Associate - Operational Transformation

Postgraduate degree

Our established Corporate Transformation team focuses on enterprise wide change to particularly 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 also help our clients navigate complex merger integrations and carve-outs and work for corporations across several industries including Industrials, Retail, Consumer Products, Media and Pharmaceuticals. Our scope of services includes turnarounds in both consulting and interim management positions in various functions including general management.

The role

Following another hugely successful year, we are expanding our Transformation team are looking for operations, manufacturing and engineering professionals to join the team in London.

Supported by the European CTS team, you will assist in performance improvement initiatives, covering both short and longer term transformational delivery. You will reflect the operational distinctiveness that is A&M; a business savvy, solution-focused business entrepreneur who is determined to make a difference and not afraid to challenge the status-quo. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Assist in pitch preparation and pitches
  • Navigate a P&L and identify trends and red flags
  • Identify resource needs and milestones to accomplish assigned work by deadlines
  • Demonstrate sound judgement, knows when to cross check important decisions
  • Build lasting relationships with client management & staff, other professionals on case
  • Build models based on financial and/or operational data and as such have excellent knowledge of Excel (to analyse the data) and PowerPoint (to present the analyses)
  • Present your work convincingly to the senior members of the A&M team as well as to a client
  • Begin building own network of contacts/referral sources with professionals/institutions
  • Demonstrate integrity, responsibility, and understands A&M cultural values

The Candidate

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to use your prior experience in operations and manufacturing, outstanding financial background and problem solving skills to become an integral part of our successful ‘hands-on’ team. As a valued member of the A&M pan-European CTS team based in London, you will be working on high-impact cross border projects. To be considered you will have:

  • Bachelor or Masters degree from a leading university or business school
  • Experience in Operations, Manufacturing and/or Engineering
  • Solid knowledge of data analysis and financial modelling
  • Excellent written and presentation skills
  • Autonomy – A&M is an entrepreneurial business going through high growth
  • Objectivity - A&M uses a fact based approach to problem solving
  • Ability to find the right balance between fast analysis and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise – especially in highly pressured situations
  • High integrity that is characterised by the ability to deliver messages even when they are difficult to hear
  • Entrepreneurial spirit

Why A&M?

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. Our heritage is restructuring, but for nearly 40 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 20 years ago, the European business now has some 1000 staff in a broad range of professional services.

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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