Manager, Global M&A Integrations

Last updated 1 hours ago
Location:Melbourne
Job Type:Full Time

Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use platform that helps small businesses and their accounting and bookkeeping advisors grow and thrive.

At Xero, our purpose is to make life better for people in small business, their advisors, and communities around the world. This purpose sits at the centre of everything we do. We support our people to do the best work of their lives so that they can help small businesses succeed through better tools, information and connections. Because when they succeed they make a difference, and when millions of small businesses are making a difference, the world is a more beautiful place.

How you’ll make an impact...

This role will form part of Xero’s Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Integration team responsible for integrating all acquisitions made by Xero.

Your role will be to provide integration and separation expertise to all functions within Xero. You will be responsible for a range of activities including the development of integration strategies, day 1 planning and the delivery of post-deal implementation programmes (or workstreams) that are critical to extracting the value of each unique transaction. You will work closely with all functions within Xero and the target, across all levels, including senior executives and founders of the businesses we acquire.

We are seeking an individual with experience in assessing and integrating acquisitions on a global scale with either a consultancy or an in-house M&A integration background. Should you not have specific M&A integration experience, we are also interested in applications from individuals who have a broad consultancy background or who have delivered complex programmes of work as part of in-house teams.

What you’ll do...

  • Work as a key member within a global M&A Integrations team (AU, NZ, US, and UK), with multiple live integration programmes underway
  • Lead or contribute to cross-functional teams and be accountable for the end-to-end delivery of integration programmes or workstreams
  • Act as the primary day to day interface with cross-functional representatives and senior executives to develop integration strategies and post-acquisition hypotheses
  • Develop appropriate governance structures for acquired businesses
  • Define the due diligence approach for each function and lead due diligence efforts alongside the Corporate Development team (e.g. operational, financial & commercial)
  • Identify, source and manage external advisors during due diligence and ensure appropriate coverage of due diligence scopes
  • Contribute to business case development for each acquisition, including the growth synergies for each acquisition and the detailed integration plan
  • Work with key stakeholders to implement post-acquisition value creation plans
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships across Xero and the businesses we acquire
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of Xero’s integration approach including development of new collateral, processes, and approaches
  • Mentor and support development of junior staff
  • What you’ll bring...

    The successful candidate will bring more than 4 years of clearly demonstrated experience, ideally in a SaaS environment, designing and implementing M&A integration programmes and working alongside deal teams in conducting due diligence and integration planning. Your exceptional strategic and analytical skills and structured approach to problem solving will support you in quantifying synergies or developing value creation plans in a growth scenario. Critical to this role will be your ability to independently drive initiatives end to end, collaborate with global cross-functional teams and comfortably connect across all levels of the organisation.

    This role presents an outstanding opportunity to contribute to the continuous improvement of Xero’s approach to delivering M&A integration programs that will help Xero achieve its long term objectives.

    Why Xero?

    At Xero we support many types of flexible working arrangements that allow you to balance your work, your life and your passions. We offer a great remuneration package including shares plus a range of leave options to suit your well-being. Our work environment encourages continuous improvement and career development and you’ll get to work with the latest technology.

    Our collaborative and inclusive culture is one we’re immensely proud of. We know that a diverse workforce is a strength that enables businesses, including ours, to better understand and serve customers, attract top talent and innovate successfully. We are a member of Pride in Diversity, in recognition of our inclusive workplace. So, from the moment you step through our doors, you’ll feel welcome and supported to do the best work of your life.