Senior M&A Project Manager

WEX Inc   •  

South Portland, ME

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


5 - 7 years

Posted 31 days ago

Job Summary:

At WEX Inc. we see corporate payments differently. We are a leading and growing global provider of payment processing and information management solutions. We are passionate about providing payment solutions with unparalleled security and control for corporate purchasing and transaction monitoring needs. We hire people who share the same passion for continuous innovation and client service that is unparalleled in our industry. We are employee centric offering value-based incentives and generous compensation and benefits packages. If you are looking for a growing career – come be part of WEX today!

WEX is seeking a self-driven and motivated professional to join their corporate development team, located in downtown Portland, Maine. As a Senior M&A Project Manager, you will take the lead in managing the initiatives and related business elements in multiple merger and acquisition projects across national regional geographies. Our team is lean which means you have ownership for delivering insight, making recommendations, and building team relationships as part of their role to ensure successful outcomes.

Performance Objectives:

The ideal candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • Manage the entire project lifecycle and oversee the planning for, and the day-to-day tactical execution of one or more large, high risk or high complexity M&A projects within the corporate functional teams (ie. Finance, HR, Legal, IT).

    • Projects include both Business Process and Technology type efforts, post-merger integrations & carve-outs, multi-phased systems implementations, and implementations of strategy roadmap programs.

  • Understand the strategic plan and business needs for the line of business to which assigned and actively participate in the portfolio decision making process for proposing and structuring projects to achieve business objectives.

  • Lead and successfully guide multiple teams using effective communication methods to report project related status, risks and issues.

  • Direct the development of a work breakdown structure; define project deliverables and associated activities & dependencies; oversee the effort to estimate the work effort.

  • Develop and manage the project schedule baseline including invoking contingency plans and reporting of progress against the plan.

  • Actively support continuous process improvement, participate in project procurements, mentor less-senior personnel, identify project management training needs, and teach essential project management skills required for successful project planning and execution.

  • Identify project stakeholders and develop a Stakeholder Management Plan that defines stakeholder expectations, information needs and how stakeholders will be engaged.

  • Develop and implement a project communications plan that defines the roles, responsibilities, types and periodicities of communications required; monitor the effectiveness of project communications.



  • Minimum of 6-8 years project management experience with a track record of delivering on time, on spec, on budget

  • In lieu of formal project management experience, Project Management accreditation required

  • Demonstrated experience using Systems Development Lifecycle and Project Management Methodologies, including minimum of 3 years experience using the Agile SDLC methodology and holding the PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) certification

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, execute & deliver complex projects or programs that span several business areas and include multiple sub-projects.

  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams, including various areas of Informational Technology & the Business

  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal

  • Demonstrated conflict management & negotiation skills

  • Ability to work with minimal direct supervision

  • Ability to work with all levels of the organization

  • Must pass a successful background investigation