Materials, Paper, Cardboard, Wood, Glass, Plastic

Interim Management in the Materials, Paper, Cardboard, Wood, Glass, Plastic Industries

MANAGERIM provides you with interim managers who are experts in the materials, paper, cardboard, wood, glass and plastic sectors to help you meet your transformation challenges


The materials, paper, cardboard, wood, glass and plastic sectors are heterogeneous sectors, combining labor-intensive industries with a fragmented structure and much more capital-intensive and concentrated sectors like the glass industry.

However, they face common challenges:

  • A very strong sensitivity to variations in the activities of clients in the industrial sectors, and to the requirements of mass distribution
  • Constraints imposed by increases in the material and energy costs
  • The need for an ecological transition imposed by the use of more environmentally friendly packaging. The main reasons for this transition are the expectations of consumers, the benefits in terms of image and the ongoing changes in legislation…

This is why companies in these sectors are accelerating their transformation to reinvent themselves and strengthen their differentiation. They face many challenges:

  • Continue efforts to modernize, automate and transform their production tools
  • Accelerate the digital transformation of their tools, methods and processes across the entire chain
  • Boosting continuous performance improvement initiatives in the search for ever lower production costs and greater competitiveness
  • Reinforce development and innovation efforts
  • Re-think the Supply Chain
  • Stimulate HR management policy, training and talent management, and retention
  • Optimize resource mobilization (energy in particular) and reduce the environmental impact of their activities

MANAGERIM, your interim management firm, is an expert in the materials, paper, cardboard, wood, glass and plastic sectors

Our interim managers are men and women, experienced executives and managers, all with previous successful experience in leading transformation projects in these sectors.

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…)
    • temporary reinforcement of a team
    • 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 or 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

Examples of functions held by our interim managers

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

  • Interim Plant Manager for a glass packaging manufacturer: implementation of a global approach to industrial performance and continuous improvement, remobilization of teams, financial recovery
  • Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for a medium-sized company in the paper industry: management and reorganization of the finance and accounting department and integration of a new activity
  • Interim Human Resources Manager for a leader in the production and distribution of cardboard packaging: management of an employment protection plan in a post-merger context and management of social relations
  • Interim Quality Manager for a manufacturer of construction materials in a relay management and audit logic / improvement of quality performance
  • Interim Purchasing Director for a leader in construction materials: flash portfolio audit on 10 key purchasing families (MRO Mechanical, MRO Electrical, Compressors, Transformers, Robotics, etc.) and implementation of a "breakthrough" performance action plan to generate rapid purchasing savings
  • Interim CIO for a large company in the sector within the framework of the SAP deployment

  • Are you looking for an interim manager with a strong knowledge of the materials, paper, cardboard, wood, glass or plastics sectors 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.