Global Senior Manager, Strategy & Portfolio Innovation

Location US
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EPT – Utility Pole – Grow It


At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!


Within the Energy & Industrial Automation business, thousands of talented employees work at the edge of global innovation, empowering the energy transition and industrial automation; at EIA we test, verify and certify the latest technologies embedded into electric vehicles, clean energy techs, energy storage solutions, smart grids and industrial control automation systems.

What you’ll learn & achieve:

The Global Sr/Manager:

  • Leads global strategy and deal origination activities across the Energy and Industrial Automation portfolio.
  • Performs global research over the industry, market, competition & regulatory bodies to identify and prioritise the growth opportunities and potential acquisition targets.
  • Develops and manages the M&A pipeline and manages overall M&A process from deal origination to integration of target.
  • Leads and builds the working relationship with the senior executives at potential targets
  • Leads Energy & Industrial Automation Long-Range Planning activities.
  • Gathers market intelligence by attending conferences and exhibitions, meeting with targets, investors and other business sponsors.

What makes you a great fit:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university, preferably in Economics, Business Administration, Engineering, Mathematics or Physics; Master's degree in Business Administration from an accredited university is preferred.
  • Minimum of eight years of work experience in energy, power utilities or industrial automation at a major or boutique strategy or consulting firm. 
  • Global experience focused in the power utilities or industry automation with the ability to conduct a thorough analysis of potential acquisition targets, including assessing the market landscape (structure, size and profitability, drivers of performance, trends, outlook), the target's competitive position (competitive landscape, target's relative financial performance, target's relative offer position), and the viability of the target's revenue and profit forecast and investment thesis.
  • Strong business acumen, analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to understand how business model decisions impact financial performance.
  • Strong technical background with Power Utilities, Distributed Energy Resources, Renewable, Industrial Automation will be a plus point.
  • Comfort with ambiguity and fluid situations and ability to work in a fast-paced deal environment; travel varies based on the acquisition target location.
  • Applicants must be permanently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future. 
  • UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law. 

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.   
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.   
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.   
  • Grow & Achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.


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