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Group M&A Director

Date: May 3, 2021

Location: Zwevegem, BE

Company: Bekaert NV

Bekaert (www.bekaert.com) is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. We pursue to be the preferred supplier for our steel wire products and solutions by continuously delivering superior value to our customers worldwide. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with more than 27 000 employees worldwide, headquarters in Belgium and € 4.4 billion in combined revenue in 2020.



Group MA Director  


Your role 
•    Mapping and developing in close corporation with corporate strategy together with the BU’s the M&A pipeline;
•    Developing a target action plan based on the M&A pipeline, owned and managed with smart targets; and
•    Co-driving portfolio management of Bekaert’s portfolio and execute M&A decisions in that respect.
•    Drive the M&A Case building once targets as part of the M&A strategy are identified.
•    Assure consistent application of the process throughout the Bekaert Group; and
•    Own and implement a structured and consistent governance for all M&A processes globally.
•    Responsible for managing and coordinating all Bekaert Group M&A projects, such as strategic mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, divestments and corporate restructurings throughout the three phases Strategy, Transaction and Integration; and
•    Coordinating together with the legal counsel M&A the key work streams like structuring, valuation, DD, negotiation etc. to bring transactions from origination to closing.
•    Develop together with the BU’s an ambitious integration plan for the implementation of the M&A projects and assure delivery thereof.  
•    Team closely with functional leads and with executive management from various business units and the different regions to deliver results and develop appropriate solutions for all M&A challenges in the Bekaert Group;
•    Engage, instruct and manage the ecosystem of external advisors, consultants and investments banks; and 
•    Build long term partnerships and explore further cooperation with alternative advisors.
•    Further develop the M&A function within the strategy office; 
•    Closely cooperate with corporate strategy and develop alternative capacity solutions for high demand situations.
•    Continue the further development of the E2E M&A process;
•    Drive together with the legal counsel M&A joint management of all tools and templates as well as the global overview of all M&A related set-ups; and
•    Drive continuous improvement with learning stops and coordinated post mortem reviews.

Your profile 

•    Master degree, MBA, economics, business engineering, or equivalent
•    5-10 years’ experience as M&A Professional, experience with different transaction types (divestments, joint ventures, acquisitions, mergers etc.); 
•    Project management skills, demonstrated ability to establish project objectives, build work plans, road maps and milestones, assemble teams, and deliver results, comfortable in balancing multiple competing projects;
•    Ability to interact with executive management and a highly collaborative approach, proven ability to work cross-functionally within an organization; 
•    Ability to lead a team;
•    Ability to influence people irrespective of position within an organization;
•    Strong network builder;
•    Multilingual, a strong team spirit and excellent communications skills; and pronounced international interest, value cultural diversity. 



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