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Director , Financial & Operational Restructuring (FOR)

Location: Paris, France
Date Posted: Apr 3, 2024

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Director,Financial & Operational Restructuring (FOR)

Alvarez & Marsal

Paris

Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) is a global consulting firm with more than $3.5+ billion in revenues, 9,000+ staff and almost 82 offices around the globe. We offer a broad range of professional services including Financial & Operational Restructuring, Debt Advisory, Transaction Advisory, Performance Improvement, Corporate Transformation, Financial Institutions Advisory, Tax, Valuations and Disputes and Investigation Services.

A&Ms established European Financial & Operational Restructuring practice advises companies, investors, lenders and secured creditor groups in complex restructuring processesto evaluate the risks and opportunities of a companys business plan, manage short term liquidity pressure, stabilise financial and operational performance, assess restructuring options, be the lead financial advisor through a restructuring transaction and implement comprehensive profitability, working capital improvements and restructuring solutions in order to maximize outcomes for our clients.

Our Paris based Financial & Operational Restructuring practice (FOR) is lead by two highly experienced & established Managing Directors and the team have earned an exceptional reputation for excellent work. They are highly active in France & across Europe and due to continued growth we are recruiting a talented individual to join this expanding team at Director level. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build a career in advisory with the leading global name in Restructuring.

We welcome applications from individuals currently pursuing careers in Big 4 firms or boutique advisory / strategy houses who are looking to develop their career in Restructuring at a fast pace by working for an independent specialist firm with a global reputation.

As part of a select and highly skilled team you will have the opportunity to;

  • Work closely with our Managing Directors in France and across Europe on business development activities including thought leadership, proposals, pitches and networking
  • Support our Managing Directors to lead and develop the French Financial & Operational Restructuring team (FOR), including recruiting, training and coaching team members
  • Develop trusted relationships with key stakeholders in the French and European Restructuring community through the delivery of value-added client engagements
  • Advise companies, investors, lenders or any other stakeholders facing distressed situations; assess Group-level financial & operational performance in addition to the financial viability of subsidiary companies
  • Conduct Independent Business Reviews, Initial diagnostic assessment of liquidity, key business issues and outlook, appraisal of options & contingency planning and cash flow assessments
  • Evaluate business plans and financial projections, including assessments of risks and opportunities - contribute to performance monitoring following business plan implementation

The person:

  • Extensive experience within a Financial Restructuring team at a leading advisory firm
  • The ability to demonstrate experience delivering complex restructuring projects including independent business reviews, short term cash flow assessments, capital structure analysis and lender restructuring options analysis
  • Broad ranging experience in leading complex restructuring engagements combined with well-developed stakeholder management skills
  • Demonstrated expertise and aptitude with conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses, particularly with constructing integrated financial models, analysing financial under-performance and related services
  • Fluent business level English and French is essential. Additional European language skills are highly desirable
  • A high grade Bachelors degree from a top Grande Ecole university

A successful Restructuring Director will be experienced in addressing businesses critical issues at speed and will reflect the operational distinctiveness that is A&M;a business savvy, outcome focused business entrepreneur who is addicted to making an impact, determined to make a difference and not afraid to challenge the status-quo.

In addition, the successful candidate will also possess excellent negotiating skills, gained in a restructuring advisory environment, whether in the context of negotiating with banks, closure of an entity/divestment of assets or dealing with management teams or trade unions. The ability to engage with ambitious deadlines under possible ambiguity is key, whilst mobilising ones self and the team towards productive outcomes.

Ideally, a Director will be able to successfully identify client needs and win client trust. Ultimately, the successful appointee will be recognised by the client as the lead for value contributed on engagements and therefore build his/her own credible network of contacts and referral sources with clients, professionals and institutions.

Employee Benefits - Our comprehensive benefits package is best-in-class for one reason: our commitment to our people.

A&Ms employee resource groups support you through all stages of your professional development and connect you with others to make great things happen. No matter your gender, experience or walk of life, at A&M, your rich and diverse perspectives are valued. Here, diversity is celebrated and the vast talents that our employee pool around the world brings is what makes A&M an inclusive place.

A&M

The regulatory changes impacting audit practices across Europe have had a significant effect on the Restructuring practices of the Big 4 accounting firms leading to divestures and change previously unthinkable. These changes have created a huge opportunity for growth and A&M has expanded its Restructuring practice significantly across Europe since 2017. As a business we have grown over 30% every year and this has created exceptional career opportunities for our employees.

Diversity & Inclusion

A&Ms entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging workguided by A&Ms core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversityare 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.

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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