Senior Director, Performance Improvement at Alvarez & Marsal Holdings, LLC

Posted in General Business 16 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: New York, New York





Job Description:

Senior Director, Performance Improvement

Alvarez & Marsal

Athens

Alvarez & Marsal ("A&M") is a global advisory & consulting firm with more than $2+ billion in revenues, over 5,000 staff and 65 offices around the globe. We offer a broad range of professional services including Performance Improvement, Corporate Transformation, Financial & Operational Restructuring, Debt Advisory, Transaction Advisory, Financial Institutions Advisory, Tax, Valuations and Disputes and Investigation Services.

Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results.

Alvarez and Marsal's highly experienced Senior Directors drive sustained performance improvement initiatives at a scale and pace that conventional consultancies cannot match. We work with clients in strategic transformation situations when a company is looking to sustainably improve earnings & profitability. We also help our clients navigate complex mergers and acquisitions, carve-outs, bolt-ons and divestitures a nd work for corporations across sectors. 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.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join Alvarez & Marsal's established Athens team as a Senior Director focusing on Performance Improvement / Corporate Transformation.We work with multi-national companies, high profile investment banks and Global and European private equity houses and their portfolio companies.

Examples of projects include:


  • Performance Improvement

  • Setting up and running PMO/PMI roles

  • Supply network optimisation

  • Sales & operations planning

  • Logistics / distribution

  • Cost transformation including zero based budgeting

  • Finance functiontransformation

  • IT and Technology assessments

  • Business Process Improvement

  • Financial and Operational Restructuring

  • Creation of performance improvement implementation plans

  • Leading implementation of initiatives

  • Stakeholder reporting on PMO cost saving initiatives

The successful candidate will have;


  • Extensive experience across Performance Improvement / Corporate Transformation projects at a consulting firm

  • Lead the identification of performance improvement initiatives for clients; creating & leading implementation of plans alongside company management

  • Hands on experience of zero based budgeting (ZBB) and additional cost transformation methodologies

  • Researched and produced high quality client reports and recommendations

  • Managed complex work streams, including leading/mentoring A&M and client staff & owning key business processes to solve client problems

  • Lead benchmarking of financial and operational metrics to identify areas of potential underperformance

  • Lead pitch preparation alongside Managing Directors and other senior staff in addition to contributing to business development & marketing activities

The ideal applicant will possess:


  • Experience gained with the Value Creation / performance improvement team of a 'Big 4' firm or a leading Strategy / Advisory firm

  • Well-developed financial skills with a robust understanding of financial and analytical accounting (ratio analysis)

  • The ability to conduct an initial rapid diagnostic into the company's immediate and future cash needs, product profitability, cost base, major operational issues, market position and options for improvement

  • Experience in Performance improvement, including business plan development, financial projections development & review, designing and implementing cash conservation guidelines and controls

  • Experience in building integrated financial models, business plan modelling and strong Excel/PowerPoint skills

  • Demonstrable experience of delivering complex projects and exceptional stakeholder management

  • Native Greek in additional to fluent English is essential and other European languages are highly desirable

Ideally, a Senior Director will be able to successfully identify client needs and win client trust. Ultimately, the successful appointee will be recognized by the client as the lead for value contributed on engagements and therefore build his/her own credible network of contacts and referral sources with clients, professionals and institutions. A successful Senior Director will be experienced in addressing businesses critical issues at speed and will reflect the operational distinctiveness that is A&M;a business savvy, outcome focused business entrepreneur who is addicted to making an impact, determined to make a difference and not afraid to challenge the status-quo.

A&M delivers tangible results for corporates, boards, private equity firms, law firms and government agencies facing complex challenges. Our senior leaders, and their teams help companies act decisively, catapult growth and accelerate results. 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.

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. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Voluntary Inclusion

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, gender identity, 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.

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 were engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening. 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.