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Salary negotiation for M&A position

I am moving to Zurich in the spring from the US and will be performing a corporate M&A function at a global Swiss company where I will manage acquisitions/JV/partnerships/etc... The official title will be M&A Manager.

The position involves a lot of travel, long hours, and managing complex projects. Curious to know what other folks in ZRH/Swiss are making for a similar position so I have an idea of what my reasonable salary negotiation range is.

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Re: Salary negotiation for M&A position

Welcome to the forum.

In Switzerland it is mandatory for Managers to know the functions of search tools. You can try it either in this forum or maybe you will find a so called search engine on the interwebs.
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Old 08.02.2011, 16:58
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Re: Salary negotiation for M&A position

You're going to be looking at somewhere between 100k and 1000k.

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You're going to be looking at somewhere between 100k and 1000k.

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Old 08.02.2011, 17:14
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Re: Salary negotiation for M&A position

10% bonus is probably enough. By the way if you want to integrate you will need to know that Switzerland is the country and not swiss. Guaranteed to piss of the locals.
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Old 08.02.2011, 17:14
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I am moving to Zurich in the spring from the US and will be performing a corporate M&A function at a global Swiss company where I will manage acquisitions/JV/partnerships/etc... The official title will be M&A Manager.

The position involves a lot of travel, long hours, and managing complex projects. Curious to know what other folks in ZRH/Swiss are making for a similar position so I have an idea of what my reasonable salary negotiation range is.

Thanks
so you accepted job before discussing salary or having an idea about it? Can you still negotiate?
M&A requires valuation and negotiation skills.....I'd worry if I were the CEO of that global swiss company.
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Old 08.02.2011, 17:16
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Re: Salary negotiation for M&A position

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Please confirm when you know it, we love threads asking if 120.000 chf is enough to live on then sit back and watch the comments..

Different companies have different names of what their staff is doing.
We called the cleaning lady in my last job also a " floor manager ".. didn't mean she got paid manager salary

The Swiss don't realy like to talk about money, best thing you can do is contact a job agency (manpower etc) and ask them, since they deal with it every day they will be able to give you a ball park figure.

Then again that could change depending on the companies budget, your experience etc.. so its hard to put a number it.

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Hold on, I wasn't the OP. Just adding to Jekylls HTH response. Do we really have to add a to indicate sarcasm EVERY time?
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Old 08.02.2011, 17:43
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Re: Salary negotiation for M&A position

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I know, just added to your bonus part i'm on your side remember

I did add a hint of sarcasm in my post, but was nice to the Op.. Op can be lucky i didn't tear him/her a new one (yet) - but i'm friendly to newbies..somethimes..

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Old 08.02.2011, 17:46
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Re: Salary negotiation for M&A position

If the M&A guys I know are anything to go by - then 120,000chf per annum equates to about 120,000chf per useful hour!
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Re: Salary negotiation for M&A position

Negotiating tactics in M&A are simple.

Write down your phone number.

Let them assume it's your salary demand.

If they pay it, you've won. If they don't, make an excuse about calling you later to discuss.

Problem solved.
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..... Op can be lucky i didn't tear him/her a new one (yet) - but i'm friendly to newbies..somethimes..
They don't deserve it you know!
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Old 08.02.2011, 18:54
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Exactly why i didn't do it..
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Old 08.02.2011, 19:00
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Negotiating tactics in M&A are simple.

Write down your phone number.

Let them assume it's your salary demand.

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yes, but with or without country code?
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Old 08.02.2011, 19:23
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Welcome to the forum.

In Switzerland it is mandatory for Managers to know the functions of search tools. You can try it either in this forum or maybe you will find a so called search engine on the interwebs.
Woah there... one step at a time! First things first, find the internet...

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Old 08.02.2011, 20:42
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Re: Salary negotiation for M&A position

Hey, let's give the OP a break. It's tough to start such tedious exercise. All of us were newbies at some point of time. I would suggest from something reasonable - let him find brown sugar first, then report back for the next step.
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Re: Salary negotiation for M&A position

M&A should pay quite well but you seem to have already accepted the position?

How much experience do you have in completion of M&A activities?
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Old 08.02.2011, 21:06
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Hey, let's give the OP a break. It's tough to start such tedious exercise. All of us were newbies at some point of time. I would suggest from something reasonable - let him find brown sugar first, then report back for the next step.
You are completely right. You cannot expect a M&A manager in a global company to be able to estimate value outside his home country.
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Old 08.02.2011, 21:15
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Re: Salary negotiation for M&A position

Yeap! Next step would be set of instructions to relocations i.e. villa in posh area and getting some nice Porsche, then bonuses guide comes next and tax evasion... But one step at the time. Proverbial Swiss: "Schritt für Schritt".
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Old 08.02.2011, 21:29
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Re: Salary negotiation for M&A position

The Mullets & Ausländer Manager in my company is not paid too well.

On a serious note: Yes, the people here like to take the piss but you can only blame yourself - the info you gave is so insufficient that nobody can possibly give you a ballpark figure. You manage "acquisitions/JV/partnerships/etc"? Are we talking Millions, hundreds of Millions or Billions of contract value? You know, that might have a slight impact on your salary...
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