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Associate, Strategic Growth & Development Programme Management

Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: Feb 1, 2024

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Strategic Growth & Development Programme Management – Associate level


Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) is a global professional services firm specializing in turnaround and interim management, performance improvement and business advisory services. A&M delivers specialist operational, consulting and industry expertise to management and investors seeking to accelerate performance, overcome challenges and maximize value across the corporate and investment lifecycles. Founded in 1983, the firm is known for its distinctive restructuring heritage, hands-on approach and relentless focus on execution and results.


Our dedicated EMEA Strategy Growth team sits in the EMEA office and works across all the business unit leaders to address the growth ambition, and by attracting entrepreneurial leaders to build complimentary new businesses, while remaining true to our distinctive culture, values and \get things done\ ethos.


We are looking for a Strategic Growth & Development Programme Management Associate to be based in London. The ideal candidate will establish and implement governance frameworks to track historic and current progress and KPIs and work with the leaders to address any risks and issues and will run governance programmes as BAU in the future whilst playing an integral role of developing a centre of excellence of senior talent management within the firm. The role will report to the Head of Reporting and to the Head of Strategic Growth & Development, the ideal candidate will be someone who is able to navigate ambiguity and develop concepts into solutions independently, deal with big sets of data, show resilience when solving complex matters and communicate effectively to a senior audience.



Responsibilities include but not limited to:

·       Work collaboratively with Business Units Heads to establish governance structures, ensuring alignment with growth ambitions.

·       Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the model, structure, and team setup against growth objectives.

·       Identify and address any special cases that may impact the achievement of growth ambitions.

·       Identify opportunities for strategic growth in white space areas, leveraging both opportunistic and planned approaches.

·       Collaborate with various teams to realize growth initiatives, including those related to energy, infrastructure, and ERG (Employee Resource Groups).

·       Collaborate with leadership by attracting entrepreneurial leaders to build complimentary new businesses,

·       Establish and run programmes making them into BAU and creating a centre of excellence with the firm.

·       Collaborate with Talent Acquisition, Analytics and Legal and Compliance teams to track performance and assess their integration effectiveness.

·       Solve complex problems through a combination of data environment analysis and consideration of human factors.

·       Explore future market trends, identifying potential external leads for strategic partnerships.




·       Previous experience in a centralized function within a corporate environment or transformation office is preferred.

·       Proven track record of building, managing and implementing programmes.

·       Ability to work collaboratively with senior leadership in a cross-functional team setting.

·       Excellent communication skills.

·       Fluent in English, any additional EU languages are a plus.

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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