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PEPI: Senior Associate, Operations—Process Industry Team (OPEN TO ALL U.S. LOCATIONS)

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Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Date Posted: Apr 9, 2024

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Alvarez & Marsal Private Equity Performance Improvement

PEPI: Senior Associate, OperationsProcess Industry Team


Alvarez & Marsal is a leading independent global professional services firm specializing in providing turnaround management, performance improvement and corporate advisory services. A&M is seeking to expand its Private Equity Performance Improvement (PEPI) Chemicals Team in various locations throughout the U.S.

With more than 8,500 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 a hands-on-approach, our professionals work closely with stakeholders to tackle complex business issues and maximize value.

The A&M PEPI Process Industry Team serves middle market and large cap private equity firms across the investment lifecycle from pre-acquisition / due diligence services to post-merger integration, to driving performance improvement at portfolio companies.

Our PEPI Process Industry services include:

  • Transaction Support: Commercial/Operational due diligence; Carve-Out Assessment; Interim Management; Post-Merger Integration; IT
  • Commercial Excellence: Revenue Enhancement; Margin Management; Complexity Reduction; Salesforce Effectiveness
  • Operational Improvement: Rapid Results; Operational & Process Improvement; Cost Optimization; Procurement & Sourcing; OEE Optimization
  • Capital Efficiency: Asset Reliability & Productivity; Supply Chain & Inventory Management; Asset Care Planning

Our PEPI Process Industry Team Focus includes:

  • Feedstocks, Commodity Chemicals and Plastics
  • Specialty Chemicals and Materials
  • Food and Beverage
  • Basic Process Industries (paper, textiles, etc.)
  • Pharma and Life Sciences

We offer excellent opportunities for career advancement and building leadership skills. The PEPI Process Industry Team is focused on providing career development, training and exposure to international business assignments. 

Professional experience:

  • Hands on consulting or industry experience in two of the service areas listed above
  • Experience leading teams through a time-sensitive project by structuring a performance improvement plan and managing the process through to completion
  • Synthesizing meaningful insights from data, facts and discussions with clients
  • Developing findings and making strategic recommendations
  • Working with clients directly to implement strategic and operational recommendations

Professional skills:

  • Team player
  • Strong written, oral and analytical skills
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Structured project management (time, team and work-streams management)
  • Initiative and drive
  • Ability to deliver time-pressured projects on-time and on-quality
  • Flexible, creative and critical thinking skills
  • Client relationship building


  • 5-7+ years of experience implementing operating and cost improvement programs and/or commercial and margin management improvements
  • MBA and/or Masters in Science/Engineering from a top-tier school a PLUS with good to excellent financial analytical skills
  • Previous experience with a recognized strategy or operations consulting firm strongly preferred
  • Hands-on industry experience strongly preferred (e.g. chemicals, energy, plastics, industrial, agribusiness/food, pharmaceuticals, specialty chemicals, materials paper/textile/roll goods, pulp, coal, base metals, rubber, wood/wood products)
  • Flexibility to travel up to 80% of the time
  • Open to all U.S. locations

The salary range is $100,000 - $150,000 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.


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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, family medical history, genetic information or other protected medical condition, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by and in accordance with applicable laws. Employees and Applicants can find A&M policy statements and additional information by region here.

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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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