Analyst / Associate Strategy & Development (f/m/d)
HeidelbergCement is one of the largest global building materials companies. With more than 54.000 employees in over 50 countries, we are known for our expertise and superior quality. Our headquarters in Heidelberg alone employs over 900 people from all over the world, creating a diverse working environment. Our success is based on consistent performance orientation and the motivation and competence of our employees. Our corporate culture is characterised by trusting teamwork, strong customer orientation, creativity and a willingness to innovate as well as sustainable thinking and acting. The department Group Strategy & Development at our Headquarters in Heidelberg is looking for a Analyst / Associate Strategy & Development (f/m/d). As part of a small team that advises CEO, CFO & the whole Managing Board on strategy and manages development & M&A initiatives, the role will allow to make a significant contribution to some of the Group’s most important projects; tasks will vary over time but will include a mix of: Contribute to the development of the company’s strategy (Group, Area & Country level) Strategy formulation, regular portfolio review, strategic planning process Construction market and strategic competitor analysis, including industry trends Communication with senior management Contribute in M&A projects (incl. partnership) & post-merger (or carve-out) activities Identification / assessment of potential targets Steering of acquisitions and divestments, incl. due diligence and auction processes Coordination of internal / third party stakeholders, support in negotiations Management / support of carve-out and integration projects (PMI) Manage projects, project modules & initiatives (Country, Area and Group-level) Transversal project / program management (often cross-functional) Presentation of findings to senior management or internal steering committees Topics can span broadly, depending on strategic priorities at a given time (e.g. CO2, Covid) At times, multiple high priority projects simultaneously Manage review of CAPEX and M&A projects for Board approval Preparation of the strategic review of country-led development projects Coordination of the review with other functions (technical, financial, environment) Liaison with country management Conduct ad-hoc market or competitor analyses (incl. business intelligence) The ideal candidate is a highly motivated and proactive team player who loves working in a high intensity environment (willing to get his/her hands dirty and play whatever role the team needs), has an outstanding level of curiosity and very strong analytical skills to grasp quickly the fond of complex strategic issues, while always aiming to make a significant contribution; building on: University degree in business, economics or engineering (or similar) First professional experience (internships, or young professional of up to 2 years), ideally in investment banking, transaction services or management consulting Clear “getting-things-done” mentality, i.e. tenacity to overcome independently potential obstacles Strong quantitative capabilities, very structured thinking, and proficiency in Excel / PowerPoint Executive level oral and written communication skills Fluent in English, other languages a plus Employee morale is of utmost importance to us! Our employees are not just a work force, they are individuals with their own ideas and desires. We are convinced that employees who are given the opportunity to realise their personal goals, are more able to give their best at work as well. That’s why we offer competitive salaries and other benefits such as Flexible working hours ‘FIT for LIFE‘, an initiative from Group Human Resources ‘FIT for FAMILY‘, an initiative for families, helping to maintain a good work-life balance Subsidized tickets for public transport Subsidized cafeteria Offer for an employee funded pension scheme (employer’s subsidy) ...and much more.