Location: Paris, France
Date Posted: Sep 7, 2023
Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”) is a global consulting firm with more than $2+ billion in revenues, 7,500 staff and over 70 offices world-wide. We offer a broad range of professional services including Transaction Advisory, Private Equity Performance Improvement, Financial & Operational Restructuring, Debt Advisory, Corporate Transformation, Financial Institutions Advisory, Tax, Valuations and Disputes and Investigation Services.
Companies & Investors around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results.
Our successful and established pan EMEA Corporate M&A Services team is built on deep industry sector expertise with a demonstrably differentiated ability to address the most complex business problems and deliver dramatic and sustainable business performance improvements. The M&A Transformation team provides clients with pre- and post- acquisition M&A advice, post-merger integration, carve-out, shareholder value release and shareholder activism. The team brings unrivalled experience from both in-industry management roles and advisory roles and works hand-in-hand with sector experts in related A&M expert practices, such as Restructuring, Transactions Advisory and Private Equity Performance Improvement as one team for clients.
Our team of experienced professionals have not just capabilities as advisors but in many cases also senior level executives in operational roles. Across all levels, our professionals work in a “hands-on”, action-oriented style with senior client management with the entrepreneurial freedom and opportunities which are at the heart of A&M’s culture.
You will be based in Paris be part of the pan-EMEA M&A Corporate Services team. Working closely with our senior management team, you will support Boards and c-Suite management with their M&A and strategic business portfolio transformation agenda. Working alongside Investment Bankers and Corporate/M&A Lawyers, you will be a performance-driven Value Creation voice in these discussions and bring the necessary operational and financial skillsets. Your role will focus on several of the following areas:
Board agenda priorities management, strategic capital allocation for sustainable growth,
Value creation insights and levers (incl. revenue enhancement, cost optimization, risk avoidance, profitability expansion, asset portfolio review and operational improvements),
Corporate transformation programmes in a M&A context (incl. measuring organizational readiness, applying value-based thinking to deepen competitive advantage)
Buy-side and sell-side carve-out direction to clients and project teams, evaluating the pre-deal carve-out situation, carve-out assessment, costs and risks, delivering implementation of a carve-out, including preparation for Day-1, TSA management, TSA exit planning, and transition to the standalone perimeter
Pre- and post-deal M&A integration initiatives including synergies capture planning, integration model development, lead Integration/Result Management Office structure and, integration roadmap design and execution.
We are looking for senior managers and operators who are not afraid to roll up their sleeves and head the change agenda within the M&A and Value Creation arena. As a Director, you will be responsible for shaping and steering change and transformation for the client. You will not only play a role as a M&A Transformation expert for clients but also will have the opportunity to directly lead or grow-to-lead projects across Corporate, Private Equity and Restructuring situations.
We are looking for candidates with several of the following attributes:
Demonstrable management on large-scale projects including but not limited to merger integrations, carve-outs, value creation, portfolio reviews
Experience of working in a deal / M&A environment
Analytical rigour, preferably with financial and / or diligence experience (operational, commercial, or financial due diligence)
Broad operational experience across industry combined with advisory experience from a prominent professional services firm or a Private Equity or an Investment bank
Proven record of delivering state-of-the-art solutions in evolving sectors
A tight grasp on current business trends (e.g., shareholder activism, ESG, consumer trends)
Clear commitment to deliver the latest thinking in a highly competitive advisory marketplace.
Capacity to thrive in a fast-paced, stimulating, and unpredictable environment.
The successful candidate will:
Join a growing team with strong leadership, bright, energetic people with a truly entrepreneurial spirit
Benefit from more diverse and exciting career opportunities
Deliver international projects on behalf of many of the most prominent organizations worldwide
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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