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ThermoFisher Scientific Sr Director, Corporate Development - Fortune 100 - $40B Industry Leader! in Waltham, Massachusetts

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About Thermo Fisher Scientific:

Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science. Our Mission is our Purpose: We enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With our outstanding financial performance, leading market positions and the largest investment in innovation in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Thermo Fisher has consistently delivered exceptional financial performance with double digit revenue and profitability growth over the last decade. We have committed to 7-9% long-term organic revenue growth further enhanced by acquisitions. Pharma and Biotech represents over half of our revenues. Our other customers are Academic & Government, Diagnostics & Healthcare and Industrial. Each are strong and durable end markets with very attractive global growth.

Thermo Fisher has committed that M&A will represent the majority of our capital deployment strategy. In 2021, we completed 15 transactions representing $30 billion in M&A. The acquisition of PPD for $20+ billion established Thermo Fisher as a leader in the CRO industry and was one of the largest global transactions in 2021. Other transactions spanned the scope of our entire business including molecular biology, protein synthesis, life science instrumentation and biologics and drug manufacturing.

We believe ourselves to be one of the most active Corporate Development teams in any industry and a clear leader in life sciences.

What will you do?

  • Lead and participate on teams 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 opportunities

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

  • Analyze industry dynamics and the competitive landscape for valuation purposes

  • Build, review, and present financial models including valuation and pro forma M&A analyses

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

  • Support or lead transaction processes, for M&A and corporate divestitures

  • Support strategic planning and business development processes

  • Lead and mentor Analyst, Associate, and Manager level professionals

How will you get here?

  • Undergraduate degree (preferably in Finance, Economics, Business Administration, Accounting, Science, or a technical field); MBA preferred

  • Minimum of ten years of meaningful professional experience in M&A in the areas of acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, investment banking.

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

  • Demonstrated leadership ability, including developing and empowering professionals with consistent track record leading, supporting, and managing transactions

  • Actively seek and support diverse perspectives and backgrounds in the workplace

  • Ability to understand organization goals and proactively identify inorganic opportunities to meet them

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

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Able to interact with senior executives and handle high pressure settings with confidence

  • Positive, hardworking with capacity for learning quickly in a very intensive and fast-paced environment

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

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

  • Exemplary attention to detail in all aspects of work product

  • Willingness for periodic travel both domestic and internationally, as required


We offer competitive remuneration, annual incentive plan bonus scheme, healthcare, company pension, and a range of employee benefits! Thermo Fisher Scientific offers employment with an innovative, forward-thinking organization, and outstanding career and development prospects. We offer an exciting company culture that stands for integrity, intensity, involvement, and innovation.

EEO/Reasonable Accommodation:

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform critical job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.