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Senior Associate (m/f/d) – Corporate Transformation Services – Operations, SC & Procurement

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Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Date Posted: Jul 16, 2024

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Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results. Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a global leading professional services firm that provides advisory, business performance improvement and turnaround management services.  

With over 10.000 people across 6 continents and based in over 85 locations, we deliver excellent results for corporates, boards, private equity firms, law firms and government agencies facing complex challenges. Our senior leaders and their teams leverage A&M’s restructuring heritage to help companies act decisively, catapult growth and accelerate results.   

Our non-hierarchical, hands-on-approach, small expert teams and an international focus are characterizing for A&M.  

Corporate Transformation Services (CTS) as one of A&M’s core competencies advise clients in improving profitability targets and leading clients out of strategic and operational crisis situations in a sustainable manner. 

A&M’s Operations, SC & Procurement professionals assist our clients in analyzing operations, supply chain and distribution channels for potential value creation opportunities and to help drive them during our client’s ownership. From our thorough fact-based analysis, we assess state of operations, identify key risks to investment and quantify potential EBITDA improvement plans for the buyer and seller. Advise clients in various industries (including automotive, manufacturing, IT, FMCG) optimize their purchasing/SCM organization and thus make a significant contribution to the positive economic development. A&M’s Procurement specialists not only advise but also negotiate directly with suppliers to strip out significant costs. 

As a (Senior) Associate (m/f/d) focused on Operation, Supply Chain & Procurement you will manage the following key responsibilities, supported by the European Corporate Transformation team 

  • Conception and implementation of performance improvement measures in the production, engineering, maintenance, SCM, purchasing and logistics areas of the client

  • Optimization of value chains involving interdisciplinary teams

  • Supporting clients in the context of international transformation and turnaround projects

  • International projects focused on strategy, corporate structure or company-wide efficiency improvements 

At best you already have some relevant consulting experience and the following qualifications:  

  • An excellent degree from an accredited university

  • Industry experience desirable 

  • A specific understanding of the key attributes of the category as well as Global supply options, routes to value and other related cost topics, sound knowledge of Lean and Six Sigma principles such as value stream mapping and value stream design, store floor management

  • Change management 

  • Facilitation, negotiation and supplier management 

  • Data analysis (turning raw data into business insights and intelligence) 

  • Robust financial experience and analytical rigor 

  • Fluency in German and English is essential, additional European language skills are more than welcome. 

If you want to be part of A&M’s success story and would like to grow in a dynamic environment, we are looking forward to your application.   

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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.

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