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Performance Improvement, Supply Chain – Associate/Senior Associate

Location: Sydney, Australia
Date Posted: May 24, 2024

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Who are we?

Companies, investors, and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action, and results. A&M’s leadership is about a bias towards action and the willingness to tell clients what we think is needed. When conventional approaches are not enough to create transformation and drive change, clients select us for our deep expertise and ability to create and deliver practical, rather than theoretical, solutions to their unique problems. 

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. 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.

What do we do?

The Performance Improvement Practice works with Private Equity and Corporate clients all over the world. We offer end-to-end services throughout the investment life cycle by furnishing transaction advisory, supply chain excellence, performance improvement, turnaround, interim and crisis management. Our areas of expertise include pre-M&A due diligence, merger integration, post-M&A growth strategy, corporate finance advisory, organizational and cost transformation, supply chain and manufacturing operational improvement, interim and crisis management, and CFO finance leadership. We differentiate ourselves by the result-driven approach, the hands-on mindset, and the ability to provide leadership amidst complex situations.

A&M is rapidly expanding in across Australia and seeking to hire Associates and Senior Associates who will be responsible for research, analytical / problem solving, modelling, and report / presentation preparation, to supporting various engagements of complex and high-profile situations. They are required to deliver rapid results with focus on bottom-line improvement.

We value:

  • Integrity - Never let financial gain compromise integrity.
  • Quality - Always value quality people and quality work.
  • Objectivity - Do your homework before you form conclusions.
  • Fun - Like what you do and with whom you do it.
  • Personal Reward - Perform interesting work with interesting people and achieve results that matter.
  • Inclusive Diversity - Embrace diversity, foster inclusiveness and reward merit.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with team members in information gathering approach and ensure all relevant sources of information are pursued
  • Work on a diverse range of complex supply chain assignments, alongside other experienced management professionals leading a project
  • Engage in practice development, marketing and selling efforts
  • Ensure issues and opportunities are clearly and concisely presented
  • Ensure that project approach, timeline and deliverables are logical, reasonable, and accurate
  • Set and communicate client’s expectation consistently
  • Identify risks and obstacles early on, create contingency plans and communicating timely with client

We are seeking:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (Business, Accounting, Finance, Engineering or any major with quantitative focus) with a proven record of academic excellence
  • Excellent analytical skills, logical and structured thinking, creative in problem solving
  • Ability to extract useful information from large sets of unorganized or incomplete data
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple workstreams concurrently
  • Superior interpersonal attributes including communication and soft skills, ability to work in a team, results/performance-oriented work style, entrepreneurial, personal maturity
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written, capable of interaction at all levels in a company, from factory floor to CEO
  • Resourceful researcher
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Willingness to travel

Personal Style:

  • High energy, autonomous, self-starter, entrepreneurial
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, challenging, and unpredictable environment
  • Has the ability to project fun and a sense of achievement into the work that they do and team that they join
  • Relates well at all levels and cultures
  • Driven by values and integrity, straight talker
  • Demonstrable ability to balance a high-level view with detail
  • A natural ability to prioritise – especially in highly pressure situations

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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