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Senior Associate, Business Technology & Digital

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Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: Jul 19, 2023

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Senior Associate, Business Technology & Digital

Alvarez & Marsal


Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”) is a global consulting firm with more than $2+ billion in revenues, over 7,500+ staff and 70 offices around the globe and a broad range of professional services including Restructuring, Transaction Advisory, Performance Improvement, Corporate Transformation, Financial Institutions Advisory, Tax, Valuations, and Disputes and Investigation Services. 

Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results.

Our Business Technology Performance Improvement team works with Private Equity funds, Corporates and Financial Services clients across Europe to:

  • Realign the performance of the technology / IT function through operational restructuring to directly improve the earnings and cashflow within the business
  • Carry out effective technology and product due diligence pre-deal and provide necessary post deal services (Post Merger Integration, Separation, Carve Out, 100 day planning)
  • Shape and deliver enterprise wide systems and online programmes in order to deliver performance improvement via business transformation and/or cost reduction programmes
  • Manage and develop technology (ERP, CRM, Business Intelligence assets and systems to meet strategic and operational business requirements. This would include development of KPI’s and dashboards to provide better visibility to the underlying business
  • Design and implement Digital Transformation initiatives in Data Science and Analytics, Digital Workforce and Artificial Intelligence
  • Take interim management positions for example (and depending on experience) CIO, CTO, IT Director, Program Manager etc.

Reason for the opportunity

Against a backdrop of unprecedented growth and promotions, an opportunity exists for us to strengthen our Business Technology team in London at the Senior Associate level in order to contribute to a growing and highly experienced Senior Management team. The successful appointee will play a key part in both project delivery and continued business development.

They will be responsible for supporting clients to successfully deliver major projects in such areas as; Pre-deal due diligence, Post deal Integration and Carve outs, Strategic IT planning; Product Technology; Enterprise Architecture; Business Intelligence; Target Operating Model Design; Customer Management Platforms; IT Transformation programmes; Enterprise Resource Planning; IT Supplier Performance Management; Global IT Sourcing; Business Process Outsourcing and Digital Disruption.

The Senior Associate will be experienced in addressing business critical issues and will reflect the operational distinctiveness that is A&M; a business savvy, outcome focused business entrepreneur who is committed to making an impact, responsible for making a difference and not afraid to challenge the status-quo.

Candidates will have a proven understanding and passion for advisory and their skill set will include:

  • A consulting toolkit including framing business issues, judiciously finding and using internal and external data to test hypotheses and draw conclusions, developing business models using Excel and structuring and writing PowerPoint and Word presentations and reports
  • The ability to work collaboratively as a core member of the team reviewing a client’s immediate and future issues and market position and develop actionable options for strategic and performance improvement. This could include Target Operating Model Design, IT Transformational programmes, Enterprise Architecture and Strategic Cost Reduction
  • The knowledge and skills to develop and implement commercial and cost-effective solutions across IT Supplier Performance Management, Global IT Sourcing and Business Process Outsourcing
  • An understanding of digital technologies including Big Data & Predictive Analytics, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Customer Experience & Omni-Channel communication
  • Clear ability to deliver the latest thinking within a highly competitive advisory marketplace and an appreciation of the challenges that businesses face in today’s market  

Specifically, the successful candidate will have:

  • A successful track record in IT / Technology performance improvement at a top tier strategy or advisory firm
  • Experience of working pre deal and post deal with PE firms and blue chip corporates
  • Proven ability to work in international teams and create measurable and identifiable improvements in Technology & IT
  • Clear ability to deliver the latest thinking within a highly competitive advisory marketplace.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to work to tight deadlines
  • A very strong academic record including robust analytical rigour
  • Advanced PowerPoint and Excel skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to commit to tight deadlines
  • Fluent business level English is essential. Additional European language skills including French, Spanish, Dutch, German or Italian are highly desirable

Additional skills;

  • Strong facilitation skills, forging consensus around credible, executable solutions
  • Passionate about affecting real change
  • Reads people accurately; can diagnose strengths, weaknesses, and potential
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, confident and impactful presenter
  • Objective, fact-based approach to problem solving
  • Hands-on and non-hierarchical operator with outstanding interpersonal skills, who is equally effective in connecting and managing up and down and relates well at all levels and cultures
  • Committed to values and integrity, talks straight, builds confidence and leads by example
  • The ability to manage a multiple stakeholder environment within a privately-owned business.

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.

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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