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Senior Strategic Project Manager (m/f/div) M&A

Date: May 8, 2021

Location: Darmstadt, DE

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Senior Strategic Project Manager (m/f/div) M&A



Location: Germany : Darmstadt

Function: Strategy, M&A, Business Development

Career Level: Senior professionals (> 5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Operations GmbH

Business Line: Nutrition & Care, Health Care


What we offer

In the Nutrition & Care division, everything revolves around human well-being - around health and the quality of life. All our products are used directly on, or in humans or animals. They are functional actives, not simply materials. This is what our three business lines - Health Care, Care Solutions, and Animal Nutrition - all have in common and is what distinguishes us from the other Evonik businesses. Health Care, Care Solutions, and Animal Nutrition are, in effect, the engine rooms in which we work on differentiated solutions for our markets - these markets are pharmaceutical ingredients, medical products, nutrition for humans and animals, personal care products, cosmetics, and household cleaning products. Nutrition & Care is the smallest of Evonik’s three growth divisions. However, due to its growth potential, it represents a key value lever for the Group. The high growth potential results from the robust, non-cyclical markets close to the end user, common core competencies, and a well‑filled innovation pipeline. We hold market-leading positions in most of our businesses. In many cases, we were pioneers in our industries and have been the market leaders for several decades. Evonik Health Care partners with the world’s pharmaceutical, medical device and nutraceutical companies to transform complexity into value. Our core competencies allow us to specialize where you need us most, ensuring access to the right people, products and capabilities to streamline your path to market and improve commercial performance. As Senior Strategic Project Manager (m/f/div) M&A you will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Flexible working models, performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation.

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  • Providing insights and support for the strategy development process of the Business Line / Product Lines including portfolio analysis
  • Developing best in class templates / documentation to communicate strategies and projects
  • Leading M&A projects in areas such as target scouting, profiling, business case development and transaction processes
  • Supporting Venture Capital Opportunity Evaluations
  • Leading evaluation / valuation of other strategic projects including investment projects
  • Identifying and documenting new business opportunities (e.g. technologies & business models)
  • Managing relevant stakeholders and approval / information processes
  • Representing Evonik Health Care in meetings and discussions with key partners (in consultation and alignment with Regional, Account and Innovation Management) dealing with new technologies or new business concepts
  • Contributing to documentation and reporting of progress, including monthly reports, customer and partner visit reports, projects documentation




  • Successfully completed studies in economics, natural sciences or engineering
  • A minimum of 10 years international professional experience in different business areas and functions, prior consultancy experience would be a plus
  • Experience in strategy development and M&A, especially in the specialty chemicals business to the Pharma industry desirable
  • Proven project leadership experience; also in complex projects, leading multi-disciplinary teams
  • Fluent spoken and written knowledge of the English language, German would be a plus
  • Strong communication and cooperation skills as well as intercultural competence   
  • Strong initiative, high level of commitment as well as the ability to analyze, bring new perspectives, insights and results focus
  • Willingness to travel internationally

Your Application

To ensure the fastest process of your application and to protect the environment, please apply online via our careers portal at https://careers.evonik.com. For a complete application, please submit not only a cover letter and CV, but also employer and degree certificates and, if applicable, current grade overviews from your studies. Please address your application stating your earliest possible starting date and your salary expectations to Bianca Reul.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact our Recruiting Center Team at  0800 2386645 (Germany only) or +49 201 177 4200.


Please note that Evonik will not accept any unsolicited application documents sent by staffing firms. Evonik works in conjunction with preferred service providers and will not pay any fee to staffing firms in the absence of an appropriate framework agreement. Should Evonik receive a candidate profile from a staffing firm with which it has no framework agreement, and should this candidate subsequently be considered in the recruitment process or offered employment, no claims from the staffing firm will be entertained in this regard.