Head of Corporate Development and M&A

  • Corporate Development & M&A
  • Milano, Italy

Head of Corporate Development and M&A

Job description

For our headquarters in Milan, we are looking for a Head of Corporate Development and M&A who will develop strategies and identify acquisition opportunities to accelerate our growth.

You will have a key role in identifying and leading end to end M&A opportunities, sourcing fundraising and driving optimal capital allocation. You will also build and nurture strong relationships within our industry ecosystem, dealing directly with startups, shareholders on behalf of Everli.

Who we are

  • Everli is Europe’s leading marketplace for online grocery shopping and one of its fastest growing scale-ups. Our mission is to help people achieve peace of mind by simplifying the grocery shopping experience;

  • We are supported by world-class investors, raising $100 million in Series C in 2021 led by Verlinvest, with participation from Luxor, DN Capital, C4 Ventures, Convivavilité Ventures, FITEC, 360 Capital Partners, Innogest and DIP;

  • New customers quadrupled last year as we expanded into new international markets and covered 70 cities. We achieve our growth through a culture that is collaborative, transparent, data-driven and focused on our mission;

  • Our rapidly growing and diverse international team (20 nationalities and counting) has offices located in Italy (with headquarters in Milan & Verona), Czech Republic, France and Poland, as well as remote opportunities in many other countries.

What you will do

As Head of Corporate Development and M&A, you will focus on management of key external relationships (e.g., investment funds or banks), deal sourcing and execution of new investment opportunities, partnerships/alliances, acquisitions, mergers, planning and developing our M&A and strategic investments worldwide.

  • You will plan and develop a mid-/long-term corporate strategy for Everli together with our CEO, Senior Leadership Team and Executive Board;

  • You will support Everli's growth strategy through identification, assessment and execution of potential mergers, acquisitions, investments and joint ventures to maintain our leadership position in the industry;

  • You will collaborate with our Senior Leadership Team to develop and implement plans that will ensure scalability of our business model, accommodating the rapid growth objectives of our organization;

  • You will conduct market intelligence and benchmarking initiatives in the e-grocery industry;

  • You will manage investor relationships with current and new potential stakeholders, representing the company with clients.

Why you should join us now

  • You have the chance to change the life of millions of people;

  • You can rely on talented and collaborative colleagues who will both push and support you;

  • You get a competitive compensation package, including performance bonuses and stock options;

  • You can use a welfare bonus for a wide selection of services (education, public transport, vacations and entertainment, wellness, culture etc);

  • You receive a budget to create your own home workstation;

  • You have flexible working conditions;

  • You have a 15% discount on your grocery with Everli.com.


  • You got a Master Degree in Economics, Finance or Engineering. MBA qualification is a plus;

  • You developed at least 8-10 years of experience in the investment banking field or in top consulting firms, with a strong focus on the consumer tech industry;

  • You have a proven track record in managing large scale strategic projects (e.g. M&A, business development or organizational transformation), managing all aspects of transactions from negotiation to execution;

  • You have a solid foundation in business topics, planning, strategic methodologies and project management;

  • You can demonstrate a high degree of flexibility and endurance;

  • You have a strong commitment, interpersonal skills, entrepreneurial thinking to motivate others and the ability to inspire colleagues on all levels in shaping the future of Everli;

  • You are fluent in Italian and English, with excellent verbal and in writing skills in delivering analyses and presentations at Executive level.