Global Business Development Analyst

Do you have an M&A background with several years of professional experience? Are you interested in moving to the other side of the table and joining one of the largest Dutch family-owned businesses with a truly global footprint and deal flow? Then we have a great opportunity for you.




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Lucas Ligtenberg

Manager Talent Acquisition 06-27040711

Global Business Development Analyst

Within Royal De Heus, the Global Business Development team spans two core activities; corporate strategy and M&A. The M&A team is responsible for the development of the M&A strategy and the execution of all corporate transactions, such as acquisitions and joint ventures. They support the Executive Board and Supervisory Board and work closely with the business and global teams in the sourcing and execution of transactions.

The main strategic goals of the M&A agenda are increasing innovation, sustainable growth and value creation, with an aim to support realization of the strategic objectives of the company and the individual business units.

Over the last few years, the M&A team successfully delivered on several high-profile transactions across multiple continents, which have catapulted Royal De Heus into the global top-6 of animal feed companies.

“Through the successful acquisitions of i.a. Masan’s feed business (Vietnam), Golpasz (Poland) and Coppens (the Netherlands), which all closed in 2021, we have strengthened our market leading positions in several of our core markets and further fueled our growth ambitions going forward” - Jurry van Rooijen, M&A Director

What will your responsibilities be?

As M&A Manager you will execute (specific parts of) M&A projects, mainly focused around insightful financial and operational analyses. He or she plays a key role in the development of the center-of-excellence for all M&A projects and acts as custodian for related processes, procedures and methodologies in such a way that the quality and effectiveness of the Global Business Development initiatives within De Heus are at the required level. He or she will play an active role in setting the De Heus M&A strategy going forward and maintain GBD’s internal and external network (De Heus senior and middle management, investment banks, due diligence advisors, private equity and acquisition targets).

What do we expect from you?

  • 2-4 years relevant experience in PE, In-house M&A, Investment Banking, M&A Advisory or Strategy;
  • Experienced in preparing valuations and familiar with the entire M&A process;
  • Has excellent project- and stakeholder management skills;
  • You are an excellent analytical thinker and have a high level of quality awareness;
  • Proactive, strong communicator and team player.

The ideal candidate has excellent analytical skills combined with strong interpersonal skills. You are critical, quality driven and able to think strategically. You are a team player, flexible, hard worker with an intrinsic motivation to deliver and a willingness to travel. Excellent command of the English and Dutch languages.

What do we offer?

You will work within a rapidly growing and international company, where there is adequate room for personal development within a team of highly qualified colleagues. De Heus will support you in this development. You will receive a competitive remuneration package based on your qualifications and work experience.

Would you like to work in an international, dynamic, deal driven environment and does this opportunity appeal to you? Then apply directly by clicking on the job application button.

Would you like to know more about this vacancy? Please contact Jurry van Rooijen (M&A Director) 06-21827692. If you want to know more about De Heus as employer, please contact Lucas Ligtenberg (Manager Talent Acquisition) 06-27040711.

An assessment is part of this procedure.


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