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M&A Integration and Project Manager

Discovery Inc
New York, NY 10012
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Discovery Inc

Location: New York, NY, United States, 10012
Req ID: 2164



The M&A integration and Project Manager - Deal Integration position will be part of the Global Business Operations team at Discovery, and will primarily be focused on structuring and supporting the end-to-end delivery of M&A deal integration within the company, ensuring achievement of intended business goals and value. The position will demand very strong organizational and structuring skills, strong analytics, and a demonstrated track record of successful collaboration/partnership with members of cross-functional teams both domestically and internationally, including senior business stakeholders and corporate groups. The ability to independently shepherd complex interactions and situations is essential.


Provide comprehensive integration efforts leadership (60%)

  • Understand diligence and deal terms (any transition agreements) to build out workstreams and identify key areas of risk/integration change management
  • Creating and tailoring detailed integration plan based on specific criteria and circumstances of each deal
  • Proactively identify and problem solve for potential dependencies and complexities that may arise in integration process
  • Build knowledge of the target organization and develop relationships with leadership and staff of target organization as necessary

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  • Coordinating execution of all aspects of integration plan for target close and post-close states
  • Bringing together relevant stakeholders across Discovery to form integration team; hold team members accountable for execution of specific integration deliverables
  • Problem solve for potential hurdles in integration to ensure targets and deadlines are met
  • Manage and escalate issues as required; continuously identify dependencies and project risks
  • Create and help update relevant integration and tracking documentation to keep steady progress
  • Regularly update senior stakeholders or senior management on progress as required

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    Tracking / Measurement
  • Work with cross-functional team members to tailor metrics and measurements to identify integration success
  • Partner with relevant functions to track success after the transition period

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    Maintain and update integration best practices (20%)
  • Leverage experience and background alongside Discovery corporate practices to design and document deal integration processes
  • Build integration plan templates and other necessary tracking documentation that can create sustainable, repeatable processes in the organization
  • Continually update integration best practices "playbook" for new strategic or market-based knowledge
  • Be able to educate other team members or cross-functional colleagues on integration best practices as needed

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    Serve as project manager on select non-integration projects as capacity allows (20%)
  • Requires strong leadership skills to bring senior stakeholders together and develop a feasible, rigorous plan for execution along with negotiation across business units when goals do not align
  • Ultimately responsible for the appropriate pace/on time execution of projects
  • Prepare and manage project plans/timelines
  • As necessary coordinate, lead and/or communicate analysis and
  • Prepare and manage timelines
  • Assemble representative project teams and coordinate team members to meet project milestones
  • Conduct status meetings
  • Manage and escalate issues as required
  • Continually evaluate project risks and dependencies
  • Create project documentation for updates to project steering committee and executive stakeholders

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  • Act as strategic liaison, project leader, change champion, and communicator with all project stakeholders
  • Maintain a clear and updated set of project documents
  • Schedule and conduct project meetings to ensure participants are fully engaged in project activity
  • Help articulate project goals and their fit into wider organizational processes
  • Help coordinate activities, and as necessary lead execution of activities to support strategy and as needed related operations

  • Requirements

    • 5+ years' experience in deal-related operational integration, alongside extensive project management or operational process leadership experience
    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Operations Management or related field or equivalent experience
    • MBA and/or PMP Certification preferred
    • Strong group leadership skills
    • Strong problem-solving skills
    • Strong facilitation and negotiation skills
    • Strong ability to manage complex projects, multiple stakeholders and articulate the dependencies and interrelationships
    • Strong business process re-engineering skills to include change management experience and the ability to articulate processes at varying degrees of granularity to different audiences
    • Strong written and oral communication skills to include the ability to articulate problems and solutions clearly, to conduct brainstorming sessions, etc.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Must have the legal right to work in the United States


    Posted: 2021-06-01 Expires: 2021-07-03

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