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PEPI Manager - M&A IT Infrastructure (Open to All US Locations)

Location: Troy, MI, United States
Date Posted: May 30, 2023

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Alvarez & Marsal Private Equity Performance Improvement

Manager, Infrastructure Services

Alvarez & Marsal is 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) – Information Technology Infrastructure Services team. With more than 4,000 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 upper middle market and large cap private equity firms who have engaged A&M to help improve operating results at their portfolio companies. The companies we serve are upper middle market in the $50 million to $1 billion plus range.

Our PEPI services include:

  • Merger Integration & Carve-outs
  • IT- pre-acquisition diligence
  • IT- post-acquisition implementations and integration
  • Interim Management
  • Rapid Results
  • Supply Chain
  • CFO Services

Private Equity Focused Professionals

We bring a structured and disciplined approach to create and capture value. We provide private equity buyers with a broad continuum of knowledge and tools for mergers, acquisitions, and carve-outs.

The team works across the full spectrum of the deal lifecycle from pre-deal technology, operational and synergy reviews, through “Day-1” planning, to post-deal implementations. Our services include due diligence (IT and operational), merger integration / carve-out planning and execution, transition service agreement negotiation & governance, ERP implementations, IT operations & cost reduction, and enterprise architecture.

The PEPI IT group is a growing business targeting high growth in the next two to four years. We offer excellent opportunities for career advancement and building leadership skills. The leadership team is focused on providing development opportunities, and training.

Manager, IT Infrastructure Services

We are seeking individuals that can be part of a team that delivers engagements that range from rapid pre-acquisition IT assessments to large, complex client projects that identify, design, and implement creative business and technology solutions for private equity clients and their portfolio companies. The Manager, Infrastructure Services, will bring both consulting and operational expertise in all aspects of IT Infrastructure & Operations (I&O) to the following types of engagements:

  • Pre-acquisition IT diligence assignments in which IT infrastructure supports business systems (e.g., ERP, WMS, and CRM), productivity solutions (e.g., email and collaboration), communications, and proprietary applications. Infrastructure is typically evaluated from several perspectives across enterprise architecture, the software development lifecycle, budget and spend analysis, and organizational / personnel assessment
  • Merger-integration and carve-out planning and execution
  • Day-1 and 100-day planning and execution – driving stand-ups, integrations, and performance improvement of IT infrastructure; tracking progress against Day-1 and Day-100 objectives; and adjusting strategies or personnel as required
  • Performance improvement assignments including cloud migrations and cloud spend optimization
  • Interim I&O management assignments

Qualifications

  • 5-8 years of professional consulting or relevant industry experience, with a minimum of five years specializing in systems implementations, merger integration, business transformation, and change management
  • Demonstrable experience in one of more of the following areas:
    • Solution and enterprise architecture and infrastructure
    • IT assessment and strategy development
    • IT performance improvement and cost reduction
    • Private Equity Advisory
    • IT merger integration and carve-out
    • Business / IT transformation program / project management (e.g., ERP)
    • Collaboration and leading change to improve key business functions, such as supply chain and/or finance/accounting
    • IT operations and service management
    • Computing infrastructure design and operation including DevOps and TechOps
  • Functional expertise in all towers of IT infrastructure and operations:
    • Compute, storage, and hosting strategies, including on-premises data centers, colocation and managed services, and public/private/hybrid cloud services
    • Modern local and wide area network strategies
    • End user computing enablement
    • Communications, productivity, and collaboration tools and services
    • Identity and access management
    • IT service management
    • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Track record of working with business leaders (Directors and above)
  • Proven writing skills with the ability to produce polished client-facing documents
  • Excellent fact-gathering and analytical skills, including business process mapping and quantitative analysis
  • Specific experience designing and supervising the execution of internally-focused and externally-focused change/communications strategy
  • Previous strategy and change management experience: advisory experience from a top-tier strategy firm, leading specialist, niche advisory firm, or Big-4 consultancy
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Flexibility to travel up to 50% of time

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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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