Director, Operations Group / Automotive

Alvarez & Marsal Europe   •  

Virtual / Travel

5 - 7 years

Posted 265 days ago

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The Automotive practice deploys a holistic, cross-functional approach that focuses on quickly identifying high impact opportunities for EBITDA and cash flow improvements across the entire organization.  Our Automotive practice is a growing business targeting continued high growth over the next 2-4 years. We offer excellent opportunities for career advancement and building leadership skills. The Automotive leadership team is focused on providing career development, training and exposure to international business assignments. 

Professional experience:

  • Leading teams through a time-sensitive project by structuring a performance improvement plan and managing the process through to completion
  • Synthesizing meaningful insights from data, facts and discussions with clients
  • Developing findings and making strategic recommendations
  • Working with clients directly to implement strategic and operational recommendations
  • Hands onexperiencethrough consulting projects or engagement in several of the following areas within the Automotive Industry:
    • Procurement and Supply Chain
    • Manufacturing and Assembly
    • Identification of opportunities for operational improvement through rapid plant assessments
    • Acquisitions/Carve-Outs
    • Sales & RetailDistribution
    • Inventory Optimization
    • Product portfolio maximization
    • Make vs Buy Analysis
    • Organizational structure and effectiveness
    • Process improvement
    • SG&A cost reduction
    • Working capital and cash management

Professional skills:

  • Strong written, oral and analytical skills
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Structured project management (time, team and work-stream’s management)
  • Initiative and drive
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Ability to deliver time-pressured project on-time and on-quality
  • Flexible and creative thinking
  • Client relationship building


  • 5-7 years post-MBA  previous professional consulting experience with a recognized strategy consulting firm
  • Recent project leadership experiences
  • MBA from a top-tier school
  • Flexibility to travel up to 80% of the time
  • Experience working with PE and/ or PE relationships a PLUS (personal or professional)
  • Depth in a particular industry vertical a PLUS(e.g., industrial, business services, distribution, consumer products and retail)