Project Manager (M&A, consultancy, financial)

Project Manager (M&A, consultancy, financial)

The Koni/Axtone Group is an expert in impact energy absorption technology for all types of rail vehicles and springs, which are also applicable in other than railway industries.
Thanks to the international character of the Axtone Group, our solutions fulfil the requirements of the European, UIC, Russian GOST and Chinese TB/T standards. Our ability to innovate and our technical competences, together with our experience and willingness to follow the ever-increasing requirements of our customers, improves the quality of our products and solutions. Our customers include companies from all over the world, representing the railway sector, as well as the industrial sector. Our solutions are used in the mining industry, construction machinery, playground equipment, power plants, agricultural machinery and systems used for vibration isolation.
KONI is the premier manufacturer of performance and adjustable shock absorbers in the world. KONI shocks are made from the highest quality raw materials and machined to the highest tolerances. This quality is represented not only by KONI’s long heritage in motorsports but also by the diversity of shock absorber solutions we offer.
KONI has taken shock absorber performance and comfort to the next level with patented Frequency Selective Damping Technology.
To expand their activities Koni/Axtone is looking for a:


In this brand new role your work across the globe, but mainly in Western Europe on major projects like M&A, market expansion, Production optimization or -relocation etc.
Frequent travel is involved in this position and you work from your home office.

This role will end after 2-3 years after which you will take an available and suitable operational business position in the Group.

• What are your responsibilities:

o Preparation of 5 year strategic plan in cooperation with main company functions (sales, R&D, operations, etc)
o Support planning, modeling & execution of strategic projects (like new product launch, new market entry, etc)
o Support in M&A pipeline development efforts: identify targets, screen new ideas, create profiles,
o Support the M&A team in the due diligence of active deals including development of business cases, data analysis, financial models, and associated presentations
o Analyze key customers, market trends and competitor performance / strategic actions
o Support in analyses and presentations for top management
o Run small Projects individually

• What do you bring to Koni/Axtone?

o Highly motivated, self-starter
o Good communication skills, able to translate complex technical concepts in a concise way
o Good presentation skills, able to prepare presentations for top management focused on key messages
o Strong analytical and excel modeling skills, able to analyze complex data sources (structured or unstructured) and gain business insights from them
o Curious & willing to learn new things, able to jump on different topics & interact with different functions
o Ability to set priorities and manage own time and work to meet deadlines
o Run small Projects individually

• What is your background?

o Around 5 years of experience in corporate strategy / M&A, consulting, investment banking, private equity is preferred
o You have a degree in economics, management or finance is required.
o Fluent in English, both verba land writing
o Locations: Torino(I) or Oud Beijerland (NL)

• Offer
o The position forms part of a management pool and Koni/Axtone offers a competative package with a great opportunity to develop into a managerial position after a couple of years. Starting salary is around 50-60K plus 10% bonus.

• Interested?
Excellentum Human Capital is exclusively searching for candidates for this position.
Please send your resume to Jan Piet van der Plank ( or call for more information at 076-4100215.



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Jan Piet van der Plank

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