Strategy & Growth - Associate (M&A)

sennder is a European digital freight forwarder looking for an associate to join our Strategy & Growth team. The role is based out of the Berlin office and will report to one of the senior M&A consultant and founders. Do you want to help us shape the future of the logistics industry?

We value humility and we're as interested in your character as we are in your talent. Please apply, even if you feel you only meet part of our listed criteria. Diversity drives innovation and we offer an international and friendly work environment with an energetic company culture. Just be yourself and maybe you’ll bring something valuable to the role we didn't initially think of.

ABOUT THE ROLE

If you’re passionate about taking yourself, sennder, and the logistics industry to the next level, curious, and driven by solving puzzles and influencing how we reach our business goals, then you might be who we’re looking for. What others may consider uncertainty, you see as an opportunity to learn and be proactive, while being a team player and understanding how your personal development intersects with the company’s growth.

As an M&A associate, you will help to develop, drive, and implement a roll-up strategy for asset-light freight forwarders across Continental Europe. You will play a key role in projects along the entire M&A lifecycle, starting from target sourcing and deal structuring to post-acquisition integration. Your daily tasks will include, but not limited to, evaluation and execution of M&A transactions, focus on a scalable integration roadmap, mastering communication towards all stakeholders, and helping to build one company.

IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL 

  • Identify, source and evaluate M&A and other investment opportunities
  • Review and track the relevant market and industry trends
  • Write, review and perform supporting research for business cases 
  • Participate in cross-functional due diligence and post-merger integration exercises
  • Perform financial modelling, valuation and other financial analyses
  • Take part in the development of detailed strategic recommendations for sennder‘s C-level and other senior management members
  • Develop a deep understanding of the business and the industry by performing a broad range of quantitative and qualitative analyses

PREFERABLY YOU HAVE 

  • First work experience in investment banking/M&A, corporate development, strategy consulting with a focus on PE/CD, private equity or venture capital
  • Outstanding analytical skills, structured way of thinking and attention to details
  • Extremely proactive, self-starter mentality with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced environment 
  • Bachelor of top-tier university and excellent English communication skills, both written and oral (German is not a requirement)
  • Passion for Logistics is very welcomed!

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

  • A fast-growing company, transitioning from startup to scale-up, where your work will make an impact on our growth and lead to several career opportunities.
  • An international team of 800+ people with 65+ nationalities spread across 7 country  offices with English as our company language.
  • A quarterly feedback and review process for personal development. We also use “Objectives and Key Results” for company goals.
  • A structured promotion process, providing everyone with fair and transparent career growth.
  • Learning and development opportunities on the job and through conversations with your manager.
  • Various opportunities to connect with colleagues, formally and informally, digitally or in person (when allowed), through regular team events, company get-togethers, and partnership events with other companies and local organizers.
  • When in office: unlimited snacks, drinks, and fruits.
  • Compliance with COVID-19 restrictions when required with remote interviews, onboarding, and working.

At sennder we want to maximize the individual’s potential for all employees and reinforce an inclusive culture and environment of continuous learning that empowers people to succeed as a team. In addition to humility, we value commitment, team spirit, respect, and kindness to build trusted relationships across teams. Learn more on our career site. 

Please send your application in English and help us reduce negative unconscious bias by leaving out your picture, age, address, and other unnecessary information in your CV. We only want to know the merits on which you’d be great for this role.

If you have any questions or problems please reach out to us at ta@sennder.com. We do not accept applications via email.