Case Study |
Interim Project Manager for Global Manufacturer


Global Engineered
Products Company






The Challenge

Inconsistent Project Deliverables and Timelines

The client, a global engineered products manufacturer, initiated a network optimization project for their manufacturing plants to achieve cost savings and efficient resource utilization. They sought an experienced interim project manager (PM) who could coordinate project work streams and manage key stakeholders

“The network optimization projects were broad in scope and scale, and we were struggling to keep up with different project teams while ensuring alignment of different stakeholder groups.” — Head of PMO

Role of Consultport

proposed 2 strong candidates within 24 hours. The client interviewed both candidates and selected a former manager at Roland Berger with prior project management experience in heavy manufacturing environments. The interim project manager started working with the client 72 hours after the initial request.


Complete Assessment of Project Structure

The interim PM conducted a thorough examination of the client’s existing project structure. Through stakeholder interviews and process mapping, the interim PM gained insights into different work streams, assessed stakeholders dependencies and identified potential areas for improvement.

targeted project management initiatives


Targeted Initiatives

Based on the assessment, the interim PM defined clear roles, responsibilities, communication channels, KPIs, and timelines for the project. 

The interim PM incorporated Six Sigma practices to enhance project efficiency. For instance, a structured DMAIC template was developed to allow manufacturing teams to define, analyze and control potential project setbacks. The interim PM also conducted internal workshops to train employees on these updated project management practices.

To better incorporate key stakeholders throughout the project lifecycle, the interim PM developed a stakeholder communication plan and set up regular stakeholder meetings.


Enhanced Project Performance & Stakeholder Relations

The Six Sigma approach allowed manufacturing teams to proactively anticipate and address potential setbacks, leading to significant reductions in defects per unit and improved resource utilization.

The stakeholder communication plan fostered stronger alignment and collaboration between project teams and key stakeholders, while regular stakeholder meetings provided timely updates on project progress and enabled top management to make informed decisions.


Project Performance

Stakeholder Relations

From inefficiencies to strategic excellence, the interim project manager reshaped our project management practices, laying a solid foundation for future project success.

Head of PMO of Global Engineered Products Company

Find your Interim Project Manager
in three steps

Connect with the perfect candidates for your needs.

Related content

Check out our blog articles

Get in touch

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.