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(Senior) Associate & Director - Corporate Transformation Services

Location: Paris, France
Date Posted: Nov 27, 2023

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(Senior) Associate & Director - Corporate Transformation Services

To be considered for this opportunity you will need to be Native or Bilingual French

Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”) is a global consulting firm with more than $3+ billion in revenues, c.8000+ staff and over 70 offices worldwide. We offer a broad range of professional services including Performance Improvement, Corporate Transformation, Financial Institutions Advisory, Restructuring, Digital, Transaction Advisory, Tax, Valuations, and Disputes and Investigation Services. For now four decades, Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) has set the standard for working with organizations to solve complex problems, boost performance and maximize value for stakeholders.

Department:  Corporate Transformation Services (CTS)

Our established Corporate Transformation Services (CTS) practice focuses on enterprise-wide change to particularly help define and deliver sustainable performance improvements. We help our clients navigate complex transformations, repositioning, integrations, carve-outs, operational turnaround/restructuring. We work for corporations across several industries including Automotive, Aerospace, Defense, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Tech, FMCG, Hospitality & Leisure, and Energy. Our scope of services includes taking hands-on operational roles in various functions to support our clients when required.

We are expanding our CTS practice in Paris and as a result we have multiple opportunities for experienced Corporate Transformation professionals in our Paris office, at Associate, Senior Associate and Director levels.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Being an active part of the teams directly supporting the Managing Directors and actively contributing to business development. Development activities include pitching C-suite executives (CEOs, CFOs)

  • Review financial and operational performance to build diagnosis, identify root causes and provide clarity on underperformance to client leadership; prepare executable action plan. 

  • Assist on producing financial modelling and analysis including Financial & Operational models and projections.

  • Identify and quantify improvement levers jointly with clients, including revised operating plan to improve the business operational performance (plant layouts, production processes, etc.); communicate case for change to client leadership.

  • Collaboratively with clients, lead execution of transformation plans to realize EBITDA, Working Capital and other long-term benefits.

  • Drive quick initial short-term gains to release cash to invest in longer transformation targets

  • Work with CTS clients through the full spectrum of complex issues that arise in operations, including manufacturing, supply chain management, logistics and purchasing.

Requirements for this position:

The successful candidates will possess a proven consulting & ideally corporate background.  You will need to be an expert in design and delivery of organizational change and transformational programs at C-suite and board level. 

Essential :

  • Education: graduation from a Tier 1 Business School, Engineer School, or another highly rated Institution

  • Possess excellent financial & business acumen, including understanding of financial statements

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; Some Excel modelling skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to prioritize – especially in complex situations

  • Previous experience in consulting and/or industry, ideally gained through an operational position

  • Must have an ability and willingness to travel (potentially from Day 1) to client sites, across the UK & European regions, at short notice as part of the working week

  • Fluency to a business level in both verbal and written English & French is essential

  • A persuasive and effective communicator & stakeholder manager who can engage effectively with leadership teams in pressure situations and influence at Board level.

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.

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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