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Associate, Performance Improvement

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date Posted: Nov 30, 2023

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Who we are

Companies, investors, and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results. A&M’s leadership is about a bias towards action and the willingness to tell clients what we think is needed. When conventional approaches are not enough to create transformation and drive change, clients select us for our deep expertise and ability to create and deliver practical, rather than theoretical, solutions to their unique problems. 

Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that provides advisory, business performance improvement and turnaround management services. We are experienced operators, world-class consultants, former regulators, and industry authorities with a shared commitment to telling clients what’s really needed for turning change into a strategic business asset, managing risk, and unlocking value at every stage of growth.

What we do

The Performance Improvement Practice works with Private Equity and Corporate clients all over the world. We offer end-to-end services throughout the investment life cycle by furnishing transaction advisory, performance improvement, turnaround, interim and crisis management. Our areas of expertise include pre-M&A due diligence, merger integration, post-M&A growth strategy, corporate finance advisory, organizational and cost transformation, supply chain and manufacturing operational improvement, interim and crisis management, and CFO finance leadership. We differentiate ourselves by the result-driven approach, the hands-on mindset, and the ability to provide leadership amidst complex situations.

A&M is rapidly expanding in Southeast Asia and seeking to hire Associates who will be responsible for research, analytical / problem solving, modeling, and report / presentation preparation, to support various engagements of complex and high-profile situations. He/she is required to deliver rapid results with focus on bottom-line improvement.

Why A&M?

  • Environment for Growth: Under the guidance of experienced team leaders, you will have many opportunities to develop at A&M. Furthermore, as we expand, you will meet and interact with a diverse set of colleagues committed to your professional growth.
  • Flexible Work Arrangements: We respect work-life balance and take a flexible stance towards working hours; the focus is on results. Work-from-home arrangements are available within each team.

We value

  • Integrity - Never let financial gain compromise integrity.
  • Quality - Always value quality people and quality work.
  • Objectivity - Do your homework before you form conclusions.
  • Fun - Like what you do and with whom you do it.
  • Personal Reward - Perform interesting work with interesting people and achieve results that matter.
  • Inclusive Diversity - Embrace diversity, foster inclusiveness and reward merit.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct research and gather from all sources of information
  • Use gathered information and expertise to formulate strategic plans for our clients
  • Cooperate with the team leader to understand different stakeholders’ perspective
  • Organize and prioritize tasks on hand to meet deadlines.
  • Analyze & present statistical & market data, and perform financial analysis

We are seeking

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (Business, Accounting, Finance, Engineering or any major with quantitative focus) with proven record of academic excellence
  • Excellent analytical skills, logical and structured thinking, creative in problem solving
  • Ability to extract/infer useful information from large sets of unorganized or incomplete data
  • Strong organizational skills, including ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently
  • Superior interpersonal attributes including communication and soft skills, ability to work in a team, results/performance-oriented work style
  • Ability to summarise complex numerical information for presentations
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, fluency in Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin or other ASEAN languages (Bahasa Indonesia, Vietnamese, Thai or Tagalog) a plus

Personal Style

  • High energy, autonomous, get-it-done, entrepreneurial mindset—seizing small moments to make them bigger
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, challenging, and unpredictable environment—looking beyond constraints for solutions
  • Has the ability to project fun and a sense of achievement into the work that they do and team that they join
  • Keenesss to go above and beyond, with integrity and empathy, to create lasting results
  • Passionate about quality and objectivity of your work
  • Ability to collaborate seflessly & be a team player

If this sounds like you, we want to get to know you better.  Contact us and get to know us better!


Alvarez & Marsal established its Southeast Asia and Australia presence in 2017 and has in the last year scaled up rapidly across the region, with 7 offices now in Singapore (HQ), Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Ho Chi Minh City; these are complemented by our offices in North Asia in Greater China (Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing) & Seoul and India (Mumbai, Bengalaru, New Delhi). Our experienced team has an average of more than 15 years’ experience and combines top-tiers consultants and C-level executives from different industries and is led by Utsav Garg, Managing Director and Head, Southeast Asia and Australia. Our clients include private equity firms as well as well-known local and multinational corporations across Southeast Asia and Australia.

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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