Industrial Maintenance Manager

Interim Management Mission

Pictogramme entreprise

Sector of activity

Chemical industrial site, continuous fire process

Type of business

24/7 continuous-fire production activities

Company size

Recognized global player in its sector, B to B distribution

Pictrogramme travail

Country, city

Based in France, Eastern Region

Type of assignment

Interim management


Direct report to Site Manager


Our client is a major industrial player in its field and a member of an international group with various production sites throughout Europe. For one of its main industrial and chemical production sites located in the East of France, we were looking for an Industrial Maintenance Manager (M/F) .

The aim of this interim management assignment was to supervise all the maintenance teams, who were very active on the industrial site, while ensuring that deadlines and the quality of technical interventions on the machines were met.


Industrial sector, liquid chemicals, inorganic chemicals

24/7 continuous-fire production activities

Recognized global player in its sector, B to B distribution

CEVESO-rated site with first-rate HSE systems

Rotating equipment, mixers, pumps, mechanisms with corrosion


The candidate was required to report directly to the Site Manager and served as a key member of the Site Management team.

The primary responsibilities of the position included:

  • Managing all maintenance teams, which consisted of approximately 50 salaried employees of the company.
  • Supervising external service providers, coordinating the efforts of around 50 providers working on various equipment at the site.
  • Ensuring that deadlines were met to minimize the downtime of industrial equipment.
  • Maintaining high standards in the quality of work to prevent industrial incidents or lost-time injuries.
  • Overseeing the maintenance budget, which amounted to approximately €10 million annually for the site.

In this capacity, the candidate acted as the site manager's deputy, effectively overseeing all maintenance activities with a focus on efficiency and operational continuity. Additionally, the candidate was tasked with managing the human resources of a newly strategic site, further highlighting their integral role in site management and operational success.



  • Mechanical engineering degree
  • At least 10 years' experience in industrial maintenance
  • Must have worked in the liquid or mineral chemicals industry
  • Experience in process industries such as Chemicals, Glass, Minerals, Steel, Cement, Nuclear, Carbonate manufacturing, etc.
  • Knowledge of SAP R3, PM module a plus

Key skills

  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Safety culture
  • Participative management, presence in the field to lead teams