Global Strategic Planning and M&A Analyst

Location:  Milan Office
Category:  Finance
Job Type: 

Avolta is the world’s leading global Travel Experience Player, combining Travel Retail and Food & Beverage businesses to creating innovative and integrated offerings to travelers worldwide. Our 60,000 employees provide compelling offers and attractive services in outlets across more than 350 airports, seaports and other touristic locations in more than 75 approximately 5,500 countries. 

For our Global Strategy and Transformation team we are looking for a Global Strategic Planning and M&A Analyst. The person who joins us will be responsible for ensuring the adequate evaluation and follow-up of the Avolta's portfolio of investments opportunities for achievement of maximum value and the timely execution of Mergers & Acquisitions projects.


Key Responsibilities:


Strategic Planning/Business Planning


  • Contribute to the assessment of new strategic opportunities within initiatives together with Management & Initiative Leader to ensure sustainable growth
  • Effectively monitor initiatives and liaise with other departments to solve issues, which delay the progress of the strategic initiative’s implementation
  • Provide management with accurate, relevant business analysis to support decision-making and ad-hoc requests and ensure timely and accurate information gathering
  • Perform analysis to evaluate risks or opportunities in relation to strategic and M&A projects; make recommendations to mitigate these risks. Manage and provide financial analysis and decision-making support for investment projects
  • Support in scenario and sensitivity modelling to asses value creation opportunities and potential risks



M&A Project Delivery Support


  • Support the growth strategy of Avolta through active participation in the identification, assessment and execution of potential mergers, acquisitions, investments and joint ventures as well as divestitures by the company
  • Project coordination and overview on the different business streams (Finance, Operations, Legal, Financing and Structuring)
  • Preparation of investment memorandums, valuation of targets / modeling / multiples definition, etc.
  • Risk assessment on proposed transactions
  • Partner with business leaders before, during and after the M&A processes, to ensure the deals make strategic sense, fit with the forward-looking business plans, and are integrated smoothly and fully optimized



  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance or related discipline, ideally complemented with a Master’s degree
  • At least 2-4 years of relevant professional experience in investment banking, in a leading management consultancy (Big-4) or a Finance/Strategy department of a large international company
  • First exposure to the Retail industry is a distinctive advantage
  • Solid knowledge of Corporate Finance, Valuation and General Finance matters
  • A proven track-record in financial modelling in a complex environment and with a high level of attention to details
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual skills paired with a solution-oriented way of working
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build effective relationships with diverse stakeholders at all levels and across cultures
  • Strong communication skills with fluency in English a must, any other language an advantage
  • An enthusiastic, initiative and open-minded personality, reliable and self-driven with can-do attitude


Our offer:


  • Develop and grow a professional career in the world’s leading travel retail company.
  • Gain valuable international work experience and work together with the most prestigious brands.
  • Work in a fast-paced environment with committed teams and a focus on results.
  • Use your talents, influence your community and make an impact in the ever changing world of travel retail.