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Procurement Director - Private Equity Performance Improvement

Location: Madrid, Spain
Date Posted: May 4, 2023

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DepartmentPrivate Equity Performance Improvement (PEPI)

Alvarez and Marsal’s dedicated PEPI professionals work with Investors, leading Private Equity houses and their portfolio companies to provide independent analysis, as well as high profile banks and multi-national companies.  We offer end to end services across the investment life cycle that deliver results in every economic cycle.

We pride ourselves on listening to our clients, understanding their business and combining solutions and implementation to preserve and generate value for our client’s businesses. Our goal is to improve cash flow and EBITDA and to provide earnings benefits through hands-on involvement in our clients’ operations and transactions. Furthermore, our job is to support PE firms, bank syndicates and hedge funds to ensure their portfolio companies have credible plans and the ability to execute and deliver the financial results required.

Through our European PEPI practice (now a team of 160 professionals), Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) offers assistance to private equity owned portfolio companies that are under-performing or with a need of re-organisation and re-positioning. Working directly with company management, A&M's involvement reassures all stakeholders that the company is taking important steps to address its problems and maximise its value.

Purpose of the Procurement Director role:

Within our established and highly regarded Private Equity Performance Improvement team, an opportunity exists for a Procurement specialist at the Director level. A&M’s Procurement specialists not only advise but also negotiate directly with suppliers to strip out significant costs. These unique Procurement services are in high demand across Europe delivering the quickest results and giving the best returns for our clients. Reporting to and, working closely with, the European Business Unit head for Supply Chain and Procurement, the successful appointee will be responsible for supporting and contributing to the build out of the profile and reputation of the Firm, specifically in the key Procurement function.

The opportunity will allow you to be based in our Madrid office with a potential for weekly travel to Europe.   We are looking to hire someone who has a successful track record with a blend of operational and commercial skills, an entrepreneurial approach and networks across the M&A community.

Supported by the European Private Equity Performance Improvement team, you will help build the profile and reputation of A&M PEPI in Europe. You will reflect the operational distinctiveness that is A&M; a business savvy, solution focused business entrepreneur who is determined to make a difference and not afraid to challenge the status-quo. The Director will deliver both interim and advisory assignments in Pre and Post Deal.

Key Responsibilities:

Candidates will have a tight grasp on Procurement trends and challenges in areas such as:

  • Managing complex procurement programmes;
  • A specific range of category expertise, as well as the key attributes of the category as well as Global supply options, routes to value and other related cost topics;
  • Change management;
  • Influencing, engaging and advising various stakeholders across the business (from senior executives down);
  • Facilitation, negotiation and supplier management;
  • Data analysis (turning raw data into business insights and intelligence);
  • Technological know-how including processing of category products, (e.g. metals pressing, forming, finishing etc).

We would expect the successful candidate to bring:

  • Established experience, with the above outlined expertise in the UK and Europe / Global consulting sector;
  • A good network within either the Procurement or Private Equity industry;
  • Clear determination to deliver the latest thinking in procurement solutions within a highly competitive advisory marketplace;
  • Robust financial experience and analytical rigor;
  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited university (Procurement specific related certifications are of interest);
  • Fluency in English and Spanish. An additional European language such as French and/or German

Why A&M:

Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results.  A&M’s leadership is about a bias towards action and the willingness to tell clients what we think is needed. Our restructuring heritage sharpens our ability to act decisively.  Clients select us for our deep expertise and ability to create and deliver practical, rather than theoretical, solutions to their unique problems in addition to our objectivity. 

Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that provides advisory, business performance improvement and turnaround management services. When conventional approaches are not enough to create transformation and drive change, clients seek our deep expertise and ability to deliver practical solutions to their unique problems.

With over 4,500 people across four continents, we deliver tangible results for corporates, boards, private equity firms, law firms and government agencies facing complex challenges. Our senior leaders, and their teams help companies act decisively, catapult growth and accelerate results. We are experienced operators, world-class consultants, former regulators and industry authorities with a shared commitment to telling clients what’s really needed for turning change into a strategic business asset, managing risk and unlocking value at every stage of growth

We welcome applications from all people with disabilities including individuals with the official Certificate of Disability equal to or greater than 33% issued by the competent public body. For more information about our accessible workplace, including disability accommodations for the application process and beyond, please contact [email protected]

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.

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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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