Associate - Corporate Transformation Services

Postgraduate degree

Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results. A&M’s leadership is about a bias towards action and the willingness to tell clients what we think is needed. Our restructuring heritage sharpens our ability to act decisively. Clients select us for our deep expertise and ability to create and deliver practical, rather than theoretical, solutions to their unique problems in addition to our objectivity. When conventional approaches are not enough to create transformation and drive change, clients seek our deep expertise and ability to deliver practical solutions to their unique problems.

With over 5,000 people across four continents, we deliver tangible results for corporates, boards, private equity firms, law firms and government agencies facing complex challenges. Our senior leaders, and their teams help companies act decisively, catapult growth and accelerate results. We are experienced operators, world-class consultants, former regulators and industry authorities with a shared commitment to telling clients what’s really needed for turning change into a strategic business asset, managing risk and unlocking value at every stage of growth.

The Team

Our highly respected Corporate Transformation Services (CTS) team is built on deep industry sector expertise with a demonstrably differentiated ability to address the most complex business problems and deliver dramatic and sustainable business performance improvements. Focused on enterprise wide change to help drive EBITDA improvement, our highly experienced experts successfully work with clients in strategic transformation situations, either where an activist investor is looking for accelerated results, or where a company is looking to sustainably improve their earnings and profitability goals. We help our clients navigate complex merger integrations and carve-outs and work for corporations across several industries including Retail, Consumer Products, Industrials, Manufacturing, Media, Hospitalilty and, Pharmaceuticals.

The Role

Working with some of the brightest and most experienced colleagues in the industry, you will develop and implement forward-looking concepts and support your clients in the context of transformation projects (Large Scale Transformation, Post-Merger Integration). Assignments will cover:

  • Comprehensive bottom-up assessment
  • Quantified EBITDA / cash improvements
  • Rapid Results / 100-Day Improvement Plan
  • Merger integration / Carve-Out
  • Interim Leadership

The Responsibilities

From the beginning, you will work in a fast-growing and dynamic pan-European team to:

  • identify a portfolio of high impact opportunities to improve EBITDA and cash flow across the enterprise, ranging from quick wins to the ‘tough calls’ that deliver transformational results
  • review performance figures and analyse data to develop fact-based analysis to examine the root cause of problems
  • conduct an initial rapid diagnostic into the company's immediate and future cash needs, product profitability, cost base, major operational issues, market position and options for restructuring   
  • develop and implement comprehensive profitability and working capital improvements to help stabilise financial and operational performance
  • identify and quantify opportunities to unlock shareholder value by divesting and/or improving under-performing and non-core business units or assets
  • increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the transformation program and determine how to minimise implementation risks and maximise success

The Requirements

To be considered, you must possess:

  • excellent financial skills and analytical rigour
  • first rate education from leading university
  • previous exposure in such areas as operational restructuring, turnaround management, merger integration, carve-outs, business transformation and/or performance improvement
  • track record of success gained within a major advisory firm and/or an organisation of significant size, scale and complexity
  • a keen eye for the business analysis of cost structures and robust understanding of accounting and business plan modelling
  • exposure to business plan development, financial projections development and review, designing and implementing cash conservation guidelines and controls
  • fluency in French or German is advantageous

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity and we foster inclusiveness. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

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, gender identity, 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.

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Job information

Firm: Alvarez & Marsal

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree


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