Senior Director, Private Equity Performance Improvement

Alvarez & Marsal

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Firm: Alvarez & Marsal

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree

Benefits: Competitive

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Senior Director, Private Equity Performance Improvement

Alvarez & Marsal

London

Companies, investors, lenders and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) when conventional approaches are not enough to activate change and achieve results.

Privately-held since 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that delivers performance improvement, turnaround management and business advisory services to organizations seeking to transform operations, catapult growth and accelerate results through decisive action. Our senior professionals are experienced operators, world-class consultants and industry veterans who draw upon the firm's restructuring heritage to help leaders turn change into a strategic business asset, manage risk and unlock value at every stage.

When action matters, find us at www.alvarezandmarsal.com.

Our heritage is restructuring, but for over 30 years we have grown from a premier restructuring boutique to a global consulting firm with more than $1 billion in revenues. Over the course of time we have experienced the shifts in the various regulatory environments around the world.

Establishing a presence in Europe over ten years ago, the European business now has some 600 staff in a broad range of professional services including: Corporate Transformation, Financial Institutions Advisory, Transaction Advisory and a market leading Private Equity Performance Improvement practice.  

Private Equity Performance Improvement

Alvarez and Marsal’s dedicated Private Equity Performance Improvement professionals work with Investors and their portfolio companies to provide independent analysis and end to end services across the investment life cycle that deliver results in every economic cycle.

Whether serving in a performance improvement advisory capacity for an under-performing company or in interim management roles, we draw on a deep operational heritage and proven approaches, such as our proprietary diagnostic – the Rapid Results Program, which helps to quickly and effectively assess business process management risks and identify key areas impeding performance.

Reason for the opportunity

Against a backdrop of unprecedented growth, an opportunity exists for us to strengthen our performance improvement team at the Senior Director level, specifically focused on Carve out and Merger Integration in order to contribute to a growing and highly experienced Senior Management team. The successful appointee will play a key part in both project delivery and continued business development.

The ideal candidate will possess;

  • A minimum of 15 years in the programme management of Carve outs and/or Mergers / Integrations
  • Senior level Corporate leadership experience across one or more of; Finance, Operations, Strategy, Transformation
  • A strong record of achievement in Professional services and previous experience working with private equity portfolio companies
  • Strong business exposure – working on engagements dealing with carve-outs, post- merger integrations and 100-day planning
  • In the case of Carve-outs, specifically Day-1 preparation, implementation planning and execution; planning or implementing relevant Transitional Service Agreements
  • Pre-acquisition due diligence, covering operations, IT and back office
  • Familiarity with methodologies and processes ideally with ERP or CRM platforms eg SAP / Oracle / Navision / MS Dynamics, etc
  • Proven skills cost reduction initiatives. This includes containing and reducing the Operational and Capital expenditure of the enterprise
  • Demonstrable  experience in out-sourcing and managing third party vendors from a commercial and technology perspective
  • Experience of managing multiple stakeholders including ‘C’ level executives, third-party vendors and advisors 
  • Experience of managing  teams across multiple locations in Europe, including third-party and in-house teams
  • Commercial exposure to SLAs and third party management; managing and negotiating third party vendor contracts
  • Experience of operating at CXO level, ideally with the associated line management and project management skill/experience

Personal Style

  • Thrives in a fast-paced, challenging, and unpredictable environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills - confident, charismatic and impactful presenter.
  • Objective, fact based approach to problem solving
  • Hands-on and non-hierarchical operator who is equally effective in managing up and down and relates well at all levels and cultures
  • Driven by values and integrity, straight talker, builds confidence and leads by example
  • Demonstrable ability to balance a high level view with detail
  • Can quickly establish credibility – the successful appointee will have substantial operational business experience, not just the theoretical view
  • A natural ability to prioritise – especially in highly pressurised situations
  • Integrity - even when the message is unpopular, but right for the situation at hand
  • Autonomous – Alvarez & Marsal has a flat structure with a self-sufficient culture
  • Entrepreneurial spirit.

Academics, qualifications and experience

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.  The preferred candidate will have a combination of advisory and corporate line management. Strong experience of either, however, will be considered.

Fluency in one or more European languages is highly desirable as is a further degree (eg MBA) or professional qualification.

Please apply via our website and please do attach a full and detailed CV. Linkedin profiles are not detailed enough for our processes.

Please apply via our website and please do attach a full and detailed CV. Linkedin profiles are not detailed enough for our processes.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we are receiving, we are unable to respond personally to every applicant. We do sincerely value your interest in Alvarez & Marsal; therefore if you do not hear back from us on this occasion, we would encourage you to continue to apply to other advertised opportunities for which your experience may be more suitable.

By submitting your CV to Alvarez & Marsal you accept and acknowledge that the information which you give will be used to create an electronic and paper record of your application and to enable the application to be processed in accordance with Alvarez & Marsal recruiting practice. The information will be kept securely and confidentially.  

Voluntary Inclusion


It is Alvarez & Marsal’s policy to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters were engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

Job information

Firm: Alvarez & Marsal

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree

Benefits: Competitive

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