Corporate Development Associate @ Santander Consumer Bank in Dallas, TX

    The Corporate Development Associate is responsible for evaluating and executing upon various strategic initiatives for the company. Examples of such activities include mergers and acquisitions, new business initiatives, structural opportunities/alternatives to improve upon the company’s financial performance or flexibility and any other strategic initiatives for the organization as directed by senior management.
    • Develops solutions for SC assets using strong knowledge of relevant industry sectors, including specialty finance, banking and insurance including monitoring and analyzing relevant transactions that occur in the marketplace
    • Researches and analyzes industries, companies, technology segments, and business models and conduct strategic fit and business opportunity analysis and develop competitive landscape assessments
    • Supports the preparation of financial analysis: building company forecast models; assessment of synergies; intrinsic valuation analysis, comparable-based valuation analysis as well as regulatory capital and liquidity analysis
    • Participates in the M&A execution team, including leading due diligence efforts and participating in the drafting and review of key M&A contracts and agreements
    • Prepares presentations that provides a logically reasoned and data-supported approach for senior executive team
    • Acts as a liaison between business, other departments, vendors, consultants and advisors at all levels and maintains effective working relationships with each
    • Identifies, analyses and improves existing processes within the organization to meet new goals and objectives
    • Assists with the development and maintenance of a repository of up-to-date business policies, procedures, and general due diligence and other marketing material

Other Functions:

  • Special projects as requested
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • MBA, JD or JD/MBA, or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years of relevant work experience in corporate development, investment banking, venture capital/private equity, management consulting or law (with a focus on M&A or corporate finance)
  • Strong corporate finance knowledge including financial modeling and valuation
  • Strong logic, reasoning and math skills required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with specific ability to communicate complex concepts and ideas to senior management concisely and defend their validity
  • Highly proactive with outstanding ethics, integrity and judgment
  • Strong administrative and project management skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work well with people from many different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience
  • Ability to adapt and effectively operate within a dynamic, rapidly changing business and technical environment
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Some travel for short periods may be required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio


  • Previous M&A experience in financial service preferred
  • Previous financial services experience preferred

If interested, please apply here.


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