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PEPI: Senior Associate, Supply Chain - Distribution & Logistics (OPEN TO ALL U.S. LOCATIONS)

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Location: San Antonio, TX, United States
Date Posted: Sep 11, 2023

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Alvarez & Marsal Private Equity Performance Improvement

PEPI: Senior Associate, Supply Chain - Distribution & Logistics


Alvarez & Marsal, a leading independent global professional services firm, specializing in providing turnaround management, performance improvement and corporate advisory services, is seeking to expand its Private Equity Performance Improvement (PEPI) –Supply Chain team in various locations throughout the U.S.  With more than 7,000 professionals based in 40 locations across North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, our firm excels in problem solving and value creation.  Drawing on a strong operational heritage and hands-on-approach, our professionals work closely with organizations and stakeholders to help tackle complex business issues and maximize value.

A&M’s Private Equity Performance Improvement Services (PEPI) practice, with offices throughout the US, focuses on serving middle market and large cap private equity firms who have engaged A&M to help improve operating results at their portfolio companies.   

Our professionals are aligned with a PEPI service line to promote the development of deep functional skills & experiences and to maximize our ability to tailor solutions to solve our clients' business issues. 

Our PEPI services include:

Supply Chain

Rapid Results

Manufacturing Operations Improvement

Pre-Acquisition Operations

Interim Management

M&A Services

CFO Services

A&M’s Supply Chain professionals assist our clients in analyzing each part of the supply chain process including:  Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, Logistics and Distribution, Integrated Demand and Supply Planning to identify value creation opportunities, develop a roadmap to accelerate those opportunities and assist with driving them to our client’s bottom line.  From our thorough fact-based analysis, we assess the state of the supply chain, identify key risks to investment and quantify potential EBITDA improvement plans. 

The PEPI Supply Chain group is a growing business with high growth projected throughout the next two to four years. We offer excellent opportunities for career advancement and build leadership skills. The leadership team is focused on providing development opportunities, training and exposure to international and domestic business assignments.

Professional experience:

We are seeking individuals that can assist in delivering large, complex client engagements working closely with Private Equity leadership to help identify, design, and implement creative business solutions for their portfolio companies. 

The Senior Associate, Supply Chain - Distribution & Logistics frequently participates in the following types of engagements.  Hands-on experience in at least two of the following areas is required:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of a client’s supply chain including manufacturing and distribution locations, baseline of product flow and seasonality, detailed operating costs, key supply chain processes in sourcing, planning, and operations.
  • Develop a structured approach to assessing potential improvement opportunities, and conduct required analysis to define potential supply chain strategies and tactics to meet growth and financial objectives.
  • Analyze supply chain network design and footprints:
    • Baseline warehousing and distribution network cost structure and capacity utilization
    • Profile supply chain processes and inventory flows throughout the network
    • Analyze network optimization opportunities for cost, inventory, and service delivery (experience with modeling software such as Llamasoft or other preferred):
      • Optimal number and location of distribution centers / network configuration
      • Optimal inventory flow through network (e.g. ship from DC vs. ship from stores; supplier drop ship options; optimal stocking positions, etc.)
      • Develop high-level planning model to support inventory optimization across supply chain networks
  • Assist in sourcing events related to transportation and warehousing which include spend / activity baseline assessments, process and business requirements, and conducting RFI/RFP processes, negotiations and contracting.   Experience in conducting or responding to sourcing events involving 3PLs is preferred.
  • Assess inventory planning processes and systems and recommend potential improvement opportunities for optimizing service levels and inventory working capital requirements.
  • Help develop transformation plans to drive proposed changes in transportation, freight optimization, warehousing & distribution, and develop implementation plan and estimated range and timing of benefits (OPEX / inventory / service delivery)


Professional skills:

  • Strong written, oral, and analytical skills
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Structured project management (time, team and work-stream management)
  • Initiative and drive
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Ability to deliver time-pressured projects on-time and on-quality
  • Flexible and creative thinking
  • Client relationship building
  • Excellent presentation skills


  • 4-7+ years of consulting or industry operating experience
  • Preference for industry roles within Supply Chain / Distribution and Logistics
  • Previous distribution and logistics analysis experience within industry, consulting, or 3PL environment
  • Hands on experience in at least one of the following areas: distribution and logistics network optimization, transportation and warehouse sourcing, 3PL operating experience, production and inventory planning
  • Excellent fact-gathering and analytical skills, including business process mapping and quantitative analysis
  • Flexibility to travel based on project requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Open to all U.S. locations


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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, family medical history, genetic information or other protected medical condition, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by and in accordance with applicable laws. Employees and Applicants can find A&M policy statements and additional information by region here.

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