Thermo Fisher Scientific Director, Corp Dev in Waltham, Massachusetts

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and participate on teams in developing M&A strategies and decision support analysis for the senior leadership team

  • Identify, research, analyze and value potential acquisitions, joint ventures, investments and other strategic growth opportunites

  • Support M&A strategy objectives – including the development and tracking of acquisition opportunities, and all phases of transaction execution

  • Create, review, and present financial models including valuation and pro forma M&A analysis

  • Perform and manage due diligence process

  • Assist in the development and communication of the strategic business case to obtain corporate leadership support for M&A initiatives

  • Support or lead the transaction negotiation and closing processes

  • Facilitate and lead the integration planning process

  • Lead and assist in the execution of corporate divestitures

  • Support Strategic Planning / Business Development process, including evaluation of new business opportunities and development of M&A strategy

  • Analyze industry dynamics and the competitive landscape

  • Perform target company analysis including financial and strategic evaluation of SEC filings, Wall Street research and market reports, etc.

  • Work closely with and oversee Analyst, Associate, and Manager level professionals

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • MBA with undergraduate degree (preferably in Finance, Economics, Business Administration, Accounting or a technical field), and a minimum of five years of previous corporate development/M&A experience in the areas of acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and other investments OR a minimum of ten years of combined experience in M&A/Strategic Planning experience in the areas of acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and other investments. Will consider equivalent experience at top-tier accounting, consulting, and investment banking firms provided there is significant evidence of contribution to M&A activities or client support within those firms

  • Demonstrated experience analyzing and negotiating business transactions including acquisition evaluation, modeling and financial analysis

  • Demonstrated leadership ability - including the development and empowerment of high-potential junior professionals

  • Proven track record leading, supporting, and managing transactions

  • Ability to understand the various business unit goals and proactively identify inorganic opportunities to meet them

  • Experience and demonstrated aptitude both managing and prioritizing multiple projects and initiatives

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Must be able to interact with senior executives and handle high pressure settings with confidence

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint

  • Life sciences, diagnostics, investment banking, or strategy consulting experience is a plus

Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:

  • Positive, enthusiastic attitude with capacity for learning quickly in an unstructured, very intensive and fast-paced environment

  • Strong general business acumen and commercial sense

  • Exceptional financial accumen and analytical skills including a very strong understanding of accounting principles and fundamentals of financial statement analysis

  • Demonstrated record of professional and academic achievement

  • Strong teamwork and project management skills with the ability to lead projects in a multi-disciplinary, matrixed environment

  • Impeccable attention to detail in all aspects of work product

Travel Requirement:

  • Willingness to travel up to 25%, both domestic and internationally, as required

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