The client – a leader in the environmental sector – had to deal with the unexpected departure of its purchasing manager, one of the founding members of the company. After a pre-selection phase, the client commissioned Albert & Co to resolve this crisis situation and conduct large-scale purchasing projects. I was in charge of the interim management and had to respond quickly to the vacuum in skills that had been created, while adapting to the existing environment.
The stakes were extremely high, both in terms of the project requirements and from a HR standpoint. Indeed, an employee had decided to leave because the Purchasing Department had been without a manager for several months, and a strategic deal was being prepared. At the same time, communication was difficult with the operational team and the ongoing business was suffering as a result.