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(Senior) Associate (m/f/d) - Private Equity Performance Improvement - Cost Optimization

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Location: Munich, Germany
Date Posted: Dec 13, 2023

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Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results. Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a global leading professional services firm that provides advisory, business performance improvement and turnaround management services. 

With over 7000 people across 5 continents and based in 70 locations, we deliver excellent results for corporates, boards, private equity firms, law firms and government agencies facing complex challenges. Our senior leaders and their teams leverage A&M’s restructuring heritage to help companies act decisively, catapult growth and accelerate results.  

Our non-hierarchical, hands-on-approach, small expert teams and an international focus are characterizing for A&M. 

A&M’s Private Equity Performance Improvement (PEPI) practice focuses on serving upper middle market and large cap private equity firms who have engaged A&M to help improve financial and operating results at their portfolio companies 

The Cost Optimization Program as a part of our PEPI function is a holistic, cross-functional, operational approach that focuses on quickly identifying high impact development for EBITDA, reduce cost, increase cash flow and profitability across the entire operation. Our experienced experts focus on driving significant improvements in operating expense cost structure by simplifying the business, streamlining the organization, and increasing efficiency of overhead spending. 

As a (Senior) Associate (m/f/d) you will manage the following key responsibilities, supported by the European Corporate Transformation team  

  • Structuring a performance improvement plan and managing the process through to completion 

  • Identifying opportunities to significantly reduce Operating Expense cost structure by changing business leadership structure, sales and sales support staffing levels, business unit and functional management structure, and improvements to efficiency of all major back-office functions 

  • Implementing programs to reduce Operating Expense cost structure, including changes to roles and responsibilities, implementation of supporting processes, and execution of workforce reductions 

  • Working with clients directly to implement strategic and operational recommendations 

At best you already have some relevant consulting experience and the following qualifications: 

  • Experience with implementing operating expense cost reduction programs 

  • First project leadership experience 

  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills 

  • Structured project management (time, team and work-stream’s management) 

  • Fluency to business level in both written and spoken English and German 

If you want to be part of A&M’s success story and would like to grow in a dynamic environment, we are looking forward to your application.  

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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.

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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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