Vacancy Director M&A and Corporate Development

Director Merger & Acquisition and Corporate Development

About Customs Support Group

Rotterdam-based Customs Support is a leading independent customs services provider in Europe. With more than 450 customs experts, the company provides a comprehensive range of customs-related services to over 7000 customers. 

Customs Support is established with 35 offices in several European countries (The Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Poland) in addition to its network of partners in further European countries. Through its multiple locations and partner network, Customs Support is in close proximity to customers, logistics hubs and customs offices ensuring long-standing relationships and local insights for its many international customers. 

In the last years, Customs Support has proven to be a fast-growing and dynamic company that next to strong organic growth has managed to successfully acquire and integrate 18 add-ons. Furthermore, the company is investing in digitizing customs-related processes for its customers, in an industry that is expected to face a substantial increase in demand given the upcoming Brexit. 

Job profile: Director M&A and Corporate Development

Customs support group is the leading player in a very fragmented industry. The goal of the management and the shareholder is to build on this strong profile and grow in existing and new markets – not only organically but also through significant M&A.  

M&A will be fast-paced with many smaller targets (up to 1m EUR EBITDA) and a number of larger ones (3m-10m EUR EBITDA) to be acquired. 

Hence, Customs Support Group is hiring a Director M&A and Corporate Development. The incumbent will work closely with the Group’s leadership to shape the structure of the Group by developing and executing the overall M&A strategy, spanning topics in sourcing, execution, integration management, as well as developing & strengthening the overall M&A function. 

Specific responsibilities 

  • Overall responsibility for Customs Support's M&A activities  

  • Improve and build up M&A transaction capabilities of Customs Support 

  • Identify, source, evaluate and unlock investment opportunities for Customs Support across Europe

  • Together with boutique advisory firms, the candidate is responsible for filling the deal pipeline and ensuring the successful acquisition of relevant targets 

  • Evaluation and support of capex projects including greenfield expansion  

  • Identify, structure, and negotiate other potential strategic partnership agreements (e.g. JVs with logistic service provider, cooperation agreements) 

  • Management of all aspects of transactions including the coordination of all work streams with internal and external stakeholders 

  • Conduct thorough business and financial analysis as well as proper documentation

  • Coordinate due diligence exercises

  • Lead contract negotiations in close cooperation with different departments/advisors (legal, compliance, tax…)

  • Develop detailed strategic recommendations for senior leadership and other stakeholders

  • Support integration processes 


Specific requirements 

  • Several years of hands-on M&A experience in a corporate environment, consultancy, private equity, transaction services or investment banking 

  • Excellent university degree in business administration, preferably in the fields finance or economics 

  • Quick comprehension, strong analytical understanding of numbers as well as the ability to work independently and under time pressure

  • Experience in PMO and integration work as well as managing projects with different stakeholders are a strong plus

  • Location is not key but high willingness to travel to Rotterdam HQ and across Europe required 


Personal attributes of the candidate 

  • Very ambitious with a proven track record of achievements 

  • Entrepreneurial mindset with a strong desire for commercial success 

  • High energy and strong drive, commitment to making step-change happen 

  • Fast-pace working style and very hands-on, addressing challenges right away and get-things-done attitude 

  • Willingness to make change happen and form a world-class organization

  • Willingness to travel as subsidiaries and customers are spread across several European countries

  • Highest standards of performance and personal conduct

  • Team player and team builder: leading from the front

  • Language skills required are fluent English, other languages such as particularly Dutch, but also German and French, are a strong plus


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Jaylene Matser
Corporate Recruiter

Phone number: +31 (0)6 34268975

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