Senior Director-Consumer and Retail Group

Alvarez & Marsal in San Francisco, CA

  • Type: Full Time
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Senior Director, Consumer and Retail Group

Alvarez & Marsal is a leading independent global professional services firm, specializing in providing turnaround management, performance improvement and corporate advisory services, is seeking to expand its Consumer and Retail Group (CRG) team. With more than 4,000 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.

A&M’s Consumer and Retail Group (CRG), with offices throughout the US, focuses on serving public and private equity owned companies to help improve operating results, drive large-scale transformations and assist during M&A/carve-out activities. We bring a structured and disciplined approach to create and capture value. Our professionals within CRG promote the development of deep functional skills to maximize our ability to tailor solutions to solve our clients' business issues.

CRG engagements range from holistic cross-functional transformations, functional performance improvement, interim management and M&A assistance with a clear focus on quickly identifying high impact opportunities for EBITDA expansion and drive shareholder/company value.

CRG is a growing business targeting high growth in the next 2-4 years. We offer excellent opportunities for career advancement and building leadership skills CRG leadership team is focused on providing career development, training and exposure to international business assignments. The ideal background for this position is one that possesses a combination of functional expertise in consumer and/or retail sectors

Alvarez & Marsal is looking for strong candidates to join the Consumer and Retail team. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in following areas:

Professional experience:

Hands on experience through consulting projects or engagement in several of the following areas

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

Working with team members through a time-sensitive project by structuring a work plan and managing the process through to completion

Synthesizing meaningful insights from data, opinions, or facts. Superior analytical skills highly preferred

Developing findings and making strategic recommendations
Working with clients directly to implement strategic and operational recommendations

Professional Skill

Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills
Ability to deal with ambiguity
Structured project management (time, team and work-stream’s management)
Ability to deliver time-pressured project on-time and on-quality
Flexible and creative thinking
Client relationship building


15+ years of business experience
10+ years of related consulting experience in a professional services firm environment preferred or corporate positions with a financial and operational focus
Ability to deal with ambiguity
Must possess strong technical acumen and be comfortable working with complex data
Experienced with leading and managing complex work streams and projects.
High energy style, flexible and adaptive, with the ability to work well in a very fast paced environment.
Understands client culture, political environment and stakeholder agendas. Builds and drives the case for change on related work streams and projects.
Independently structures problem solving approaches and adapts quickly to changing direction.
Synthesizes complex analysis and identifies implications with attention to detail.
Creative with the development of new tools, methodologies and approaches.
Experienced with proposal development, strong commercial instincts and interest.
Advanced written communication skills, self-directed with preparation of client ready document and presentation development. Articulately communicates information and adapts communication effectively to the audience.
Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Access and Excel applications.
Openness for up to 80% travel M-F

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.

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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