Senior Business Development Lead

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Senior Business Development Lead
Allen Park
Ford Motor Company

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At Ford Motor Company, we are dedicated to designing, manufacturing and selling high quality vehicles that meet the diverse needs of our customers. We believe our employees and the different perspectives that they bring to the business are the driving force behind our success. Come discover a company that is focused on the quality of our vehicles, the environment, the community and the world in which we live. We are seeking experienced candidates for a Senior Business Development Lead position in our Allen Park, MI location.


Work collaboratively with Global Skill Teams, Business Units, and the Global Strategy team to ensure alignment on strategic priorities and leverage internal and external perspectives to:
  • Identify areas for potential inorganic business development and/or disposals
  • Lead a coordinated response on inbound opportunities
  • Assist in sourcing deal flow
  • Lead deal processing for new ventures from inception to signing
  • Organize due diligence and functional teams
  • Develop valuation framework
  • Evaluate and recommend deal structure(s)
  • Manage documentation
  • Plan for integration
  • Assist in the disposal of non-core assets
  • Evaluate potential counter-parties
  • Manage sale process and documentation
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 8+ years’ experience in finance / investment banking
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated capability in business and financial modeling
  • Automotive (or related) business experience, including exposure to different core elements of automotive strategy, e.g. product strategy, marketing, etc.
  • Strong record of business impact and influence
  • Strong business acumen, strategic thinking and analytical skills
  • Desire and ability to excel in a very unstructured environment
  • Teamwork skills – absolutely must work well within a cross-functional team and across the Ford enterprise
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills – able to independently interface with Senior Management and counterparties on a regular basis
  • Drive for results
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong problem-solving and conflict management skills
  • Successful candidate should be able to demonstrate leadership in One FORD (leadership) behaviors combined with outstanding interpersonal, teambuilding, and communication skills
The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discovers all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.