Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

Manager, Strategy and M&A

Job Locations US-NY-New York | US-FL-Miami
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Full Time
Professional: (IT, Finance, Legal, HR, Talent Acquisition, Administrative, Customer Service)
USD $110,000.00/Yr.
USD $130,000.00/Yr.


Manager, Strategy and M&A


At our company, we grow People, Brands, and Businesses! We are seeking a dynamic Senior Manager of Strategy & M&A to work closely with the Head of Corporate Strategy on key planning and M&A-related activity. The role will include ownership of end-to-end transaction processes of acquisitions & divestitures, cross-functional coordination of internal and external teams, and involvement with presentations to the Board.


Take this opportunity to join North America’s leading business solutions provider and build your career working with amazing people in a growing industry! Apply today!


What we offer:

  • Annual bonus
  • Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Training and Career Development
  • Competitive Paid Time-Off 



  • Lead M&A end-to-end process from sourcing to execution
  • Originate and deliver transaction ideas and manage opportunity pipeline
  • Project manage all transactions, drive the target timetable / milestones, ensure quality on deliverables, and coordinate internal cross-functional teams and external advisors
  • Monitor transaction risks and proactively put in place actional mitigations to ensure successful closure
  • Help prepare and present transactions for approval by Board
  • Regularly conduct and manage market assessment and industry trend analyses ; help guide overall company vision for strategic positioning within consumer / retail environment
  • Maintain company model and comparable company analysis
  • Assist in capital structure management for broader enterprise



  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, or Economics or equivalent job-related experience is required
  • MBA Degree with emphasis in Finance or Analytics preferred
  • 3-5+ years of experience in Corporate Strategy, M&A, and / or Finance (investment banking or consulting experience preferred)
  • Financial analysis, key performance metrics, valuations, due diligence, budgeting, planning, performance improvement initiatives, new business pro-forma modeling
  • Advanced experience with budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting, financial modeling, trend analysis, and ad hoc financial analysis is a plus
  • Advanced Excel skills and data analysis skills, ideally with experience or interest in automation
  • Hands-on, strong grasp of corporate or business unit financial concepts and tools, inclusive of financial ratios and key metrics
  • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to juggle and complete multiple duties with quality and accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook
  • Experience using computerized information systems used in financial and/or accounting applications


Job Will Remain Open Until Filled


The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.


Job Duty

  • Performance Management:  Contribute to monthly P&L reviews, summarizing results, providing insights and explaining variances.  Proactively identify, develop and implement enhancements to existing reports and business views to highlight performance strengths and opportunities.   
  • Budgeting:  Lead the annual budgeting process through design, creation of tools, establishing timelines, and communicating and coordinating with all relevant parties.
  • Business Analysis:  Lead ad hoc analysis and provide decision support.  Perform analysis and modeling in support of RFPs, assessing P&L impacts and making recommendations. 
  • Forecasting:  Work to streamline forecasting process while improving resultant accuracy.

Supervisory Responsibilities:


Direct Reports
- Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources

Indirect Reports
- May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports


Travel and/or Driving Requirements:

- Travel and Driving are not essential duties or functions of this job 


Minimum Qualifications 

The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job
Education Level: (Required) Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
                        (Preferred) Master's Degree


Field of Study/Area of Experience:  Finance, Economics, Business, Accounting or other related field


- 5+ years progressively responsible related financial experience required.



Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

• Experience with budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting, financial modeling, trend analysis, and ad hoc financial analysis.
• Strong grasp of corporate financial concepts and tools – P&L interpretation, key metrics (NPV and IRR).
• Comfort and competence using financial systems.
• Advanced Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and PowerPoint.
• Excellent time-management skills with demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects and deadlines.
• Ability to interact with senior leadership, influence points of view without having direct authority, and work toward consensus.


Environmental & Physical Requirements: The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.


Office / Sedentary Requirements: Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.


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