Director, Corporate Development

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Position Overview

Reporting to the VP and Head of Corporate Development, the Director of Corporate Development will be a key leader driving the company’s corporate development efforts, including strategy, M&A, capital markets, special projects/growth initiatives and business development activity in alignment with the board, CEO/COO/CFO and the executive team. The position will have direct communication with Senior Management as well as regular direct interaction with the CFO. 

 

Performance Objectives

  • Work with the VP of Corporate Development, in partnership with the CEO/COO/CFO/Product/FP&A team, to develop/refine strategic plans, and drive corporate development execution to fuel strategic growth
  • Partner with the executive team to identify and prioritize strategic initiatives, shape strategy, and identify areas of M&A focus
  • Lead research and analysis of key strategic markets to understand and articulate market trends, competitive landscape, and areas of opportunity
  • Lead the development of business cases for growth opportunities across cross-functional teams; develop and refine build/buy/partner analysis
  • Partner with FP&A team to model opportunities and create pro-forma views of acquisition opportunities
  • Collaborate with VP of Corporate Development to drive alignment on M&A efforts and expectations and processes with cross functional deal and integration teams
  • Drive execution in all phases of M&A processes (pre-deal analyses and go to market strategy, high quality due diligence coordination and execution, integration planning and post-close integration)
  • Drive execution of all phases of capital markets execution including cross-functional team leadership across corporate development, accounting, finance and treasury
  • Manage investment banking and other industry relationships, in order to actively track the payroll / HCM software space, and to source acquisition opportunities. 
  • Partner with VP of Corporate Development to lead and drive key strategic partner/vendor discussions
  • Lead team in the development of additional ad hoc analyses and financial modeling
  • Independent thinker and self-starter with ability to prioritize work streams
  • Lead and mentor a team of manager(s) and senior analyst(s)
  • Operate at both the 50,000 foot and granular level
  • Attend potential industry events and Paylocity corporate events

Education and Experience

  • An undergraduate degree is required; MBA desired
  • 5-9 years of experience in corporate finance, investment banking, mergers & acquisitions, or strategy, preferably in the software / tech sector
  • Successful and demonstrable track record quarterbacking M&A transaction execution; ideally for software / tech companies. Corporate development experience is valued
  • 2+ years of experience in an investment banking role at a recognized investment bank, with significant M&A execution experience. Some public equity/debt financing experience also valuable – deal quarterback experience
  • Demonstrated strong project planning, deal ownership and cross-functional team management and participation skills
  • Experience preparing and delivering industry/company, strategy, financial, and operational presentations for the board and executive level
  • Driven, results-oriented mindset; history of perseverance and passion for achieving goals
  • Strong work ethic; accustomed to delivering results in a fast-paced environment in a structured and organized manner
  • Superior written / verbal communication skills, and quantitative and analytical skills
  • Financial modelling experience building acquisition models, pro-forma financials, growth models, etc. plus strong understanding of financial markets
  • Experience with technology and software industry; technical acumen, interest and ability to understand technical and financial concepts quickly
  • Advanced knowledge of MS office, especially Excel and PowerPoint

 

As of 4/6/2021: This job excludes CO applicants

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • AccessDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • OracleDatabases

Location

Our office has modern workspaces, a cafe, and a gym. But since we're a talent-anywhere company, you may find our team members all over Chicagoland.

What are Paylocity Perks + Benefits

Paylocity Benefits Overview

Our commitment to hiring the best and brightest employees with a “talent anywhere” strategy means that no matter where you’re located around the country, you can be a part of our growing tech department

• Enjoy an attitude of trust to work remotely, manage your own schedule and be productive
• Work in small, cross-functional product-oriented teams
• Showcase development progress in two-week sprints with strong executive involvement
• Embrace the freedom to innovate, voice opinions and share new ideas

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We have a talent anywhere culture, where employees can work anywhere in the US and/or work from one of three US offices located in Illinois, Florida, and Idaho
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
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