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Sr. Manager - Mergers & Acquisitions

Location: 

Livonia, MI, US, 48150

Req ID 42387 | Livonia Tech IV, United States

  

We are strengthening our Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and Cooperation team in North America and we’re seeking a new colleague to join our HQ location in Livonia, MI.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop strategic concepts, decision papers and presentations for the ZF Board of Management (BoM) and Division Management.
  • Implement strategic objectives of the Group in coordination with the Head of M&A of ZF Group, the BoM, Regional Headquarter Management and the Heads of Divisions and Business Units.
  • Manage and coordinate complex global mergers, acquisitions, divestments and co-operations and related tasks, including due diligence, negotiation, contract arrangement, and local integration; carve-out support, planning and execution.
  • Prepare business analyses, feasibility studies, budgeting, target operating models, simulated calculations, and company valuations.
  • Negotiate LoI, MoU, SPA, APA, or other contracts regarding M&A issues in agreement with the superior. Coordinate the necessary internal and external legal support on a regional or global level.
  • Until closing, manage and coordinate M&A projects (incl. due diligence, etc.) in agreement with the superior and the needed internal and external resources (i.e., consultants, investment banker, banks, public authorities, etc.), most often independently.
  • During the PMI phase, support the PMI team in all commercial and technical issues. Conduct reviews of acquisitions under consideration of strategic and financial success.
  • Perform project cost / investment management and controlling.
  • Develop and manage relationships with internal and external partners, and transaction advisory firms.
  • Act as an information gatekeeper, understanding the complexity and sensitivity of each transaction.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Industrial Engineering, or related discipline (Master’s degree is preferred)
  • Several years of professional experience in relevant functions, ideally in M&A
  • Multi-Transaction experience is ideal
  • Legal knowledge as well as technical understanding of transaction frameworks is ideal
  • Fluency in English is required and fluency in another foreign language is an advantage
  • Conceptual, analytical, structured, and independent way of thinking and working
  • High level of social competence and empathy, with very good judgment skills
  • Strong collaboration, communication, and leadership skills
  • Ability to be assertive, critical and resolve conflict  
  • High flexibility, resilience as well as the willingness to travel globally

 

Be part of our ZF team as Sr. Manager - Mergers & Acquisitions and apply now!

 

This position is eligible for the ZF Global Employee Referral Program. 

 

DIVERSITY COMMITMENT: 
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are more than just words for us. They are at the core of the ZF Way that propels our team members towards their utmost success. We strive to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is a natural reflex. We actively seek ways to remove barriers so that every member of ZF can rise to their full potential. We aim to embed this in our legacy through how we operate and build our products as we shape next generation mobility, safety, sustainability and social justice. 

With four generations across 118 nationalities in 41 countries, ZF combines a unique variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and ideas. Together, we solve problems, drive innovation and shape next generation mobility. 

Our company is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with us and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please contact us. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

Our Commitment to Diversity

ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


Nearest Major Market: Livonia
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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