Consumer Goods

Interim Management in the Consumer Goods Industry

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

The consumer goods industry, which is intended for the consumer market, is undergoing a major transformation in order to adapt to numerous evolutions: volatility of raw material prices, scarcity of natural resources, arrival of new players, less loyal but increasingly demanding consumers on the quality of the product, growing importance of e-commerce and the influence of social networks…

The sector is marked by strong international competition which puts pressure on costs especially on products with little or no differentiation.

Companies in the sector must continually strengthen their differentiation and face many challenges:

  • Better understand and predict customer behavior, an approach made possible by big data and predictive analytics techniques
  • Develop innovation in conception and design, and deliver optimal customer experience, both online and in physical networks (omnichannel), customized if possible
  • Conquer new international mass markets opened by the emergence of a middle class in major emerging countries
  • Accelerate the digital transformation of their tools, methods and processes across the entire chain and all functions of the company
  • Continuing efforts to transform the production tool to make it more efficient, flexible and scalable
  • Stimulate continuous performance improvement to drive lower production costs
  • Rethink the supply chain in an uncertain geopolitical context and in the face of regionalization trends
  • Optimize the mobilization of resources (notably energy sobriety) and reduce the environmental impact of their activities

MANAGERIM, your interim management firm, expert in the consumer goods sector

Our interim managers are experienced women and men, managers and executives, all with successful prior experience in the consumer goods industry in France and internationally, allowing them to adapt quickly to new contexts.

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

  • Personal equipment: textiles, clothing, shoes, footwear, leather, hygiene and beauty products, etc.
  • Home furnishings, household appliances, linens, tableware, ceramics, cleaning products, etc.
  • Leisure products (sports articles, cycles, toys, etc.)

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

  • emergency managerial situations:
    • temporary replacement of a manager (CEO, HRD, CFO, Controlling, Payroll, plant manager, quality, HSE, purchasing, supply chain, retail, marketing, communication, sales, IT, digital transformation, PMO, etc.)
    • temporary reinforcement of a team
    • crisis management
  • steering a transformation project
  • management of performance improvement projects in the areas of finance, controlling, HR, IS (ERP implementation, new technologies, etc.)
  • managing complex projects (site launch or closure, industrial transfer, implementation of an Employment Protection Plan, lean manufacturing or management approach, etc.)
  • reorganization, restructuring, turnaround or M&A programs
  • acceleration of development, commercialization and marketing programs for new products and new offers
  • specialized and specific expertise in:
    • Quality and/or Health, Safety and Environment – QHSE / HSE
    • R&D
    • Social relations management
    • CSR
    • Marketing
    • Communication
    • Business Intelligence (BI)
    • Digitalization
    • Payroll and HRIS
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Legal aspects

Examples of positioning of our interim managers

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

  • Interim Industrial Manager as part of a transformation plan for a major industrial site of a world leader in the cleaning products sector
  • Interim Head of Accounting and Consolidation in relay management to ensure the closing of the accounts (social accounting, tax integration, consolidated accounts in IFRS) for a medium-sized company in the furniture and home equipment sector
  • Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in the context of a restructuring project for a SME in the footwear industry
  • Interim Group Supply Chain Director within the framework of a project to centralize the European Supply Chain for a leader in consumer leisure goods
  • Interim Marketing Manager for the launch of a new product line for a player in toy manufacturing and distribution
  • Interim Business Development Director within the framework of an export conquest strategy for a leader in the dental hygiene products sector
  • Interim Head of Human Resources in the context of a restructuring project for a large company in the clothing sector
  • Interim Supply Chain Manager in the context of an M&A project for a group in the household appliances sector
  • Interim CIO to manage a project to implement a new ERP for a SME in the tableware sector
  • Interim Payroll Manager in Relay Management following a sick leave for a textile SME

  • You are looking for an interim manager with a strong knowledge of the consumer goods industry 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.