Waters Corporation

  • Director, Corporate Development - M&A

    Req. #
    Company Name
    Waters Division
    Regular Full-Time
  • 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 Director of Corporate Development that will support and execute Waters business development strategy. Reporting directly to the SVP Corporate Development, the Director, Corporate Development will work collaboratively with senior leaders globally to execute the 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 implementing the infrastructure necessary to assess, value and execute corporate development and growth opportunities


    • 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.
    • Provide target and competitive landscape for acquisitions and recommend actions to executive management.


    • 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.


    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 nearly 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.


    Waters Corporation's businesses include Waters, TA Instruments, VICAM, ERA, and Nonlinear Dynamics.


    Waters creates business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations by delivering ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC), high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), chromatography columns and chemistry products, mass spectrometry systems, laboratory informatics solutions, and comprehensive service programs to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.



    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. 


    Key Words

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


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