Manager, Strategy and M&A | Job in New York, NY. | Advantage Solutions | #2023-430723
Minimum: USD $110,000.00/Yr.
Maximum: USD $130,000.00/Yr.

Sr. Manager, Strategy and M&A

Advantage Solutions is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

We are seeking a dynamic Senior Manager of Strategy & M&A to work closely with the Head of Corporate Strategy on key planning and M&A-related activity. The role will include ownership of end-to-end transaction processes of acquisitions & divestitures, cross-functional coordination of internal and external teams, and involvement with presentations to the Board.

Take this opportunity to join North America’s leading business solutions provider and build your career working with amazing people in a growing industry! Apply today!

What we offer:

  • Annual bonus
  • Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Training and Career Development
  • Competitive Paid Time-Off 


  • Lead M&A end-to-end process from sourcing to execution
  • Originate and deliver transaction ideas and manage opportunity pipeline
  • Project manage all transactions, drive the target timetable / milestones, ensure quality on deliverables, and coordinate internal cross-functional teams and external advisors
  • Monitor transaction risks and proactively put in place actional mitigations to ensure successful closure
  • Help prepare and present transactions for approval by Board
  • Regularly conduct and manage market assessment and industry trend analyses ; help guide overall company vision for strategic positioning within consumer / retail environment
  • Maintain company model and comparable company analysis
  • Assist in capital structure management for broader enterprise


  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, or Economics or equivalent job-related experience is required
  • MBA Degree with emphasis in Finance or Analytics preferred
  • 3-5+ years of experience in Corporate Strategy, M&A, and / or Finance (investment banking or consulting experience preferred)
  • Financial analysis, key performance metrics, valuations, due diligence, budgeting, planning, performance improvement initiatives, new business pro-forma modeling
  • Advanced experience with budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting, financial modeling, trend analysis, and ad hoc financial analysis is a plus
  • Advanced Excel skills and data analysis skills, ideally with experience or interest in automation
  • Hands-on, strong grasp of corporate or business unit financial concepts and tools, inclusive of financial ratios and key metrics
  • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to juggle and complete multiple duties with quality and accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook
  • Experience using computerized information systems used in financial and/or accounting applications


  • Work from home
  • Flexible vacation and personal time off (PTO)
  • Paid holidays
  • 401(k) matching
  • Health, Dental and Vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • LiveWell Benefits and Programs
  • Company-paid Life, AD&D and Disability insurance
  • Voluntary benefits including Pet Insurance
  • Online Discounts at PerkSpot

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Manager, Strategy and M&A

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