Operations Manager, Private Equity Performance Improvement

Alvarez & Marsal in Houston, TX

  • Industry: Financial Services - Banking/Investment/Finance - General Operational Manager
  • Type: Full Time
Operations Manager, Private Equity Performance Improvement

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) 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 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 over $1 billion plus range.

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 Operations Manager is an internal role within the Commercial & Operations (COMOPS) practice, reporting directly to leadership. Location is flexible. PEPI is a growing business targeting high growth in the next two to five years. The leadership team is focused on providing development opportunities, training, and exposure to international business assignments. As a member of the COMOPS team, you will be working alongside many experienced professionals who will provide you with developmental feedback and growth opportunities. We also offer competitive benefits and opportunities to support your personal and professional development. Click to learn about our commitment to your well-being.

Our PEPI COMOPS services include:

Rapid Results

Cost Optimization

Operational Due Diligence

Supply Chain Services

Manufacturing Operations Improvement

Process Industry Services

Commercial Excellence

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be a dedicated, people and solutions-oriented problem solver charged with the end-to-end administrative and operations management of the service line practice (COMOPS), but not limited to effective resources management, staff utilization oversight, administration of performance evaluation process, and delivery of key information for leadership decision making.


The Operations Manager will be responsible to manage, support, and coordinate with the COMOPS team on the following items:
  • Pipeline tracking reporting, communication, and compliance
  • Lead key activities related to Practice Staffing
  • Facilitate internal service line communications
  • Proactively manage resource utilization and capacity management
  • Collaborate with other operations/staffing coordinators in the firm to understand larger resource availability and demand. Facilitate the borrowing and lending of staff as appropriate.
  • Ensure the execution of PEPI's performance management process and provide oversight of the Performance Management program
  • Manage the High Performers recognition program
  • Coordinate recruiting activities and on-boarding of new hires
  • Maintain the service line s skills matrix
  • Provide operational support in the development, roll-out and maintenance of technology tools
  • Conduct Project Administration and Project Close compliance
  • 4+ years of professional services experience, understanding project-based work.
  • Bachelor s degree
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong attention to details with ability to manage competing priorities and multitask
  • Ability to work as part of a team and be resourceful and adaptable
  • Organizational fit with A&M s culture and values
  • Ability to communicate with senior leaders, both written and verbally
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.
Associated topics: chief financial officer, chief investment officer, director, financial director, manage, operation, president, president finance, senior director, vice president

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