Senior Director - Operational Restructuring

Postgraduate degree
Functional areas

Senior Director - Operational Restructuring


Alvarez & Marsal

Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results. A&M’s leadership drives a bias to action and a willingness to express to clients what is needed. 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 5,500 people across four continents, we deliver tangible results for corporates, boards and private equity firms facing complex challenges. Our people help companies to act decisively, deliver growth and accelerate results. We are a mix of experienced operators and world-class consultants with a shared commitment to turn change into a strategic asset, manage risk and unlock value at every stage of growth.

The Team

Our highly respected Corporate Transformation Services (CTS) team is built on deep industry sector expertise with an ability to address the most complex business problems and deliver decisive and sustainable performance improvement. We focus on enterprise wide transformation to drive EBITDA and/or cash improvement in many different situations including where an activist investor is looking for accelerated results, or where a company is looking to sustainably improve their earnings and profitability. 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, Hospitality, and Pharmaceuticals. We pride ourselves on combining solutions and hands-on implementation to preserve and generate value through practical involvement, including taking interim roles in our clients’ operations and transactions. 

The Role

Our pan European CTS team continues to grow. We are increasing the team at Senior Director level to enhance our highly experienced senior management team. We are seeking a talented, ambitious, experienced and entrepreneurial operational restructuring practitioner who wants to develop their career in the much sought-after rapid transformation space. Typically, the successful appointee will have a good mix of a range of the following and equally important soft skills:

  • proven track record in operational restructuring including the optimisation of different aspects of a business
  • proven expertise in Turnaround and Restructuring gained in a major advisory firm – the blend of industry and professional services experience is essential for success in this role
  • experience reviewing performance figures and analysing data to develop fact-based analysis to examine the root cause of problems
  • experience in Turnaround Management, developing and implementing performance improvement solutions to solve under-performance on both cost and revenue lines
  • the ability to 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      
  • excellent negotiating skills, ideally gained in an operational restructuring environment, whether in the context of commercial / supplier agreements, closure of an entity/divestment of assets, negotiating with banks, or dealing with management teams or trade unions

As Senior Director, you will be recognised by the client as the lead for value contributed on engagements and therefore build his/her own credible network of contacts and referral sources with clients, professionals and institutions.

Soft Skills

  • Strong facilitation skills, forging consensus around credible, executable solutions
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, confident 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, talks straight, builds confidence and leads by example

Lifestyle and Values

Attracted by our meritocratic culture and the opportunity to build a business with like-minded individuals, our people have joined A&M from senior roles in industry and commerce and top tier strategy houses, private equity firms, hedge funds and leading financial services institutions. A&M is a fact-based business, based on pragmatism, as well as tangible and measurable success. It is an environment that presents a real opportunity for ambitious individuals to grow and thrive. Those high performing leaders who successfully develop business in the firm have the potential for excellent income as well as a share of the value of the practice they create.

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.

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


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