Operational Turnaround Consultant - Director level

Alvarez & Marsal 

Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to  (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. 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.

The Team

Alvarez & Marsal's Corporate Transformation Services (CTS) team is built on deep industry sector expertise with a demonstrably differentiated ability to address the most complex business problems and deliver dramatic and sustainable business performance improvements. Blending hands-on industry expertise and strategic thinking, our team of experts work to develop and implement operational performance improvement solutions.  Working either in an advisory capacity or taking the reins in an interim C-Suite role, CTS comprises of a group of truly outstanding senior industry specialists providing corporate clients with innovative solutions for their toughest problems. 

The Role

The opportunity exists for an operational performance improvement and lean manufacturing consultant at the Director level to join our Paris office highly successful team at a time of sustained growth. We are looking to hire a leader who has a successful track record and a blend of operational and consulting skills, an entrepreneurial approach and networks across the European region. You will work with corporate and private equity clients at C-suite level to help deliver operational turnaround, business transformation and operational restructuring.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, deliver and implement strategic transformation, operations performance improvement, turnaround management and Lean initiatives across complex businesses.
  • Drive quick initial short-term gains in order to release cash to invest in longer transformation targets, all the while demonstrating a ‘Return On Investment’ (ROI).
  • Drive rapid, significant and sustainable improvement in on-time delivery and lead-time within world-class manufacturing businesses.
  • Passionately drive continuous improvement culture while implementing the strategic roadmap to achieve breakthrough performance in safety, quality, delivery, cost, growth and working capital.
  • Ensure key manufacturing metrics and KPI systems are consistently tracking the appropriate measures and driving appropriate response behaviours.
  • Ensure effective allocation of resources across all areas of the operation to accomplish customer-driven priorities.
  • Implement and optimise LEAN methodology across multi-region & multi-site production environments.
  • Determine and track expected productivity improvement and savings from BPI events, and ties savings to P&L and EBITDA improvement.

Essential Skills & Experience:

  • Graduated from a leading “Grande Ecoles” in Business and / or Engineering, or equivalent
  • Operational and/or implementation consulting with a blue chip professional advisory firm combined a proven track record in industry, ideally focused on Operational Restructuring including the optimisation of all aspects of a business, ideally gained within an organisation with a manufacturing facility of significant size, scale and complexity.
  • Track record of significant performance improvement and strong application knowledge of LEAN manufacturing techniques and related CI tools (TPM, Lean, Six Sigma).
  • Operational performance improvement and cost out delivery experience in both stable and financially stressed organisations.
  • Demonstrated track record of driving operational excellence through Lean principles.
  • Experience leading large cross-functional or multi-location projects and timelines in consulting and world-class manufacturers.
  • High degree of credibility, integrity and resourcefulness, combining strong manufacturing and technical abilities with overall management & leadership acumen.
  • Extensive hands on experience in continuous improvement manufacturing activities with established operations leadership experience in distribution, warehousing, or manufacturing.
  • Track record of leading projects in workforce productivity, Lean systems, enterprise wide cost reduction, procurement and sourcing, contract management and contract operating models, programme recovery.

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, 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.

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