new ERP and a process digitalization program
  • Interim Payroll Manager for the implementation of a new HRIS

  • Are you looking for an interim manager with a strong knowledge of the chemical sector to temporarily replace a manager or 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.