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The company

Elia is the operator of the Belgian high-voltage transmission grid (380 kV to 30 kV) and is responsible for developing and maintaining the grid, providing users with access to it and controlling energy flows. The Elia group is a team of 2,000 professionals who have the task of ensuring the continuity of electricity supplies in Belgium.

As owner and operator of electricity transmission networks in Belgium and Germany Elia has an important role and mission in supporting and implementing Europe's energy and climate policy.

Business Development M&A Manager

Reference ID:  248

The BD/M&A team is a recently created function responsible for all inorganic activities across the Elia Group from identifying new business opportunities, shaping and landscaping the environment, identifying concrete opportunities, to deal execution including due diligence process and ultimately negotiation of transaction agreements. 

The BD/M&A team consists of a small and agile group of professionals fully supporting the Elia Group strategic agenda by identifying and delivering on the prioritized strategic external growth opportunities. Under the responsibility of the head of BD/M&A, your key duties will include the following:

  • create opportunities for the company through long term partnerships or deals that leverage the value of the company’s skills and knowledge
  • get the right info to figure out how those new opportunities can become real and find a way to reach and shape them (in terms of landscaping the environment)
  • managing and retaining relationship with key business players
  • building and leveraging relationships founded on trust and integrity to facilitate opportunities
  • actively contribute to dedicated parts of the execution phase of delivering a partnership/ doing a M&A transactions
  • provide assistance in drafting deliverables with regard to the JV/M&A process (virtual data room, due diligence reports, transaction supporting materials, etc.)
  • interfacing with strategy, finance, legal and other functional departments to ensure seamless deal execution
  • develop and update profiles of potential targets on our internal deal database 
Your Profile
  • Master’s degree, MBA or postgraduate background in engineering and/or economics. 
  • At least 5 years of experience in tier 1 utility, investment bank, private equity fund, consulting firm and/or in a corporate BD/M&A function of a multinational corporation. 
  • Successful track record in BD/M&A transactions with experience in project management including negotiation, due diligence and other key disciplines affecting M&A transactions (finance, accounting, tax, legal, etc.). 
  • Self-starter and hands-on personality with strong motivation and drive. 
  • Reliability with continuous attention to detail 
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment. 
  • Excellent communication skills in English (oral & written). Dutch or French or German is a plus
  • Expert level knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint * Strong interest in energy transition with appetite to drive the change 

Brusssels- Boulevard de l'Empereur, 20 (Belgium) also possible Berlin ( Germany)

What's in it for you?

More than offering you a mere job, we give you an exciting, ultra-professional environment, unique training and every opportunity to develop your career potential to the full, plus an attractive salary and fringe benefits. So choosing Elia means opting for a future full of promise!