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M&A Project Manager

03/06/2024 100% Permanent position

Clariant is a focused specialty chemical company led by the overarching purpose of "Greater chemistry - between people and planet." By connecting customer focus, innovation, and people the company creates solutions to foster sustainability in different industries. On 31 December 2023, Clariant totaled a staff number of 10 481 and recorded sales of CHF 4.377 billion in the fiscal year for its continuing businesses. Since January 2023, the Group conducts its business through the three Business Units Care Chemicals, Catalysts, and Adsorbents & Additives. Clariant is based in Switzerland.

M&A Project Manager

Job ID: 38619 | Location: Pratteln, Canton of Basel-Landschaft, Switzerland

At Clariant we are pushing boundaries in specialty chemicals and we invite you to join us on our journey. We encourage and expect high performance and we strive for excellence in all that we do. We support and provide you the flexibility and the experience you need to succeed. We foster a diverse, dynamic environment and an open and respectful culture. We firmly believe that every single person adds a unique element to the mix that is Clariant.

As we continue to sharpen and expand our portfolio and explore strategic opportunities for growth, we are seeking a talented, experienced, and highly motivated M&A Project Manager to join our team. In this role, you will play a critical role in driving our M&A initiatives forward, from target identification to sourcing and from initial due diligence to contract negotiation and signing as well as post-signing closing preparation, both on the buy-side and sell-side.


  • Lead and oversee all aspects of M&A and divestment projects, including strategic planning, due diligence, negotiation, and signing / closing preparation.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to assess potential acquisitions, identify synergies, and develop integration plans.
  • Manage relationships with external advisors, including legal counsel, financial advisors, and investment banks.
  • Conduct thorough financial analysis, including valuation modeling and scenario planning, to evaluate potential transactions and prepare informed decision-making.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory as well as internal requirements and alignment with strategic objectives throughout the M&A and divestment process.
  • Provide regular updates and reporting to executive leadership and stakeholders on M&A activities and progress.
  • Drive continuous improvement and best practices development within the M&A function, optimizing processes and maximizing value for the organization.


  • A Degree in Business Administration, Finance, or related field; MBA or advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, preferably at an I-Bank, a Big Four firm or in corporate M&A.
  • Strong project management skills with a proven ability to lead complex, cross-functional initiatives.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and stakeholder management skills.
  • Strong quantitative skill set, including in particular in financial analysis and valuation modeling.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt quickly to changing priorities.
  • Experience in or understanding of the chemicals industry preferred, but not strictly required.

Our Offer

  • An collaborative organisation that shapes the future with our customers to create meaningful impact
  • A company stratgy driven by innovation that is recognized by the industry
  • A high-performing enviroment leading the industry sustainability transition
  • A purpose-led strategy that values diversity, equity and inclusion

Global Talent Acquisition Manager
Phone: +49 69 3058 0668
E-Mail: Write an email

Place of work

Hardstrasse 61

4133 Pratteln


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