VP – Corporate Development
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
New York, NY, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Financial analysis
Finance & Banking
  • Proven analytical capabilities - financial modelling, valuation and general data analysis/presentation
  • CA and / or MBA preferred
  • 6-8 years of M&A experience either in a corporate development team, investment bank or advisory practice with a good understanding of, and / or passion for, marketing communications. That experience should include hands on experience of some or all of the following:
  • Financial analysis
  • Business valuation techniques and deal structuring
  • Financial and / or commercial due diligence
  • Strategic planning and / or strategic review projects
  • Desire to develop into a skilled M&A lead with a capability to run a range of M&A processes internationally
  • Strong business acumen with clear commercial drive. Results oriented
  • Independent thinker, with an ability to think creatively, prioritize and make decisions under pressure
  • Self-motivated, resilient and enthusiastic given role will involve market screening and research of potential targets
  • Able simultaneously to master the fine detail (e.g. in complex financial or transaction documentation), whilst maintaining a clear 'bigger-picture' strategic perspective
  • High integrity and an excellent team player - versatile and comfortable engaging with people from different backgrounds
  • Excellent communication skills, Ability to build lasting relationships, internally and externally
  • Fluent in spoken and written English. Other language skills are valued, but not essential
  • Mapping, evaluation, and ongoing monitoring of an M&A target list with the help of our operating companies and advisor network. Global geographical remit, with a particular focus on NA and LATAMLead the M&A execution process for later stage opportunities, leveraging in-house teams and operating company leaders; initial financial review and modelling, strategic rationale for transaction, construction of target company business and integration plans, cost / revenue synergy potential
  • Build close connection with WPP Transaction Services, Legal, Tax and IT teams as well as our operating companies to ensure coordinated approach to due diligence, risk management, integration planning and execution of investment thesis
  • Build on our culture of excellence in standards of deal execution, financial analysis and due diligence. This will include assisting in the definition, and documentation of key processes
  • Preparation of M&A materials for Exco / Board discussions as required