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Sr Director, Mergers & Acquisitions

Company: Schindler
Location: Morristown
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Location: Morristown, NJ, New Jersey, United States

Requisition ID: 56046

Schindler stands for mobility. Mobility needs experts.

Join our team in Morristown, NJ.

Founded in Switzerland in 1874, the Schindler Group is a leading global provider of elevators, escalators, and related services. Schindler mobility solutions move one billion people every day all over the world. Behind the company's success are over 60,000 employees in more than 100 countries.

With U.S. Headquarters in Morristown, New Jersey, Schindler Elevator Corporation is the North American operating entity of the Switzerland-based Schindler Group. Schindler is one of the leading global manufacturers of elevators, escalators and moving walks. Schindler employs over 5,000 people in more than 230 locations in North America. The company specializes in latest-technology engineering as well as mechanical and micro-technology products designed and rigorously tested for comfort, efficiency and reliability. Schindler products can be found in many well-known buildings throughout the US, including 4 World Trade Center, the Bank of America Tower and the Marriott Marquis in New York, Cowboys Stadium in Dallas and the Cleveland Clinic in Las Vegas.

Sr Director, Mergers & Acquisitions

Mobility is the goal


The Sr. Director, Mergers & Acquisitions, will work closely with SEC's Executive Management to drive SEC's inorganic growth strategy. We are looking for a lead deal professional to identify, evaluate and execute M& A transactions. M&A is a high profile, top priority, and strategic part of SEC, and so this position represents a vital and dynamic role within the company. You will be expected to lead all aspects of transaction evaluation and execution, from target identification through valuation, due diligence and negotiation of deal documentation. In this role you will have extensive visibility and interaction with owners of target companies, deal brokers and Schindler senior management, locally and globally, as well as internal cross functional leaders. High level interpersonal and communication skills to build strong relationships in combination with a strategic and technical proficiency are essential for this role. This position will report to Schindler's SVP, General Counsel and Acquisitions Lead -Americas.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Performing industry research and analysis to identify and directly originate potential acquisition targets.
  • Develop strategic rational supporting acquisition of target companies.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with potential targets and brokers from initial stage to deal closing.
  • Developing detailed financial models and valuation analysis for potential transactions.
  • Lead all aspects of the due diligence process, including serving as the primary liaison between the target company's owners/representatives and Schindler's internal deal team and stakeholders.
  • Creating investment proposals, along with supporting analysis and findings, for review by SEC's Executive Management team and global stakeholders.
  • Driving deal progression and achievement of milestones, including substantial role in negotiations of transaction terms and legal documentation.
  • Collaborate with finance, legal, tax and other departments of SEC to ensure seamless deal execution.
  • Supporting integration planning, tracking and processes for new acquisitions.

Mobility needs you


  • Minimum of 10 years of work experience, with at least 5 years in an M&A role.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, oral communication and relationship building skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with executives and build relationships at every level of the organization (with experience doing so in a large multinational company a plus).
  • Demonstrated experience in advanced financial modeling, analysis and research, including discounted cash flow, accretion/dilution, synergies and deal multiple analysis.
  • Experience with a variety of transaction structures for comprehensive analysis.
  • Self-starter with strategic mindset capable of exercising independent judgment and working independently.
  • Ideal candidate is entrepreneurial and driven to achieve ambitious goals and objectives
  • Expert level knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in the elevator /escalator business and/or construction industry a plus.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
  • Willingness for some travel.

Do you want to move the future with us?

If so, please click the Apply now button.

Equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, disability or protected veteran status.

Schindler is committed to ensuring that our Career Center is accessible to all jobseekers, including individuals with disabilities. If you are having difficulty with the application or the accessibility of this website, please contact

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