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When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

The Senior Director, Corporate Development will work as part of a high profile team responsible for the development and execution of inorganic growth strategies for Thermo Fisher businesses worldwide. Additionally, the Corporate Development team supports the corporate strategic planning process and provides related competitive intelligence for senior management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and participate on teams in developing M&A strategies and decision support analysis for the senior leadership team, including development and communication of the business case to support M&A initiatives
  • Identify, research, analyze and value potential acquisitions, joint ventures, investments and other strategic growth opportunities
  • Support M&A strategy objectives – including the development and tracking of acquisition opportunities, and all phases of transaction execution
  • Create, review, and present financial models including valuation and pro forma M&A analysis
  • Perform and manage due diligence process
  • Support or lead the transaction negotiation and closing processes
  • Facilitate and lead the integration planning process
  • Lead and assist in the execution of corporate divestitures
  • Analyze industry dynamics and the competitive landscape
  • Perform target company analysis including financial and strategic evaluation of SEC filings, Wall Street research and market reports, etc.
  • Work closely with and oversee Analyst, Associate, and Manager level professionals


  • MBA with undergraduate degree (preferably in Finance, Economics, Business Administration, Accounting or a technical field with 5+ years of previous corporate development/M&A experience OR 10+ years of combined experience in M&A/strategic planning/corporate development. Will consider equivalent experience at top-tier accounting, consulting, and investment banking firms provided there is significant evidence of contribution to M&A activities or client support within those firms
  • Exceptional financial acumen and analytical skills including a very strong understanding of accounting principles, fundamentals of financial statement analysis, and financial modeling of business transactions
  • Demonstrated leadership ability - including the development and empowerment of high-potential junior professionals
  • Proven track record leading, supporting, and managing transactions
  • Ability to understand the various business unit goals and proactively identify inorganic opportunities to meet them
  • Experience and demonstrated aptitude both managing and prioritizing multiple projects and initiatives
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to interact with senior executives and handle high pressure settings with confidence
  • Life sciences, diagnostics, investment banking, or strategy consulting experience is a plus
  • Positive, enthusiastic attitude with capacity for learning quickly in an unstructured, very intensive and fast-paced environment
  • Strong teamwork and project management skills with the ability to lead projects in a multi-disciplinary, matrixed environment
  • Impeccable attention to detail in all aspects of work product
  • Willingness to travel up to 25%, both domestic and internationally, as required

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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