M&A manager

Antwerp, Belgium

The job

Manuchar is looking for an M&A Manager in order to support the company’s ambitious growth
through mergers and acquisitions.

Your core responsibilities include:

  • Market screening
    • Lead the research, identification, selection and prioritization of targets to
      maintain a qualitative M&A pipeline (in line with the M&A and company
      strategy)

    • Foster relationships with Manuchar’s global network of affiliates, with market
      participants and external advisors, as such serving as a key point of
      contact for deal intake from both internal and external sources
  • Deal execution
    • Execute specific transactions with the responsibility to manage all aspects of the deals with
      a high degree of autonomy, but in close collaboration with the M&A and Corporate Development management and the company’s Executive Committee.
    • Act as main point of contact with the target company, from early
      interactions on to deal closing (involving the M&A integration team
      throughout the process)
    • Lead and co-ordinate the due diligence process of selected targets, acting as
      key point of contact towards the seller’s advisors
    • Prepare comprehensive investment cases for target companies (incl.
      strategic rationale, valuation, synergy plan and high-level integration
      plan), together with local and global business experts within the company
    • Build a solid post-acquisition plan, maximizing synergies, together with
      our integration team

Your reporting lines will be:

  • Direct reporting line to the Head of M&A and Corporate Development
  • Close interaction with the Group CFO
  • Responsible for project team management, on a project basis
  • Collaboration with peers in the M&A integration team

Your profile

  • You have an academic background, with a minimum of 5 years relevant working experience, preferably a first working experience in a strategy or financial role, complemented by several years M&A practice varying from strategy, target screening, due diligence and deal negotiation
  • You have a proven track record of successfully executed transactions of various sizes (small and mid cap) in different geographies
  • You have demonstrable strategic acumen, commercial & operational awareness along with strong negotiation skills
  • You have highly developed interpersonal skills
  • You are a strong communicator, you take responsibility and work in a transparent and open way
  • You are experienced at stakeholder management and managing multiple priorities and projects
  • You have excellent analytical and numerical skills.
  • You are fluent in English, both written and spoken, knowledge of French, Spanish, Portuguese or Dutch is a plus
  • You are willing to travel up to 25% of your time, including to emerging markets
  • You have good Excel and PowerPoint skills

A multinational of Belgian origin

Manuchar, headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium is a leading distributor of chemicals in emerging markets. We complement our Chemical Distribution business with International Trade Services in steel, polymers and several other raw materials.

In 2021 we handled 4.6 million metric tons of goods, generating 2.5 billion USD in sales. Our local operations are in over 35 countries and 170 locations. Manuchar employs 2,200 professionals worldwide.

At Manuchar "We keep your production running. Anytime. Anywhere.”

Manuchar offers you

  • A job opportunity with high degree of variety, challenging opportunities, autonomy and responsibility.
  • Long-term perspectives in an international environment.
  • Cooperation with motivated & skilled colleagues in an open company culture.
  • A supportive environment, together with the other M&A team members.
  • Training and mentoring to develop your career to the fullest.
  • A company that wants to invest in YOUR growth.
  • A company that is a leader in it’s domain.
  • An attractive remuneration package including fringe benefits, such as meal vouchers and insurance
  • Flexible working hours and possibilities for home working

Interested?

If you want to take up the challenge and join an international fast growing team of dynamic colleagues, please send your application through our online recruitment tool CVWarehouse.

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Stephan Van den Eynde
Head of M&A and Corporate Development  

“A couple of years of experience in M&A is probably the best ‘real-life MBA’. You develop your all-round technical skills like data analytics, accounting, valuation, strategy, project management and many legal aspects. But every project also challenges your interpersonal skills through negotiation, team management, culture differences, etc. And at Manuchar you could end up doing that in any part of the world!”

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