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Senior Director-Consumer and Retail Group

Location: Morristown, NJ, United States
Date Posted: Sep 13, 2023

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Senior Director, Consumer and Retail Group

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 Consumer and Retail Group (CRG) team. With more than 8,000 professionals based in 75 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 Consumer and Retail Group (CRG), with offices throughout the US, focuses on serving public and private equity owned companies to help improve operating results, drive large-scale transformations and assist during M&A/carve-out activities. We bring a structured and disciplined approach to create and capture value. Our professionals within CRG promote the development of deep functional skills to maximize our ability to tailor solutions to solve our clients' business issues. 

CRG engagements range from holistic cross-functional transformations, functional performance improvement, interim management and M&A assistance with a clear focus on quickly identifying high impact opportunities for EBITDA expansion and drive shareholder/company value.

The Consumer & Retail practice is experiencing high growth. We offer an opportunity for a well-established management consultant or industry operator with subject matter expertise to make an impact in building a business alongside leadership with career advancement.

The ideal background for this position is one that possesses a combination of functional expertise in consumer and/or retail sectors, with exposure to management consulting with significant experience in following areas:

Professional experience:

  • Hands on experience through consulting projects or engagement in several of the following areas
    • Merchandising & Category Management
    • Sales & Marketing effectiveness, processes, incentives
    • Distribution & Logistics, Network Modeling
    • Manufacturing and Contract Manufacturing
    • Direct & Indirect Procurement
    • SG&A cost reduction
    • M&A: Divestitures/Carve-Outs and Integration
    • Information Technology and Digital Improvements

  • Working with team members through a time-sensitive project by structuring a work plan and managing the process through to completion
  • Synthesizing meaningful insights from data, opinions, or facts. Superior analytical skills highly preferred
  • Developing findings and making strategic recommendations
     
  • Working with clients directly to implement strategic and operational recommendations

Professional Skills

  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Structured project management (time, team and work-stream’s management)
  • Ability to deliver time-pressured project on-time and on-quality
  • Flexible and creative thinking
  • Client relationship building

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of related consulting experience in a professional services firm environment preferred or corporate positions with a financial and operational focus
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Must possess strong technical acumen and be comfortable working with complex data
  • Experienced with leading and managing complex work streams and projects.
  • High energy style, flexible and adaptive, with the ability to work well in a very fast paced environment.
  • Understands client culture, political environment and stakeholder agendas. Builds and drives the case for change on related work streams and projects.
  • Independently structures problem solving approaches and adapts quickly to changing direction.
  • Synthesizes complex analysis and identifies implications with attention to detail.
  • Creative with the development of new tools, methodologies and approaches.
  • Experienced with proposal development, strong commercial instincts and interest.
  • Advanced written communication skills, self-directed with preparation of client ready document and presentation development. Articulately communicates information and adapts communication effectively to the audience.
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Access and Excel applications.
  • Openness for up to 80% travel M-F

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.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

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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