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Senior Associate (m/f/d) Strategy and M&A, Bertelsmann Education Group


Senior Associate (m/f/d) Strategy and M&A at Bertelsmann Education Group


Bertelsmann is a media, services and education company that operates in about 50 countries around the world. It includes the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House, the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr, the music company BMG, the service provider Arvato, the Bertelsmann Printing Group, the Bertelsmann Education Group and Bertelsmann Investments, an international network of funds. Bertelsmann stands for creativity and entrepreneurship. This combination promotes first-class media content and innovative service solutions that inspire customers around the world. Bertelsmann aspires to achieve climate neutrality by 2030.


The Bertelsmann Education Group encompasses Bertelsmann´s education business and represents a key growth platform for the organization. The Education Group incubates and invests in education technology companies globally, provides operational support to its companies, and helps them scale internationally. The Group has the strategic mission of building a global education technology company with over a billion USD in sales for the Bertelsmann Group. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a small and globally staffed team.


Your tasks


As Senior Associate (m/w/d) Strategy and M&A based in Berlin, you will be responsible for the following activities:


  • Supporting the Strategy team in M&A activities (from origination to post-merger integration)
  • Proposing new investment targets and screening inbound deal-flow
  • Preparing financial models and conducting other data based quantitative analyses
  • Leading strategic projects in collaboration with portfolio companies’ management, building and maintaining relationships with all key partners and stakeholders
  • Supporting the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting for Management and Boards


Your profile


You completed your studies in Business Administration, Economics or a comparable degree program with very good marks. Your personal profile is rounded out with:


  • First work experience (e.g. through internships), ideally in management consulting, investment banking, or a comparable role in large organizations
  • Experience in the areas of market analysis, financial analysis and modeling
  • Excellent English and German language skills
  • Excellent analytical skills with a solution-oriented working method
  • Proven passion for helping grow companies and strong project management skills
  • International experience preferred
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Willingness to travel internationally on a regular basis


What we offer


  • A fast-paced working environment with challenges which let you grow day by day
  • Flat hierarchies with space for your own ideas in a dynamic, dedicated and motivating environment
  • Flexible working conditions, with a modern and well-equipped office in Berlin and the option to work remotely
  • A career path towards a leadership role within the Education Group in the US


Are you interested? Apply for the job! Please send your complete application documents via online-application form. We welcome applications from people who will contribute to the diversity of our Company.


Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA | Human Resources | Maja Schröder | Postfach 111 | 33311 Gütersloh |

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Unternehmen: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA - Corporate Center 

Land: Deutschland

Region: Berlin

Stadt: Berlin

Postleitzahl: 10117

Job ID: 230161

Datum:  12.11.2022

Berlin, BE, DE, 10117

Jobsegment: Book Publishing, Investment Banking, Management Consulting, Project Manager, Publishing, Finance, Technology, Management, Education

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