Sunday, September 22, 2013

Corporate Development Advisor Job

Job Title: Corporate Development Advisor

Job ID: 19206

Location: Dallas,TX, US

Full/Part Time:Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Line of Business:Alliance Data

About the Opportunity

We are currently seeking a Corporate Development Advisor to provide support across the enterprise in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and partnerships. This includes providing support and working cross functionally in the full cycle of a deal including market intelligence, developing a pipeline of targets, strategic analysis of fit, valuation, due diligence, risk assessment, managing acquisition/divestiture processes and deal execution. The chosen candidate will report to the Vice President of Corporate Development.

* Research and summarize market conditions and developments

* Devise M&A strategies, and identify sectors and groupings of companies that might be viable business targets

* Prepare and present findings to senior executives. Structure and lead elements of the executive team's strategic priorities

* Conduct due diligence investigations into the financial and commercial state of target companies

* Develop investment models to support Corporate Development and M&A objectives. Partner with Corporate and Business Unit teams to develop appropriate financial assumptions.

* Participate in the contract negotiation process for target companies, and make recommendations for baskets of trades

* Provide input to colleagues on the deal team, including accountants and lawyers

* Strengthen the development of general strategic skills in the Corporate Development team and the broader organization by supporting recruiting, training and development of new hires and existing team members

* Ad hoc financial and accounting analysis to support the objectives of the Treasury, M&A and Corporate Development functions at ADS


* Bachelors degree preferably in Finance or related.

* Minimum of 2 years of transaction-related experience, preferably with an investment bank, private equity firm, strategy consulting firm or in corporate development. Candidates with due diligence experience with a top accounting firm would also be considered.

* Strong analytical and quantitative skills, including financial modeling, valuation and financial statement analysis.

* Demonstrated success and experience performing company and industry research.

* International experience a plus.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

* Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills with the ability to develop strong relationships.

* Leadership willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.

* Strong analytical thinking analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.

* Excellent verbal/written communication skills. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of key stakeholders, managers, and employees.

* Detailed oriented and highly organized.

* Critical thinking - using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

* Complex problem solving identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

* Strategic thinking.

* Ability to interact confidently with senior executives, business owners and financial intermediaries.

* Requires self-management, high degree of initiative and project management ability.

* Proficient in Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

* Ability to travel.

Compensation and Benefits

Alliance Data offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive selection of benefit options including 401(k).

Conditions of Employment

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of drug screen and background checks.

About Us

Alliance Data® (NYSE: ADS) and its combined businesses is North America’s largest and most comprehensive provider of transaction-based, data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. The Company creates and deploys customized solutions, enhancing the critical customer marketing experience; the result is measurably changing consumer behavior while driving business growth and profitability for some of today’s most recognizable brands. Alliance Data helps its clients create and increase customer loyalty through solutions that engage millions of customers each day across multiple touch points using traditional, digital, mobile and other emerging technologies. Headquartered in Dallas, Alliance Data and its three businesses employ approximately 11,000 associates at more than 70 locations worldwide.

Alliance Data consists of three businesses: Alliance Data Retail Services, a leading provider of marketing-driven credit solutions; Epsilon®, a leading provider of multichannel, data-driven technologies and marketing services; and LoyaltyOne®, which owns and operates the AIR MILES® Reward Program, Canada’s premier coalition loyalty program. For more information about the company, visit our web site,, or follow us on Twitter via @AllianceData.

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