Posted on Oct 12th 2019

Sr. M&A Integration & Disentanglement Program Manager Greater China


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

Sr. M&A Integration & Disentanglement Program Manager Greater China

Job Description

Job Description

Job Title

Sr. M&A Integration & Disentanglement Program Manager

Job Description:

In this role you directly contribute to the realization of Philips becoming a leading Health Tech player by executing strategic projects that are related to portfolio optimization (Mergers & Acquisitions and Divestments). You have the opportunity to prepare and support the post-merger integration and disentanglement activities to ensure a smooth transition from or to Royal Philips. Utilizing the skills you have developed as a project/program manager with business background, you will directly support and execute the key decisions being made at the highest levels of the organization.

You are responsible for:

As our Integration & Disentanglement Sr. Program Manager, you will participate in the deal team of an M&A project as an integration/disentanglement expert.

The Integration and Disentanglement Sr. Program Manager is also responsible for:

  • Supporting the setting up & resourcing the Integration and Disentanglement project structure (inc. external advisors) and managing expert teams for all functions and market/country teams involved;
  • Responsible for delivery of the integration strategy (Platinum) and disentanglement strategy (Seperation Memorandum) and project execution;
  • Member of the divestment/ acquisitions deal-team to support realization of a transaction in all its facets;
  • Managing disentanglement & integration budgets, data room activities (divestments) including Midaxo tool;
  • Within the broader SMAP team, support M&A Due Diligence efforts or advise on Strategy Projects where applicable;
  • Ensure the granular planning and execution of the value creation among work streams;
  • Support aftercare and Ensure value creation and business objectives of the acquired targets together with the business clusters;
  • Supporting aftercare of a divestment and negotiation of (transitional) service agreements;
  • Support and coach the Business Integration/Disentanglement Lead on integration/disentanglement objectives and leveraging the Philips organization; to deliver on the post-merger integration strategy for the RFA/disentanglement plan;
  • Monitor business and financial performance and take all necessary corrective actions to ensure that the overall business and financial performance targets are met by the applicable business during the integration/disentanglement process;
  • Act as an intermediary between the M&A Functional Experts and the acquired/divested business and sector, country, and corporate functions;
  • Drive and lead the activities aimed at delivering continuous improvement across the projects;

You are a part of:

The SMAP team (Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions and Partnerships) structured around 3 hubs located in Amsterdam, Boston and Shanghai. The M&A team has global responsibility for all Philips M&A and Divestment activities and consists of top-level M&A specialists with wide ranging backgrounds, nationalities and competencies. This position is based in Shanghai.

In this role, you should have the following skills and experience:

You already have hands-on experience and knowledge of at least 2 different commercial and/or operational roles (cross functional) and overall business experience of at least 5-7 years.

Besides that, you have:

  • Master’s degree, MBA, or other post graduate work or relevant work experience required;
  • Experienced project leader, successfully managed multiple projects (3-7) in varying stages at the same time, who is capable of operating on senior management levels;
  • Drive for results, and focus on customers to get the deal done;
  • Deliver in a disciplined manner the project as per agreed time-lines while being able to identify critical issues in all functions and negotiate & deal with all experts involved to resolve the matter;
  • Strong team player with a pragmatic approach and good communication and negotiation skills;
  • Stress resistant, task driven inc. execution of deal related administration;
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills;
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong personal presence and awareness; must be able to operate up to three levels above and below current grade level;
  • High level of empathy and a strong sense for cultural differences and how to bridge them;
  • High level of integrity;
  • Ability to prioritize work based upon changing demands, solid sense for operational priorities;
  • Ability to make decisions within uncertainty;
  • Ability to work both independently and in remote project team setting;
  • Ability to work in a team environment and have a willingness to share knowledge;
  • Experience with disentanglements and/or post-merger integrations is a plus;
  • Worked successfully within differing business cultures;  a variety of country cultures is a plus;
  • Successfully managed through influence rather than direct management;
  • Strong business acumen, Project Management and Six Sigma experience / certification a plus;
  • Lean experience /certification a plus;
  • Willingness to travel (project dependent; average over a year 25%); willingness to have flexible work schedule depending on project geography (early morning/late evenings etc.)
  • Fluent in English and Mandarin

In return, we offer you

We welcome you to a challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore, especially within the corporate environment of Strategy, M&A and Partnerships. Experience to be gained in working with highly motivated and skilled professionals in an international setting. You will also be actively involved in the decision-making process of the Greater China Management Team, plus the ability to work in a wide variety of business settings. We will also support your personal and professional development.

Within Philips, the M&A and Integration teams are proven landing spots for managers, and a stepping stone for future leaders. There is the opportunity to develop further within different strategy career tracks as well as partnerships, but many predecessors have successfully moved into other areas of business – from general management to marketing. Projects form the ideal opportunity for members of the Integration team to get to know the business better and vice versa.

The position is based in Shanghai.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 2.5 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog. Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process, or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions.


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