Director of Corporate Development at CCC Information Services

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Job Description Summary

Reporting to the VP and Head of Corporate Development & Partnerships, the Director of Corporate Development will assist driving CCC’s corporate development efforts, with a primary focus on supporting M&A and strategic investment decisions as well as special projects/growth initiatives and business development activities that align with CCC’s overall corporate strategies. The position will have regular interaction with senior leaders of the company, including the SVP of Strategy and Development.

Job Duties

  • Work with the VP of Corporate Development & Partnerships, in collaboration with the internal Strategy, Product Development, Legal, and Finance teams, to drive corporate development execution for inorganic growth opportunities
  • Partner with company leadership to refine and prioritize corporate development categories and identify specific target opportunities; initiate and perform fact-based research to further inform and shape decision making on strategic initiatives and help identify areas for M&A focus
  • Drive execution in all phases of M&A processes (pre-deal screening, diligence Q&A, and financial analyses; due diligence management, coordination and execution; integration planning; and post-close integration governance)
  • Lead business case development for growth opportunities across cross-functional teams; develop and refine build/buy/partner analyses
  • Develop and maintain flexible, scenario-based financial models for both acquisitions and investment opportunities, including researched pro-forma synergy assessment
  • Oversight for drafting certain M&A legal documentation (e.g., NDAs, LOIs)
  • Collaborate with VP of Corporate Development to drive alignment and reporting on M&A due diligence efforts, expectations, and processes with cross-functional deal and integration teams.  Organize and maintain internal data room materials.
  • Lead the development of periodic M&A updates to company leadership; maintain internal M&A database; and create presentations on acquisition opportunities, strategic initiatives and potential new partner relationships
  • Lead development effort for timely monitoring / tracking of evolving competitive landscape for each of CCC’s main market and product areas
  • Refine / maintain existing strategic M&A framework and continually improve processes for analyzing M&A opportunities
  • Where applicable, assist VP of Corporate Development to lead and drive key strategic partner discussions and management of necessary workstreams


Education and Experience

  • An undergraduate degree is required; MBA desired
  • 10-15 years of experience in a mixture of corporate finance / investment banking (buyside advisory preferred), mergers & acquisitions, and/or private equity/venture capital.  Experience within software / data and tech sector preferred
  • Experience with technology and software industry, with interest and ability to span discussions covering industry dynamics and product offering specifics to overall business operations and financial results
  • Successful and referenceable track record both quarterbacking transaction execution and closing deals.  Corporate development experience (either with a public or private business) is highly valued
  • Demonstrable project planning, deal ownership and cross-functional team management leadership skills
  • International transaction experience is valued 

Personal Qualities

  • Independent and creative thinker, with ability to operate at both a strategic and tactical level
  • Self-starter, with ability to prioritize workstreams and humility to ask for direction prior to action
  • Professional and economic communication skills, with attention to detail
  • Fact-based orientation, with curiosity and sustained attention to investigate complex questions
  • Appetite and passion for M&A and deal-making, self-researching both industry trends and M&A events
  • Comfortable and experienced with collaborating in a cross-functional environment, with the stamina to persist through potentially ambiguous situations  
  • Results-oriented mindset, with a drive for achieving both corporate and personal goals
  • Responsive to time-sensitive processes and ability to deliver results in a fast-paced environment
  • Structured thinking along with strong quantitative/qualitative analytical skills
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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

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How do you empower your team to be more creative?

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How does the company support your career growth?

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What are CCC Information Services Perks + Benefits

CCC Information Services Benefits Overview

Perks are fun, but they should also be highly functional. So we offer more than just free coffee and gym membership benefits (though we've got those, too). We offer comprehensive and well thought-out benefits for your health, happiness and bank account.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
CCC's Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) help employees cover out-of-pocket expenses with pre-tax contributions for medical, dental, vision, prescription drug, and dependent care expenses.
Disability Insurance
CCC provides short-term and long-term disability insurance.
Dental Benefits
CCC provides two dental plans with Aetna, PPO and DMO.
Vision Benefits
CCC provides two vision plans with VSP.
Health Insurance Benefits
CCC offers four medical plans offered through BCBSIL (PPO, Health Savings Account [HSA], Health Care Account [HCA], and Kaiser Permanente HMO.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
CCC's wellness programs includes bio-metric screenings, financial wellness, and weight loss programs. All of these are provided free of charge.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
CCC offers ROTH and/or pre-tax contributions.
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Acme Co. provides Backup child care assistance.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
CCC allows employees to work remotely pending their team and manager's discretion.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Foosball.
Depending on your location (Chicago, Austin, LA) we do provide either free parking or subsided parking fees for our employees.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
CCC offers tuition reimbursement to an accredited academic institution for all full-time employees up to $5,250 annually.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

We know that investing in employee development is crucial. Employees have access to the CCC Learning Academy. The CCC Learning Academy was created as an internal platform for you as an employee. You come here to learn new skills such as time management, cooking, financing a home or career and business development. We empower our employees to learn within these four walls, but then go out and collaborate on these ideas with friends and family

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