Director M&A Integration

Posted 02 Aug 2022

Burlington, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 253594



A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.


This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US.

Your Role:

The Director, M&A Integrations, reports to the Head of Life Science M&A Integrations and is responsible for leading the end-to-end integration process and activities for select small to mid-size strategic deals within the Life Science Sector.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the primary point of contact for assigned M&A projects, from deal close to business handover, keeping ownership and oversight of all integration workstreams.
  • Builds and delivers a structured, focused integration strategy, process, project set-up and detailed execution plan, including key milestones and timelines. Adapts and recalibrates plans as the situation evolves. Outlines a clear roadmap and transition plan for handover and ongoing ownership within the respective business.
  • Builds positive relationships and aligns with key partners and business leaders, mobilizing vital cross-functional teams and providing clear direction and oversight for accountabilities and assignments.
  • Engages during Due Diligence and drives pre-close planning together with Life Science Strategy and Business Development, as well as Enabling Functions.
  • Ensures people and organizational aspects (culture, org design, retention and engagement, capability identification and preservation) are appropriately considered, coordinated, and handled.
  • Monitors and supervises integration progress against agreed-upon milestones and deliverables, to ensure timely realization of deal-specific value and synergies.
  • Evolves the standard methodologies and represents LS on Integration Task Force for best-practice exchange


Location: Burlington, MA - Hybrid

Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, Chemistry or related field OR a finance degree with strong Life Science experience
  • Minimum 8 years' proven experience in global, matrixed organization
  • Minimum 5 years' demonstrated ability as a project manager or consultant
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in strategy, business development, portfolio management, investment banking or related field
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail; good balance of strategic and operational strength
  • Outstanding project management and interpersonal skills, with ability to work in an agile manner and change course; able to systematically work through ambiguity
  • Networked, effective at building credibility, partnering and influencing stakeholders, both internal colleagues and external partners
  • Strong business insight with knowledge of financial analysis and other return on investment analysis and key performance indicators
  • Thrives in fast paced, matrixed and high-pressure environment
  • Works independently, takes initiatives and makes fact-based decisions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA degree
  • Previous experience in integration role


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