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Director, Int'l Strategy, M&A, and Business Partnership - Europe

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

Church & Dwight UK Ltd have a new role to bolster our Global Strategy & M&A Team to focus on growth in Europe. This is an opportunity for a permanent Director – International Strategy, M&A and Business Partnerships Europe based ideally in London/SE.

Church & Dwight Inc is a highly acquisitive company, with a $5.4bn turnover and over 5000 employees across the world.   We have an impressive 10 year TSR growth of 13.3%, sales growth averaging 6.3% and organic sales growth over the same period of 3.9%.

77% of our business is US Domestic, 17% International and 6% speciality products.

Our focus is growing our International business which we want to achieve through acquiring brands, business development and streamlining our strategy to deliver our goals.

This role will suit someone who has a background in accounting/finance, can demonstrate flexibility, and has already been influential at a senior level both internally and externally.  Reporting into the US, you will be a self-starter with the drive for growth and transformation initiatives.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Corporate Strategy and Strategic Planning: strategy design, strategic alignment, communication and change management

  • Business Transformation Initiatives: program leadership, program definition, and execution excellence

  • Corporate Development: support deal flow, venture and direct investment, and preserve institutional knowledge

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required and MBA preferred.

  • Seven (7) plus years’ experience consulting, private equity, investment banking or corporate development experience.

  • Strong knowledge of Excel and financial modelling

  • Strong knowledge of the application of finance and accounting concepts, including industry-standard valuation methodologies

  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities given aggressive timelines

  • Ability to conduct diligence meetings with internal and external parties

  • Ability to communicate finance concepts effectively with non-financial peers/managers

  • Intellectual curiosity and passion to deliver results

  • Comfortable performing in a fast paced, dynamic environment, managing both internal and external resources

  • Willingness to challenge assumptions and the status quo to help establish best practices and leading M&A capabilities as a team

In return, we offer a competitive salary with 24 days annual leave, car allowance, company performance-related bonus, health cash plan, life assurance cover, and a highly competitive pension scheme.

At C&D, culture is important to us too.  We pride ourselves on being high on achievement, exhibit an absence of ego, ‘wear many hats’ because the responsibilities often go beyond the job description and make decisions based on “What is best for Church & Dwight”.

For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at

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With offices in London and Folkestone, Kent, our more than 400 employees enjoy numerous benefits.

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DIVERSITY At Church & Dwight

Church & Dwight strives to create an environment where everyone feels free to bring their authentic self to work every day.

We win when we respect every employee for who they are – regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other differences. We believe that our employees’ contributions are richer because of their diversity. We aim to be a diverse, inclusive and equitable company and are determined to build a culture where people have the power to win together.

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CULTURE At Church & Dwight

We care - about our people, our products, our consumers and our environment. To honor these priorities, we’ve built our culture around the tenants of courage, determination and team spirit. We’re united by our small company feel and inspired by opportunities to make our mark.

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Equal Employment Opportunity for the Disabled At Church & Dwight

As an equal opportunity employer, Church & Dwight is committed to providing access and opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodation for accessibility to the online application system, the interview process, completing any pre-employment testing, or any other portion of application process, as a result of impairment from a medical or mental health condition, they may contact 877-809-8449 or email their resume and cover letter to     

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