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External growth has and will continue to be a key component of Sodexo’s growth story. The North America Mergers & Acquisitions Team works transversally across all business lines, leading execution of Sodexo North America M&A activity, while working closely with the business teams of each segment.

Reporting to the Senior Director, M&A, the Senior Manager, M&A is responsible for overall transaction support related to the execution of M&A transactions within North America, in particular with performing financial modelling, coordinating due diligence of acquisitions, assisting with internal memos and reporting packages, and ad-hoc research.

This is a Hybrid Role located at our North Bethesda, MD Headquarters

(2 days in office / 3 days remote)

The ideal candidate will be responsible for the following areas:

Financial Analysis and Modeling of M&A opportunities

  • Prepare, analyze, and explain historical and projected financial information
  • Understand the key drivers of the target business (strategic considerations, business model, HR aspects, technical structures, assets, and key risks)
  • Analyze financial data to create pro forma financial models for evaluating M&A opportunities
  • Work with Finance and Operational leaders to confirm key assumptions in the pro forma financial model and evaluate synergies
  • Perform rigorous valuation and quantitative analyses including tax impact and purchase price allocation
  • Deliver analysis in a timely manner to meet agreed upon deadlines or raise attention to potential conflicts and challenges with sufficient lead time to address concerns

Due Diligence Management

  • Lead due diligence process, including coordination with sellers, third party advisors and cross functional internal team
  • Coordinate cross-disciplinary transaction teams through due diligence, working with teams from finance, tax, legal, insurance, treasury, operations, IT, HR, etc.
  • Consolidate and analyze the due diligence findings

Preparation of Executive Approval and Reporting Packages

  • Assist in preparation of executive approval and reporting packages
  • Support the valuation exercise in coordination and consultation with other subject matter experts from Sodexo Group
  • Ensure data integrity, accuracy and production of all reporting and analytics pertinent to a given project
  • Conduct all business matters with the highest degree of integrity and ensure that a culture of compliance is fostered

M&A Transaction Support

  • Provide overall M&A transaction support to the M&A Senior Director
  • Prepare and support the negotiation phase under the responsibility of the M&A Senior Director and in coordination with the legal team
  • Thoughtfully prepare the integration process in close cooperation with the business teams
  • Support post-closing adjustments and claims, handoff of project to the CFO of the business unit

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in investment banking, corporate development and/or transaction services practice
  • High proficiency with financial modeling and valuation models (i.e., DCF, market multiples, others)
  • Solid understanding of financial concepts and accounting principles
  • Must have significant direct experience in M&A transactions
  • Strong communications skills (written and verbal), particularly the ability to develop coherent arguments and present technical analysis and recommendations to senior leaders and other key stakeholders.
  • Share Sodexo core values and principles – understanding Sodexo core values, culture and organization and ability to motivate and mobilize resources across the organization is critical to success in this role
  • Comfortable working in high pressure situation with demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects under tight timelines
  • Experience with drafting and / or negotiation of transaction documents
  • Advanced competency with necessary software tools, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, Word, as well as research skills.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Economics, Business, or related field preferred

Working for Sodexo:

How far will your ambition, talent and dedication take you? Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and other career growth opportunities, along with the performance of organizations. We believe it is important for our work to be meaningful to all who contribute to it, and we remain faithful to our mission, our core values and the ethical principles that have guided us since 1966. We support these values and help them thrive in each employee.

We strive to make working for Sodexo a genuinely great experience with benefits to promote your professional, personal and financial well-being, and to improve your Quality of Life now and into the future. Our experiences with our over 50 million customers each and every day enable us to develop Quality of Life services that reinforce the well-being of individuals, improving their effectiveness and helping companies and organizations to improve performance … every day.

At Sodexo, we believe every employee should have the resources to be their best. As part of our overall rewards, we offer benefits programs designed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle including health, dental and vision insurance. We also offer other benefits like paid time off, financial and savings programs, 401k, and access to our employee assistance program and other discounts.

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What We Offer

Sodexo offers fair and equitable compensation, partially determined by a candidate's education level or years of relevant experience. While the budgeted range for the position is posted, Sodexo salary offers are based on a candidate's specific criteria, like experience, skills, education and training.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience
Basic Management Experience: 5 Years
Basic Functional Experience: 3 Years

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

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