Summary Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) seeks to enter the plant based-protein industry. It plans to build up its plant-based protein R&D and processing and manufacturing capability footprint.
CAPEX will be deployed to finance Greenfield projects and acquire existing businesses.Working closely with LDC’s Grains and Oilseeds and Innovation and Downstream platforms, the Plant-based proteins Project Manager will be responsible to : i) define an ambitious CAPEX and OPEX plan to match LDC’s strategy to enter the industry, including researching and evaluating potential acquisition targets, developing solid business cases and financial models and coordinating due diligence;
andii) Contribute to the implementation of the CAPEX plan by leading all MnA aspects of it. Main
Responsibilities Along with the below listed responsibilities, the employee should conduct any other business related to the function as required by his supervisor.
Support the definition of the plant proteins strategy, under oversight of the Plant proteins business Steering Committee;
Identify, screen and evaluate M&A opportunities;
Build business cases and valuation models and assess the value creation of brownfield, greenfield, internal projects, acquisition, divestiture, alliance proposals, while actively liaising with the business, R&D, production and finance teams;
Coordinate and structure the project from start to Go-Live, including Legal, Tax, Accounting and Finance;
Organize presentations to update the Executive Team on the progress of project;
Track valuation trends and fundamentals in the sector;
Ensure knowledge sharing and transfer across the team and the firm. Experiences
3+ years of relevant experience in similar role within relevant sector, ie. plant based industry value chain (processing, ingredients or food) or financial institution with relevant sector focus covering plant based proteins;
Experience of corporate finance transactions (M&A and financing transactions) ideally within the food production or Agribusiness sectors;
Familiar with leading and negotiating business transactions, including the negotiation of terms and fund-raising proposals. Skills
Strong financial analysis and valuation skills;
Project management and due diligence skills;
Ability to grasp new concepts quickly. Both customer and goal-oriented;
High aptitude to learn quickly, assimilate to new teams and projects, and work well under pressure with appropriate attention to detail;
Excellent communication skills including the ability to present effectively;
Excellent IT skills including MS Office. Power BI or other data visualization / interpretation software is a strong asset. Required
Strong academic track record from leading university ideally in a science, information technology, or other quantitative degree, such as econometrics.
Professional qualification (e.g. CFA, CPA, ACA) is an advantage