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Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions Services (M&A) Managers, Directors, and Senior Directors – Corporate Performance Improvement Team

Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Date Posted: May 30, 2023

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Who We Are

With a heritage in corporate restructuring and turnaround, A&M is accustomed to high-stakes projects that provide hands-on value to clients. This is the backbone to the grit that is typical of A&M’s resources. Since its inception, A&M has evolved from a boutique player to the premier independent global professional services firm with a reputation for providing leadership, problem-solving and value-creation to under-performing and robust companies across the industry spectrum.

Alvarez and Marsal’s Corporate Merger & Acquisition Services (CMAS) practice brings a structured and disciplined approach to create and capture value throughout the M&A deal cycle. We provide corporate clients with deep leadership and expertise in all phases of mergers, acquisitions, carve-outs, and divestitures. 

Our CMAS practice is growing rapidly which means there is a unique opportunity to be creative and entrepreneurial to help shape the foundation of our future.  We offer excellent opportunities for career advancement and provide opportunities to build critical leadership skills.  The CMAS leadership team is focused on career development, training, and exposure to some of the most challenging and complex deals in the marketplace.  

Who You’ll Be Working With

CMAS practitioners are problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience.

They are hands-on, entrepreneurial, open minded, high achieving, and collaborative individuals who go the extra mile and deliver gold standard work for their teammates and clients. They are often leaders amongst their peers with the confidence to approach internal and external problems head-on and the grit to execute highly complex, value add initiatives in intense situations. A&M and CMAS pride themselves on promoting an inclusive and connected practice which builds leaders and teams that are trusted by executives to assess and drive high-stakes and sustained performance improvement.

Job Description

We are looking for seasoned professionals with experience in M&A transactionsThe ideal candidate will have a background in one or more of the following areas:

  • Operational due diligence (ODD)
  • Merger and acquisition integration planning and execution
  • Divestiture and carve-out planning and execution
  • Synergy development, planning, and execution

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and deliver ODD engagements including:
    • Identify deal risks and develop mitigating action plans
    • Define the end state operating model and high-level steps to achieve it
    • Identify and quantify top-down synergies, dis-synergies, and cost to achieve
  • Manage the Integration Management Office (IMO) or Separation Management Office (SMO), a focus area within the IMO/SMO or a functional workstream including:
    • Development of integration/separation roadmaps
    • Transition Service Agreement (TSA) scoping and management
    • Business process blueprinting
    • Day 1 readiness / 100 Day planning
    • Synergy development and analysis
    • Executive reporting
  • Plan, execute, and drive performance improvement in a M&A environment in one or more of the following areas:
    • Operational optimization / consolidation
    • G&A consolidation
    • Supply chain
    • IT / reporting integration
    • Customer and channel management
  • Lead and deliver large, complex client engagements that identify, design, and implement creative business and technology solutions
  • Effectively manage teams and day-to-day relationships to ensure exceptional performance and quality deliverables
  • Identify opportunities to involve other A&M business units to drive greater value for our clients
  • Business Development:  Participate in the development and presentation of proposals for new business activities
  • Practice Development:  Develop “thought-ware” and point-of-view documents.  Participate in CMAS internal initiatives
  • People Development:  Perform role of coach, provide input, and actively participate in the recruiting process

Qualifications and Skills

  • 5-20 years of relevant professional consulting and / or operational experience, specializing in operational due diligence, merger integration, divestitures/ carve-outs, and synergy capture and analysis
  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA a plus
  • Demonstrated program management and leadership of complex initiatives / projects
  • Experience in leading more than one work stream in a transaction
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and operate under ambiguity
  • Fundamental understanding of the Change Management function and its importance in the M&A life cycle, including communications and organization design
  • Ability to communicate confidently in a clear, concise, and articulate manner - verbally and in written form
  • Ability to apply critical thinking to bring order to unstructured problems
  • Experience with financial model and scenario planning
  • Flexibility to travel at least 75% of the time

The following are the annual base salary ranges, commensurate with experience: Consultant: $90,000-$135,000; Manager: $135,000-$165,000; Director: $150,000-$205,000; Senior Director: $175,000-$245,000. In addition, A&M offers a discretionary bonus program which is based on a number of factors, including individual and firm performance.  Please ask your recruiter for details. 


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, 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.

Voluntary Inclusion

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.

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 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.

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