Interim QHSE and Business Improvement Manager
A UK based structural and mechanical equipment supplier for the offshore oil and gas industry needed an interim manager for its corporate QHSE and Business Improvement function following recent high turnover in the manager’s position.
As the global head of function, the role included full participation as a member of the senior management team, including strategic decision-making, resource management, systems development, client liaison, project QHSE leadership, external certification, internal audit and departmental administration.
This was a classic interim assignment, requiring rapid assimilation and understanding of the company, its organization, people, strategy, products, suppliers and clients. With a minimal handover from the outgoing incumbent, the only way to get up to speed quickly enough was through an immediate immersion in working meetings, combined with focused one-to-one “brain dumps” from key personnel.
Only three months were available in which to hit the ground running, stabilize the QHSE&BI team, deliver on pre-existing commitments, identify new strategic priorities and handover to the incoming manager.