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PEPI: Associate, Operations Group—Rapid Results (OPEN TO ALL U.S. LOCATIONS)

Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Date Posted: Sep 11, 2023

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Alvarez & Marsal Private Equity Performance Improvement

PEPI: Associate, Operations Group—Rapid Results

(OPEN TO ALL U.S. LOCATIONS)

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) – Rapid Results 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:

Rapid Results

CDD/Strategy

Interim Management

Merger Integration & Carve-outs

IT

Supply Chain

The Rapid Results Program is a holistic, cross-functional approach that focuses on quickly identifying high impact opportunities for EBITDA and cash flow improvements across the entire organization.  Rapid Results is a growing business targeting high growth in the next 2-4 years. We offer excellent opportunities for career advancement and building leadership skills. The Rapid Results leadership team is focused on providing career development, training and exposure to international business assignments.  The ideal background for this position is one that possesses a combination of operations and finance skills.

Professional experience:

  • Working with team members through a time-sensitive project by structuring a work plan and managing the process through to completion
  • Synthesizing meaningful insights from data, opinions, or facts
  • Developing findings and making strategic recommendations
  • Working with clients directly to implement strategic and operational recommendations
  • Hands on experience through consulting projects or engagement in several of the following areas
    • Direct and indirect cost transparency
    • Margin Management, pricing, product rationalization
    • Sales & Marketing effectiveness, processes, incentives
    • Sales and operations planning
    • Sourcing and global supply chain
    • Operations management, productivity
    • Organizational structure and effectiveness
    • Process improvement
    • SG&A cost reduction
    • Working capital and cash management

Professional skills:

  • Superior analytical skills highly preferred
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Structured project management (time, team and work-stream’s management)
  • Initiative and drive
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Ability to deliver time-pressured project on-time and on-quality
  • Flexible and creative thinking
  • Client relationship building

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance, operations analysis, supply chain management or engineering preferred
  • 2-4 relevant years of work experience.  Previous professional consulting experience with a recognized consulting firm or corporate positions with a financial and operational focus
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Must possess strong technical acumen and be comfortable working with complex data
  • Recent project leadership experiences
  • Flexibility to travel up to 80% of the time
  • Depth in a particular vertical a PLUS (e.g., energy, healthcare, CPG)
  • Open to all U.S. locations

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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.

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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 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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