Alvarez & Marsal Private Equity Performance Improvement
Manager--Cost Optimization / Performance Improvement / Cost Reduction / Cost Efficiency
Alvarez & Marsal, a leading independent global professional services firm, specializing in providing turnaround management, performance improvement and corporate advisory services, is seeking to expand its Private Equity Performance Improvement (PEPI) - Cost Optimization team in various locations throughout the U.S. With more than 200 professionals based in 40 locations across North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, PEPI excels in problem solving and value creation. Drawing on a strong operational heritage and hands-on-approach, our professionals work closely with organizations and stakeholders to help tackle complex business issues and maximize value.
A&M's Private Equity Performance Improvement Services (PEPI) practice, with offices throughout the US, focuses on serving private equity firms by improving operating results at their portfolio companies.
Our professionals are aligned with a PEPI service line to promote the development of deep functional skills & experiences and to maximize our ability to tailor solutions to solve our clients' business issues.
Our PEPI services include:
A&M's Cost Optimization Program is a holistic, cross-functional approach that focuses on quickly identifying high impact opportunities for EBITDA and cash flow improvements across the entire cost structure. A&M's Cost Optimization focuses on driving significant improvements in cost structure by providing full transparency on cost and margin profiles, simplifying the business, streamlining the organization, and increasing efficiency of overhead spending. The Cost Optimization leadership team is focused on providing opportunities for leadership skill development, career advancement, training and exposure to challenging and diverse situations within the portfolio companies of our private equity clients.
Leading teams through a time-sensitive project by structuring a performance improvement plan and managing the process through to completion
Identifying opportunities to significantly reduce cost structure by changing business leadership structure, sales and sales support staffing levels, business unit and functional management structure, and improvements to efficiency of all major back office functions
Implementing programs to reduce cost structure, including changes to roles and responsibilities, implementation of supporting processes, and execution of workforce reductions
Working with clients directly to implement strategic and operational recommendations
Hands on experience through consulting projects or engagement in several of the following areas
Direct, indirect, and labor cost transparency
Sales & Marketing effectiveness, processes, and incentives
Operations management, productivity, and efficiency
Organizational structure and effectiveness
Non-labor cost efficiency
Process improvement and performance management metrics / KPIs
Strong written, oral and analytical skills
Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
Structured project management (time, team and work-stream's management)
Initiative and drive
Critical thinking skills
Ability to deliver time-pressured project on-time and on-quality
Flexible and creative thinking
Client relationship building
8+ years of professional industry or consulting experience
Experience with implementing cost reduction programs, organizational restructure, and / or cost structure improvements is required
Recent project leadership experiences
MBA from a top-tier school a PLUS
Flexibility to travel up to 80% of the time
Experience working with PE and/ or PE relationships a PLUS (personal or professional)
Experience working in both professional services and industry a PLUS
Depth in a particular industry vertical a PLUS (e.g., industrial, business services, distribution, consumer products and retail)
It is Alvarez & Marsal's policy to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
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