Jan 30, 2020

Acquisition Integration Leader - Corporate Development (20083-TREM)

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Natick, MA, USA
Full-Time Information Technology (IT)

Job Description



MathWorks isseeking an Acquisition Integration Leader to join the Corporate Development team.As an individual contributor on the team, this role will focus onleading andmanagingthe cross-functional integration of strategic acquisitions.This role will report to the VP of Corporate Development at MathWorks.

This person will have led multiple integrations and have operational experience in key areas of integration to best understand the work involved, common issues and what it will take toachieve successful outcomes.This person will bring sound experience in strategy formulation and management to develop the overall integration strategyandexecution plan.This person will work closely withfunctional leaders from across MathWorks including HR, IT, Facilities, Legal and Finance, as well as acquired company leadership,tocomplete integration action items and deliver on strategic objectives of each integration.This person willfocus on driving efficiencies, communication and transparency throughout the integration process.

This position will be based at MathWorks headquarters in Natick, MA.


  • Lead and manage integration of strategic acquisitions of businesses and technologies on a global basis. Drive efficiencies, communication and transparency throughout the integration process. Bring the right people in at the right time and properly align integrations to the specific needs and strategic objectives of each acquisition.
  • Leverage past operational experience, particularly in the context of integrations, in order to better partner with MathWorks integration leaders across Development, HR, IT, Facilities, Legal, Finance, Tax and others, as well as the acquired business, to drive successful outcomes from integrations.
  • Participate in due diligence sessions to gain visibility into each acquisition and prepare preliminary integration plan in advance of closing.
  • Set and maintain strategic priorities and ensure teams are focused on achieving target completion dates. Manage integration action items to closure through effective indirect leadership.
  • Develop and lead the execution of an effective "Day One" onboarding plan.
  • Help to track performance of acquisitions over the long-term.
  • Refine and continuously improve best practices and integration playbook, in partnership with functional integration leaders, including leading post-integration reviews to identify areas of improvement.
  • Assist VP Corporate Development on other corporate development initiatives as requested.


  • Experience leading overall integration, or serving as a key functional integration leader, of at least 5 acquisitions.
  • Strong ability to manage and facilitate cross-functional integrations to achieve key milestones through indirect leadership.
  • Proven track record of successfully onboarding and retaining acquired staff, as well as the assimilation of best practices and systems.
  • Knowledge and experience with project management, business processes, and systems to effectively manage overall integration and identify areas of potential process improvement.
  • Strong analytical mindset and ability to remain focused on overall strategic objectives of acquisition and integration.
  • Operational experience within functional areas such as Finance or HR, within a software company, is a plus to better understand efforts involved in integrations.
  • Able to adapt to and overcome challenges, as well as balance strategic and tactical execution.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as organizational and project management skills.
  • Self-starter and results oriented personality.
  • MBA degree is a plus.
  • Familiarity with MathWorks products is a plus.

Required Qualifications
  • A bachelor's degree and 12 years of professional work experience is required.
The MathWorks, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here.MathWorks participates in E-Verify. View the E-Verify posters here.



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