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Interim Management in the High-Tech, Defense and Security Industry

MANAGERIM provides you with interim managers who are experts in the high-tech, defense and security industry to help you meet your transformation challenges

In France, the Defense Security sector is composed of 9 major groups and more than 4,000 SMEs and Mid-sized companies and represents more than 200,000 highly technical jobs.

The High Technology, Defense and Security industrial sector develops more than 30% of its activity through exports.

Companies in the sector are accelerating their transformation to strengthen their competitiveness and conquer new geographic markets. In particular, they must:

  • Strengthen research & development and innovation (R&D&I) efforts by integrating more civilian innovations from a wide range of fields such as digital technologies or biotechnologies
  • Accelerate the time-to-market
  • Continuing efforts to transform our production facilities to make them more flexible and scalable
  • Accelerate the digital transformation of their tools, methods and processes on the whole chain
  • Boosting the continuous improvement of performance in the search for ever lower production costs
  • Continuously strengthen their capacity to manage complex projects and to monitor and financially control major projects
  • Rethink the supply chain and the management of relationships with partners
  • Boosting human resources management, training and talent management and retention policies
  • Optimize the mobilization of resources (especially energy) and reduce the environmental impact of their activities

MANAGERIM, your interim management firm, expert in the high technology, defense and security sector

Our interim managers are experienced women and men, managers and executives, all with successful prior experience in driving transformation projects in the high technology, technology, defense and security sector.

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, HRD, CFO, plant manager, production, maintenance, technical, R&D quality, HSE, purchasing, supply chain, contract management, legal, marketing…)
    • temporary reinforcement of a team (in ramp-up phase)
    • crisis management
  • piloting a transformation project
  • steering performance improvement projects in the areas of finance, 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, communicating Systems

Examples of functions held by our interim managers

Here are a few examples of the rapid and targeted provision of interim managers:

  • You are looking for an interim manager with a strong knowledge of the high-tech, defense and security 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
  • Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for an equipment manufacturer in the security sector in the context of an integration mission for a recent acquisition (post-merger acquisition)
  • Interim Plant Manager for a leader in high technology: increase of the productivity of the industrial tool, implementation of Lean Management processes
  • Interim Industrial & Purchasing & Supply Director for a medium-sized high-tech company: industrial optimization, audit of the supply chain of industrial sites and improvement of their efficiency, implementation of a production optimization plan, 5S projects and a purchasing rationalization plan
  • Interim Program Manager / Complex Project Manager: management of a design-build project for the new generation of a military ship, performance management, customer relationship management
  • Interim International Contract Manager (armament sector)
  • Interim Supply Chain Manager for a high-tech equipment manufacturer: management of a transformation plan aimed at improving customer perception and stock rotation rates in a context of increased load


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