Director, M&A: Operations & Manufacturing

Alvarez & Marsal Europe   •  

Dallas, TX

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 87 days ago

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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