Director - Corporate Transformation Services

Postgraduate degree
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Director - Business Transformation


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. 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

Working with some of the brightest and most experienced colleagues in the industry, you will lead assignments that cover:

  • Large Scale Transformations
  • Quantified EBITDA / cash improvements
  • Rapid Results / 100-Day Improvement Plans
  • Merger integration / Carve-Out
  • Interim Leadership

The Responsibilities

For Director position: We are looking for senior managers and operators who are not afraid to roll up their sleeves and lead the change agenda within the M&A, Carve-out and Value Creation arena. As a Director, you will be responsible in shaping and leading change and transformation for the client. You will not only play a role as a sector expert for clients but also will have the opportunity to directly lead or grow-to-lead projects across Corporate, Private Equity and Restructuring situations. You will work closely with our senior leaders as part of a fast-growing and dynamic pan-European team and your responsibilities may include:

  • identify 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 examine the root cause of problems
  • 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 transformation programs and determine how to minimise implementation risks and maximise success
  • communicate and collaborate effectively with a range of team members and client stakeholders from front line to senior management, often in high pressure situations

The Requirements

We are looking for candidates with several of the following attributes:

  • Broad operational experience across industry combined with advisory experience from a leading professional services firm
  • Demonstrable leadership in a project-based environment; evidence of leading major transformation, performance improvement, operational restructuring, merger integration, carve-outs or value creation projects
  • Analytical rigour, preferably with financial and / or diligence experience
  • Building a robust yet flexible plan to generate deal flow and sustained repeat business, externally and internally
  • A professional network in Europe in some of the following sectors: Industrials, Aerospace + Defence, Retail + Consumer, Hotel + Hospitality, Media + Entertainment or Healthcare + Life Sciences
  • Proven record of delivering state of the art solutions in evolving sectors
  • A tight grasp on current business trends
  • Clear determination to deliver the latest thinking in a highly competitive advisory marketplace
  • Capacity to thrive in a fast-paced, challenging, and unpredictable environment
  • Fluency in English is essential and, fluency in French or German or Spanish are highly desirable
  • Experience of living and working in Europe
  • 2.1 or equivalent from accredited university; MBA valued

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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