Interim Management in Packaging Industry

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

The global packaging market is driven by the increase in purchasing power in emerging countries and the rise of e-commerce, a strong consumer of packaging, in developed countries.

In order to meet the growing demand, the packaging industry must integrate the issue of eco-responsibility and the impact on the sustainability of products, which varies according to the type of packaging:

  • Cardboard: highly dependent on the food industry, corrugated cardboard is growing rapidly due to the e-commerce boom
  • Paper Bags: boosted by the ban on plastic bags, growth is being driven by bulk sections in retail outlets, the rise of the drive-through and home delivery, and by the building materials industry. It requires technological innovations to increase the qualities of paper
  • Plastic packaging (rigid and flexible) for which the regulatory constraint is becoming stricter in France and in Europe, aiming to use only compostable packaging or packaging made of biosourced materials

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

  • Continuing efforts to modernize, automate and transform their production facilities
  • 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
  • Strengthening development and innovation efforts (particularly to improve recycling)
  • Re-think the Supply Chain
  • Boosting human resources management, training and talent management and retention policies
  • Optimize resource mobilization (energy in particular) and reduce the environmental impact of their activities

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

Our interim managers are experienced women and men, managers and executives, all with successful prior experience in the packaging / packing sector.

They developed in-depth knowledge of the processes and challenges in various industrial sectors with multiple players (large groups, midcaps and SMEs):

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, sales, 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.)
  • Mmanaging 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
    • Technical aspects
    • R&D
    • Social relations management
    • CSR
    • Communication
    • Payroll and HRIS
    • Legal aspects
    • Digitalization
    • PMO

Examples of positioning of our interim managers

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

  • Interim Plant Manager for a medium-sized company in the packaging sector: financial turnaround of a major site, increase of the productivity of the industrial tool, implementation of Lean Management processes, significant improvement of the EBITDA
  • Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the subsidiary of an industry leader: management of teams, securing the reliability of financial and accounting information
  • Interim Human Resources Manager within the framework of the implementation of a restructuring project for a medium-sized company
  • Interim Quality Director for the major site of a player (cardboard industry) in a context of crisis: process redesign, quality audit, significant increase in customer satisfaction
  • Interim Information Systems Project Manager for a new ERP implementation project for a SME in the packaging sector (plastics industry)

  • You are looking for an interim manager with a strong knowledge of the packaging sector 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.