Business Development Executive, Mergers & Acquisitions (Strategic Buyers)

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West Monroe isn’t a start-up consulting firm, but we act like one. 

From day one, our people have the opportunity to make a strong, personal impact for their clients and their careers. What does this mean? It means we seek out the best of the best, and then we challenge them to make us better. If you aren’t interested in being integrated into the business, this isn’t the place for you.

We celebrate driven sales professionals who thrive in a collaborative environment. You’ll sometimes be a “one-person show” but you’ll work with our consultants on the front lines – partnering with clients to deliver game changing solutions in the most dynamic industries. Sound interesting? Then West Monroe Partners just might be the place for you.

Think you’re up to the challenge?

With over 30% growth in 2019, West Monroe Partners is looking for a Business Development Executive to join our expanding M&A team. Specifically, targeting corporate buyers to sell our extensive M&A capabilities. This role can be based out of our Chicago or New York office. We offer competitive Compensation and Benefits packages.

What will you be doing?

Relationship Management

  • Leverage your personal network of Corporate Development and CFO relationships nationally to secure introduction meetings to identify upcoming transactions that will result in new business
  • Research new prospects, new contacts, and map/segment the national marketplace; and manage and grow contacts
  • Attend industry conferences to introduce West Monroe to new prospects and understand the latest industry trends

Sales Leadership

  • Lead personal, networked-based sales pursuits 
  • Continually scan the marketplace for pending transactions
  • Create and execute targeted outbound programs in collaboration with our industry account directors to build our M&A brand and surface new opportunities
  • Attend key M&A gatherings, conferences and roundtables

Account Leadership & Strategy

  • Lead teams serving clients across industries (with specific capabilities in mergers & acquisitions), while demonstrating executive presence with C-level client counterparts
  • Provide overall integration leadership and services to clients
  • Collaborate with all levels of management both internally and at client sites
  • Facilitate client workshops focused on driving deal value

You’ll bring the following to the table:

  • Relationships with strategic buyers (Corporate Development, CFO, or CEO’s) and investment bankers
  • Demonstrable high-level knowledge of the issues and solutions around M&A transactions
  • Industry alignment not necessary, but preferred experience and relationships in one of
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences, Financial Services, Software/High-tech, Consumer & Industrial Products
  • Ability to exceed an annual revenue target of $2- $4 Million
  • 10-15+ years’ experience working in consulting, Corporate Development and/or Business
  • Development role, with a proven track record of success
  • Experience selling M&A advisory, business or technology services. Experience selling project-based consulting services preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree minimum 
  • Able to work independently and as a team player in coordinating and driving sales processes
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Aggressive self-starter with strong interpersonal skills
  • Effective time management and organization skills
  • Membership and participation in business community associations
  • Ability to travel on short notice

West Monroe seeks collaborative, enthusiastic and professional individuals to join our success-driven culture. So, if you’re looking for an opportunity to flex your muscles in a high-energy environment where you own your career, we’d love to hear from you. 

Think you've got what it takes? Join our team and make us better. 

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Location

222 West Adams Street , Chicago, IL 60606

An Insider's view of West Monroe

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

West Monroe's collaborative culture allows you to grow professionally by working across practices, industries and offices - all while creating value for the client.

Kirsten

Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions

What makes someone successful on your team?

If you refuse to shy away from a challenge and enjoy working with an intelligent group of people that genuinely care about those around them, your success will be imminent at West Monroe.

Adam

Manager, Technology

What are West Monroe Perks + Benefits

West Monroe Benefits Overview

Choosing where to build your career is an important decision. Should you choose to build it with West Monroe, we take that commitment seriously.

We believe that when people get the support they need to thrive, they care more, do more, and achieve more. In fact, that’s our whole business strategy. So we strive to provide a total rewards model that illustrates our commitment to our people and their growth, creating value today, tomorrow, and well into the future. We invest in you through an attractive package of rewards that promotes your health and well-being, your financial future, your development, and your satisfaction and enjoyment at work.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
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