Retail & Consumer - Business Analyst

Postgraduate degree
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Retail & Consumer

Business Analyst (2-5 years experience)

Alvarez & Marsal is a global consulting firm with more than $2+ billion in revenues, c.6,000+ staff and over 70 offices world-wide.  We offer a broad range of professional services including Financial & Operational Restructuring, Performance Improvement and Business Transformation. Our fast-paced and entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients while living our core values of integrity, quality, fun, objectivity, inclusive diversity, and personal reward.

Corporate Transformation Services offers expertise and a “take-action” approach to dramatically improve performance and unlock top and bottom-line results across sectors including Consumer, Retail, Hospitality, Leisure, Technology, Industrials, Aerospace and Defence, Automotive and, Pharmaceuticals. We blend world-class consulting talent with senior operational executives from industry to assist CEOs and Boards to address and activate change, execute corporate strategies, align organisational structures, integrate acquisitions, accelerate innovation, improve efficiency and, always focus on driving profitable growth.

The Role

Our well-known Retail & Consumer 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 Retail, Consumer Products and B2C Commercial. Our scope of services includes turnarounds in both consulting and interim management positions in various functions including general management.

Following the continued success of our Retail & Consumer team, we are looking for an experienced Business Analyst or Consultant to join the team in London to assist in business development initiatives covering knowledge management and reporting. You will make good use of your outstanding financial background and problem-solving skills to become an integral part of our successful ‘hands-on’ team. Based in London, you will work closely with the pan-European senior leadership to identify opportunities for further growth and development. As a valued member of the team, your responsibilities will include:

  • Working closely with the Retail & Consumer Chain team and Business Development leaders across A&M to identify leads
  • Preparing analysis and presentations to support business development and key account initiatives of the practice/pillar (you will build models based on financial and/or operational data)
  • Being the go-to person of the Retail & Consumer pillar for matters relating to business development, reporting and knowledge management
  • Maintaining and managing leads throughout the sales pipeline
  • Supporting the Retail & Consumer team with internal business reporting and milestones
  • Assisting in pitch preparation and pitches
  • Presenting your work convincingly to the senior members of the A&M team
  • Navigating a P&L and identifying trends, red flags and potential sources of value creation
  • Identifying resource needs and milestones to accomplish assigned work by deadlines
  • Demonstrating sound judgement (you should know when to cross check important decisions)
  • Building lasting relationships with client management, staff and other professionals
  • Building internal network of contacts and referral sources with professionals and institutions
  • Demonstrating integrity, responsibility, and understanding A&M cultural values

The Candidate

To be considered you will have:

  • Bachelor or Masters degree from a leading university or business school
  • 2-5 years experience at a Big 4 accounting firm, specialist consulting firm, blue chip corporate or investment bank
  • Solid knowledge of data analysis and financial modelling
  • Excellent written and presentation skills. As such an excellent knowledge of Excel (to analyse the data) and PowerPoint (to present the analyses) is essential
  • Fluency in French or German is advantageous.
  • Autonomy – A&M is an entrepreneurial business going through high growth
  • Objective, 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 clearly and concisely

The successful candidate will enjoy an international and collegiate environment that emphasizes diversity and inclusion with minimal hierarchy and bureaucracy.

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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