Location: Paris, France
Date Posted: May 23, 2023
This role sits within the EMEA Digital & Technology Services (DTS) practice at Alvarez and Marsal. DTS revolves around a full-service Digital offering spanning Strategy, Customer Experience, Technology and Data. Our positioning is at the intersection of strategy and execution (not slides and then gone, nor fingers on keyboards coding & testing or detailed customer journey designing), architecting the destination, orchestrating the delivery and navigating the change & transformation journey.
Through our European DTS practice, Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) helps clients ideate, incubate, and industrialise new business models including agile target operating models, customer and product innovations, or intelligent and automated back offices leveraging a mix of capabilities ranging from digital product management, customer experience (CX) service design, data and analytics, and self-service platforms. Working directly with client management, A&M's involvement reassures all stakeholders that the company is taking important steps to address key market opportunities or challenges and maximise the value of its business and technology investments moving forward.
Our Business Technology function within DTS work with Private Equity funds, Corporates and Financial Services clients across France & Europe to:
Purpose of this Business Technology (Senior) Director role:
We are looking to hire someone at Director or Senior Director level who has a successful track record within the consulting market, combining a blend of operational and commercial skills, an entrepreneurial approach and networks across the French Technology community. The role will involve both selling and delivering initial rapid diagnostic into a company's immediate and future major issues.
This will include our market-leading IT Due Diligence (ITDD) product, focusing on profitability, cost base, processes and all other options for performance improvement.
Building on the success of the A&M brand and supported by the European Performance Improvement team, you will help build the profile and reputation of the BT team across the European market. The successful candidate will bring proven leadership experience from both operational and advisory roles across multiple sectors, as well as a strong network of high-level Technology world contacts.
The preferred SD candidate will play a lead role in both developing and executing a specific strategy focused on target clients and distinctive go-to-market propositions, identifying targeted solutions which are ahead of the market curve. They will reflect the operational distinctiveness that is A&M; a business savvy, solution focused business entrepreneur determined to make a difference and not afraid to challenge the status-quo.
This is a great opportunity for an individual to use their senior market network and industry experience to become involved and be an integral part of a ‘hands on’ high performance team. As a valued and senior member of the team, you will work on a variety of pan-European assignments, leveraging your industry knowledge and experience supporting clients across a broad range of mission critical situations.
The SD will work closely with Partners/Managing Directors, taking on mentoring and coaching roles for more junior staff members, aligned with the BT practice broader staff development strategy. You will benefit from constant exposure to some of the toughest and critical challenges facing the Private Equity industry and our clients and need to be comfortable with driving change and delivering outstanding results.
Responsibilities at Director/Senior Director level:
The (Senior) Director "SD" role will bring market leading strategic insight into the power and role of IT in private equity owned and corporate businesses, offering deep functional knowledge and insight, a blend of operational and commercial skills and an entrepreneurial approach.
The successful appointee will have responsibility for continuing to build the profile and reputation of A&M as a strategic IT advisory and program delivery partner to leading businesses. Furthermore, the successful candidate will develop and execute a specific strategy focused on target clients and distinctive go-to-market propositions.
Specifically, the SD will be tasked to:
The successful candidate will be an experienced business leader with excellent financial skills, a Technology/Platform background & a track record of executional success. They will also bring proven track record in selling, promoting & growing a successful practice group within a major advisory firm. Full requirements as follows:
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