Waters Corporation

  • Senior Director, Corporate Development - M&A

    Req. #
    8904
    Company Name
    Waters Division
    Category
    Finance
    Location
    US-MA-Milford
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Description

    Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry, and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials and food sciences for 60 years.  With approximately 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 31 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, and with products available in more than 100 countries.

     

     

    Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values at Waters Corporation. Celebrating diversity is important to us. We thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, our customers and our community. Waters is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or protected Veteran status. 

    Overview

    Waters Corporation is the world’s leading specialty measurement company with analytical applications that make pharmaceutical drugs more effective, food safer and our materials more advanced. For sixty years, its reputation has been forged by innovation and a smart, disciplined approach to mergers and acquisitions to complement our organic growth.

     

    Waters is seeking a senior leader of Corporate Development that will architect, refine and execute Waters business development strategy. Reporting directly to the SVP Corporate Development, the Senior Director, Corporate Development will work collaboratively with the Executive Committee to develop and execute the strategic vision and M&A roadmap for the company in order to deliver strong profitable growth for the company. Oversees and evaluates strategic corporate development opportunities: mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, divestitures, alliances, minority equity investments and/or joint ventures that fit within the overall corporate strategy, business plan and product portfolio. This position will be critical to developing the infrastructure and capabilities necessary to assess, value and execute corporate development and growth opportunities.

    Responsibilities

    • Refine Waters’ strategy for all merger and acquisition related activity including acquisition criteria, metrics for performance and process framework.
    • Lead cross-functional teams through all stages of the M&A process, including landscape analysis, pipeline development, due diligence and transaction execution. Support development of legal M&A-related documents and play a role in post-merger integration planning and execution
    • Perform detailed financial and strategic analyses, inclusive of pro-forma acquisition and other valuation models to enable comprehensive acquisition target evaluation.
    • Research potential acquisition targets and conduct in-depth company research to uncover risks and opportunities, investigating industry trends relevant to Waters’ business.
    • Track market developments and form relationships with acquisition targets in strategic areas, and identify and evaluate new acquisition opportunities.
    • Cultivate relationships with key constituents in the broader ecosystem (i.e. venture investors, Private Equity, investment bankers, etc.)
    • Provide target and competitive landscape for acquisitions and recommend actions to executive management.
    • Develop, lead and get buy in through presentations and recommendations that will enable the executive management team to make critical go/no go decisions
    • Shape the enterprise view on market segment- and technology category-specific M&A and venture opportunities.

    Qualifications

     

    • Minimum BA/BS degree in Economics, Finance, Business Administration or related field. MBA and/or CFA strongly preferred.
    • 10+ years of experience in public, multi-national corporations (corporate/business development), investment banking, private equity or strategy consulting firm.
    • Demonstrated project management or core team project leadership experience, applied to M&A investments or other enterprise-level strategy/change initiatives.
    • Experience in the medical device or life sciences industries preferred.

     

    Key Words

    "corporate development", "Mergers", "Acquisitions", "M&A"

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