Mutares actively supports and develops its portfolio companies with its own investment and expert teams as well as through strategic add-on acquisitions. The objective is to achieve a significant increase in value with a focus on sustainable growth of the portfolio company.

Commercial Excellence – Branding (m/f/d)

Full Time
Experienced Professional
August 28, 2023

Mutares SE & Co. KGaA, Munich (www.mutares.com), as a listed private equity holding company, acquires medium-sized companies in special situations, based in Europe, which show significant operational improvement potential and are sold again after undergoing a repositioning and stabilization process. Mutares actively support its portfolio companies with its own investment and consulting teams and through strategic add-on acquisitions. The focus is on companies with revenues of EUR 100 million to EUR 750 million from the following segments: Automotive & Mobility, Engineering & Technology, Goods & Services and Retail & Food. The aim is to achieve a clear value increase with a focus on sustainable, long-term growth of the portfolio company.

Within our operations team, we are looking to hire a leader with a successful track record in Commercial Excellence & Branding. This role will be located at portfolio companies, on site across Europe.

Your Tasks
  • Take leadership of our portfolio companies in the transformation of their sales and/or marketing organisation and the implementation of defined measures on site
  • Supporting all portfolios with their existing brand products, e.g Sabo, Lapeyre, Fasana etc.
  • Due diligence and management experience of companies that have their own branded products 
  • Analyse problems and develop concrete improvement initiatives and implement them on your own responsibility
  • Realise practical quick wins and minimise cash bleeding
  • Develop a sales strategy to increase sales and profitability, e.g. by entering new markets, introducing new products and adjusting prices
  • Review and evaluate the customer base and product portfolio and help implement rationalisation and/or repositioning
  • Also gain experience through regular interaction with other functional areas of the Mutares team on site (production, finance, supply chain, etc.)
Your Profile
  • Strong experience in managing and dealing with companies owning, developing and selling branded products
  • International experience in Restructuring Leadership role in industry or in consulting
  • Evidence of strong career progression
  • You have been recently working in a management consultancy specializing in sales
  • Proven ability to lead and motivate international teams (preferably in turnaround situations)
  • Good command of financial analysis and management accounting, incl. P&L analysis, in order to identify and prioritize necessary measures for improvement
  • Entrepreneurial mindset (fast, pragmatic, sustainable) and ability to think “outside the box”
  • Professional communication and presentation of information, adapted to audience
  • Willingness to travel (typically Mo-Thu, across Europe)
  • Fluency in German & English
  • Proven track record of delivering value creation 
What Mutares offers
  • Working as part of a highly motivated, international, committed and agile team that enjoys working together
  • Exciting working environment with changing challenges and tasks for a continuous personal and professional development
  • Attractive remuneration combined with flexible working hours
  • Intensive on-boarding phase in a collegial environment
  • Regular team events and offsites
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