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DIRECTOR, PROCUREMENT & SOURCING -- DIRECT MATERIALS (OPEN TO ALL U.S. LOCATIONS)

Location: Troy, MI, United States
Date Posted: Nov 15, 2023

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Alvarez & Marsal Private Equity Performance Improvement

Director, Procurement & Sourcing Direct Materials - Resins

(OPEN TO ALL U.S. LOCATIONS)         

Alvarez & Marsal, 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) – team in various locations throughout the U.S. With more than 8,000 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 middle market and large cap private equity firms who have engaged A&M to help improve operating results at their portfolio companies.   

Our professionals are aligned with a PEPI service line to promote the development of deep functional skills & experiences and to maximize our ability to tailor solutions to solve our clients' business issues. 

Our PEPI services include:

Supply Chain

Rapid Results

Manufacturing Operations Improvement

Pre-Acquisition Operations

Interim Management

M&A Services

CFO Services

A&M’s Supply Chain Operations professionals assist our clients in analyzing each part of the supply chain process including: Procurement and Sourcing, Production, Logistics, Distribution and Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning (SI&OP) to identify value creation opportunities, develop a roadmap to accelerate those opportunities and assist with driving them to our client’s bottom line.  From our thorough fact-based analysis, we assess the state of operations, identify key risks to investment and quantify potential EBITDA improvement plans. 

The PEPI Supply Chain group is a growing business with high growth projected throughout 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, training and exposure to international and domestic business assignments.

 Professional experience:

We are seeking individuals with significant Direct Materials - Resins and industry experience that can lead and deliver project work streams for complex client engagements working closely with Private Equity teams to identify, design, and implement creative business solutions for their portfolio companies.  Individuals can be experienced consultants or mid / senior level industry professionals that can shift to working in a consulting environment. Director level to be determined based on level of experience and qualifications.

Directors lead the following types of workstreams and may be asked to both conduct analysis as well as lead teams to deliver results:

  • Conduct a rapid assessment of the client (organization, supplier spend, supply chain, etc.) to develop a list of prioritized opportunities and improvement actions
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of a client’s procurement organization and strategic sourcing capabilities
  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies to meet growth and financial objectives through effective integration with forecasting, demand/supply planning, inventory management, and distribution & logistics
  • Develop and manage efforts in sourcing and procurement
  • Lead supplier identification, approval, contract/pricing negotiations and vendor relations
  • Develop implementation plans to drive proposed changes in procurement and sourcing initiatives
  • Effectively perform analysis and/or lead teams to conduct analysis depending on project scope

   

Professional skills:

  • Strong written, oral, and analytical skills
  • Strong listening skills to distinguish true client needs and influence sustainable outcomes
  • Strong Excel (emphasis on modeling) and PowerPoint skills (distilling complicated issues for executive presence)
  • Excellent business and financial acumen to apply supply chain/operations improvement to financial economics
  • Ability to calmly and quickly work with clients that are under significant deal related time pressure or financial stress, transformation, restructuring, M&A Activity
  • Structured project management (time, team and work-stream management)
  • Initiative and drive
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Ability to deliver time-pressured projects on-time and on-quality
  • Flexible and creative thinking
  • Client relationship building
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Strong analytic skills related to working with unstructured, disparate datasets

Qualifications:

  • 10 - 15 plus years combined consulting and/or industry operating experience
  • Deep industry expertise in resins and polymers including roles in sourcing / supply chain, managing a diverse set of resin and polymer sub-categories
  • Deep understanding of resin and polymer supply base, cost drivers, market dynamics, and cost management/reduction strategies
  • Preference for career history including industry roles in Sourcing and Procurement functions within Manufacturing companies
  • Previous advisory experience from a top-tier performance improvement focused consulting firm a plus
  • Functional knowledge in Supply Chain, Procurement, Operations or Manufacturing, Distribution and Logistics, Inventory management and related processes
  • Experience working for or with private equity sponsors and portfolio companies.
  • Demonstrated track record of leading sustainable high-impact strategic sourcing approaches
  • Exemplary experience designing end-to-end procurement strategies
  • Excellent fact-gathering and analytical skills, including business process mapping and quantitative analysis
  • Flexibility to travel up to 80% of the time

The salary range is $150,000 - $225,000 annually, dependent on several variables including but not limited to education, experience, skills, and geography. In addition, A&M offers a discretionary bonus program which is based on a number of factors, including individual and firm performance.  Please ask your recruiter for details.

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