Location: Paris, France
Date Posted: Sep 7, 2023
Opportunities in Corporate Transformation Services (all levels)
To be considered for this opportunity you will need to be Native or Bilingual French
Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”) is a global consulting firm with more than $2+ billion in revenues, c.6000+ staff and over 70 offices worldwide. We offer a broad range of professional services including Restructuring, Transaction Advisory, Performance Improvement, Corporate Transformation, Financial Institutions Advisory, Tax, Valuations, and Disputes and Investigation Services. For over three decades, Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) has set the standard for working with organisations to solve complex problems, boost performance and maximise value for stakeholders.
Department: Corporate Transformation Services (CTS)
Our established Corporate Transformation Services (CTS) practice focuses on enterprise-wide change to particularly help drive EBITDA improvement. We help our clients navigate complex merger integrations and carve-outs and work for corporations across several industries including Automotive, Manufacturing, Healthcare, IT, FMCG, retail and Energy. Our scope of services includes turnarounds in both consulting and interim management positions in various functions including General Management.
We are expanding our CTS practice in Paris and as a result we have a number of opportunities for experienced Corporate Transformation professionals in our Paris office.
Subsequent implementation of the opportunities through development and execution of a transformation plan tied closely to EBITDA and working capital improvement;
Evaluating both cost reduction and revenue enhancement opportunities;
Work with CTS clients through the full spectrum of complex issues that arise in operations, including manufacturing, supply chain management, logistics and purchasing;
Contribute strongly to business development activity including developing successful pitches and selling, on from the initial “diagnostic” project phase into implementation work;
Drive quick initial short-term gains in order to release cash to invest in longer transformation targets;
Developing and implementing a new operating plan to improve the business operational performance;
Conduct an initial rapid diagnostic into the company's immediate and future cash needs, product profitability, cost base, major operational issues, market position and options for restructuring;
Develop and implement performance improvement solutions to solve under-performance on both cost and revenue lines;
Turnaround Management, including business plan development, financial projections development and review, designing and implementing cash conservation guidelines and controls.
Requirements for this position:
The successful candidates 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 organisational change and transformational programmes 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.
Education: graduation from a Tier 1 Business School, Engineer School, or another highly rated Institution;
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;
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
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;
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;
Fluency to a business level in both verbal and written English & French is essential;
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,
A persuasive and effective communicator & stakeholder manager who can engage effectively with leadership teams in pressure situations and influence at Board level.
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, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.
It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice 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 or any other characteristics in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. 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.