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Corporate Transactions Group - Execution - Director

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Location: Houston, TX, United States
Date Posted: Jul 12, 2024

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About A&M

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 leading global professional services firm that provides advisory, business performance improvement and turnaround management services. When conventional approaches are not enough to create transformation and drive change, clients seek our deep expertise and ability to deliver practical solutions to their unique problems.

 

With over 10,000 people across five continents, we deliver tangible 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. 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.
 

Corporate Transactions Group ("CTG")

CTG, a subsidiary of A&M, brings a structured and disciplined approach to create and capture value throughout the M&A deal cycle. We provide corporate clients with deep leadership and expertise to bring an end-to-end solution for corporate clients as they enter into potential buys-side acquisitions, sell-side divestitures and carve-outs, and strategic partnerships.  

 

Our professionals help businesses develop and execute their strategies to create value for the organization and its shareholders leveraging A&M’s functional expertise and industry experience.  We provide a range of services to our clients, including commercial due diligence, market entry assessment, financial and operational due diligence, tax diligence and structuring assistance, business modeling and synergy assessment, integration & separation planning, and support executing the plan and delivering enterprise value for our client’s shareholders.

 

Our CTG practice is growing rapidly which means there is a unique opportunity to be creative and entrepreneurial to help shape the foundation of our future.  We are currently seeking dynamic and experienced professionals to join our team, focusing on the operational and execution aspects of the M&A life cycle (from early-stage diligence through to post-close implementation).  In this ever-changing market environment, our professionals must be adaptable and thrive in a collaborative, team-driven culture. The position offers significant opportunities for career development and advancement in a fast-growing practice that is helping lead many market shaping deals.

 

What will you be doing?

We are looking for seasoned professionals with experience in M&A transactions.  As a Director, you will serve as a client leader on our project teams and a leader with our CTG practice.  


The ideal candidate will have deep experience in the following areas:
•    Operational due diligence (ODD)
•    Merger and acquisition integration planning and execution
•    Divestiture and carve-out planning and execution
•    Synergy development, planning, and execution

Your role will entail client-facing origination and delivery, as well as development, mentoring and coaching of the team and business development activities. 

 

Key responsibilities
•    Serve as the day-to-day client leader for enterprise-wide M&A projects and oversee the design and delivery of high-quality client analysis and work products for the team.
•    Mange the quality of the engagement and overall client experience.
•    Design and help deliver operational diligence and/or functional analysis as part of the pre-signing / pre-closing activities to help our clients determine value, assess risk, identify opportunities and prepare for a future transaction.
•    Lead large, cross-functional teams to understand operational overlaps / entanglements, develop and execute the integration / separation work plans and critical planning documents (e.g., entanglement logs, TSAs, cost models, synergy plans, etc.), identify improvement areas, identify, escalate, and resolve integration or separation issues on A&M's most challenging projects.
•    Based upon your M&A and industry experience, proactively identify business issues and opportunities for your clients and recommend activities to mitigate risks while optimizing upside opportunities for the business; become a trusted advisor to your senior client executives.
•    Act as the primary team interface with various levels of client executives and c-level leadership; help identify future opportunities to improve your client's business and expand A&M's impact on their overall success.
•    Work with leadership to identify growth opportunities with existing and greenfield clients and develop go-to-market strategies to grow the practice; help originate new opportunities and work to expand existing projects.
•    Help lead business development activities and proposals including market research and analysis, targeting c-level executives and leveraging existing client relationships, and building proposals to support identifying and closing new opportunities.
•    Lead the professional development and career path of team members and lead key people initiatives such as recruiting, training, and other career development programs for our expanded team.

 

Qualifications:

  •  A minimum of 8+ years of relevant professional consulting and / or operational experience, specializing in corporate M&A, diligence, and integration / separation implementation; Big 4 or top-tier Strategy consulting firm preferred; additional leadership experience in Corporate Strategy or Corporate Development a plus
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university / college preferably in Business, Engineering or a related field; MBA preferred
  • Strong business acumen with proven analytical and problem-solving skills and experience to understand how strategic business model decisions impact the broader organization across customers, operations, technology, risk, and people; CFA or CPA preferred
  • Multi-year experience leading complex M&A execution projects (integrations and separations) and M&A transactional deal work; fundamental understanding of the Change Management function and its importance in the M&A life cycle, including communications and organization design; additional industry experience with operational exposure and P&L responsibility across one or more functions a plus (Sale & Marketing, Supply Chain, HR, IT, Finance, etc.)
  • Experience supporting new business opportunities within a professional services environment including relationship management, business proposals, RFP responses, written and oral presentations, etc.
  • Experience designing, scoping, pricing and delivering professional service projects with corporate clients, working with both the business leaders and procurement organizations to quickly ramp up a project.
  • Significant expertise within one or more industry segments (e.g., Consumer Products, Industrials, Automotive, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Financial Services, Energy, Technology, Media, etc.) such that you are a strategic advisor with c-level executives and Boards regarding common sector trends, M&A practices, business risks, potential synergies, and market reaction.
  • Proven ability to build trusting market relationships that will enable future business development opportunities and increased branding and market presence for the practice. 
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment and operate successfully under ambiguity
  • Ability to communicate confidently in a clear, concise, and articulate manner - verbally and in written form to senior business leaders
  • Travel may be up to 75%
  • Ability to work within the US

 

Who will you be working with?

We are not a typical consulting firm. CTG is a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience who embody the A&M Core Values – integrity, quality, objectivity, fun, personal reward, and inclusive diversity while delivering a tailored and scalable approach to working with our corporate clients.  

 

Our team is a set of are hands-on, entrepreneurial, open minded, high achieving, and collaborative individuals who go the extra mile and deliver gold standard work for their teammates and clients. We are often leaders amongst our peers with the confidence to approach internal and external problems head-on and the grit to execute highly complex, value add initiatives in intense situations.


We present you with opportunities, not a playbook, and we reward you based on performance, not your tenure.
 

How will you grow and be supported?

As a demonstration of A&M’s strong commitment to its people, we offer benefits to support your career, personal and professional developments. This includes performance-based career progression and promotion process, high quality practice-wide training programs, a global mobility program, rotation opportunities in other practice areas, employee resource groups, and a health and wellness program. A&M recognizes that our people fuel our growth, and you and your. team will be provided with the best available training and development resources, as well as networking opportunities.

 

The base salary is $200,000 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.

 

Full-time Positions and Part-time Positions Over 30 hours

Regular employees working 30 or more hours per week are also entitled to participate in Alvarez & Marsal Holdings’ fringe benefits consisting of healthcare plans, flexible spending and savings accounts, life, AD&D, and disability coverages at rates determined from time to time as well as a 401(k)-retirement plan. Provided the eligibility requirements are met, employees will also receive a discretionary contribution to their 401(k) from Alvarez & Marsal. A&M Benefits Program

 

Alvarez & Marsal recruits on an ongoing basis. Candidates are considered as they apply, until the opportunity is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply expeditiously to any role(s) that they are qualified for and that are of interest to them. 

 

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