DFDS Technology & Innovation

Tech M&A Lead

DFDS has embarked on a fascinating journey to expand our offerings to our customers and we have a clear ambition of growing far beyond our current size.
Getting there will mean taking action on opportunities in the acquisition space and we will need to excel in the balancing act of integrating new colleagues into the DFDS family while digitizing processes, ways of working and parts of our existing business model.

If M&A, challenges aplenty, PMI and the opportunity to help define how we work in an international environment appeals to you, then please continue reading!

The position is part of the Technology and Innovation Division (T&I) of DFDS, where you will get a direct, transparent, and empowering manager who welcomes challenges and encourages continued learning.


Driving the technology M&A agenda and deliverables in DFDS

We are a true integrated logistics provider operating in Europe and the Mediterranean with offerings in land based logistics, passenger transport and goods shipment.
As a fast growing logistics company with an extensive history, we embrace the constant need for change and have a clear appetite for digital transformation. This is where you come in!

In the role as Tech M&A Lead, your main responsibilities will include:

  • Play an active role in large, complex regional & global projects throughout the M&A life cycle; including early discovery, due diligence, requirements definition, planning, development, testing, training, assessing operational readiness, change management and ongoing support
  • Lead the mobilization of functional teams and work closely with our T&I teams, regional leadership and IMO participants to ensure fit with the target operating model and design the integration plan
  • Lead discussions on resources, technical design and solution definition within the DFDS organization
  • Establish effective relationships with key stakeholders in the relevant T&I teams as well as those within the organization of the acquired company
  • Advance corporate knowledge on M&A best practices and document lessons learned through continued buildout of integration playbook and associated artifacts
  • Identify PMI related risks and take ownership for developing mitigation plans
  • Encourage personal development in your team and ensure a proactive approach towards challenges

Turning the focus to you – who are we looking for?

We think the strongest teams are built on diversity and inclusivity. Contrasting opinions, varied skills and strong characters bring out the best in us all.
With this in mind, i
t is essential that you are experienced in working with big and complex projects involving many stakeholders across functional and technical areas.

We are looking for a strong problem solver that has a solid toolbox and is both driven and ambitious. M&A integration experience is a must and we also expect that you are a curious individual, good at asking questions or challenging the status quo.

Moreover, the ideal candidate is structured, a highly organized planner able to manage your own time while providing guidance according to critical priorities. We also weigh that you are a great communicator that has proven experience of interacting with senior stakeholders in an organization.

Additionally, we expect that you have the following skills:

  • At least 5 years of experience with M&A integration and programme management, with IT M&A focus (IT DD, D1 planning, IT PMI, IT carve-out)
  • Strong background in the following technical disciplines: IT Operating Model, Enterprise Architecture, IT Architecture, IT infrastructure, IT Operations and Data Management
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of the M&A lifecycle
  • Practical experience from every part of the M&A lifecycle
  • M&A Certification (M&A Leadership Council, Pritchett, etc.) is a benefit
  • A proven track record of: PMO & IMO Leadership, Strategic & Operational Planning, Change Management, Leadership, Process Optimization & Programme Management
  • Ability to prioritize project team efforts and move quickly and decisively between competing tasks
  • Strong analytical and creative skills and the ability to challenge conventional thinking
  • Practical experience in leading and facilitating change processes, interactions and workshops engaging and co-creating with key stakeholders
  • Collaborative, supportive and solution focused approach in differing situations
  • Experience with complex problem solving, delivering insights and providing recommendations
  • Excellent interpersonal, stakeholder management and presentation skills

Are we a match? Then please don’t hesitate – Apply Now!

If you think your personality, skills, experience, and ambition match this role, we’d love to hear from you. Send us your resumé as soon as possible as we’re keen to meet potential candidates on an ongoing basis.   

We look forward to hearing from you.


Region Hovedstaden

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