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Principal, Mergers & Acquisitions

Company: Educational Testing Service
Location: Princeton
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description:

* The Principal, Mergers & Acquisitions will provide support across the business enterprise in M&A, strategy, competitive analysis, financial planning and project management. The position will be part of the Corporate Development team and will work with Strategic Business Unit (SBU) leadership and Finance to develop, support and execute strategies and actions that enhance growth opportunities and ensure long-term sustainable competitive advantage for the company and its business units. The successful individual will have a key role in all aspects of M&A including deal sourcing, due-diligence, structuring, negotiations, legal documentation, transaction closing, post-transaction integration. Activities will include acquisitions, mergers and divestitures, both domestic USA and international.

Responsibilities:

* Source M&A deal flow and generate new leads based upon corporate strategy or identified new markets * Develop and manage relationships with outside parties (investment banks, industry consultants, potential counter parties, etc.) * Evaluate strategic opportunities and make recommendations to senior management concerning tactical plans/strategies (including risks) to implement new business growth activities * Lead and manage the M&A deal processes (market analysis, prospecting, deal sourcing, due diligence negotiations, legal documentation, financial modeling, financial advisory and valuation of strategic alternatives, risk assessment, scenario analyses, etc.), including deal execution, transaction closing and post-merger business integration * Track business trends & market research, track key industry players, identify new market opportunities and lead thesis/strategy definition, help develop/track metrics for assessment of growth opportunities * Mentor, supervise, lead and manage team of associates and junior staff * Adhere to ethical standards and comply with the laws and regulations applicable to your job function

Experience and Skills

Required Skills:

* Experience managing and transacting M&A deals strongly required * Transactional experience, including (i) sell-side and buy-side M&A, debt and equity financing, and strategic advisory; (ii) negotiating commercial deals; (iii) valuation & return on investment (ROI) * Strong interpersonal skills (written and verbal); ability to manage conflicting deadlines; critical thinker but with sense of urgency and bias for action; strong convictions & emotional intelligence * Ability to critically analyze and process high volumes of information and adapt to changing demands all while managing priorities; good listener who can glean value from differing viewpoints * Effective presentation abilities; strong analytical and evaluation skillset; ability to process differing ambiguous data and synthesize value metrics; comfort with uncertainty * Strong understanding of financial analysis and modeling and innovative problem-solving mentality * Deep and growing professional network of business relationships to support deal sourcing * Good knowledge of business contracts and experience working with legal and finance professionals * Commitment to team-based environment and capable of working within cross-functional/multi-functional matrix organization; Ability to mentor, lead and manage diverse cross-functional teams * Proven ability to manage priorities and maintain integrity in fast-paced challenging environment * Strong credibility, candor and good ability to speak directly even when posing dissenting viewpoint * Ability to be adaptable and manage competing responsibilities and deadlines

Education, Certifications, or Special Licenses:

Bachelor's degree in Business or Engineering or Science or any relevant quantitative subject

MBA or graduate degree preferred

Strong proficiency in MS Office business applications (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc.)

Relevant Years of Experience Required:

5 to 8 years of professional work experience

Previous experience in one or more of the following: investment banking, corporate M&A/business development, financial advisory, strategic advisory, private equity, or venture capital is required

EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Women and Minorities.

EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE is a Drug-free workplace.

Keywords: Educational Testing Service, Trenton , Principal, Mergers & Acquisitions, Other , Princeton, New Jersey

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