Director:OpEx Rapid Results/OpEx Performance Improvement/Organizational Restruct

Alvarez & Marsal Europe   •  

Chicago, IL

5 - 7 years

Posted 238 days ago

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A&M’s Rapid Results Program is a holistic, cross-functional approach that focuses on quickly identifying high impact opportunities for EBITDA and cash flow improvements across the entire operation, including opportunities to improve revenue, increase margin, reduce cost, and increase cash flow and profitability. 

A&M’s OpEx Rapid Results focuses on driving significant improvements in operating expense cost structure by simplifying the business, streamlining the organization, and increasing efficiency of overhead spending.  The Rapid Results leadership team is focused on providing opportunities leadership skill development, career advancement, 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
  • Identifying opportunities to significantly reduce Operating Expense cost structure by changing business leadership structure, sales and sales support staffing levels, business unit and functional management structure, and improvements to efficiency of all major back office functions
  • Implementing programs to reduce Operating Expense cost structure, including changes to roles and responsibilities, implementation of supporting processes, and execution of workforce reductions
  • Working with clients directly to implement strategic and operational recommendations
  • Hands onexperiencethrough consulting projects or engagement in several of the following areas
    • Direct, indirect, and labor cost transparency
    • Sales & Marketing effectiveness, processes, and incentives
    • Operations management, productivity, and efficiency
    • Organizational structure and effectiveness
    • Non-labor cost efficiency
    • Process improvement and performance management metrics / KPIs

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

 

Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years post-MBA with previous professional services / consulting experience
  • Experience with implementing Operating Expense cost reduction programs
  • 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)
  • Experience working in both professional services and industry a PLUS
  • Depth in a particular industry vertical a PLUS (e.g., industrial, business services, distribution, consumer products and retail)

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