Interim Management in the Luxury and Fashion Industry

MANAGERIM provides you with transition managers who are experts in the luxury and fashion industry to help you meet your transformation challenges

The luxury industry offers rare and high quality products and services, which concern personal and household goods, silverware, tableware, haute couture, leather goods, jewelry, cosmetics, perfumes, hotels, gastronomy...

France is home to more than 130 international luxury brands. Alongside international groups, the sector’s 38,000 artisanal companies ensure excellence in production, combining tradition, know-how and creation.

The French luxury industry (creation, production, logistics, selective retailing, marketing...) is subject to international competition from the United States, the world's largest luxury market, China and emerging countries.

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

  • Develop innovation while perpetuating quality and accelerating the time-to-market
  • Commit to full life cycle management of products, through repair, recycling services or second-hand market
  • Continuing efforts to transform the production tool to make it more efficient, flexible and scalable
  • Stimulate continuous performance improvement to drive lower production costs
  • Accelerate the digital transformation of their tools, methods and processes across the entire chain (industrialization, order reception, manufacturing, maintenance, delivery, inventory management, after-sales service, customer relations, etc.)
  • Re-think the supply chain in an uncertain geopolitical context and in the face of regionalization trends
  • Transpose the in-store experience to new digital experiences, develop new concepts: (digital store, Metavers, etc.) and adapt to a younger clientele that favors originality over tradition
  • Optimizing the use of resources (notably energy efficiency) and reduce the environmental impact of their activities
  • Strengthen the fight against global counterfeiting

MANAGERIM, your interim management firm, expert in the luxury and fashion sector

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

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, quality, HSE, purchasing, supply chain, retail, marketing, communication, sales, IT, digital transformation, payroll, compensation & benefits…)
    • temporary reinforcement of a team
    • crisis management
  • piloting a transformation project
  • management of performance improvement projects in the areas of finance, controlling, HR, IS/IT (ERP implementation, new technologies, etc.)
  • managing complex projects (site launch or closure, industrial transfer, implementation of employment protection measures, lean manufacturing or management approaches, etc.)
  • reorganization, restructuring, turnaround or M&A programs
  • acceleration of development, commercialization and marketing programs for new products and new offers
  • the provision of specific expertise in the following areas:
    • Quality and/or Health, Safety and Environment – QHSE / HSE
    • R&D
    • Social relations management
    • CSR
    • Communication
    • Digitalization
    • Payroll and HRIS
    • Legal aspects

Examples of positioning of our interim managers

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

  • Interim Plant Manager as part of an industrial performance turnaround plan for a leader in the silverware industry
  • Interim Quality Manager for a leader in the leather goods sector
  • Interim Marketing Manager for the launch of a new range of beauty products
  • Interim Supply Chain Manager as part of an M&A project
  • Interim CIO to pilot a project to set up a new group ERP in the luxury industry
  • Interim Compensation & Benefits Director for a leader in the jewelry industry
  • Interim R&D Manager for the management of a portfolio of strategic projects
  • Interim CFO as part of a performance optimization project
  • Interim Human resources Manager as part of a cultural transformation project for a leader in the cosmetics sector
  • Interim Payroll Manager as part of a relay management in the haute couture sector

  • You are looking for an interim manager with a strong knowledge of the luxury and fashion industry 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.