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Associate, Business Development (Mergers & Acquisitions)

Country : USA USA

State : New York

Town : New York

Category : Sales

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Company presentation

CENTRIC BRANDS WAS CREATED TO PUT ITS PEOPLE FIRST. WE KNOW THAT
HAVING THE BEST PEOPLE LEADS TO GREAT RESULTS.
IF YOU ARE PASSIONATE, LOVE WHAT YOU DO AND WANT TO BE PART OF A
WORLD-CLASS TEAM, THEN CENTRIC BRANDS IS THE PERFECT FIT FOR YOU.

Job description

Centric Brands is a leading lifestyle brand collective that designs, sources, markets and sells high quality products in multiple segments, including women's, men's and kid's apparel, accessories, entertainment and beauty.
Centric Brands is focused on our customers and our brands that will drive the company's future growth. We are defined by innovation as we seize new opportunities and thrive in an environment informed by creativity and thinking that is both analytical and outside the box. Centric Brands reflects a team built on respect, for others and for the hard work it takes to achieve our goals and build our bright future together.
Position Description:
Centric Brands is looking for a dynamic, creative and resourceful Business Development Associate to join its team. This individual must be a self-starter and team player who takes initiative, thrives in a fast-paced environment, and is excited about joining a team on a journey to accelerate transformation across Centric Brands.
This crucial role is responsible for helping drive Centric Brand's Business Development and Acquisitions agenda, with a focus on the North American market and will work directly with the Senior Director, M&A and Business Development, and the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO).
Role and Responsibilities
- Support the development of the Business Development ("BD") agenda with agility and pace, including the identification of M&A opportunities, including strategic and financial assessment, and helping translate Centric's overall growth strategy into BD priorities
- Support the CSO and his team on BD projects, including acquisitions, licensing agreements, disposals, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, distribution agreements and equity transactions involving third parties
- Lead end-to-end project management of transactions, from origination to completion including post-completion obligations and commitments, while assuring that all transactions follow the BD approval process, including writing approval papers.
- Oversee and support the development of valuation and business models to support BD projects, and ability to challenge and validate assumptions with market teams
- Own and lead the due diligence process, including coordinating external advisors, consolidating information, analyzing diligence findings, and identifying potential risks, implications, and interrelations of findings with business case assumptions and transaction documents
- Collaborate with VPs, M&A legal and external advisors in the review and negotiation of core transaction documents
- Partner effectively with the Integration team to both incorporate all Integration assumptions into business cases, support development of the integration plan, and assure proper handoff of transactions to Integration post-closing
- Support day-to-day Investment Committee matters including strategic, financial, operational and governance related matters and composition of bi-weekly Investment Committee presentations
- Support acceleration of Centric Brands including being a relationship partner and resource for the BD team and each division's leadership teams
- Lead the preparation of briefing and approval materials to Centric Brands executives and other stakeholders

Profile

- Bachelor's degree with strong academic record
- 2-5 years previous transaction experience within industry, ideally investment banking, venture capital, private equity or corporate development; alternatively, commercial finance experience
- The desired candidate will have strong commercial and financial acumen, strategic thinking capabilities in addition to having basic financial skills which include:
- Ability to build from a blank sheet valuation models - including LBO, DCF, comparables, sensitivities, etc.
- Basic accounting knowledge, including ability to perform pro forma and cash flow analyses
- Ability to structure transactions with input from tax, legal, and treasury and manage the approval process
- Work with integration team to ensure maximum value delivered from acquisitions
- Proven track record of building strong relationships internally and externally with tangible examples of working alongside others and influencing senior stakeholders.
- Exceptional modeling skills including complex financial analysis, input sensitivity and returns
- Excellent project management skills and demonstrable experience of establishing credibility
- Self-starter, high energy, delivers against goals with minimal supervision
- Passion for driving value-creating opportunities, entrepreneurship and working autonomously
- Clear and succinct communicator, ability to adapt to a fast paced ever changing environment
- Proficient in all Microsoft productivity software (Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Outlook, etc.)
Centric Brands Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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