Target operating model for leader of technical management of maritime assets


Background & Client problem

The client is a company who provides a range of services to maritime assets: technical service, crew management and recruitment. After undertaking a strategic review, the company defined 12 projects to be delivered over the next year. One of these projects focused on creating a target operating model for a consulting function able to support clients with the identification of cost-savings through the analysis of fleet data. They required a consultant to help establish a scalable methodology for its delivery.

Key Challenge

The consultant would need to be fluent in Portuguese and able to relocate to Brazil for the duration of the project. Relevant sector experience (maritime, oil and gas) would be beneficial as it would help stress-test assumptions.

How did Freshminds help?

Search period: 10 days

Our search was a dedicated headhunt to find the profile as we had limited candidates on our network.

Our candidate profile

  • 10+ years of experience in a mid-tier consulting firm
  • Extensive experience in natural resources/energy practice
  • PMP certified

Result & Value Add

Project duration: 3 weeks


  • Methodology for their consulting offering, with a list of priorities for objectives going forward
  • 2 decks – one with recommendations, one for use with the company’s client meetings

The client went on to their first engagement with this type of offering successfully. They are now looking to develop this further and potentially re-engage with the consultant for follow-up pieces of work.