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About usOur Business Restructuring Services (BRS) practice is the largest restructuring practice in theUK operating from 23 offices. We offer restructuring situational skills with functionalexpertise (business planning, cost reduction, cash and change management) and industry experience to our clients, helping them develop sustainable solutions. About the teamWe are currently growing our Working Capital optimisation team and are looking for experienced candidates with practical experience of managing improvement / transformation projects within the Credit & Collections cycle to join us. We are looking for people who are passionate about what they do and are able to transfer their knowledge, skills and enthusiasm to help develop the wider team. Our approach typically involves working closely with clients to diagnose the key issues then develop a sustainable solution and implement it, usually under tight time constraints. A key focus on any assignment is transferring skills and knowledge to clients so that the solution is embedded and owned by them.About the roleWe're looking for an experienced Manager to join the team in London. We'd expect candidates to be willing to work in both the public and private sectors, developing expertise in operational restructuring across both sectors.You would be expected to focus mainly on working capital improvements focussed on Credit & Collections, building on your previous experience and expertise, but could also be required to work on any other project types that we undertake. Your responsibilities will include: Reviewing of working capital cycles in a business, and (often rapid) diagnostic of key issues and areas for concern Rapidly understanding key business processes and working capital requirements Undertaking financial analysis of opportunities for working capital reduction, within context of commercial requirements of business Developing practical action plans to address working capital opportunities Working alongside management to implement and support project plans Conducting post implementation reviews and monitoring of performance improvement Assessing capabilities of operational and management teams within an organisation and identification of skill gaps and training needs Tracking and evaluating of working capital performance Preparation of presentations and/or reports to key stakeholders (e.g. Board level/management)
You will also be expected to actively contribute to the development of our team by: Actively contributing to the team's marketing efforts (both internal and external) which range from preparing marketing material through to organising marketing events or joining one of the internal Channels to take our message to other parts of the firm Leading company, sector and market research and analysis using a wide variety of information sources Managing a diverse and inclusive team Coaching and acting as a role model for the junior members of the team., Whilst under current COVID-19 restrictions, the way in which we are working with clients has changed. We are primarily working remotely (with a small number of our team working from client sites) and as a team are working in line with the firm's and government's policies. As changes are made to the firm and national policies, it is anticipated that our working practices will continue to evolve and return to close working with our clients. With an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible and hybrid working requirements where appropriate and have many successful arrangements currently in place. You'll also be joining a team who welcomes your outlook and knowledge, whilst developing your skill set further within one of the world's leading professional organisations.
Our Deals business is an exciting, fast-paced and an ever-growing business that focuses on deals and crisis situations for our clients. Collectively, we deal with the types of situations you hear about regularly in the news and we provide support, insight and analysis to the management, shareholders and financiers of business. Not the role for you?
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An excellent academic record, educated to at least degree level Additional professional qualification beneficial (but not necessary) Membership of professional institute (e.g. CICM) beneficial (but not necessary) Sound financial analysis skills Strong commercial awareness and business analysis skills Strong interpersonal skills and comfortable communicating with all levels
Operational credit management and credit control experience (covering all day to day aspects including credit assessment, account maintenance, resolution of customer queries, providing input to customer credit line and payment terms decision processes, input to preparation of cash forecast, weekly/monthly reporting)
Experience of leading large credit control / collections teams Experience of specific credit & collections technology / workflows Experience of managing working capital improvement / cost reduction programmes in either public or private sector Experience of a range of sectors or specific expertise in a broad market sector Preferably previous experience in or exposure to complex stakeholder environments (with stakeholders such as Finance, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, etc) Ability to manage and motivate others, where required in the role Flexibility in terms of diverse industries and role Willingness to participate in marketing and business development, demonstrating a proactive approach to the marketplace Proven project and time management skills Ability to work to tight deadlines in a pressurised working environment Excellent verbal and written English Other languages beneficial (but not necessary)
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