(Senior) Associate, FS Digital Performance Improvement

Postgraduate degree
Functional areas
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Department: Financial Services Improvement (FSI)

Alvarez and Marsal is undergoing significant growth in FSI and digital. A&M supports financial services organisations throughout the entire digital journey e.g. defining the strategy, developing customer experiences, and optimizing operations.

We work with clients across the FS space and focus on banks, private equity investors, insurers, wealth and asset managers and other specialised FS firms across the EMEA region. Working directly with our client’s management, A&M FS Digital positions itself to solve problems and maximise value – we stand for results and are proud of our execution focus.

A&M’s FS Digital team works on some of the industry’s most interesting digital challenges, striving for game-changing solutions that provide impactful long-term change.  We operate a single team across EMEA that is comprised of seasoned digital and financial services experts and highly skilled consultants.

The Purpose of the role:

An opportunity exists for a Digital Financial Services professional based in our London office. 

Familiar with the challenges that the Financial Services sector faces in today’s challenging market conditions, the successful hire will be experienced in delivering digital solutions that address businesses critical issues. They will help shape and drive end to end digital change across financial services organisations and create and maximise value.

The successful appointee will work with our existing team and help build the profile and reputation of the firm in the digital transformation space with a route to market directly into Financial Services across the EMEA region. Building on the success of the A&M brand, the successful candidate will bring experience from advisory roles with an established advisory firm in the Financial Services sector.

The preferred candidate will support business development through opportunity spotting and materials development, but they will not be expected to originate work themselves. They will reflect the operational distinctiveness that is A&M; a business savvy, solution focused consultant determined to make a difference and not be afraid to challenge the status-quo.

Depending on business needs and your career experience, you could work exclusively with FS digital, or mix your digital focus with broader consulting work e.g. performance improvement, regulatory advice. We will discuss this with you during the interview process.

Key responsibilities:

Specifically, the candidate will be responsible for:

  • Working on the delivery of our digital transformation work, leading or supporting specific work packages as required.
  • Activities such as collecting and analysing information, formulating and testing hypothesis, and developing and communicating recommendations.
  • Supporting the presentation of results to clients and helping shape the implementation of recommendations with them.
  • Supporting the development and delivery of the FS digital strategy; helping deepen client relationships through the quality of your work and engagement
  • Help the broader EMEA FS and digital teams through supporting firm building activity such as intellectual capital development or practice administration,

Requirements for this position:

The preferred candidate for this appointment will be analytical, self-starting, execution focused, and – above all – be passionate about digital and financial services. They will be comfortable working independently as well as part of a high performing team. They will bring a successful track record of participating in digital projects and have hands-on experience of digital change.

Specifically, the successful candidate will have:

  • A successful track record in digital financial services, preferably banking, within a well-established consulting outfit – from a top tier strategy firm, a leading specialist and/or niche advisory firm or ‘Big 4’ consultancy
  • Hands-on experience in digital financial services, bringing knowledge in all or some of the following: strategy, operating model, RPA/AI, and end to end journey redesign
  • An analytical mindset and approach that can break down problems to their root cause and create highly logical solutions.
  • Practical experience and an appropriate functional knowledge of the digital and technology deployed in the FS digital spectrum
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively both verbally and in writing. Experience of supporting end-of-project reports and client-ready materials is essential.
  • An undergraduate degree with an outstanding record of academic achievement

Desirable but not essential:

  • Career experience in the financial services industry outside of consulting
  • Additional European language skills such as French or Spanish

Why A&M?

Financial services entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action, and results.  A&M’s leadership has a bias towards action and a willingness to tell clients what is needed. Clients select us for our deep expertise and ability to create and deliver practical, rather than theoretical, solutions to their unique problems in addition to our objectivity. 

Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services with 5,500+ people across four continents, delivering tangible results and providing advisory, business performance improvement and turnaround management services.

Our teams help financial services businesses act decisively, catapult growth and accelerate results. We are experienced operators, world-class consultants, former regulators, and industry authorities with a shared commitment to telling clients what’s really needed for turning change into a strategic business asset, managing risk, and unlocking value at every stage of growth.

You will receive first-class training and career development, as well as coaching and mentoring from your colleagues. This includes a mentor that will be assigned to you to help guide you in your career and development, and guidance and support from the A&M Learning team.

This is an exciting time to join Alvarez & Marsal. We have rapidly expanding financial services and digital practices, and you will be able to make a practical impact in our firm as well as in our client’s businesses.

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.

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Job information

Firm: Alvarez & Marsal

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree

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