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Corporate Development & Strategy Associate
Vogrinc & Short
Job Location: Portland, OR

Seeking a talented finance professional with Mergers & Acquisitions experience in private equity, management consulting, or a related field, for a Corporate Development & Strategy Associate with a global, private equity owned manufacturing company. The Corporate Development & Strategy Associate facilitates the development and execution of the company’s long-term growth strategy, including strategic planning, operating initiatives, and acquisitions.

Responsibilities call into three categories: M&A, Division Strategic Planning, and Corporate Communications. Day-to-day responsibilities include analytics and project leadership for cross-functional teams that analyze, and present high priority projects, such as the due diligence, valuation and financial modeling, and execution of M&A and corporate development related opportunities. This position is based at the company’s world headquarters in Portland, Oregon. A relocation package is available.

Responsibilities include:

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Support President & COO in maintenance and monitoring of M&A targets
  • Perform initial company, valuation, and market analysis for potential acquisitions
  • Support cross-functional due diligence team to evaluate acquisitions and present findings to the M&A Steering Committee and Board of Directors
  • Consult M&A Steering Committee on active transactions and integration of completed transactions
  • Support business unit leaders with ad hoc analyses
  • Produce detailed competitor reports, including valuation, customer, competitor, product, and market analyses
  • Compile market opportunity reports, including scoping market size, profitability, distribution methods, and competitors
  • Lead weekly Senior Leadership Team package, including market overview, comparable valuations, economic indicators (housing, unemployment, and commodities), and relevant industry news
Division Strategic Planning
  • Support CEO and COO in development, implementation, and monitoring of strategic objectives
  • Develop and facilitate annual corporate strategic planning process
  • Support Senior leadership on top initiatives including Project sponsor support and root cause analysis
  • Support implementation of corrective actions
  • Work with cross-functional teams for quarterly reporting, analysis, and presentation to the Board of Directors
Corporate Communications
  • Develop internal and external messaging and materials for Office of the CEO
  • Direct and oversee Global Corporate Communications strategy to effectively inform all Team Members of corporate initiatives, goals, and corporate updates
  • Provide communications expertise, support and advice to the CEO to translate complex messages into clear, concise communications suitable for all audiences
  • Prepare memos, presentations and communications for Senior Leadership Team
  • Review and approve graphic designs, images, video, and other digital content for internal and external use
  • Coordinate video production for Office of the CEO, including preparation of scripts
  • Partner closely with internal stakeholders to identify compelling stories that align with business objectives and key messages
  • Identify and recommend high-quality, innovative, cost-effective communication channels
  • Create and provide support for consistent application of communication channel guidelines


  • 4-year degree in finance, economics, or related field required. MBA preferred.
  • 3-5 years in investment banking, private equity, management consulting, or a related field, specifically with meaningful experience in Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Experience using Thomson One, FactSet or Capital IQ, and Dun & Bradstreet; Hoovers or Selectory also acceptable.
  • Strong time and project management skills and ability to complete deliver professional, high quality results on time.
  • Solve problems analytically; search out relevant information and gauge its importance when making decisions.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills and ability to express oneself clearly, in technical and non-technical terms.
  • High personal integrity and initiative, creative thinker, collaborative and effective team player, and able to work with teams who are globally dispersed
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to learn; seek out development activities to improve skills and increase knowledge; learn from other team members and own mistakes.
  • Take initiative to seek out and act on opportunities to improve organization performance.
  • Ability to translate specific goals into action and follow through to achieve said goals.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, advanced Excel skills, data management software (SAP preferred).

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