Wolters Kluwer M&A Integration and Separation Manager in New York, New York

M&A Integration and Separation Manager

Requisition Number: 17-17100

State: New York

City: New York

Shift: Not Applicable

Job Description: Wolters Kluwer is looking for a M&A Integration/Separation Manager to work out of our New York City office.

Wolters Kluwer (www.wolterskluwer.com) is a global leader in professional information services. Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance and healthcare rely on Wolters Kluwer's market leading information-enabled tools and software solutions to manage their business efficiently, deliver results to their clients, and succeed in an ever more dynamic world. Headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, we serve customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide. Wolters Kluwer reported 2016 annual revenues of €4.3 billion.

Wolters Kluwer combines deep domain knowledge with specialized technology. Our portfolio offers software tools coupled with content and services that customers need to make decisions with confidence. Every day, our customers make critical decisions to help save lives, improve the way we do business, build better judicial and regulatory systems. We help them get it right.

The M&A Integrations/Separations Manager position will lead projects and specific operational work streams related to the creation and execution of integration of acquisitions and divestitures of targeted businesses in the Wolters Kluwer portfolio to realize our strategic and financial objectives. You will collaborate with various corporate and business unit functions/senior executives to achieve Wolters Kluwer objectives of maximizing value of the transactions


Separation Planning & Execution

•Support initial validation to understand the operational, financial and legal complexity of a potential divestiture

•Work closely with Corporate M&A and the business units to understand performance trends, stand-alone financial results, stranded costs and tax impact - gain approval and program manage the process of actual separation

•Provide thought leadership in defining and creating standalone operating models including viable and possible alternatives on sub-streams like: core technology, organization structure, human capital, legal entity structure/formalities, commercial contracts (client and vendor), communications and change management

•Work closely with the business, corporate functions and external providers in executing the separation and post-close activities including creating detailed TSAs where necessary

•Manage the program: create, manage and report on the project plan spanning various streams, milestones, interdependencies from Day 1 to end of potential TSAs

•Highlight ongoing risks and validate financials, especially stranded costs and options

Acquisition Integration

•Create post-merger integration project plans: Day 1-100 planning, post-close medium-term implementation, transformation, organizational change priorities, communications, change management & performance tracking with a focus on realizing deal-book synergies and achieving top line revenue growth

•Identify key value drivers and help manage to achieve the required results, including adoption of Wolters Kluwer best practices like pricing, sales management and digital marketing

•Identify key risks and dependencies leading to slippage from deal-book: key talent attrition, salesforce churn, client attrition, migration of business services etc.

•Drive alignment between the new entity, the business unit and appropriate Wolters Kluwer functions by assisting in designing/implementing the new organizational model

•Analyze financial impact and drive alignment with business plan/budgets

•Work with acquiring business units and corporate functions to execute and manage the plan, reporting on key milestones/metrics (financial and other) to help realize the synergies

•Support due diligence efforts for key transactions to understand the business and its issues prior to close; working with the business and corporate M&A teams

Qualifications: Education:

Minimum Education Requirements - Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

Preferred Education Requirements - Masters of Business Administration

Minimum Requirements:

•4-7+ years of hands-on experience in leading complex divestitures as well as post-merger integration for transaction sizes of $50-150MM in revenues

•Experience in leading and managing multiple streams in dynamic and complex environment within the complete M&A life cycle

Preferred Requirements:

•Experience as part of a corporate development team with operational exposure across primary corporate functions and domains (e.g. HR, IT, Procurement, Finance, Legal etc.)

Other Requirements:

•Strong people leadership, process management and communications skills in multi-geography, multi-division environment a plus

•Strong foundational consulting skills: analytical, written and verbal communication, strong executive presence, problem solving, facilitation, collaboration, change management and a bias towards execution and ownership of solutions. Can-do attitude

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Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2016 annual revenues of €4.3 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide.

Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).

For more information about our solutions and organization, visit www.wolterskluwer.com, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.


Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, divisions, and customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


For any assistance with your application for this job opening, please call the HR Source at (888) 495-4772 or email HRSource@WoltersKluwer.com. TTY is also available at 888 (495) 4771.