M+A Transformation - Associate

Postgraduate degree
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M+A Transformation

Associate (Experienced Hire / 3-6 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

Focused on enterprise wide change to help drive EBITDA and/or cash improvement, our highly experienced experts successfully work with clients in strategic transformation situations, for example, 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 Europe. Working with some of the brightest and most experienced colleagues in the industry, you will develop and implement forward-looking concepts and support your clients in the context of performance improvement projects. Assignments cover:

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

The Responsibilities

From the beginning, you will work closely with our senior leaders as part of a fast-growing and dynamic pan-European team. 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

To be considered, you must possess:

  • excellent financial skills and analytical rigour
  • first rate education from a leading university
  • some previous exposure in such areas as operational restructuring, turnaround management, merger integration, carve-outs, business transformation and/or performance improvement
  • 3-6 years experience in a major advisory firm and/or an organisation of significant size, scale and complexity
  • a keen eye for the business analysis of cost structures and robust understanding of accounting and business plan modelling
  • exposure to business plan development, financial projections development and review, designing and implementing cash conservation guidelines and controls
  • fluency in French or German is advantageous

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.

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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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