10 days ago

M&A and Strategic Project Manager


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M&A and Strategic Project Manager

Req ID: 146267
Job Function: Corporate Development
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-time
Contract Type: Permanent
Job Level: Professional
Office Location: Basel - Corporate Head Office (PAC)
Travel Required: up to 25%
Start Date:

The Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions, combining its core
products of Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made
end-to-end solutions. The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500 offices in more
than 70 countries, and employs around 14,000 people worldwide.

We are looking to hire a M&A and Strategic Projects Manager to support the execution of Panalpina’s Merger & Acquisition (M&A) strategy as well as strategic projects brought forward by the Executive Board


• Support the formulation of the M&A strategy (analysis of targets, recommendation to senior management)
• Independently execute M&A transactions and support of the post-merger integration
• On an ad-hoc basis, independently execute strategic projects brought forward by the Executive Board or Board of Directors (market entry strategy, , strategic partnerships, Joint Ventures) etc.

Qualifications and Experience

• University degree: Business Administration or Finance
• CFA , CPA advantageous
• Minimum five years of professional experience in Strategy Consulting, M&A or Corporate Development with either/or

* International Company
* Big 4 Accounting Firm
* Mid-Market M&A Advisory Firm

• Logistics or Forwarding experience preferred
• Knowledge about markets and competitors
• Knowledge about trends and challenges for the industry
• Understanding of business principles and language, incl. the fundamentals of finance and profitability
• Overall understanding of business processes and interdependencies


• Project Management skills
• Analytical mindset
• Pragmatic and result oriented
• Exceptional communication at all levels both written and/or oral information
• Strong decision making capabilities and high accountability
• Capable to make informed judgments and to generate practical, timely solutions
• Ability to find pragmatic solutions by using decision making techniques
• Willingness to involve stakeholders in decision making process, to get buy-in and to implement solutions
• Willingness to engage in constructive confrontation
• Ability to clearly and concisely present
• Ability to motivate and work within heterogeneous project teams


• Fluent in English
• Other languages preferred

Specifics for Job / Environment
• Willingness to travel, up to 30%