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Manager, Pre-Acquisition Operations

Company: Alvarez & Marsal
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 24, 2020

Job Description:

Alvarez & Marsal Private Equity Performance Improvement

Manager, Pre-Acquisition Operations

Alvarez & Marsal is 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) - Pre-Acquisition Operations team. With more than 4,000 professionals based in 40 locations across North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, our firm 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 upper middle market and large cap private equity firms who have engaged A&M to help improve operating results at their portfolio companies. The companies we serve are upper middle market in the $50 million to over $1 billion plus range.

Our PEPI services include:

Pre-Acquisition Operations

M&A Services

Interim Management

Rapid Results

Supply Chain

CFO Services

Private Equity Focused Professionals

We bring a structured and disciplined approach to create and capture value. We provide private equity buyers with a broad continuum of knowledge and tools for mergers, acquisitions, carve-outs, joint ventures and alliances.

A&M's Pre-Acquisition Operations professionals assist our clients in analyzing functional and departmental processes, including manufacturing operations, supply chain and distribution channels, procurement and supply chain, SG&A operations, IT and sales force effectiveness. From our thorough fact-based analysis, we assess state of operations, identify key risks to investment and quantify potential EBITDA improvement plans for the buyer.

The PEPI Pre-Acquisition Operations group is a growing business targeting high growth in the next two to four years. We offer excellent opportunities for career advancement and build leadership skills. The leadership team is focused on providing development opportunities, training and exposure to international business assignments.


  • Work on a diverse range of complex assignments alongside other experienced management professionals in the area of pre-acquisition operations to assist clients in analyzing functional and departmental processes including manufacturing operations, supply chain and distribution channels, procurement and supply chain, SG&A operations, IT and sales force effectiveness.
  • Develop detailed financial and operational analysis and recommend and implement strategies, assist management with implementation of cost reduction initiatives, and facilitate recommendations for the negotiation of complex business transactions.
  • Gain comprehensive understanding of a target's business operations and its risks including the cost base and on-going CapEx requirements.
  • Identify performance gaps and potential improvement opportunities.
  • Assess potential carve-out issues and associated one time and recurring costs.
  • Identify potential risk and/or synergies.
  • Provide insights on key deal issues including quantifying key opportunities and risks.
  • Implement and oversee the quality of deliverables and effectively manage engagement team and client relationships to ensure exceptional performance.


    • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Engineering, or Operations Management.
    • Minimum five years of consulting experience specializing in strategy or operational roles related to business transformation and change management.
    • Must have experience working with M&A and Divestures/Carve-Outs including pre-deal operations; IT due diligence; integration & separation planning; synergy and costs savings analysis; and post-close transformation.
    • Experience providing private equity advisory; operations and financial analysis, SG&A assessment; procurement and supply chain review; manufacturing operations evaluation; business process mapping; and performing quantitative and qualitative analysis of complex data.
    • Must have demonstrated track record working with C-suite executives as well as private equity deal and operating partners to identify client needs.
    • Significant travel required. Destination and frequency impossible to predict.

      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, 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.

Keywords: Alvarez & Marsal, Houston , Manager, Pre-Acquisition Operations, Executive , Houston, Texas

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