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Manager M&A/Business Development (m/f/d)

On-site, Hybrid
  • Ratingen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
  • Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands
+1 more

Job description

Who we are

BauWatch Group is the European leader in temporary security solutions and has grown rapidly over the past 10 years with a current year-over-year growth around 30% p.a.

As Europe’s #1 in the industry, we provide monitored surveillance-services to customers primarily in the construction and civil engineering industry by combining our ruggedized monitoring towers, our own in-house software and our leading end-to-end operations (incl. service and logistics) with remote monitoring to protect our customers’ assets.

BauWatch has disrupted the market for temporary security, which we still see as blue-ocean opportunity in most European countries. Backed by a leading purpose-driven investor and with teams already present in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France and the UK, we’re now growing within Spain.

Have you dreamed of being part of a rapidly growing European market leader with a disruptive offering? Then we should talk.

We are looking for a:

Manager M&A/Business Development (m/f/d)
(based in Germany or Netherlands)

In this role, you will report directly into and work closely with the Head of Strategy & Scaling. Your role is key to delivering the growth strategy of the business. You will be responsible for driving and executing all aspects of the company's M&A activities. This will include developing and implementing strategies, negotiating and executing transactions, and managing post-acquisition integration. In addition, you will be responsible to drive specific business development initiatives, ranging from the development of specific business cases to the implementation of business development initiatives.

If you are hands-on with a strong passion for business and deal-making, and able to deliver our brand promise of outstanding customer satisfaction and service, we want you on our team!

Job requirements

What would be your responsibilities and duties?

  • Market Intelligence:
    • Develop and lead a center of excellence inside the organization for commercial competitive intelligence, industry insights and market trends in collaboration with and through coordination of relevant stakeholders (GEM, PM, Marketing)
  • Strategy and Special Projects:
    • Conduct in-depth analysis together with leadership team on selected strategic deep-dive topics (e.g. individual country strategies, ARC strategy) to support decision-making and drive business performance.
    • Collaborate with senior leadership (GEM, MDs, etc.) to identify, prioritize, and address key strategic initiatives and business challenges
    • Develop actionable recommendations and presentations to communicate insights and findings to relevant stakeholders.
    • Support the senior leadership team in the annual strategy process
  • M&A / investment decisions:
    • M&A process and pipeline:
      1. Build and maintain a robust pipeline of prospective M&A opportunities, leveraging industry insights, market trends, and competitor analysis.
      2. Research and identify potential M&A targets aligned with our strategic objectives, market positioning, and growth ambitions.
      3. Develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders including investment banks, brokers, consultants and management teams of potential targets to facilitate deal flow.
      4. Support the development and documentation of a standardized M&A process
    • Business analysis:
      1. Prepare relevant business cases, including financial models, valuation analyses, and investment proposals to support decision-making within BW and Haniel.
      2. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to evaluate strategic fit, synergies, risks, and opportunities associated with potential acquisitions and other strategic decisions (e.g. product/buy or build)
    • Transaction execution:
      1. Drive the end-to-end execution of M&A transactions, including negotiation, structuring, documentation, and closing.
      2. Lead comprehensive due diligence processes for potential M&A transactions, assessing financial, operational, legal, and regulatory aspects.
      3. Coordinate with legal, finance, tax, and other relevant functional teams to ensure timely execution and compliance with regulatory requirements.
      4. Manage integration planning and post-merger integration efforts to maximize value creation and synergies.

Our Requirements


  • Team player: Ability to be an active part of a fast-growing team with an ‘all hands on deck’ approach. You promote mutual open communication and relationships and support others.
  • Customer focus: Listens to the wishes and needs of the customer and adapt working method accordingly. Prioritise service and client satisfaction.
  • Motivated & target driven: You are self-driven and willing to go the extra mile to achieve goals
  • Independent: Able to carry out your own work properly and solve problems without supervision from others.
  • Quality-oriented: Committed to achieving and maintaining the intended quality. Strives for improvement. Convinces others of the importance of quality.
  • Flexibility: Can easily adapt to a changing environment, working methods, working hours, tasks, responsibilities and behaviours of others. Ability to build positive relationships with a variety of stakeholders at all levels of seniority
  • Communication: Excellent communication and organisation skills as well as good numerical, analytical and logical skills.
  • Strong commercial acumen: Being commercially and economically aware and data driven.

Formal qualifications/experience

  • 5+ years of experience in startup, consulting, M&A (e.g. IB, PE), or a related field.
  • Entrepreneurial experience or experience in a high-growth environment (start-up, scale-up) will be a plus
  • Track record of executing successful M&A transactions including strong analytical & financial modeling skills
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative. Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and negotiation skills.
  • Able to show history of building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  • Extensive knowledge of the M&A process, including due diligence, valuation, negotiation, and post-merger integration.
  • Preferably higher degree (MSc) in business, finance, or a related field

What we offer

  • A challenging role with the high degree of freedom and flexibility as part of fast-growing business and dynamic leadership team
  • An attractive remuneration package with base salary, bonus scheme and other benefits

Are you interested?

Then quickly apply by submitting a short cover letter and your CV to Ruud Licht (via
or +31 (0) 620 172 020). If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out as well.

On-site, Hybrid
  • Ratingen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
  • Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands
+1 more


On-site, Hybrid
  • Ratingen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
  • Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands
+1 more