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Senior Director-Consumer and Retail Group

Location: Washington DC, DC, United States
Date Posted: May 17, 2024

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Alvarez & Marsal | Consumer and Retail Group (CRG)
 

Position:  Senior Director, CRG (Grocery and Food Retail Experience preferred)
 

Who we are:

Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) is a premier independent global professional services firm specializing in providing turnaround management, restructuring, performance improvement and corporate advisory services.

Established over four years ago, the Consumer & Retail Group is a team of seasoned consultants and former industry operators who have deep experience solving complex problems in the consumer and retail space. 
 

Through our deep experience in the industry, our team drives performance and value in consumer-facing industries through disruption management, M&A proficiency, and strategic execution.

CRG is currently seeking Management Consulting leaders with significant consulting / operating experience in the Grocery and Food Retail space. Join our growing Grocery and Food Retail team and make immediate impact with our clients.

As a Senior Director at CRG, you will partner with leadership and clients on programs ranging from strategy to large-scale transformation, including digital transformation, M&A, and turnaround. You will also lead project teams and tackle complex challenges alongside senior executives from day one.

We are seeking a leader with:

  • Demonstrated success with a proven track record of value creation & deep industry relationships (including Foodservice, QSR, Travel / Hospitality)

  • Exceptional problem-solving, with a proven track record of value creation & a strong passion for client services

  • Experience driving large scale transformations and assist during M&A / carve out activities

  • Ability to effectively drive project teams to excellence, ensuring precise management of time-sensitive projects while engaging in strategic discussions

  • Expert communication skills, and an ability to simplify complex ideas for different audiences, expertly analyze data, and nurture client relationships in dynamic environments while guiding and inspiring junior colleagues.
     

Desired Professional Experience:
10-15 Years of Significant consulting projects or engagements within the Grocery and Food Retail industry in one or more of the following areas:

  • Manufacturing and Contract Manufacturing

  • Direct & Indirect Procurement

  • Merchandising & Category Management

  • Distribution & Logistics, Network Modeling

  • Sales & Marketing effectiveness, processes, incentives

  • SG&A cost reduction

  • M&A: Divestitures/Carve-Outs and Integration

  • Information Technology and Digital Improvements
     

Qualifications:

  • Preferred 15+ years of Consumer and / or Retail sectors with Consulting Experience

  • Strong technical acumen and comfortable working with complex data

  • Experience leading and managing complex work streams and projects

  • Build and drive the case for change on related work streams and projects

  • Independently structure problem solving approaches and adapt quickly to changing direction

  • Synthesize complex analysis and identifies implications with attention to detail

  • Creative with the development of new tools, methodologies and approaches

  • Experience with proposal development, strong commercial instincts and interest

  • Advanced written communication skills, self-directed with preparation of client ready document and presentation development.

  • Open to +/- 60% travel M-F
     

Building a legacy for our people is just as important to our team as building a legacy for our clients. CRG’s leaders invite you to be a part of molding our practice into something extraordinary. Our people’s passion and authenticity make CRG a world-class team.

Who will you be working with?

We are not a typical consulting firm. We are a group of entrepreneurial professionals who embody the A&M Core Values –inclusive diversity, integrity, quality, objectivity, fun and personal reward while delivering a tailored and scalable approach to working with private equity, hedge fund, and corporate clients. 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. Click here to learn about our commitment to your well-being.

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. Click here to learn more about why A&M is a great place to work.

The salary range is $200,000 -225,000 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.

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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