Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices, Health & Cosmetics

Interim Management in the Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices, Health & Cosmetics Sector

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


The pharmaceutical industry has a significant economic weight in Europe and France, which have many advantages (major pharmaceutical companies, university clusters, fundamental research, BioTech start-up ecosystem, etc.).

Access to healthcare and health security for all is a major challenge in both developed and emerging countries. The emergence of new pandemic risks or the development of pathologies related to the ageing of the population are now mobilizing important R&D programs. Biomedicines in particular, resulting from biotechnology research combining technologies related to genomics, combinatorial chemistry, and AI could provide therapeutic solutions in pathologies for which there is no satisfactory treatment (cancers, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, rare diseases, etc.). More and more vaccines are being produced through genetic engineering.

The beauty and cosmetics sector is also experiencing significant growth. The pandemic crisis led to a change in behavior due to the lockdown, telework and wearing of masks with the development of organic products that are increasingly environmentally friendly.  It has also boosted e-commerce and led brands and professionals in the sector to develop digital technologies, influence and communication to meet new needs for innovative, inclusive and environmentally friendly cosmetics.

However, businesses in the sector face many challenges:

  • Continue transformational efforts of the production tool to make it more efficient, flexible and scalable, capable of producing smaller quantities for a wider variety of products with very high added value and complying with the strictest regulations
  • 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.)
  • Stimulate continuous performance improvement to drive lower production costs and greater competitiveness
  • Reinforce capacity for major innovations and accelerate the time-to-market
  • Further develop bioproduction structures
  • Optimize resource mobilization (energy sobriety in particular) and reduce the environmental impact of their activities
  • Reinforce the CSR policy (green design, waste reduction/recycling, soft mobility, safety, etc.)

MANAGERIM, your interim management firm, expert in the pharmaceutical, medical devices, health & cosmetics sector

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

They developed in-depth knowledge of the processes and challenges in these industrial sectors

They accompany our customers -companies of all sizes (small and medium-sized enterprises, Big Pharma, Contract Development & Manufacturing Organizations CMOs and CDMOs, start-ups Biotech and Medtech, perfume and beauty manufacturers and distributors, etc.), 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, quality, HSE, purchasing, supply chain, customer service, marketing, R&D…)
    • temporary reinforcement of a team
    • crisis management
  • piloting a transformation project to redesign or modernize a site or production processes for example
  • managing performance improvement projects in the areas of finance, industrial management controlling, HR, IS (ERP implementation, etc.)
  • management of complex projects (launch, capacity increase or site closure, lean manufacturing approach, regulatory compliance of laboratories and/or production units, marketing launch of a new product range, etc.)
  • reorganization, restructuring, turnaround or M&A programs
  • the contribution of specific expertise in the following areas:
    • Quality and/or Health, Safety and Environment – QHSE / HSE
    • Maintenance and new works
    • Technical aspects
    • R&D
    • Social relations management
    • CSR
    • Communication
    • Digitalization
    • Payroll and HRIS
    • Legal aspects

Examples of functions performed by our interim managers

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

  • Interim Quality Manager Pharmacist as part of a relay management for a major plant of an international CDMO player,
  • Interim Quality Director for a leader in medical devices
  • Interim Marketing Director as part of the launch of a new range of pharmaceutical products,
  • Interim Plant Manager for a performance improvement plan
  • Interim Supply Chain Manager in the context of an M&A project
  • Interim R&D Manager as part of the management of a portfolio of strategic projects
  • Interim Business Unit Director in a therapeutic area for a pharmaceutical laboratory as part of a relay management
  • Interim Head of Treasury as part of a Working Capital optimization project
  • Interim Human Resources Director as part of a cultural transformation project for a leader in the cosmetics sector
  • Interim IT Project Manager / PMO as part of the implementation of a new ERP
  • Interim Payroll Manager as part of the implementation of a new HRIS

  • Are you looking for an interim manager with a strong knowledge of the pharmaceutical, medical devices, health & cosmetics 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


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