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Associate / Senior Associate, Corporate Transformation Services at Alvarez & Marsal Holdings, LLC

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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

Job Description:

Job Title: (Senior) Associate, Corporate Transformation Services

Location: Paris

Department: Corporate Transformation Services (CTS)

Our established Corporate Transformation Services (CTS) practice focuses on enterprise wide change to particularly help drive EBITDA improvement. We help our clients navigate complex merger integrations and carve-outs and work for corporations across several industries including Automotive, Manufacturing, Healthcare, IT, FMCG, retail and Energy. Our scope of services includes turnarounds in both consulting and interim management positions in various functions including General Management.

Purpose of the CTS (Senior) Associate role:

We are expanding our CTS practice in Paris and we are looking for a (Senior) Associate to join our rapidly growing team.

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.

Assignments will cover:

  • Comprehensive bottom-up assessment;

  • Quantified EBITDA / cash improvements;

  • Rapid Results / 100-Day Improvement Plan;

  • Merger integration / Carve-Out.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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 restructuring;

  • Drive quick initial short-term gains in order to release cash to invest in longer transformation targets;

  • Developing and implementing a new operating plan to improve the business operational performance;

  • Develop and implement performance improvement solutions to solve under-performance on both cost and revenue lines;

  • Analyse historical company performance to identify key trends and red flags; including financial metrics (P&L, CFS, BS), operational metrics and analysing heavy data sets using pivot tables;

  • 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;

  • Develop and implement comprehensive profitability and working capital improvements to help stabilise financial and operational performance;

  • Identify and quantify opportunities to unlock shareholder value by divesting and/or improving under-performing and non-core business units or assets;

  • Increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the transformation program and determine how to minimise implementation risks and maximise success.

Requirements for this position:


  • Education: graduation from a Tier 1 Business School (e.g. HEC, ESSEC, ESCP) or Engineer School (e.g. Polytechnique, Centrale, Mines) or another highly rated Institution;

  • Either prior consulting experience or relevant operational experience in industry, including process improvement activities required;

  • Excellent financial & business and/or financial modelling skills e.g. can conduct an initial rapid diagnostic into a company's immediate & future cash needs, product profitability, cost base & major operational issues;

  • Must have an ability and willingness to travel (potentially from Day 1) to client sites, across the UK & European regions, at short notice as part of the working week;

  • Fluency to a business level in both verbal and written English & French is essential.


  • MBA, MSc or a relevant financial qualification such as a CA preferredbut not required;

  • Additional industry recognized qualifications around project management or process improvement would be highly valued;

  • Additional European languages are highly desirable;

  • International experience would be highly desirable.

Why A&M?

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. Our restructuring heritage sharpens our ability to act decisively. Clients select us for our deep expertise and ability to create and deliver practical, rather than theoretical, solutions to their unique problems in addition to our objectivity.

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. When conventional approaches are not enough to create transformation and drive change, clients seek our deep expertise and ability to deliver practical solutions to their unique problems.

With over 4,500 people across four continents, we deliver 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.

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