Head of PMI / Corporate Development / Corporate Transformation (m/f/d)

Leading Supplier of Industrial Goods / Semi-finished Goods / B2B

The Company

Our client is a private equity-owned company and a leading supplier of industrial goods / semi-finished goods / B2B. It has been a reliable and competent partner to its customers for more than 40 years. Reinforcing profiles for the plastic window industry, air duct profiles as well as special profiles made to customer specifications are manufactured to the highest quality at the company's locations in Germany. Approximately 100,000 tons of steel are processed for this purpose each year.

Due to the fast growth, the company currently faces a number of challenges that require a Head of PMI / Corporate Development / Corporate Transformation (m/f/d) in order to execute key projects related to the market expansion, production footprint, M&A projects, value creation initiatives and a possible future sale of the company. The position is new to the company. It will report to the CEO.

Your Tasks

  • Develop and implement strategic value creation initiatives that reflect the key strategic priorities of the management team and contribute to the overall success of the company's business plan
  • Playing the role of "challenger and supporter" to initiate stakeholders to help them achieve targeted results in the expected timeline
  • Ensure initiatives are adequately resourced to achieve their objectives
  • Coordinate cross-functional initiatives
  • Acting as the first escalation point in resolving critical issues and appropriately engaging the management team when further escalation is required
  • Ensure initiatives move into implementation and lead them to rapid and pragmatic execution
  • Provide transparency and visibility by tracking progress of initiatives to enable better and faster decision making and predictability of outcomes
  • Collaborate with CFO/CEO and private equity investor to ensure all critical financial value creation parameters of initiatives are made transparent and kept up to date
  • Service/support function to the organization to enable functions and business units to focus on execution
  • Ensure consistency of internal discussions and progress reviews that take place at various levels (e.g., steering committee meetings, program office meetings, board meetings, advisory board meetings)

What You Bring With You

  • Master degree in Engineering/Business/Economics or comparable education, with a focus on corporate finance or business transformation
  • 4-6 years relevant work experience in consulting, in corporate finance, and/or M&A with international exposure in the industrial goods sector
  • Strong analytical and methodological skills and understanding of business economics as well as the industrial goods market constraints
  • Strong understanding for strategic questions in the industrial goods services sector and how these translate to the overall value of the company
  • Thorough, structured, independent and results-oriented working style – output and impact, not input-oriented
  • Analytical, results-driven, hands-on mentality
  • Seasoned project management skills, advanced moderation and presentation skills
  • Very good command of English and German
  • Good social skills, ideally experience with operational line management