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M&A and Strategy Excellence Manager

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Location: New Hope, MN, United States
Business Unit: Liberty Diversified International
Remote Type: Hybrid Remote

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The Manager, M&A and Strategy Excellence will play a crucial role in driving and overseeing the successful execution of strategic initiatives within LDI, and lead market & competitive research, Merger & Acquisition (M&A) target profiling, and due diligence for M&A activities. The position will be responsible for establishing and maintaining project processes, governance, and standards, ensuring that individual initiatives across all LDI business units align with LDI strategic goals. The position will work closely with senior executives, strategic initiative owners and sponsors, and cross-functional teams to facilitate change and drive continuous improvement. This position reports directly to the VP of Strategic Planning and is located at LDI’s corporate headquarters in New Hope, Minnesota. 




  • Monitor market and competitive trends to identify opportunities for growth within LDI industry sectors and adjacent markets.
  • Conduct research on M&A target companies in order to determine strategic fits as potential acquisition targets.
  • Develop ideal contact approach for various M&A targets and facilitate contact and connections between LDI and potential targets.
  • Manage and refine M&A evaluation tools and keep consistent evaluation methodologies.
  • Lead the acquisition due diligence process, identifying key risks and develop mitigation plans with various internal and external stakeholders.


Strategy Excellence 

  • Collaborate with strategic initiative owners and sponsors to define and align objectives with the organization's strategic goals.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive strategy implementation roadmap to guide all efforts.
  • Establish and maintain project governance, including project selection criteria, prioritization, and oversight.
  • Define key performance indicators (KPIs) and establish a system for tracking and reporting strategic project progress.
  • Monitor strategic project progress, identify risks, and implement mitigation strategies to keep strategic goals moving forward as planned.
  • Develop and implement project management methodologies, software/tools, and best practices.
  • Provide regular updates to senior leadership and stakeholders with regard to strategic initiatives.
  • Foster strong relationships with stakeholders, including executives, project sponsors, and cross-functional teams.
  • Other duties, as assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, project management, or a related field.
  • Proven experience (7+ years) in project management, strategy leadership, M&A or related roles.
  • Strong understanding of change management principles and methodologies.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to influence and collaborate effectively at all organizational levels.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills with a focus on data-driven decision-making.



  • MBA preferred.
  • Certification in project management is a plus.
  • Paper and Packaging, Office Products and Furniture, or Plastics experience is a plus.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Regular sitting, standing, and walking throughout the day to accomplish tasks
  • Manual and finger dexterity used regularly with some repetitive finger motions
  • Ability to work in front of a computer screen for long periods of time
  • Specific vision abilities include close and distance vision; able to identify colors, small letters, and numbers; hand/eye coordination, depth perception and able to adjust focus
  • Hearing and speaking
  • Other conditions may include frequent reaching, stretching, pushing, pulling, pinching, grasping, and gripping.


about our company: 

Comprised of multiple companies with headquarters in New Hope, Minnesota, Liberty Diversified International (LDI) is a privately held company employing more than 1,900 individuals across our manufacturing facilities, production facilities and core business operations in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Arizona, California, and Mexico. With deep roots in the corrugated box manufacturing industry, we operate in the core markets of paper, packaging, workplace products, corrugated plastics and building products. 

Since 1918, our values – Caring, Innovation, Trust and Excellence – have guided our day-to-day activities. We believe that when our employees are aligned with these values, we create superior solutions and service for our customers. The LDI family of companies includes Liberty Packaging, Liberty Paper, Liberty Plastics (Custom Solutions and Quarrix Building Products) and Safco. 



Liberty Diversified International is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, creed, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.