Manager of Corporate Development @ Catalent in Somerset, NJ

Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help develop some of the nearly 200 products we launch each year or help supply over 7,000 products for patients around the world. Catalent (Linkedin, Crunchbase) is an exciting and growing international company where our professionals work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market, for the benefit of patients globally.

The position will report to the Vice President, Corporate Development, who as a member of Catalent’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT) is responsible for leading Catalent’s inorganic growth initiatives, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. The individual will be a core member of the corporate development team and provide support on work associated with various corporate development projects (principally M&A) consistent with Catalent’s overall business plan and direction. The individual will support the Company’s targeting, evaluation and due diligence review processes and transaction negotiation and execution to ensure that all M&A activities meet the Company’s financial and business objectives.

The Role  

  • Assisting in the identification and analysis of potential acquisition targets that support Catalent’s strategic objectives.  Those acquisition targets should meet the criteria and be within the areas of focus established by the ELT, the business unit leadership teams, and others, including those arising from the structured strategic / growth planning process via the work of the Catalent innovation team.
  • Together with the corporate development and business unit leadership, support the prequalification investigation of potential targets, interacting with internal experts to assess strategy, business, legal, regulatory, tax and other implications; along with the business unit (BU)/offering lead (“business champion”) and VP of strategy, ensuring the preparation of a well-justified business case and supporting financial valuations; and supporting the “business champion” in making the internal case for pursuing the transaction
  • Once a decision is made, coordinate (and in some cases lead) various due diligence workstreams, including planning the process, obtaining the right inside and outside expertise, personal involvement in key relevant aspects of the work, project management of all work streams, review of individual work stream output and ultimately integration of all due diligence findings into reports and implications analyses.
  • Build broad and deep Catalent relationships, to help drive understanding of the real (perhaps unspoken or not yet elucidated) needs of the business, to build trust and confidence in the function’s ability to effectively serve the business areas, and to call on unique pockets of internal expertise on demand as necessary
  • Support integration planning as relevant, along with other business and functional personnel
  • Assist in tracking and reporting on the status of corporate development activities and pipeline

The Candidate

To succeed in this role, the Manager will need strong analytical, financial and project management capabilities. As the Manager, will interact with, and often play a visible role in coordinating the work of multiple virtual, cross-functional project teams, a strong and mature presence is critical. The role will consist of supporting the maintenance of a “funnel” of acquisition targets in addition to working on “live” transactions, and, as such the individual will need to be able to balance multiple projects of varying durations (e.g., long and short-term).

  • 3+ years’ prior work experience in Corporate Development, Venture Capital, Investment Banking, Management Consulting or substantially equivalent experience is strongly preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
  • Team player with demonstrated ability to collaborate
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to manage competing projects and priorities
  • Exposure to business valuation and financial modeling (e.g., comparable company, precedent transactions, IRR, ROIC, discounted cash flow and leveraged buyout analyses)
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative assessment skills and critical thinking skills
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills, resourceful and flexible
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working in a transactional environment is preferred
  • Pharmaceutical or healthcare industry experience a plus

Position Benefits

  • Defined career path and annual performance review and feedback process
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and 401K are all offered from day one of employment
  • 19 days of paid time off annually + 7 paid holidays

If Interested, please apply here.

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