Major Goals for Supply Chain Manager
The textile company was entering a completely new business segment in seating, involving plastics and pneumatic technologies. Therefore, no such expert knowledge was available within the company. The management wanted to ensure that they could benefit from an interim manager who brings in relevant knowledge, and transfers the know-how into the company during this crucial phase of implementation.
The goal was also to identify appropriate suppliers and partners and to lead the negotiations with them. And, as it is usually the case with projects, time was pressing.
It would have taken months to hire and to introduce a new permanent employee, the Senior Interim Manager was able to start within two weeks.
The company is a leader in the design, production and distribution of textiles and services for the international community of aircraft, bus, railway and cruise ship operators.
“When a new business division is being established, tasks arrive at irregular intervals and sometimes the burden is enormous. Thus, the great flexibility and tireless effort of the Interim Project Manager perfectly matched our needs”, the CEO reported.
Further, he said “The Interim Manager virtually laid the foundation. Then, step by step our own staff took over responsibility. We optimally used time and resources and expanded our business while taking a moderate risk.”