Senior Manager – Corporate Development & Strategy


Boston Metro Area MA


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Job ID: EB-2047684014
Category: Private Equity
Location: Boston Metro Area, MA

Title: Senior Manager of Corporate Development & Strategy
Location: Boston Metro Area

Timing: Immediate/Near-term Start

Our client is building America’s manufacturing base and creating meaningful, sustainable jobs in areas that have been deindustrialized over the past 20-30 years. Our strategy is driven by acquiring domestic manufacturing and industrial technology businesses into a single ecosystem enabling the employment of technology, systems, deep financial resources, and best management practices to compete and win as manufacturers in the global market. The executive team is comprised of former private equity investors (American Capital), leaders from tech industries (Amazon), and operators & engineers (MIT) who have an extensive track record of successfully building world-class businesses. Our team raised $425 million of evergreen capital from an exclusive group of investors who believe passionately in what we are doing. Traditional private equity lacks the ability to benefit from technological collaboration among its investments and focuses on near-term improvements. Our structure facilitates investing for the long-term and developing outsized growth potential via driving step-changes in technology adoption and marrying best practices from high-growth tech businesses and operationally oriented private-equity investing. Over the next decades, we want to make a difference in the US Manufacturing economy and the communities in which we operate. We believe in the power of people and the long-term competitive advantage that can be derived from helping our employees achieve their fullest potential.


The Senior Manager will collaborate closely with the executive team to identify, assess, and execute organic and inorganic strategic opportunities aligned with the company’s vision and goals. The Senior Manager will be a data-driven leader, using analytics and insights to assess strategic levers, identify and analyze opportunities, and determine critical supporting initiatives. The role will support the assessment, strategy development and planning associated with new capabilities, new business initiatives and other strategic efforts, partnering with Business Unit leaders or other resources, as necessary.

The Senior Manager reports to the EVP of Corporate Development.


1.Corporate Strategy Development: Formulate and refine the company’s corporate strategy by evaluating industry trends, market dynamics, and competitive landscapes. Provide strategic recommendations to the executive team.
2.New Business Launches: Partner with business leaders to develop and evaluate business cases for new product lines and large-scale inorganic expansions. Continue aiding through business launch.
3.Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A): Identify potential acquisition targets, lead due diligence efforts, and drive M&A transactions. Develop business cases and financial models to assess the feasibility and impact of M&A opportunities.
4.Strategic Partnerships: Identify, negotiate, and oversee strategic partnerships and alliances with industry leaders, suppliers, and stakeholders to spur business growth.
5.Market Research: Conduct comprehensive market research to identify growth opportunities, potential markets, and customer segments that align with the company’s strategic goals.
6.Financial Analysis: Analyze financial data, assess investment opportunities, and evaluate the financial implications of strategic decisions. Construct financial models and forecasts to support decision-making.
7.Stakeholder Communication: Effectively communicate the corporate development strategy, analyses, and initiatives to the executive team, board of directors, and key stakeholders. Prepare management presentations and present findings to senior management.

The target candidate will be comfortable with the following:

•Serving as a critical member of the Corporate Development team with responsibilities managing various processes across M&A, including executing deals, developing investment theses, sourcing transactions, and driving strategy with member companies.
•Demonstrating strong quantitative capabilities and proficiency at financial modeling.
•Serving as a mentor to associates on the Corporate Development team.
•Conducting themselves with a high level of professional maturity. This role will provide you with access to Executive leadership and exposure to the Board of Directors.


•Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Engineering, or a related field.
•5-6 years of experience in corporate development, strategy, M&A, business operations, or related roles with extensive experience with engineered product manufacturing.
•Strong analytical and financial modeling skills.
•Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
•Proven experience in managing and leading cross-functional teams.
•Knowledge of the manufacturing industry and emerging trends is a requirement.
•Preference for a technical background in engineering and/or experience in operations.
•A strategic thinker with the ability to align business goals with market opportunities.

The BIG payoff

We are a company who is going to make a difference in the industries and the communities in which we choose to operate.
This role will share ownership in the company and will share in the financial rewards of the success we achieve together!

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