Manager of Merger Integration - New Ventures Inorganic


  • Bachelor's degree; Advanced degree preferred
  • 5+ years of Finance, PD, legal, operations or other relevant experience
  • Strong people and project leadership skills
  • Strong sense of entrepreneurship and ownership mindset
  • Relationship skills and the ability to deliver impact working through others
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving and multi-tasking capability
  • Exemplary judgment & professionalism
  • Strong client service orientation
  • High level of tolerance for ambiguity and building something new

Who You'll Work With

You'll work with our Inorganic team and will be based in Munich. Inorganic is part of McKinsey's New Ventures.

Inorganic is one of the pillars of New Ventures tasked with establishing and growing partnerships, alliances and acquisitions to enhance our client service capabilities. The team is at the forefront of innovation in the firm and keeps adding new services to the firm such as VisualDoD (data visualization), Lunar (design agency), 4Tree (pricing analytics), Quantum Black (analytics engine), etc. The team is also building and launching a formal alliances program. The current Inorganic portfolio spans more than 110 providers ranging from innovative startups to large established software and delivery providers.

Our Inorganic team has three core groups: Inorganic Growth & Strategy, Integration, and Alliances & Advisory. The Growth & Strategy team supports practices in developing their Inorganic growth strategies, sources attractive deals and manages acquisition &/or investment processes. The Integration team focuses on planning the integration of acquired companies into McKinsey and supporting the integration process. The Alliances & Advisory team supports collaborative framework definition, negotiations, formation, activation, and management of ongoing relationships. The advisory function is being formally added to inform and enable client service teams as they design solutions for our clients. The inorganic team is distributed across the Americas, Europe and Asia.

McKinsey New Ventures fosters innovation driven by analytics, design thinking, mobile and social by developing new products/services and integrating them into our client work. It is helping to shift our model toward asset-based consulting and is a foundation for –and expands our investment in –our entrepreneurial culture. Through innovative software as a service solutions, strategic acquisitions, and a vibrant ecosystem of alliances, we are redefining what it means to work with McKinsey.

As one of the fastest-growing parts of our firm, New Ventures has more than 1,500 dedicated professionals (including more than 800 analysts and data scientists) and we're hiring more mathematicians, data scientists, designers, software engineers, product managers, client development managers and general managers.

What You'll Do

You will develop and implement processes that will form the basis of the firm's model for supporting the integration of acquisitions as part of our Inorganic strategy.

You'll be at the center of this effort, playing a key role in shaping the people model for New Ventures. You'll be involved at the onset of deals supporting diligence and working with leaders on how to think about the structure of the deal and longer term integration into the firm. You'll work closely with members of the legal team, deal teams, sponsor teams and other relevant firm functions to ensure they are providing best practice advice and counsel. As such, you'll establish yourself as an indispensable member of the team, whose judgments, advice, oversight and insights are greatly valued and contribute to the overall success and value creation of the acquisition.

You'll support and co-ordinate the overall integration process on transactions from initial due diligence stage to close of deal. You will also check in on longer term integration process with relevant practice integration leadership. In this context, you'll develop and implement appropriate mapping, compensation and overall guidance on people integration. In addition, you will liaise with Legal, Tax, IT and Finance to ensure successful operational integration of acquisitions and minimize risks.

You'll build center of excellence and best practice integration processes and guidelines for Inorganics to ensure long term value creation for the acquisition as well as develop measurement for integration processes.

Working with the Global Director you will assist in the preparation of the annual business plan and budget for the integration team.

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