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Director Corporate Development

| Northwest Suburbs
At Paylocity, we create software that makes companies – especially their HR teams – better, faster, and stronger. We give clients the tools they need to make their companies run, and give our employees a rewarding company culture – all putting us in a category of our own. Join us and learn what makes us unique!
We’re a fast-growing company ready to revolutionize the payroll and HR world for hundreds of thousands of businesses by delivering innovative technology and support. We seek the best and brightest to help us create the future of our talent solutions – enabling our customers to better develop their employees. Our own employees are equally important to us: We work hard to provide the best work environment for our employees, and are dedicated to giving back to the communities in which we live and work.
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. Directors of Corporate Development lead a team of two senior analysts, with expectations for additional responsibilities as Paylocity continues to grow.

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 prioritize corporate development categories, and specific target opportunities; identify and prioritize strategic initiatives, shape strategy, and identify areas of M&A focus
  • Lead the development of management presentations on acquisitions, strategic initiatives and new partner relationships
  • Develop/refine strategy framework and process for analyzing M&A opportunities
  • 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
  • Lead further development and tracking of a detailed competitive landscape in powerpoint and organized excel tracker
  • Manage investment banking and other industry relationships, in order to actively track the payroll / HCM software space, and to source acquisition opportunities. Lead the tracking of meetings/calls and industry information
  • Partner with VP of Corporate Development to lead and drive key strategic partner/vendor discussions
  • Lead team in the development additional ad hoc analyses and financial modeling
  • Independent thinker and self-starter with ability to prioritize work streams
  • 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
  • 6-10 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 debt/equity 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

Our award-winning culture has made this the place employees want to be. We have plenty of opportunities for you to grow your career within Paylocity, and offer benefits like Tuition Reimbursement so you can continue to learn and develop your skills. You could say our growth game is strong. We also reward hard work with a flexible, casual work environment and plenty of perks. From picnics, to game nights, to holiday parties, there’s no shortage of ways to have fun.
We also offer the following benefits and perks:
· Competitive pay
· Comprehensive benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401k)
· Flexible work hours
· Paid Parental Leave
· Ample volunteer opportunities and events
· Health and wellness program
· Stock purchasing options (NASDAQ: PCTY)
Visit Paylocity.com/careers to learn more about working at Paylocity. Also be sure to check out what past and present employees have to say about us and our CEO on Glassdoor. Check out our many Awards here!!
Learn more about us and stay connected: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Glassdoor.
At Paylocity, “We” is what makes us different. We are committed to fostering a culture that honors diverse opinions, perspectives, and backgrounds, knowing that each makes us stronger and collectively unbeatable together. We actively cultivate these differences as we engage each other in driving innovation in the software and services we provide our customers. Paylocity is an equal opportunity employer. 

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Location

We just moved into a larger, more modern space across from the bustling Woodfield Mall area in Schaumburg, accessible to plenty of bars & restaurants.

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

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
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
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