HeidelbergCement is looking for a Analyst/Associate in Strategy & Development


The department Group Strategy & Development at our Headquarters in Heidelberg is looking for a

Analyst / Associate Strategy & Development (m/f/d)



As part of a small team that advises CEO, CFO & the whole Managing Board on strategy and manages development & M&A initiatives, the role will allow to make a significant contribution to some of the Group’s most important projects; tasks will vary over time but will include a mix of:

  • Contribute to the development of the company’s strategy (Group, Area & Country level)
    • Strategy formulation, regular portfolio review, strategic planning process
    • Construction market and strategic competitor analysis, including industry trends
    • Communication with senior management
  • Contribute in M&A projects (incl. partnership) & post-merger (or carve-out) activities
    • Identification / assessment of potential targets
    • Steering of acquisitions and divestments, incl. due diligence and auction processes
    • Coordination of internal / third party stakeholders, support in negotiations
    • Management / support of carve-out and integration projects (PMI)
  • Manage projects, project modules & initiatives (Country, Area and Group-level)
    • Transversal project / program management (often cross-functional)
    • Presentation of findings to senior management or internal steering committees
    • Topics can span broadly, depending on strategic priorities at a given time (e.g. CO2, Covid)
    • At times, multiple high priority projects simultaneously
  • Manage review of CAPEX and M&A projects for Board approval
    • Preparation of the strategic review of country-led development projects
    • Coordination of the review with other functions (technical, financial, environment)
    • Liaison with country management
  • Conduct ad-hoc market or competitor analyses (incl. business intelligence)

Qualifications required:

The ideal candidate is a highly motivated and proactive team player who loves working in a high intensity environment (willing to get his/her hands dirty and play whatever role the team needs), has an outstanding level of curiosity and very strong analytical skills to grasp quickly the fond of complex strategic issues, while always aiming to make a significant contribution; building on:

  • University degree in business, economics or engineering (or similar)
  • First professional experience (internships, or young professional of up to 2 years), ideally in investment banking, transaction services or management consulting
  • Clear “getting-things-done” mentality, i.e. tenacity to overcome independently potential obstacles
  • Strong quantitative capabilities, very structured thinking, and proficiency in Excel / PowerPoint
  • Executive level oral and written communication skills
  • Fluent in English, other languages a plus


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If you have any questions, please contact us:

Anna-Lena Flaig, HR Consultant