ACH Food Companies, Inc.
  • Oakbrook Terrace, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Job Summary/Scope:

This role will help drive the development and execution of ACH's overall business strategy, and play an instrumental role in the assessment, negotiation and recommendation of potential mergers and acquisitions. The successful candidate will collaboratively work with ACH's ELT and ABF to align the company's long-term strategic plans to achieve positive business performance and outcomes.


Strategic Planning:

  • Assist in the development and execution of long-term strategic plans to ensure continued growth and profitability.
  • Lead and implement various strategic initiatives and projects.
  • Conduct research and data analysis to inform business strategic business decisions.
  • Mine growth trends and opportunities in collaboration with the Marketing and Insights team, as needed, particularly within ACH scope (Cooking & Baking).
  • Maintain dynamic Build vs. Buy framework to enable ACH's sustainable growth
  • Maintain continuous learning loop with Marketing and R&D regarding innovation pipeline.
  • Drive continued alignment and engagement, as appropriate, of ACH's Strategy, Vision and Purpose.


  • Fully execute M&A transactions in alignment with key stakeholders
  • Project lead/provide oversight of ACH's M&A Steering Committee(s)
  • Make recommendations regarding the viability and impact of possible mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.
  • Align and partner flawlessly with ABF Central Office/M&A team on ACH related activity.
  • Conduct due diligence to ensure the reliability of information received on acquisition targets.
  • Identify, approach and cultivate contacts with potential M&A target companies in agreed space.
  • Other duties as assigned.





Action Oriented/Drive for Results:

  • Makes things happen
  • Driven by challenging opportunities


  • Strategic skills: mines & identifies macro trends in consumption and behavior across categories.
  • Strong commercial acumen.


  • Financially astute
  • Comfort/skilled with financial models and computations.


  • Collaborative Communication Skills and abilities
  • Structured, organized to run a complex process with multiple stakeholders.
  • Ability to discern s material/relevant information and data efficiently
  • Project management skills: clearly assigns roles/questions/deadlines in complex projects.
  • Collaborative: Able to work with peers to meet objectives.



Strategic Agility:

  • Future Oriented
  • Anticipates future consequences and trends accurately
  • Can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans


  • Bachelor's degree required, MBA preferred
  • Related relevant work experience preferably in a CPG environment
  • Experience leading and managing project teams
  • Strong problem-solving skills, both conceptual and analytical
  • Travel: As required


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