Director, M&A Integration and Transformation

Rocket Software

Rocket Software

United States
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

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Job Description Summary:

Rocket Software is a multi-national organization with a strong market position in delivering software that modernizes mission-critical business systems. Backed by Bain Capital, Rocket Software is constantly growing through acquisitions and so must transform its processes, systems, and way of doing business to scale effectively.

The Director, M&A Integration and Transformation will lead portions of the integration for all of Rocket’s acquisitions, as well as execute on the mission of our operational excellence program, which will enable Rocket to unlock organic growth potential, achieve cost efficiencies, and operate with more agility.

Operating under the direction of Rocket’s VP, Head of Corporate Development, this role will:

  • Lead several M&A integration workstreams, driving integration from end-to-end, including integration due diligence, strategy, planning and execution, and partner closely with the deal, business, and functional leaders to create demonstrable value from M&A. In addition, serve directly as a core deal team member on all large-scale acquisitions.

  • Drive cross-functional, value-driving initiatives that require central strategy, ongoing management, alignment throughout the business, and tangible outcomes. Identify, in partnership with Rocket’s leadership, operational gaps to growth within Rocket, and support the prioritization and solutioning strategy to account for Rocket’s capacity for change, the degree of investment required, as well as the people, processes, and systems involved.

  • Communicate to Rocket’s executive team and beyond regarding milestones, targets, and progress, and transparent assessment of requirements and barriers to success.

  • Drive and support integration and operational excellence governance models, including project management principles and playbooks that can deliver consistent, high-quality results, as well as ownership and accountability across various teams.

Additional Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understand the core drivers of an acquisition’s value proportion and effectively design and develop a program to deliver on that value with our executive leadership team.

  • Effectively partner with a broad range of business stakeholders at all levels of the organization and understand their organizational and business needs. Engage with external advisors, where needed, to maximize their contributions.

  • Drive strategic and operational initiatives to centrally manage, coordinate, track, report, and document all the actions taken.

  • Identify organizational barriers to progress, both tangible and intangible, and collaborate to create workable solutions and tighter alignment with key stakeholders.

  • Communicate to the leadership team regarding any areas of concern and opportunities for tighter alignment.

  • Continuously improve Rocket-wide M&A integration capabilities and skillsets.

  • Drive Rocket’s collaborative culture internally and act as an ambassador of our culture to prospective acquired companies’ management teams and other third parties.


  • Over 9 years of experience leading strategic and operational initiatives, with focus on driving value from both M&A integration and operational excellence projects.

  • Ideal candidate would have a mix of leading workstreams of such projects inside a global enterprise, as well as earlier experience as an integration and transformation management consultant. Deal experience and background must include global, large, complex, and/or strategic integrations and transformation projects.

  • Proven ability to work cross-functionally to solve complex problems, navigating stakeholders with differing viewpoints and priorities,

  • Excellent communication, collaboration and interpersonal skillsdemonstrates empathy and organizational awareness

  • Comfort with ambiguity, willingness to learn, roll up sleeves and engage in new projects

  • Ability to work in a deadline-oriented environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously

  • Experience with a technology or enterprise software company strongly preferred

  • MBA preferred but not required

The base salary range for this role is $200,000.00 - $250,000.00 /year. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location..

What Rocket Software can offer you in USA:

  • Extensive paid time off programs (paid holidays, sick, and unlimited vacation time)

  • Healthcare coverage options to fit you (and your family’s) needs

  • Retirement savings, with matching contributions by Rocket Software

  • Life and disability coverage

  • Leadership and skills training opportunities

  • Two paid work days for off-site training

Rocket Software Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Rocket Software Inc. is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Rocket is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please call: 781-577-4321 or send an email to We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.


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