Director, Corporate Transformation Services at Alvarez & Marsal Holdings, LLC in New York, New York

Posted in General Business 15 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Title Director, Corporate Transformation Services
Location Paris

Corporate Transformation Services

Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results. A&M's leadership is about a bias towards action and the willingness to tell clients what we think is needed. Our restructuring heritage sharpens our ability to act decisively. 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 5,000 people across four continents, we deliver tangible results for corporates, boards and private equity firms facing complex challenges. Our teams help companies to act decisively, catapult growth and accelerate results. We are experienced operators and world-class consultants 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.

The Team

Our highly respected Corporate Transformation Services (CTS) team is built on deep industry sector expertise with a demonstrably differentiated ability to address the most complex business problems and deliver dramatic and sustainable business performance improvements. 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 several industries including Retail, Consumer Products, Industrials, Manufacturing, Media, Hospitality and, Pharmaceuticals.

The Role

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

Requirements for this position:
The successful candidate will possess a proven consulting & industry background, gained within an Operational Restructuring environment, whether in the context of commercial / supplier agreements, closure of an entity/divestment of assets, negotiating with banks, or dealing with management teams or trade unions. You will need to be an expert in design and delivery of organizational change and transformational programs at C-suite and board level. In addition, this role will be a senior hire so is responsible for generating business development and proactive client relationship management. Essential & Desirable requirements below:

o Education: graduation from a Tier 1 Business School (e.g. HEC, ESSEC, ESCP) or Engineer School (e.g. Polytechnique, Centrale, Mines) or another highly rated Institution;
o Must have extensive knowledge of delivering Turnaround and Restructuring Advisory Services (ideally in a client-site focused delivery model) in a top tier strategy firm, leading specialist and/or niche advisory firm or 'Big 4' consultancy;
o Proven track record in industry, ideally focused on Operational Restructuring including the optimization of all aspects of a business, ideally gained within an organisation with a manufacturing facility of significant size, scale and complexity
o A recent track record of successfully leading teams & delivering major transformational assignments at pre and post deal, with a proven record of achieving agreed benefits;
o Must have an ability and willingness to travel (potentially from Day 1) to client sites, across the UK & European regions, at short notice as part of the working week;
o Fluency to a business level in both verbal and written English & French is essential;
o Possess excellent financial & business and/or financial modelling skills with previous P&L accountability. Can conduct an initial rapid diagnostic into the company's immediate and future cash needs, product profitability, cost base and major operational issues,
o A persuasive and effective communicator & stakeholder manager who can engage effectively with leadership teams in pressure situations and influence at Board level.

o MBA, MSc or a relevant financial qualification such as a CA preferred but not required;
o Additional European languages are highly desirable;
o C-Suite operating experience is preferable;
o Established senior network in the French market highly valued;

o Have a varied cross sector background including retail, travel, hospitality & leisure, industrials, telecommunications, energy, consumer goods, transport, business services and healthcare;

o International experience in at least 2 of the major global markets with Europe and the Americas being highly 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.