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Director - Consumer and Retail Group

Company: Alvarez & Marsal
Location: Miami
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

A&M Consumer & Retail Group - Director Who We Are: Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) is a premier independent global professional services firm specializing in providing turnaround management, restructuring, performance improvement and corporate advisory services. With over 5,000 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. Alvarez & Marsal's Consumer & Retail Group (CRG) is targeting high growth in the next 2-4 years. We are a team of seasoned consultants and world class operators who have a true passion for the clients, industries and sectors we serve. Established almost three years ago, we also have the backing of a restructuring powerhouse and have adopted its culture of entrepreneurship and a bias for action. Through our deep experience in the industry, we have witnessed first-hand the overwhelming disruptions and challenges facing consumer and retail companies today. Our purpose is to translate our experience, innovative thinking and hustle into tangible results for our clients that put them on the right side of this disruption, positioning them for long term success. We: * Focus on both sides of the material disruption occurring in consumer facing industries * Serve public and private equity owned companies to improve operating results * Drive large scale transformations and assist during M&A / carve out activities * Bring a structured, disciplined approach to create and capture value * Get things done - results orientation is in our DNA You Will: * Partner with the CRG Leadership and clients to quickly identify high impact opportunities for EBITDA expansion and drive shareholder/company value * Focus on engagements ranging from holistic cross-functional transformations, functional performance improvement, interim management and M&A assistance * Provide leadership on our project teams, collaborate with senior client and firm leadership, helping clients solve complex problems from day one of their first projects We are Seeking: * Demonstrated success and professional experience in consumer and/or retail sectors (and/or relatable consulting experience) * Candidates with an entrepreneurial mindset, with creativity, intellectual curiosity and a wide range of passions and background * Adaptability to new assignments, systems and tools, the ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently, meet deadlines under pressure and a strong sense of humor Desired Professional Experience: Consulting projects or experience in one or more of the following areas: * Consumer or Retail Experience (Management, Finance, Transformation, Corporate Development) * Merchandising & Category Management * Sales & Marketing effectiveness, processes, incentives * Distribution & Logistics, Network Modeling * Manufacturing and Contract Manufacturing * Direct & Indirect Procurement * SG&A cost reduction * M&A: Divestitures/Carve-Outs and Integration * Information Technology and Digital Improvements Skills and Abilities: * Manage performance of project teams, closely managing time-sensitive projects, structuring a work plan and managing processes on-time and to completion * Able to engage in C-Suite and board-level conversations regarding challenges facing clients and partnership in implementing strategic and operational recommendations * Able to quickly articulate and communicate information, adapt effectively to audience & deal with ambiguity * Superior analytical skills: ability to synthesize meaningful insights from data, opinions, or facts * Client relationship focus with ability to understand culture, political environment, stakeholder agendas * High energy style, flexible and adaptive, with the ability to work well in a fast paced environment * Management / mentoring of junior staff, including training & development Qualifications: * Undergraduate degree from a top university, MBA preferred * Preferred 6+ years of relatable experience, Consumer or Retail-related business or consulting in a professional services firm environment preferred / or corporate positions with a financial and operational focus * Demonstrated success leading and managing complex work streams and projects * Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Access and Excel * Strong technical acumen and comfortable working with complex data * Advanced written communication skills, self-directed with preparation of client ready document and presentation development * Open to +/- 80% travel M-F Who will you be working with? We are not a typical consulting firm. We are a group of entrepreneurial professionals who embody the A&M Core Values -inclusive diversity, integrity, quality, objectivity, fun and personal reward while delivering a tailored and scalable approach to working with private equity, hedge fund, and corporate clients. We present you with opportunities, not a playbook, and we reward you based on performance, not your tenure. How will you grow and be supported? As a demonstration of A&M's strong commitment to its people, we offer benefits to support your career, personal and professional developments. This includes performance-based career progression and promotion process, high quality practice-wide training programs, a global mobility program, rotation opportunities in other practice areas, employee resource groups, and a health and wellness program. Click here to learn about our commitment to your well-being. A&M recognizes that our people fuel our growth, and you and your team will be provided with the best available training and development resources, as well as networking opportunities. Click here to learn more about why A&M is a great place to work. Diversity & Inclusion 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. 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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