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Associate / Senior Associate – Infrastructure - PEPI - UK

Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: Apr 23, 2024

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Description

Alvarez & Marsal (\A&M\) is a leading global consulting firm renowned for its wide array of professional services, including Restructuring, Transaction Advisory, Private Equity Performance Improvement (\PEPI\), Corporate Transformation Services, Valuations, and Disputes & Investigation Services. With revenues exceeding $3 billion and a staff of 9000 professionals worldwide, A&M is the preferred consultancy for companies, investors, and government entities seeking leadership, action, and results.

The dedicated PEPI team at A&M collaborates closely with investors and their portfolio companies, offering independent analysis and end-to-end services throughout the investment life cycle. Our professionals bring extensive expertise in performance improvement, leveraging proven methodologies such as the Rapid Results Program to swiftly assess business process management risks and identify areas for enhancement.

Purpose of the Role:

We are currently seeking dynamic individuals for the Associate/ Sr. Associate position within our esteemed PEPI team. The ideal candidate will possess a successful track record in the infrastructure industry, combining operational, commercial, and consulting skills with an entrepreneurial mindset. As an Associate/Sr. Associate at A&M, you will play a pivotal role in delivering advisory assignments in both Pre and Post Deal scenarios.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development of the A&M brand and profile by delivering exceptional client assignments and effectively managing project teams.
  • Assist in managing a diverse range of projects, including operational/commercial due diligence, post-merger integration, performance improvement, transformation, and interim management.
  • Provide support in advising and implementing performance improvement programs for major corporations across various industry sectors.
  • Evaluate cost reduction and revenue enhancement opportunities, ensuring maximum value creation.
  • Assist in post-acquisition initiatives to realize operational due diligence objectives promptly.
  • Develop comprehensive methodologies for organizational clarity and ownership, particularly within the first 100 days of integration.
  • Collaborate with private equity-owned businesses to identify and implement strategies for financial and operational enhancement.
  • Address complex operational issues spanning manufacturing, supply chain management, logistics, and purchasing.
  • Conduct rapid diagnostics to identify immediate and long-term operational challenges and opportunities.
  • Support private equity-owned businesses in assessing opportunities to improve financial and operating performance.
  • Assist in developing and implementing new operating plans to enhance business performance.

Requirements:

Essential:

  • Strong communication skills, capable of engaging effectively with leadership teams in high-pressure environments.
  • Familiarity with the private equity industry, particularly experience with private equity-backed portfolio companies in infrastructure, clean energy, or utilities sectors.
  • Extensive knowledge of transformation, post-merger integration, and due diligence processes, preferably gained from a top-tier consulting firm or 'Big 4' consultancy.
  • Experience in international operations, including manufacturing, supply chain management, purchasing, and logistics.
  • Proven track record of successfully delivering major assignments at both pre and post-deal stages.
  • Understanding and execution of LEAN production or services principles.
  • Willingness to travel to client sites across Europe.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university.
  • Business-level fluency in English.

Desirable:

  • MBA, promotion, or financial qualification.
  • Proficiency in additional European languages.

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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