Manager of Corporate Development @ Danaher in San Diego, CA

Danaher is looking for a Corporate Development professional to help strategically and in-organically build out its $20B business. With a strong deal reputation (15-20 deals/yr), $4B+ in annual cash flow, and material debt capacity, DHR is poised to invest to win via further acquisitions, divestitures, equity investments, & JV’s.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform due diligence, including financial analysis & risk assessments in support of proposed transactions
  • Execute transactions including process management, structuring, negotiations, and closing deals
  • Advise and drive deal teams of subject matter experts from Corporate and operating companies to complete required work and reach investment recommendations
  • Manage cross-functional due diligence teams with a hands-on, team-oriented approach
  • Ensure effective management of post-closing deal terms and hand-off to integration teams

Education And/or Experience

  • 3+ years’ M&A deal experience at top-tier corporate development group, PE or law firm, or investment bank
  • Bachelor’s degree required, and MBA or JD preferred
  • Substantial life sciences experience required, either via work experience or scientific / technical education
  • Work experience in a 2nd discipline, e.g. finance diligence, acct/finance, strategy, etc. strongly preferred
  • Experience with international deals, venture capital deal, or continuous improvement cultures a plus
  • *Note: If interested, along with a resume, please include a deal sheet with buy-side/sell-side deals

The Successful Candidate Will

  • Demonstrate an ability to listen, understand unfamiliar businesses and transaction concepts quickly
  • Be creative, intellectually curious, self-starting and possess a strong work ethic
  • Possess strong judgment to form independent points of view on risks and opportunities on deals
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, distilling complex subjects into actionable decision frames
  • Demonstrate presence, credibility, integrity and trustworthiness in highly confidential situations
  • Build, critique, and refine financial models with strong financial, quantitative and analytical skills
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and interact at multiple levels both inside and outside DHR
  • Exemplify humility in leading teams to difficult goals, with an apolitical and non-bureaucratic approach
  • Be able to work in tactical and strategic realms, addressing commercial, financial risk and legal issues
  • Prioritize effectively in real time, multi-task on several projects and have strong organization skills
  • Be familiar with typical legal & economic deal terms and alternative approaches to risk allocation
  • Participate in spirited give-and-take discussions about his/her work and have a thick skin
  • Focuses on shareholder value – understands linkage between personal success & corporate value creation
  • Be willing and able to travel as required, including on short notice

If interested, please apply here.

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