Verisure is seeking a talented, innovative, passionate Group Strategy and M&A Manager to join our growing and successful Group Strategy & Development team. This role will report into the Group Head of Strategy and M&A.
You will work closely on topics of high interest and visibility to the company management team, including the group?s CEO, CFO and Regional General Managers.
The role is based in our Headquarter in Geneva (Versoix).
You will be a key member of our Strategy & Development Team. This is a unique opportunity to play a critical role and have a direct impact on feeding the management team?s conversations on strategy, growing Verisure?s business internationally, and being part of a growing, ambitious and high-performing company that is the clear market leader in Europe (close to 3x our closest competitor) and a major player in LatAm.
Strategic context and Value proposition
Over the past years, Verisure has experienced an exceptional and resilient financial performance, with a decades-long track record of double-digit annual growth in portfolio, revenue and profitability metrics. Verisure is today the highest-valued company in its segment, worldwide ? even though it is not the largest (yet). Our success has been built on continuous innovation, a sophisticated Go To Market approach, and a replicable business model for expansion into new countries. Our strong and visionary Management Team is now supporting the business? next phase of growth, pushing a robust business plan for value creation.
As Group Strategy & Development Senior Associate, you will be responsible for understanding and keeping a pulse on Verisure?s competitive environment and the category at large as well as supporting all Group M&A endeavours (whether bolt-on acquisitions or technology alliances). You will be instrumental in generating strategic insights on the business environment, consumer expectations and fast evolving competitive context (including threats & opportunities coming from the global Consumer Electronics space), helping to drive the Group strategic agenda for the CEO and Management Team to act upon.
This role provides an outstanding platform for a highly talented individual to work on a range of critical competitive strategy, category lighthouse and pure M&A projects, leading a tight team of junior resources, interfacing with all critical functions within the Group (Legal, Technology, Marketing, Arlo), and working in close collaboration with the core Management Team of the company.
Competitive Intelligence: tracking and profiling main competitors in each of Verisure?s geographies (both to track changes in the competitive landscape, and as potential future M&A targets)
Category Intelligence: supporting the development of a structured and organized Category Intelligence function (including keeping track of online activities, app downloads and usage, and retail throughput)
M&A: analyze potential transactions available to the Group, and execute on the most attractive ones (with support from local Verisure operations and external advisors as relevant)
Prepare presentations to relevant stakeholders, including CEO, Management Team, and Board
Interact with Verisure?s internal Finance, Legal, Marketing, Technology and Business Leaders
In general, inform and help shape the Management Team?s conversations on Group strategy
Experience and Qualifications
The successful candidate will have an outstanding academic background, and a proven track record as a proactive, solution-oriented advisor focused on driving value to the business.
Top-tier, successful educational background (engineering or business administration)
3-5 years of professional experience, preferably with top Strategy Consulting, Finance or Inv. Banking
Flawless analytical skills (perfect data organization and processing, ability to sift nuggets from noise)
Absolute management of confidentiality
Resourcefulness (not all data is available, not all is
Detail orientation and impeccable precision
Reliability and transparency
Insights (needle in a haystack) and creativity (our fate is what we make)
High performer with great potential: we are growing fast, we recruit with an eye for tomorrow
Strong intellect with a high level of commercial and financial acumen
Ability to influence key stakeholders as well as manage external agency relationships as required
Great at getting things done, brilliantly organized, structured thinking
Strong listening skills, understanding quickly and delivering against requirements efficiently
Ambitious in goal setting and career ? wants to grow and is curious by nature
Team player, humble, comfortable and effective in a hands-on, team-oriented environment
Commitment and ownership, willing and prepared to go above and beyond initial job description
Ability to produce work of quality on a timely manner, and to handle multiple tasks in tight deadlines
Dealing positively with changes and transformation, even on short notice
Energy contributor, low maintenance, flexible, ambitious but collegial
Proven team player with ability to operate collaboratively in a matrixed environment
Ability to easily, naturally develop great relationships across the organization
Analytical, pragmatic, independent and creative thinker balanced with operational ?do-er?
Strong fit with our Company DNA
Passionate in Everything We Do: Our people have a sense of energy that is unmistakable, one that drives us to delight our customers and focus on creating impact quickly.
Committed to Making a Difference: When we say we will do something; we deliver with excellence. We are accountable, focused and operate with discipline.
Always Innovating: We believe that Innovation can be big or small; it?s a continuous state of mind that inspires us to think differently and always make things better. We are risk takers and we learn continuously.
Winning as a Team: Our people know that by leveraging one another?s strengths, investing in and developing our team?s capability and by collaborating well, we will win.
With Trust & Responsibility: Operating with integrity is core to our success. We are humble, honest and value deep mastery and expertise. We do the right thing, always.