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Regional Technology M&A Lead - Americas (Atlanta, GA)

Location: Atlanta, GA.
Company Description:

Dentsu is a modern marketing solutions company. Our mission is to help clients navigate, progress and thrive in a world of change. Businesses rely on our integrated network of agencies and specialized practices to champion meaningful progress through creative, media, commerce, data and technology. Part of Dentsu Group, our global network comprises 66,000 diverse people in 143 countries, who are dedicated to teaming for growth and good. Some of our award-winning agencies include 360i, Carat, dentsumcgarrybowen, DEG, dentsuX, iProspect and Merkle. Follow us on Twitter @DentsuUSA and visit dentsu.com/us.

We are champions for meaningful progress and we strive to be a force for good—for our people, for our clients, for the industry and for our society. We keep our people at the center, creating space for growth, understanding and learning so they can thrive. We embed diversity, in our mindset, in our solutions and in our teams to empower an inclusive, equitable and culturally fluent environment. Building this culture within our teams makes us better collaborators with each other and with our clients, driving better outcomes for all.

Job Description:

Applicants

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. No sponsorship is available for this position or work transfers.”

Location to work

  • Must live in the Atlanta, GA area, and be able to work a hybrid position.

Salary Range

  • $60k to $63k (no bonus offered)

Tech Stack Knowledge Required

  • Generalist/Technology Over-View, Must have M&A technology experience, also large complex technology projects experience, and cloud platform knloweledge

 

 

Summary

The role exists to be the Lead of Technology Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures (MA&D) focused on supporting the business on the pre-completion stages of the M&A lifecycle (Pre-LOI, Technology Due Diligence and Planning) within the AMER region, but also accountable for all Technology related activities throughout the M&A Lifecycle.

The role will be accountable for the overall management of the Technology M&A pipeline and portfolio within the region. The role will also work closely with Global Technology M&A, Regional Technology Delivery Project Managers, and business M&A Teams to provide Technology input into the Regional M&A strategy and deal pipeline.

The role will also be responsible for enforcing global technology standards and adherence to Technology M&A Playbook for key technology areas to enable efficient integration of acquired companies.

Qualifications:

Key responsibilities:

  • Providing the primary point of engagement for the business M&A team and the Technology representative within the Regional M&A Pipeline forums
  • Ensuring that the Globally defined Technology MA&D Playbook, processes and artefacts are implemented within the region and that deliverables meet all standards at a high quality
  • Identification and execution of pre-LOI, Due Diligence and planning for Technology workstreams of each deal, drawing on Global technology support as required
  • Oversight and accountability for all MA&D Integration projects within the Region, providing an escalation point for the Technology M&A Leads (Project Managers or Market Technology Directors) on each acquisition
  • Establishing and chairing regional Technology MA&D governance, and providing regular executive-level status reports on the regional MA&D Portfolio
  • Securing Global and Regional resources to support the M&A portfolio and pipeline, escalating to the Global or Regional senior leadership where required
  • Project Budget and Cost Management. Develops and agrees budgets for projects and control forecast and actual costs against them.
  • Collaboratively work with teams within Technology and cross-functionally with the wider business to support all MA&D Pipeline by leading M&A deals Technology assessments, Due Diligence and Planning.
  • Manage and provide visibility of the regional pipeline and portfolio of MA&D activity and ensure appropriate technology resources are available to support Due Diligence and Integration activities.
  • Effective communication including the ability to talk confidently when discussing technology elements of the deal at a senior management level.
  • Oversee the successful delivery of enterprise technology projects and programmes associated with, and that support, M&A activity across the region.
  • Ensure first-class standards are continuously sustained and improved, working alongside internal teams and partner organisations and suppliers.
  • Positive role model, collaborative and agile ways of working with all areas of the business
  • First-class stakeholder management and relationship building capability
  • Maintain a keen focus on wider industry trends, and help to understand their applicability within the business

 

Candidate Profile

  • Have a clear understanding of how Technology can support the future state vision post-integration.
  • Resolve issues around culture and people to win the hearts and minds of all stakeholders impacted by the merger/acquisition.
  • Collaborate with their global colleagues to continually develop and enhance a structured, repeatable deal execution and integration process that is flexible for future acquisitions.
  • Have extensive experience in Technology Discovery and Due Diligence, ideally in the M&A space.
  • Experience managing large complex technology programmes across both traditional on-premises and Cloud applications and systems
  • Significant knowledge and experience of Enterprise Technology, background in the digital media industry
  • Previous experience in leadership roles and line management responsibilities
  • Previous experience of Mergers & Acquisitions desirable
  • Self-starter with ability to constructively challenge and influence
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Technical curiosity, boldness and a desire for innovation
  • A strong desire for service excellence
  • Demonstrates flexibility, resiliency and productivity in response to shifting priorities
  • Experience working in a fast paced, agile environment.
  • Ability to take on responsibility and use initiative to prioritise and work effectively under pressure and to deadlines.
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Additional Information:

Employees from diverse or underrepresented backgrounds encouraged to apply.
Dentsu (the "Company") is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee of the Company, on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done that will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing an undue hardship on the Company. Please contact [email protected] if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process or to request or discuss an accommodation in connection with a job at the Company to which you are applying.

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