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Senior M&A Associate - Aarhus

Do you have experience working with corporate finance advisory, investment banking or corporate development, and are you ready for an exciting career challenge where you will have a responsibility for co-developing and driving the M&A agenda across one of the largest organizations in Scandinavia? Then join us in our journey to deliver on our new Group Strategy, Future26, and to secure the execution of Arla Foods’ ambitious M&A strategy as Senior M&A Associate in Arla Foods Corporate M&A.


This is a unique opportunity to become part of Arla Foods’ Corporate M&A Department, where you will join a dynamic team of six highly-skilled M&A professionals and where ambition, performance and fun go hand-in-hand.


Arla Foods Corporate M&A


Arla Foods' M&A department is responsible for advising and supporting Arla Foods' Executive Management Team and Business Groups in a range of activities including mergers, acquisitions, divestments, joint ventures and strategic partnerships. The team works in close partnership with the business on a day to day basis, allowing it to provide insightful advice and support on all aspects of the transaction cycle, from origination through to valuation, process execution, due diligence, negotiation as well as integration.


The position


As Senior M&A Associate you will be responsible for:

  • Together with Business Groups evaluate the attractiveness and viability of M&A opportunities across strategic fit, financial KPI's and sustainability impact
  • Ensuring strong management of projects from start to finish in close collaboration with the Lead M&A Project Manager, Business Groups, other corporate functions and external advisors
  • Leading the preparation of decision material for our Senior Management and Board of Directors
  • Organising and driving due diligence processes including communication with advisors and coordinating results of findings while bridging the due diligence and PMI processes
  • Further developing and strengthening our M&A execution toolbox, our ways of working and Arla Foods' M&A pipeline supporting our Future26 strategy

The position offers an excellent opportunity for experiencing a steep learning curve adding further development to your M&A toolbox within an international organization as well as building a strong business acumen. You will be based in our corporate headquarters in Aarhus, Denmark and report to the Head of M&A. Some degree of travelling should be expected in the position.


Your profile


You likely hold a Master's degree within finance/economics or similar and have 2-3 years of experience from an investment bank, financial advisory or corporate M&A function within a major international organization, where you have developed a strong financial and problem-solving toolbox. Strong project management skills are essential since you will be working across many markets, Business Groups and stakeholders.

You are a skilled communicator, fluent in English and are able to translate complex content into clear recommendations. You are an extrovert team player with an open mindset and with a drive that lies far above average. Your independence and can-do-attitude enables you to take the lead driving projects and come up with ambitious and creative solutions adding value to Arla Foods and our farmer owners.


Application and contact


Are you ready to create the future of dairy through best-in-class M&A execution? Please apply as soon as possible and before 10 December 2021. Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis. For additional information please call Head of M&A, Steffen Bach Lück, on +45 91 31 16 90

We have a purpose for Good


At Arla, we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create a sustainable future of dairy. We call it Stronger People Stronger Planet and it is deeply anchored in our organisation and founded on our commitment to respecting human rights, increasing access to healthy dairy nutrition, inspiring good food habits, and improving the environment for future generations. In order to succeed we need to hire people with a sustainable mindset. Could this be you?



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