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Director - Corporate Development & Strategy

Director - Corporate Development & Strategy

Requisition ID 
2017-18289
Job Locations 
US-IL-Lincolnshire
Job Family 
IT Management

Responsibilities

Alight Solutions (formerly Aon Hewitt)  Is Looking For a Director, Corporate Development and Strategy

 

 

We are currently seeking a Director to add to our Corporate Development & Strategy team. This position will report to EVP Strategy and Corporate Development, and will assist Corporate and Business Unit leaders to assist with strategic and corporate development projects.

 

 The position performs complex financial and strategic analysis and provides project management to support internal and external growth opportunities and supports key reporting requirements for Alights's Strategic Planning; project work includes financial modeling and valuation analyses for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) including discounted cash flow, comparable public companies, precedent transactions and leveraged buyout analyses; project work also includes support for corporate strategy planning and deployment, and various business unit initiatives and projects

 

The Director will also aid in the process for identifying, assessing and selecting acquisition prospects as well as performing due diligence investigations of potential acquisitions. As a project leader for M&A engagements, works directly with investment bankers, lawyers and accountants to ensure the appropriate information is available for strategic decisions to be made by Business Unit and Executive leaders.

 

This position provides ongoing analytical expertise, combining increased assessment responsibilities with independent project management of corporate development projects, and taking on complex assignments that span across multiple business units and support units. 

 

Major Accountabilities

  • Builds and refines complex financial models for company valuation purposes.
  • Performs ad-hoc financial analyses for a range of strategic and M&A initiatives.
  • Leads M&A project management engagements with outside investment bankers, lawyers, accountants and other 3rd party providers of M&A support.
  • Independently manages analytic and research projects in support of business development and strategic initiatives.
  • Interfaces with Leadership Team-level internal customers of Strategy and Corporate Development to ensure accurate, timely and complete analytic work.
  • Conducts complex analyses on special projects to help determine whether it is economically beneficial to build versus buy appropriate solutions.
  • Leads due diligence efforts for potential acquisitions, including coordinating with internal teams and the acquisition target’s team fulfilling due diligence requests.
  • Performs complex analysis of M&A opportunities to support go / no-go decision in moving forward with an acquisition.
  • Initiates appropriate research and analysis and prepares reports for internal and external projects.
  • Supports strategy deployment process by providing analysis, assessment, and recommendations.

 Qualifications

    

  • 10+ years of total relevant work experience; 5 + years of post-graduate experience in management consulting/investment banking (buy side)/transaction advisory/corporate development
  • MBA or relevant graduate degree from top-tier institution or similar academic / professional experience
  • Experience in Strategic planning and/or M&A
  • Strong analytical, modeling and valuation skills: substantial experience modeling business combinations and running valuation analyses
  • Ability to structure and manage complex cross-enterprise projects and processes with
    multiple stakeholders at both senior and junior levels
  • Excellent presentation skills, including strong oral and writing capabilities; ability to clearly communicate compelling messages to senior managers and external business partners
  • Strong leadership skills with a team-oriented and collaborative approach to work

 

We offer you

A competitive total rewards package, continuing education & training, and tremendous potential with a growing worldwide organization.

 

Our Colleague Experience

At Alight Solutions, we are reimaging how people and organizations thrive. To deliver on this purpose, we do things differently. From company leaders to our newest colleagues, we all play a role in bringing our values to life. Every colleague shapes how Alight can become better, stronger and brighter – together. With technology as our catalyst and humanity at our core, we advance each day toward a better future in work and life.

 

About Alight Solutions

As the leading provider of benefits administration and cloud-based HR and financial solutions, we enhance work and life through our service, technology and data. Our 22,000 colleagues across 14 global centers deliver an unrivaled consumer experience for our clients and their people. We are Alight. Reimagining how people and organizations thrive.

 

By applying for a position with Alight, you understand that, should you be made an offer, it will be contingent on your undergoing and successfully completing a background check consistent with Alight’s employment policies. Background checks may include some or all of the following based on the nature of the position: SSN/SIN validation, education verification, employment verification, and criminal check, search against global sanctions and government watch lists, fingerprint verification, credit check, and/or drug test.  You will be notified during the hiring process which checks are required by the position.

 

Alight Solutions provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, veteran, marital, parental, citizenship, or domestic partner status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.  Alight Solutions is committed to a diverse workforce and is an affirmative action employer.

 

DISCLAIMER:
Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of this job to other entities; including but limited to subsidiaries, partners, or purchasers of Alight business units.  

 

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