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Manager (m/f/div) M&A and Central Project Office

Date: May 18, 2021

Location: Essen (Goldschmidtstr.), DE

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Manager (m/f/div) M&A and Central Project Office


Location: Germany : Essen (Goldschmidtstr.)

Function: Corporate & Business Development

Career Level: Senior professionals (> 5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Operations GmbH

Business Line: Specialty Additives, Coating Additives


What we offer

The Specialty Additives Division combines the businesses of versatile additives and high-performance crosslinkers. Small amount - big effect: In keeping with this principle, our specialties make the difference. They make our clients' products more valuable, more durable, save more energy and in many respects, simply better. Our products are something very special. They often achieve amazing effects even with small amounts. Even though it may not be visible in the end product, the results surround us everywhere. Around 3,500 people work in our five business lines of Coating Additives, Comfort & Insulation, Crosslinkers, Interface & Performance and Oil Additives, as well as in the divisional functions. With their diverse competencies and vast experience, they create sustainable solutions for and with customers - for Evonik, for people, and for a better future. As Manager (m/f/div) M&A and Central Project Office you will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an innovative and creative environment. On-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay, flexible working models 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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  • Become the anchor point for M&A and strategic growth initiatives in our BL
  • Drive M&A topics and activities in alignment with the BL strategy 
  • Proactively seize our M&A pipeline based on a strong mindset of “thinking beyond the ordinary”
  • Steer stakeholder communication: Convince with strong & sharp presentations and decision proposals, execute an effective M&A reporting within the BL, the Division and Corporate  
  • Build up and shape a strong M&A network with internal and external stakeholders
  • Push implementation of the BL strategy by transferring functional and regional strategies into projects
  • Efficiently manage our dynamic BL project portfolio comprising operational and strategic projects
  • Monitor continuously projects, challenge their setup and value-impact, prioritize projects based on KPIs
  • Ensure a powerful project reporting to the BL leadership team for decision making
  • Encourage and guide project teams: lead project management trainings and knowledge exchange


  • Successfully completed Master’s degree in Science, Business, Accounting, Finance or similar with strong academic background
  • At least 3- 5 years of experience with focus on M&A in consulting, accounting company and/or private equity with strong and successful track record in M&A / Strategy / Business Development
  • High level of project management and organizational skills with experience in leading international and cross-functional project teams
  • Strong networking and communication capabilities paired with entrepreneurial thinking and acting
  • “Think outside the box” personality with focus on pragmatic solutions and effectful concepts
  • Excellent and open-minded team player with strong analytical skills 
  • Fluent written and spoken German and English, further language skills are beneficial 
  • Willingness to travel

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.

Please address your application including 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.