Corporate Development Director

Radiometer Washington , DC 20319

Posted 2 months ago

Danaher is looking for a senior Corporate Development professional to help build out in-organically its $17B business. With a strong deal reputation (15-20 deals/yr), $3B in annual cash flow, and material debt capacity, Danaher is poised to invest to win via further acquisitions, divestitures, equity investments, & JV's.

Location: San Diego, possibly

Washington, DC

Key objectives

  • Identify, cultivate, perform diligence, value, structure and negotiate deals across Danaher's platforms

  • Act as "deal quarterback" simultaneously advising and driving deal teams of subject matter experts from Corporate and operating companies to complete required work and reach investment recommendations

  • Monitor competitive landscape to identify and prioritize opportunities, including tracking public companies and interacting with investment bankers and other sources of deal opportunities

  • 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

Background/Experience

  • 5 years M&A transaction experience at top-tier corporation, PE firm, law firm or investment bank

  • BS or BA required. Top tier MBA or JD strongly preferred

  • Cross-functional experience in acct/finance, legal, ops, tax of M&A strongly preferred

  • International deal and/or venture capital experience viewed positively but not necessary

  • Experience in continuous improvement cultures or life sciences/diagnostics considered a plus

Important Competencies

  • Have experience leading negotiations with an ability to listen, compromise and manage conflict

  • 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 Danaher

  • 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

  • Be willing and able to travel as required, including on short notice

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