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Our client, who are widely regarded as an industry leader across the Media & Advertising industry are growing their Corporate Development team with this newly created position. The Corporate Development Manager will focus on activities including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, reorganizations, integrations, and organic growth opportunities. In addition, you will develop and oversee key analyses to support corporate development decision making.

Primary responsibilities will include strategic target analysis, financial modeling, valuations, project management and presentations. The ideal candidate will have 2-5 years of relevant experience at a leading investment bank or private equity firm.

  • Review inbound transaction opportunities for strategic fit within the company portfolio

  • Develop strategic and financial support presentations on transaction opportunities for review with senior management and the board of directors

  • Develop financial models and valuation assessments

  • Assist in structuring and executing transactions

  • Partner with divisions to execute divestitures, re-organizations and strategic investments

  • Participate in due diligence processes and liaise with internal and external transaction teams

  • Analyze acquisition performance for senior management and the board of directors

  • Monitor existing acquisition portfolio, including status of earnouts and put/call option payments

  • Maintain deal database and internal reporting functions

  • Collaborate closely with other groups such as FP&A, Legal, Controllers, Tax, Treasury, Real Estate, Insurance and Legal

  • Other ad hoc analytical projects as needed

  • You must have 2-5 years of relevant experience from a leading investment bank, private equity firm or consulting

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or relative field of study with strong academic record

  • Familiarity with media / advertising industry strongly preferred

  • Willingness to take ownership of projects and drive them to successful completion

  • Strong understanding of corporate finance and financial modeling best-practices

  • Ability to think creatively and propose solutions to problems

  • Exposure to legal documentation (e.g., term sheets, purchase agreements) a plus, but not required

  • Demonstrated analytical ability and problem-solving capabilities

  • Ability to work well under pressure, juggle multiple tasks, and work efficiently against tight deadlines while maintaining vigilant attention to detail

  • Ability to collaborate and build credibility across multiple lines of business & corporate functions

  • Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Team player with demonstrated ability to work effectively with other team members in multiple groups and regions

  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new responsibilities

  • Strong project management skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with experience creating sophisticated presentation materials

  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint