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Manager/Senior Manager Operations M&A

Montreal, QC
Full Time
2 days ago
At KPMG, you'll join a team of diverse and dedicated problem solvers, connected by a common cause: turning insight into opportunity for clients and communities around the world.

KPMG's Operations M&A team helps companies identify and deliver real value from major deals, including acquisitions and divestitures, that have lasting impacts on the future of their business. We support our clients during all stages of the deal cycle, from pre-merger operational due diligence or business improvement to post-merger integration. We help executive teams, management, and stakeholders to assess the impacts of a deal and develop thorough, strategies and executable plans that ensure the strategic rationale of the acquisition or divestment is delivered. We work with a wide range of clients, including publicly, privately, and private equity held companies, across a variety of industries.

More information about Operations M&A and our team at KPMG.

What you will do
We are currently looking for Manager/senior Manager professional to join our Ops M&A team, based in our Montreal office.

  • Work closely with executives and key team members teams within a broad spectrum of Quebec-based organizations to help them derive maximum value from key transactions.
  • Provide strategic advice to executives on integration/separation risks, and support the identification, analysis, and delivery of value-creation opportunities through the development of extensive models rooted in financial and non-financial data.
    • Identify operational upsides and risks associated with a transaction and develop executable plans.
    • Estimate additional costs required for a carved-out entity to operate as a standalone business;
    • Review and challenge synergy plans presented by management during merger transactions;
    • Develop detailed and robust cost savings plans to support the vendor due diligence process;
    • Perform industry research, produce benchmarks, and collect financial and operational KPIs to leverage external insights and challenge performance.
    • Assist clients with synergy or cost savings tracking, planning, and initial implementation
    • Actively participate in negotiating key transaction commercial terms
  • Support our clients in delivering value from their transactions, by working on engagement teams.
    • Provide pre-Day-1 planning and execution support,
    • Develop a target operating model to outline how the separated/merged company will operate post transaction
    • Help set up and manage a Separation or Integration Management Office (SMO/IMO)
    • Assist the client to develop detailed separation/integration plans, and provide input on legal documents and client plans
    • Offer function-specific advice on key separation and integration challenges
    • Offer change management support and advice
    • Interact and communicate effectively with senior client executives, including Chief Financial Officers and Chief Operating Officers, and work closely with senior client teams.
  • Take responsibility for the timely completion of well structured, fact-based, and data-driven client deliverables that exceed client expectations.
  • Communicate effectively and skillfully with the engagement leader and senior client management to discuss insights of the analysis.
At times, business needs arise and employees are required and agree to work beyond their normal work day or work week to fulfill the accountabilities required for their job. Likewise, people need time to devote to personal matters, and our approach to flexibility provides for this.

What you bring to the role
  • Exposure to mergers and acquisition (5+ years), in a consulting, corporate, or private equity environment, is highly preferred
  • An inquisitive, investigative, and digital mindset to test our clients' thinking on their biggest challenges
  • MBA, CPA, CFA or equivalent complete qualification strongly preferred
  • Financial and operational awareness with exceptional critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in French - thorough business acumen, including financial literacy.
  • Ability to collaborate and quickly develop effective working relationships.
  • Understanding of program or project management (no formal project certification is required, although PMP or other certification is considered an asset)
  • Experience working with senior management and/or managing multiple stakeholders.
  • Previous experience in a deal setting, cost optimization, operational restructuring, turnarounds, or operational improvement initiatives is considered an asset.

The successful candidate will have:
  • You are Hungry-Humble-Smart. Cultural fit is of utmost importance - we like working with people who work hard and have a lifelong love of learning and development
  • Outstanding communication skills (oral & written), with the ability to interact confidently with all levels of management
  • Ability to develop and present new ideas and conceptualize new approaches and solutions
  • Proven track record with the types of business development activities and an established network of relevant contacts
  • A self-starter who thrives working in an adaptable, rapidly evolving transaction environment that requires an excellent work ethic and teamwork.
  • Creative problem-solver with the ability to challenge current thinking through extensive data.
  • Comfortable working with incomplete information and ability to make intelligent, fact-based assumptions where necessary.
  • Comfortable working autonomously with minimal supervision and in collaboration as part of a team
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Good attention to detail with effective organizational skills
  • High degree of personal and professional integrity
  • Willingness and ability to travel nationally / internationally as required.

Providing you with the support you need to be at your best
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