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.

Associate Director Commercial Excellence - China (m/f/d)

Full Time
Shanghai, China
Experienced Professional
June 29, 2024
About Mutares

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 OPS team, we are looking to hire a leader for our newly established Shanghai office who has a successful track record in Commercial Excellence with a continuous improvement attitude and an entrepreneurial mindset. This role will be located at portfolio companies, on site in China.

Your Tasks

You will take a lead role in managing Mutares’ invested portfolio companies. You will be responsible to setup the overall transformation strategy, identifying business improvement opportunities and implementing and tracking those initiatives together with local management team to improve the business performance.

  • Business analysis: Conducting bottom-up detailed analysis for underlying business to provide full transparency for the risks and opportunities right after the acquisition and identifying areas of improvement
  • Initiative implementation: Collaborate with the local team to achieve targeted improvements, ensure transparency through tracking and reporting, provide risk analysis and mitigation for deviations, and foster a continuous improvement culture within the portfolio company
  • Strategic setup: Conducting an overarching strategy analysis for the portfolio company within the Mutares portfolio to seek for potential synergies
  • Operational DD: Support the M&A team in due diligence and identifying improvement potentials to structure the deal case
  • Team development: Providing mentorship to junior team members
Your Profile
  • At least 7 years of international experience in Commercial Excellence role in industry or in consulting, 2 years’ experience in consulting is mandatory
  • Master studies in the field of economics, finance, engineering, marketing or similar with outstanding results
  • Experience in leading cross-functional teams in complex situations
  • Structured and pragmatic approach to solve problems and drive impact combined with an entrepreneurial and team mindset
  • Strong commitment, flexibility and motivation
  • Proficiency with the MS-Office Suite (Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Fluency in English and Mandarin (written and spoken), another European Language is a plus
  • Willingness to travel 4 days per week (typ. Mo-Thu)
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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