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Career area:
Strategy and Operations
United States of America
North Carolina
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
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Description and Requirements

Lenovo is seeking a Director of M&A Strategy to play a major role in our services-led transformation and vertical solution innovation. This role is tailored for an individual contributor who has the proven ability to develop M&A deal pipelines, influence senior stakeholders, and make meaningful investment decisions at the organizational level. 

As the Mergers & Acquisitions strategy leader for the Solutions and Services Group (SSG), you will analyze the competitive landscape and own the investment recommendations for Lenovo’s inorganic growth in the fast-paced IT services market. You will work hand-in-hand with Lenovo Corporate Development and SSG’s Head of Strategy to develop the M&A framework, perform build vs. buy analyses, and lead cross-functional deal execution teams for SSG. You will work closely with Sales, Strategy, Product, and Operations teams to create deal theses, financial models, due diligence reports, and business plans that will guide C-level investment decisions. You will be responsible for achieving results through your incisive business acumen and strong relationships. 

The ideal candidate is a proven M&A executive in the IT services industry who is passionate about developing strategic recommendations, scaling new businesses, and enabling data-driven decision making. You must be a highly motivated self-starter with a vision for market leadership in solutions and services. You have demonstrated the ability to drive change and thrive in a matrixed organization. You are an excellent written and oral communicator who will present to executives internally and externally. You are a leader who can identify and influence key stakeholders. You embody the Lenovo values of entrepreneurship, innovation, customer obsession, and building trust across global teams. 

As the Director of M&A Strategy for Solutions and Services Group, you will have a meaningful impact on Lenovo by executing the company vision of "Smarter Technology for All" as a services-led company. You will develop strategies and execute investments that are aligned to Lenovo’s "3S" strategy of delivering Smart IoT, Smart Infrastructure, and Smart Verticals. You will ensure strong customer outcomes by working across business units as One Lenovo, anchored in Solutions and Services excellence. 

Position Requirements: 
Minimum Qualifications: 
• MBA from an accredited institution 
• 8+ years of Mergers & Acquisitions experience, in corporate or investment banking environments 
• 5+ years of experience working in or covering IT Services businesses 
• Familiarity with end user devices as well as data center infrastructure and operational technology, including the major investors in these industries 
• Experience working in a global company or with globally dispersed stakeholders 

Preferred Qualifications: 
• Experience as the buy-side M&A Deal Lead or Deal Sponsor 
• End-to-end M&A experience: strategy, sourcing, transaction execution, integration
• Strong project management skills 
• Experience at a Fortune 500 firm as well as technology start-up environment

• English and Chinese fluency will ensure the candidate is best positioned for success in this role
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