Director, IT & Merger Integration

Job ID 
2013-1861
Location(s) 
US-IL-Chicago
US-TX-Houston
US-TX-Dallas
US-CA-Los Angeles
Category 
Consulting
Business Unit 
Private Equity Performance Improvement
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Overview:

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 Private Equity Performance Improvement (PEPI) – Information Technology & Merger Integration team. With more than 1,900 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 Private Equity Performance Improvement Services (PEPI) practice, with offices throughout the US, focuses on serving upper middle market and large cap private equity firms who have engaged A&M to help improve operating results at their portfolio companies.  The companies we serve are upper middle market in the 50 million to 1 billion plus range. 

 

Our PEPI services include:

  • Merger Integration & Carve-outs
  • IT- pre-acquisition diligence
  • IT- post-acquisition implementations and integration 
  • Interim Management
  • Leveraged Sourcing
  • Commercial Due Diligence/Strategy
  • Rapid Results
  • Supply Chain

Private Equity Focused Professionals

 

 

We bring a structured and disciplined approach to create and capture value. We provide private equity buyers with a broad continuum of knowledge and tools for mergers, acquisitions, carve-outs, joint ventures and alliances.

 

The team works across the full spectrum of the deal lifecycle from pre-deal technology, operational and synergy reviews, through 'Day-1' planning, to post-deal implementations. Our services include due diligence (IT and operational), merger integration / carve-out planning and execution, transition service agreement negotiation & governance, ERP implementations, IT operations & cost reduction, and enterprise architecture.

 

The PES IT group is a growing business targeting high growth in the next two to four years. We offer excellent opportunities for career advancement and build leadership skills. The leadership team is focused on providing development opportunities, training and exposure to international business assignments.

Responsibilities:

We are seeking individuals that can lead and deliver large, complex client engagements that identify, design, and implement creative business and technology solutions for private equity clients and their portfolio companies.  A&M Directors frequently lead the following types of engagements:

  • Pre-acquisition IT diligence assignments focused on the following key areas: Business systems (e.g., ERP, WMS, and CRM); IT Infrastructure; Enterprise Architecture; Software Development Lifecycle; Budgetary analysis; and Organizational / Personnel assessment
  • Interim IT management
  • Day-1 and 100-day planning and execution - driving performance improvement in key areas such as ERP; back office ; supply chain; BI / reporting integration; customer and channel management; track progress against Day-1 and Day-100 objectives, adjusting strategies or personnel as required
  • Implement and oversee the quality of deliverables and effectively manage the team and day-to-day relationships to ensure exceptional performance.
  • Continue to develop our people through coaching; providing input and guidance into the staffing process; actively participating in staff recruitment and retention activities; and providing leadership and support for delivery teams and staff in local offices.
Qualifications:
  • 10+ years of professional consulting or relevant industry experience, with a minimum of five years specializing in systems implementations, merger integration, business transformation, and change management
  • Extensive experience working for or with private equity sponsors,  portfolio companies, or related transaction / merger integration experience
  • Deep functional expertise in one of more of the following areas:
    • Private Equity Advisory
    • IT merger integration and carve-out
    • Business / IT transformation program / project management (e.g., ERP)
    • Collaboration and leading change to improve key business functions, such as supply chain and/or finance/accounting
    • IT operations
    • Solution architecture
    • Enterprise architecture and infrastructure
    • IT assessment and strategy development
    • IT performance improvement and cost reduction
  • 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. Advisory experience from a top-tier strategy firm, leading specialist, niche advisory firm, or Big-4 consultancy
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Flexibility to travel at least 75% of time
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