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Director, M&A: Operations & Manufacturing

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

Job Description:

Alvarez & Marsal Private Equity Performance Improvement

Director, M&A: Operations & Manufacturing

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) - Deal Operations team. With more than 3,000 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 $1 billion plus range.

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 cost improvements, transformations, mergers, acquisitions and carve-outs

A&M's Deal Operations professionals assist our clients in analyzing manufacturing operations, supply chain and distribution channels, procurement and supply chain, SG&A operations and sales force effectiveness for potential value creation opportunities and help drive them during our Client's ownership. From our thorough fact-based analysis, we assess state of operations, identify key risks to investment and quantify potential EBIDTA improvement plans for the buyer.

The PEPI Deal 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.


We are seeking individuals that can lead and deliver large, complex client engagements working closely with PE leadership to identify, design, and implement creative business solutions for their portfolio companies. Directors frequently lead the following types of engagements:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of a target's manufacturing and distribution operations-- organization design, production capacity, efficiency, quality, planning, warehousing and team capability
  • Evaluate the maintainability and operability of production facilities
  • Review current and historical data to understand efficiency & capacity, including equipment conditions, maintenance logs, spare parts and detailed production numbers
  • Provide shop floor insights by talking with employees and customers and reviewing all available data
  • Identify potential cost improvement opportunities through lean improvements, outsourcing or consolidation of facilities
  • Develop transformation plan to drive proposed changes and identify key risks and mitigation strategies
  • Implement and oversee the quality of deliverables and effectively manage the team and day-to-day relationships to ensure exceptional performance.


    • 8 plus years of combined professional industry and consulting experience, with a minimum of 4 years specializing in manufacturing and/or distribution functions

      • Previous advisory experience from a top-tier strategy firm, leading specialist, niche advisory firm, or Big-4 consultancy REQUIRED

        • Experience working for or with private equity sponsors and portfolio companies. Deep functional expertise in one of more of the following areas:

          • Supply Chain Operations
          • Manufacturing
          • Distribution Mergers and Acquisitions: Operations Synergy Planning and Execution
          • Divestiture (Carve-Out) Planning: Operations Separation and Execution

            • Demonstrated track record working with C-suite executives as well as private equity deal and operating partners
            • Excellent fact-gathering and analytical skills, including business process mapping and quantitative analysis
            • Specific experience designing and leading the execution of internally-focused and externally-focused change/communications strategy.
            • Excellent fact-gathering and analytical skills, including business process mapping and quantitative analysis
            • Previous strategy and change management experience.
            • MBA a plus

              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.

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