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Strategic M&A Integration Manager (Remote US)

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Date: Mar 13, 2019

Location: Remote Employee US, US

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Req ID: 41353 
Region: Americas 
Country: USA 
State/Province: New Hampshire 
City:  Remote Employee US 


What’s in it for you?

When you join Celestica, it’s more than just a job. It’s about being part of a team of talented individuals who are passionate about what they do every day, and contributing to our forward thinking and collaborative solutions for our teams and customers. 


As a member of the Corporate Strategy & Development team, the Strategic M&A Integration Manager will be primarily focused on the integration of newly acquired businesses and on-going management of contractual matters associated with the transaction. This position ensures the deployment of Celestica’s integration process at all stages, from pre-acquisition planning through post-acquisition execution and reporting. The Integration Manager will also help the business units plan for inorganic growth and develop and continuously improve Celestica’s integration playbook to ensure value capture.


Primary Roles and Responsibilities include:

1) Capability Development; Support the development and continuous improvement of the four key capability work streams associated with Celestica’s approach to integration:

  • Talent - Co-worker integration on-boarding and training, project management
  • Content - Collate and develop templates, checklists, process maps and workflows to create a best practice methodology
  • Process - Refine and enhance the Integration Growth Execution Pipeline Process
  • Systems - Support the development of tracking and reporting systems

2) Pre-Merger Integration and Planning; Ensure that the integration is set up for success through detailed planning based on best practices and pre-day 1 activity execution

  • Partner with transaction team during due diligence to develop integration strategy and to ensure that key integration issues are factored into the deal process
  • Assist in assessing deal synergies and disynergies
  • Lead cross-functional teams of executives in developing and executing against integration plans
  • Create templates and customize 100 day plans and key integration documents
  • Help establish sound governance, overall timeline, deliverables and key milestones and participate in review and dial ins, reporting and tracking
  • Set up integration reporting and administration
  • Assist in any other relevant aspects of integration planning

3) Post-Merger Integration; In collaboration with the Integration teams, act as the key integration resource assisting that all aspects of the integration are successfully executed.

  • Be the "ears on the ground" and trusted go-to resource for acquired company
  • Ensure continuity between pre and post-close integration activities
  • Work with business leaders to refine the integration plans across all key functional areas
  • Monitor and ensure strong communications with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensure that all reporting and tracking systems work seamlessly; manage additional customization
  • Troubleshoot with all internal and external stakeholders, provide updates to leadership regarding progress, e.g. flash reporting, pulse-checks
  • Track metrics associated with integration effectiveness and success

4) Post-Acquisition Issue Resolution; Effective resolution of completion and post-completion SPA related matters and issues.

  • Manage and resolve issues related to closing and post-closing matters to minimize risk and reduce costs including post-closing adjustments, sale of surplus real estate, warranty/indemnity claims, pensions, earn-outs, etc.
  • Establish effective processes/protocols/responsibilities to monitor and address these issues and their resolution
  • Provide regular status updates to key stakeholders

5) Continuous Improvement and Innovation; The role will be expected to continually innovate, looking for smarter ways to do things:

  • Identify and consolidate integration best practices
  • Improve integration processes and systems to develop common approaches and drive efficiencies
  • Optimize and embed integration capabilities across Celestica



  • Must have M&A integration experience in the following areas:
  • Experience participating in setting integration objectives and scope.
  • Broad understanding of integration activities at a commercial and functional level, including common integration leading practices and common issues/pitfalls
  • Experience developing work plans for components of integrations, coordinate activities between commercial and functional work streams, and identify changes in scope.
  • Experience designing content to precisely reflect the integration progress, key issues and ongoing efforts.
  • Experience interfacing and leading groups of executives
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills (MS Visio, MS PowerPoint).
  • Strong analytical skills, including understanding key elements of discounted cash flow models and accretion/dilution models (MS Excel)
  • Ability to work independently; lead small teams focused on specific work streams of larger projects.
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgment.
  • Ability to travel 50% required.



  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree and 3+ years M&A consulting and/or industry experience; alternatively Bachelor's degree + an MBA with 1+ years relevant work experience is acceptable.



Celestica (NYSE, TSX: CLS) is a US$6 billion global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions. Our customers trust us to deliver the most advanced design, engineering and manufacturing expertise for their highly sophisticated and complex products. From advanced medical devices, to highly engineered aviation systems, to next-generation hardware solutions for the Cloud, at Celestica we manage the complexity for our customers and set the bar for quality and reliability in their markets. Our customer portfolio includes leaders in the enterprise computing, communications, aerospace and defense, industrial, smart energy, healthtech and semiconductor markets. Headquartered in Toronto, our global network spans 13 countries with 27,000 employees throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.

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