Corporate Development Manager

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Corporate Development Manager
Ford Motor Company

Job Description
Ford is seeking exceptional people to join its Business Development team in Dearborn, Michigan. Candidates will join a highly collaborative team responsible for identifying, evaluating and executing mergers and acquisitions, investments, joint ventures and divestitures for Ford.

Business Development is a high profile, strategic part of Ford, and this position is a vital role within the company. You will be expected to lead all valuation analysis and drive due diligence for potential transactions. In addition you will play an active role in idea generation, deal structuring, negotiation and legal documentation. In this role you will have extensive interaction with Ford senior management as well as target companies. Candidates should be top performers who are willing to work hard in an unstructured environment where initiative, creativity, maturity, and enthusiasm for learning are highly valued.

  • Leading cross functional skill teams in the evaluation and execution of potential transactions
  • Developing detailed financial models and valuation analysis for potential transactions.
  • Coordinating and implementing due diligence for potential transactions.
  • Creating investment memorandums and related presentations for review by the Ford senior management team, including C-Level executives as well as Ford’s Board of Directors.
  • Performing research to identify opportunities for growth within Ford’s existing businesses or expansion into new areas.
  • Actively contributing to the negotiation of transaction terms and legal documentation.
  • Interfacing with finance, legal, tax and other departments of Ford to ensure seamless deal execution.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 3+ years of experience in private equity, venture capital, corporate M&A, investment banking or transaction services.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience in modeling, analysis and research in heavily-transactional situations.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
  • Self-starter capable of working independently.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience working effectively as part of a small team.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
  • Ideal candidate is entrepreneurial and driven by a new challenge.

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; discover 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.