Descartes Unites the People and Technology that Move the World
The need for efficient, secure, and agile supply chains and logistics operations has become ever more critical and complex.  By combining innovative technology, powerful trade intelligence and the reach of our network, Descartes helps get goods, information, transportation assets, and people where they’re needed, when they’re needed. 

We’re one of the most broadly deployed logistics and supply chain technology companies in the world. More than 22,000 customers around the globe use our cloud-based solutions to transform the way they move inventory and information to enhance productivity, better serve customers, thrive competitively, keep pace with evolving regulations, and respond to rapidly changing market conditions. Descartes is publicly traded (Nasdaq:DSGX, TSX:DSG) with headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and offices and partners around the world. With record financial performance for more than 16 years, we lead the industry in innovation investment. Every day, logistics service providers, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and other logistics-intensive businesses of all sizes rely on our scale, stability, and comprehensive solution footprint to move what’s most important to them. Learn more at

We’re growing fast and invite you to join our amazing team. 

At Descartes we listen to our customers about where to invest in our solutions – we build our business organically and we re-invest our cash flow acquiring complementary businesses that will benefit the wider Descartes community.  Over the past decade we have combined with over 30 companies, deploying more than $1.3 billion in capital.  As we continue to grow our business, we’re looking to add to our corporate development team to support our global M&A strategy.    

We’re looking for action-oriented individuals that are willing to work hard in a fast-paced, global, multi-cultural environment that values results, accountability and working as a member of a team delivering excellence through their expertise.   


Role – Integration Management – M&A


The successful candidate will lead the integration management office, playing a key role in the execution of Descartes’ global M&A strategy.  Responsibilities include: 

  • Key member of operational due diligence team driving organizational design activities for acquisition integration 

  • Establish key milestones and prepare integration plans with workstream leaders pre-closing to hit the ground running on Day 1 

  • Lead integration management activities and coordinate cross-functional teams  

  • Identify potential risks to integration plans and financials plans, and work with workstream leaders and the executive team to prepare and implement corrective actions 

  • Monitor and report on post-deal financial performance, including synergy realization and key milestone achievements 


Required Qualifications and Key Attributes 

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of M&A integration (either with a consulting firm or part of a corporate development team) and/or change management projects.  

  • Bachelor’s degree required  

  • Ideally 10 years of related experience, with operational experience in the software industry a key asset 

  • Strong project management experience working with global, cross-functional teams 

  • Ability to create and effectively communicate integration plans  

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to manage up and down within the organization 

  • Proven commercial acumen with the ability to assess and analyze key business drivers 

  • Ability to multi-task and thrive in a changing and time-sensitive environment 

  • Comfortable working in an international and multicultural environment  

  • Comfortable working across multiple time-zones depending on project activity 


Location & Travel Requirements: This is a remote opportunity, open to applicants authorized to work in Canada. The ideal candidates should be prepared to travel occasionally – both within North America and globally. #LI-Remote


Join Us
As we scale, we’re looking for new doers, collaborators and innovators to join Descartes in uniting the people and technology that move the world as the Global Leader in Logistics and Supply Chain Technology. We’re entrepreneurial, hardworking, geeky-in-a-good way problem solvers. Guided by our values, we nurture a TEAM focused culture that invests in people and creates opportunities for advancement across a broad spectrum of career paths. We prioritize work-life balance and foster an environment with the space to take ownership, to be heard, and to carve a path for your individual accomplishments to help drive our success. At Descartes, everyone has a voice and the best idea wins, regardless of who makes it. We offer competitive compensation, great benefits, remote and flexible work hours, and the opportunity to join a company on an awesome mission with a great existing team and trajectory.

Descartes also has a deep sense of environmental responsibility. Learn more about how we helped our customers save over 552,000 metric tons of CO2 in 2020 by reducing fuel and paper consumption:  Join a team that’s committed to working with customers to conserve resources and enhance sustainability.

If you feel you have 70% of the qualifications we are looking for, and Descartes sounds like the team and the mission you want to be part of, apply now. We can’t promise it will be a fit, but we do promise to consider your experience.


Through COVID-19, we implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview and onboard candidates by video using Microsoft TEAMS. We record interviews and use them strictly for quality assurance, training and general record keeping purposes. Should you have any questions about this process, please connect with our hiring team in advance of scheduled interviews. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we’re all in this together. 


We are an Equal Employment employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, provincial, or local law. For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please review our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics at Descartes is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. Applicants in North America with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can email us at [email protected]. Provide your name and contact information along with the accommodation needed to assist you with the application process. Your request will be responded to as soon as possible. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.


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