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Director, Financial Services Consulting

Geplaatst 18 aug. 2022
2 tot 5 jaar
Full-time / part-time
Soort opleiding
Engels (Vloeiend)

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This role sits within the FSI team at Alvarez and Marsal in London. We work with clients across the FS space and focus on banks, private equity investors, regulatory authorities, insurers, wealth and asset managers and other specialised FS firms.

Through our FSI practice, we provide assistance to financial institutions which are underperforming or in need of a reorganisation / restructuring. Working directly with our client’s management, A&M's involvement reassures all stakeholders that the company is taking important steps to address its problems and to maximise its value.

We also draw on our extensive expertise in the risk and regulatory space. Our team of seasoned ex-regulators provide practical and credible strategies to adapt to a complex regulatory landscape where decisions are based on judgment rather than rules.

A&M’s FSI professionals work on some of the world’s most high-profile cases in a rapidly transforming financial services landscape, striving for game-changing solutions that provide impactful long-term change. Our global team is comprised of seasoned financial services executives from diverse backgrounds, former senior financial institution regulators and highly skilled consultants.

Purpose of the Director role:

An opportunity exists for a Financial Services experienced professional (Director level) based from our London office. Entrenched in the challenges that the Financial Services sector faces in today’s challenging market conditions, the successful hire will be experienced in delivering solutions that address businesses critical issues.

A&M’s FSI practice has market leading credentials and the business is growing quickly. This environment allows team members to work on a diverse and interesting range of topics, all within an environment that is highly meritocratic. Team members will have the opportunity to work on high-profile and complex projects, typically engaging with C-Suite clients.

The successful appointee will work with our existing team and build the profile and reputation of the Firm in the Performance Improvement (PI) space with a route to market directly into Financial Services across the European region. Building on the success of the A&M brand, the successful candidate will bring unrivalled experience from both operational and advisory roles in the Financial Services sector.

The preferred candidate will support the development and execute a specific strategy focused on target clients and distinctive go-to-market propositions. They will reflect the operational distinctiveness that is A&M; a business savvy, solution focused business entrepreneur determined to make a difference and not afraid to challenge the status-quo.

Key responsibilities:

Specifically, the candidate will be responsible for:

  • Acting as an execution team leader for PI services to the financial services industry;
  • Develop insights, research and materials to identify Performance Improvement opportunities and support wider engagement with A&M’s clients;
  • Supporting the development of a robust yet flexible plan to generate deal flow and generate sustained repeat business;
  • Lead transformation programs that improve the business of today as well as enable the business of tomorrow;
  • Coordinating with the broader European FS A&M team, developing a joined up go to market, leading international project teams, as well as developing the brand;
  • Advise clients on problem areas recommending solutions and providing technical advice;
  • Interpret regulation and present it in a clear and meaningful way around how this could impact strategy, revenue streams or wider business issues;
  • Work closely with senior stakeholders in the clients’ business and with professionals from leading financial institutions.

Requirements for this position:

The preferred candidate for this appointment will be an action-oriented self-starter with entrepreneurial flair. He/she will be comfortable working independently as well as part of a high performing team. Critically, they will bring a network of contacts with a successful track record of successfully executing complex PI projects.

Specifically, the successful candidate will have:

  • Successful track record within a well-established consulting outfit – from a top tier strategy firm, a leading specialist and/or niche advisory firm or ‘Big 4’ consultancy;
  • Well established leadership experience, with the above outlined advisory experience. Ideally, the successful candidate will also have a demonstrable track record of banking, line management experience, probably in earlier career;
  • Will be an expert in the financial services across a broad range of strategy and Performance Improvement fields, including: revenue growth, cost take-out, digital channels, ESG (climate risk), regulation, risk management and merger integration;
  • In-depth understanding of banking segments and products, including key industry initiatives to deliver on digital/technology change, customer experience and helping clients to meet ESG objectives;
  • Demonstrable track record in converting business contacts and leads into sustainable, profitable revenue streams;
  • Bring experience of managing teams and working across multiple locations in Europe (and ideally globally), including third-party and in-house teams;
  • Proven evidence of delivering state of the art solutions to ever-evolving and often unpredictable business issues;
  • Additional European language skills such as French, German or Spanish would be highly desirable;
  • At least a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree from an accredited university.

Why A&M?

Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results. A&M’s leadership is about a bias towards action and the willingness to tell clients what we think is needed. Our restructuring heritage sharpens our ability to act decisively. Clients select us for our deep expertise and ability to create and deliver practical, rather than theoretical, solutions to their unique problems in addition to our objectivity.

Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that provides advisory, business performance improvement and turnaround management services. When conventional approaches are not enough to create transformation and drive change, clients seek our deep expertise and ability to deliver practical solutions to their unique problems.

With over 6000 people across four continents, we deliver tangible results for corporates, boards, private equity firms, law firms and government agencies facing complex challenges. Our senior leaders, and their teams help companies act decisively, catapult growth and accelerate results. We are experienced operators, world-class consultants, former regulators and industry authorities with a shared commitment to telling clients what’s really needed for turning change into a strategic business asset, managing risk and unlocking value at every stage of growth.

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity and we foster inclusiveness. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) when conventional approaches are not enough to make change and achieve results. A&M is a leading global professional services firm that provides advisory, business performance improvement and turnaround management services.

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