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(Senior) Associate (m/f/d) – Corporate Transformation Services – Industrials

Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
Date Posted: Feb 15, 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 8000 people across 6 continents and based in 75 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. 

Within CTS the Industrials function is dedicated to driving top and bottom-line impact of clients in various industries. Whether in an advisory capacity or in an interim C-Suite role, our team of outstanding industry specialists and strategic consultants works to develop and implement operational performance improvement solutions to achieve excellent results.

We are seeking an individual to join our European CTS Industrials team as (Senior) Associate (m/f/d) focusing on the Industrial sector, encompassing Automotive, A&D, Engineered Products, Hightech, and Energy.

This role will play an integral part in supporting and contributing to the following responsibilities:

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in large-scale transformation and restructuring initiatives

  • Pre-deal commercial and operational M&A advice 

  • Carve-out and post-merger integration 

  • 100-day improvement plan, quantified EBITDA / cash improvement and its implementation 

  • Functional expertise e.g., in finance, sales, purchasing, supply chain, S&OP, production, R&D 

Requirements:

We are seeking individuals with a genuine interest in transformation initiatives. Ideal candidates for this role might possess:

  • Prior experience in consulting, especially in strategy or management consulting

  • A track record of professional growth and development within a consulting / corporate environment

  • Proficiency in conducting in-depth diagnostic assessments of operational issues, product profitability, cost base, and manufacturing processes

  • Solid skills in data gathering, rigorous analysis, hypothesis formulation, and creating compelling recommendations to clients

  • Experience in conceptualizing and implementing innovative operating models that elevate business performance

  • In-depth knowledge of industries such as machinery & equipment, automotive, OEM suppliers, industrial automation, metals and mining, aerospace & defense, or energy

  • Practical industry experience beyond consultancy will be considered an advantage

  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English and German at a business level

  • Master's degree or higher education in STEM, economics, finance, or business management, or related field

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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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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