Alvarez and Marsal’s dedicated PEPI professionals work with Investors and their portfolio companies to provide independent analysis and end to end services across the investment life cycle that deliver results in every economic cycle.
Through our PEPI practice, Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) offers assistance to private equity owned portfolio companies that are under-performing or with a need of re-organisation and re-positioning.
Working directly with company management, A&M's involvement reassures all stakeholders that the company is taking important steps to address its problems and maximise its value.
Purpose of the Senior Associate role : Alvarez & Marsal’s Private Equity Performance Improvement (PEPI) business is rapidly growing its high performance European team.
To continue our success and to support our ambitious growth plans for the future, we are currently looking for a Senior Associate to join our French team.
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to use your outstanding financial acumen and problem-solving skills to become an integral part of our successful hands-on’ team.
As a valued member of the A&M Pan-European PEPI team based in Paris, you will be working on high-impact projects throughout Europe and across the entire private equity life cycle, from pre-acquisition support (operational due diligence, carve-out, merger integration), to transformation, performance improvement and operational turnaround / restructuring, through to supporting the exit.
As a Senior Associate, you will be working closely with Senior Directors and Managing Directors in a flat team structure.
You will likely lead key work streams and benefit from constant exposure to the senior members of the team and client, and gain on-the-job’ learning and development, leveraging on their substantial experience.
As well as validating and executing on operations-focused problem solving and transformation activities on our clients’ projects & portfolio companies, you will also have the chance to contribute to business development activities, discuss and suggest the development of innovative offerings for our market and considerably nurture and enlarge your professional network as well.
Identifying resource needs and milestones to project manage & accomplish assigned work by agreed deadlines; Begin building own network of contacts / referral sources with professionals / institutions.
Requirements : Essential : Graduated from a leading Grande Ecoles in Business and / or Engineering, or equivalent; Prior experience within a leading strategy / operational Consulting house is preferable.
Native / fluency in both French and English, both verbal and written, is essential; Ability to travel at very short notice, 4 / 5 days a week pan-European, most weeks.
Varied cross sector background covering different industries (manufacturing, retail, pharma etc); Additional European languages are also very desirable.
Our People : A&M has defined a culture and values that are perpetuated by the personal qualities of the candidates the firm seeks to recruit.
Our employees are action-oriented and are able to work as a team as well as with a high degree of independence when the situation demands it.
They are curious, learn quickly and have the capacity to thrive in a fast-paced, challenging and uncertain environment. Why A&M?
Alvarez & Marsal is a privately held, owner-operated, global advisory partnership best known for its heritage in corporate restructuring.
The firm has grown organically over the last decade from a best in class restructuring boutique to one of the fastest growing, independent global professional services firms.
The European business now has some 970 staff in a broad range of professional services including; Corporate Transformation, Transaction Advisory, Corporate and Private Equity Performance Improvement.
Clients call A&M when they need to implement a step-change; sustainable cost reductions and performance improvements that will leave their organizations leaner, stronger and more agile in order to compete in a disrupted environment and fuel future growth.
In addition, specific events can trigger the need for an objective perspective of a company’s performance, such as missed earning projections, lacklustre topline growth, performance gaps versus competitors or the industry or, financial report restatements or investigations.
Starting with a comprehensive assessment, we identify a portfolio of high impact opportunities to improve EBITDA and cash flow across the enterprise, ranging from quick wins to the tough calls’ that deliver transformational results.
Activities include : Comprehensive business assessment Quantified EBITDA / cash improvements Rapid Results / 100-day improvement plan Organizational redesign and management architecture Downsizing international business units and operations We pride ourselves on listening to our clients, understanding their business and combining solutions and implementation to preserve and generate value for our client’s businesses.
Our goal is to improve cash flow and EBITDA and to provide earnings benefits through hands-on involvement in our clients’ operations and transactions.
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