Performance Improvement Advisory

Postgraduate degree
Functional areas
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Performance Improvement Advisory 

Alvarez & Marsal


Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”) 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, Corporate Transformation, Transaction Advisory, Financial Institutions Advisory, Tax, Valuations, and Disputes and Investigation Services.

Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results.

A&M’s HLS team offers expertise and a “take-action” approach to dramatically improve performance and unlock top and bottom-line results across the Healthcare, Medical Device, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical industries. We uniquely blend world-class consulting talent with senior operational executives from industry to address and activate change, execute corporate and business unit strategies, align organizational structures, integrate acquisitions, accelerate innovation and product launches, improve efficiency in manufacturing, supply chain & distribution and always focus on driving profitable growth.

A&M Healthcare & Life Sciences team work with clients to:

  • Drive revenue and EBITA growth through commercial strategy implementation, direct and indirect channel management, compensation design, pricing and salesforce effectiveness
  • Accelerate innovation and product launches through cross-functional process design, commercial and product organizational alignment, R&D investment criteria and facilitating new technology exploration
  • Increase profitability through pricing maximization, improving manufacturing and procurement processes, maintaining SG&A cost controls, facilitating restructuring and synergies, and improving product line mix distribution and selling
  • Improve cash flow through price and profit maximization, working capital improvement, inventory and supply chain processes, capital expenditure controls, and developing strategies for tax, debt, and shareholder dividend management
  • Increase overhead efficiency through shared services alignment and process improvements across Human Resources, Procurement, Finance, IT, and other critical business support functions
  • Lead and/or support business transformation as interim senior management, post-merger integration execution, scenario planning, and through organisational and operating model redesign

The Role

Successful candidates will have an interest in the healthcare sector and a strong skill set in finance with particular specialism across Performance Improvement, Restructuring or Value Creation gained at an Advisory firm.

All A&M employees benefit from constant engagement with senior members of the team and have extensive client exposure. They gain ‘on-the-job’ learning and development in addition to formal training programmes. Employees at all levels are encouraged to nurture and enlarge their professional networks.


  • 2 - 7 years experience in a leading Advisory firm, Big 4 firm or recognised strategy firm
  • Advisory experience ideally within Performance Improvement, Restructuring or Value creation
  • A strong academic record with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, further study such as an MBA would be advantageous
  • A well-developed consulting toolkit including how to frame a business issue, judiciously find and use internal and external data to test hypotheses and draw conclusions
  • Well developed Excel and PowerPoint skills including how to structure and write PowerPoint & Word presentations and reports
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills and financial acumen combined with a deep understanding of key business and operational drivers and a robust understanding of financial and analytical accounting (ratio analysis)
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Native or Fluent English is essential and additional European or Arabic language skills are desirable

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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