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Interim Management

Interim managers from the Bluebirds community can support you in your operational and managerial challenges or work with advisory teams

The BlueBirds community members support Executive Management Committees and their teams on assignments lasting a few months while building a lasting professional relationship.

Ghita Lahlou
Managing Director
Martin Videlaine
Managing Director

In an increasingly complex world that is changing at an ever-increasing speed, some values count more than anything: simplicity and being able to distinguish what is essential from what is not as well as loyalty. This is how we approach relationships with our clients and the community. This is how we approach our joint projects.

A word from Martin Videlaine,
Managing Director

Areas of intervention

Interim managers from the BlueBirds community can intervene in the areas of growth, digitisation, performance or restructuring, always with our partners' support and follow-up

Organic external growth-based development

The freelancers in the community support our clients daily on their growth issues: market share, volume, price, product and service mix and new launches.

Digital transformation

Interim projects are now digital. Our community has handpicked CTOs, CDOs, POs and Data experts.

BlueBirds has partnered with Devcorp to support you right through to the implementation of your platform.

Improving performance

After 12 years of uninterrupted growth, 2020 marked a shift towards a re-focusing on cash, equity and P&L. The BlueBirds community will support you in improving your commercial, economic and financial performance.

Restructuring

In times of crisis, you are sometimes called upon to launch rapid, strong and particularly emotional restructuring actions. Our experts are here to help you.

Our value proposition

The community of BlueBirds interim managers is growing and relies on manager profiles with strong functional or sectoral expertise

Interim managers by position type

The interim managers in our community are business leaders or Senior managers; all the key positions in the company are represented, and we have had the opportunity to support our clients in the majority of these positions

Interim managers by industry

For a company’s operational function (e.g. Purchasing, Operations, Sales, Supply chain, etc.), industry expertise is key to the missions’ success. Our community of interim managers covers most sectors of the economy.

General Management

Our areas of expertise

  • Mergers
  • Carve-outs
  • Restructuring
  • Shareholder changes

The interim CEOs in our community have the managerial, operational and strategic skills to take up managerial functions at a moment’s notice, in delicate areas of your company’s life. We select the interim CEOs from our community based on their operative and managerial skills and their leadership, their ability to grasp each sector/client’s specific contexts quickly as well as relational and human aspects.

Example of a project

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Domain
Hospitality & Entertainment
Type of mission
Interim VP
Goals
Support for the performance plan of a hotel & entertainment player

Administrative & Financial
Management

Our areas of expertise

  • Performance overview
  • Consolidation
  • Piloting

Interim financial management assignments can cover a wide variety of experiences depending on the contexts in which they occur. Interim financial managers must carry out several types of activities: financial restructuring, cash flow optimisation, an overhaul of management tools, fundraising and the transformation of the finance function.

Example of a project

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Domain
Bank/IT Services Company
Type of mission
Finance
Goals
Transformation of the finance role for a banking entity

Human Resources
Management

Our areas of expertise

  • Meaning
  • New ways of working
  • HR transformation
  • JRS (Job Retention Scheme)

Interim HR managers from our community are called upon full-time or part-time to temporarily replace HR managers, assist in developing the HR position, support structural transformations of the HR position, or manage restructuring or crisis situations.

Example of a project

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Domain
Large Retailers
Type of mission
HR
Goals
Preparation for a HR Direction’s succession for a major retailer

Supply Chain Management

Our areas of expertise

  • Supply strategy
  • 4PL
  • Performance
  • Level of services

The Supply chain is one of the areas that has transformed the most over the past ten years, particularly with the generalisation of omnichannel activities and the development of automation, AI and machine learning tools. Interim Supply Chain Managers from our community intervene in particular to lead the overhaul of supply chain schemes, optimise logistics costs, or strengthen the Supply chain role in strong growth situations.

Example of a project

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Domain
Large Retailers
Type of mission
Supply chain
Goals
Overhaul of the flow infrastructure of a large retail chain

Operations
Management

Our areas of expertise

  • Footprint
  • Performance
  • Automation
  • Quality
  • Level of services
  • Flexibility

Whether in industrial or service-based businesses, Interim Operations Managers are at the heart of business performance plans and continuity management in crisis situations. Even more than for other roles, the Interim Operations Managers face real managerial and change management challenges.

Example of a project

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Domain
Metallurgy
Type of mission
Interim quality management
Goals
Overhaul of the Quality systems for an entity in the metallurgy sector

Purchasing
Management

Our areas of expertise

  • Supplier relationships & portfolio
  • Performance
  • Organisation & Procedure

Through our community, we have the expertise to support you in the main categories of direct and indirect purchases.With their technical and managerial skills, the Interim Purchasing Managers within our community can support you in your key supplier negotiations, piloting purchasing optimisation projects, or intervening in the context of an overhaul of your Purchasing procedures

Example of a project

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Domain
Manufacturing Industry
Type of mission
Interim Purchasing Manager
Goals
Setup of organised purchasing for an industry player

Digital
Transformation

Our areas of expertise

  • Platformisation
  • New offers
  • Diversification

Digital transformation impacts business models, processes and all of a company’s key functions. It also requires certain prerequisites in terms of corporate culture and data, and technological infrastructure. The Interim CDOs in our community have the capacity to lead or accelerate your digital transformation by integrating the strategic dimension necessary for the success of this type of approach and by ensuring your organisation’s adhesion and ownership

Example of a project

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Domain
Pharmaceutical Industry
Type of mission
Interim digital management
Goals
Establishment of a Digital Department for a pharmaceutical industry actor

Marketing & Communications
Management

Our areas of expertise

  • Branding
  • Omnichannel communication

Marketing and communication have been profoundly transformed by the digital and data revolution and require new skills, which companies must acquire quickly to remain competitive: customer insight through big data, marketing automation, data-driven marketing and promotions, customer-centric pricing, growth hacking and more. Interim CMOs in our community can support you full- or part-time to help your teams to strengthen or accelerate the acquisition of these skills

Example of a project

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Domain
Insurance
Type of mission
Communications
Goals
Management of an insurer’s communication plan as part of its digital transformation

Sales & Client Relations
Management

Our areas of expertise

  • B2B
  • B2C
  • B2B2C
  • omnichannel client relations

How to adapt client experiences to an omnichannel context? What are the new digital sales levers, and how must the sales forces be adapted in terms of organisation, sizing and skills? How to make client relations an essential element of your value proposition?
The Interim Sales Directors in our community know how to support you on these new issues as well as on more conventional matters, such as the development of traditional sales networks, or the acceleration of your business plans

Example of a project

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Domain
Water Treatment
Type of mission
Commercial development
Goals
Business development in France for a Utilities SME

The community's talents

Carefully selected according to their expertise and soft skills

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