Amazon

Corporate Development Leader

3+ months agoSeattle, WA

DESCRIPTION

Amazon is seeking an experienced Corporate Development Leader who will be responsible for generating, managing and executing mergers and acquisitions, minority investments, and strategic partnership activities focusing on technology sectors to include Robotics, FinTech, and emerging consumer markets. Amazon's Corporate Development team is responsible for generating, managing and executing mergers and acquisitions, minority investments, and strategic partnership activities across all of Amazon's international ecommerce business activities. This professional will be a key business partner to senior leadership and will be highly visible at the most senior levels of Amazon. The ideal candidate enjoys diving deep into complex problems, works effectively with cross-functional teams and thrives in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

The selected candidate will be part of a small, collaborative team that values authentic, strong-willed individuals who think creatively and proactively look for growth opportunities. Over time, the selected candidate will act as a primary contact in supporting the international ecommerce business units and senior leadership by conducting industry research, valuation analyses, due diligence, creation of strategic recommendations, acquisition term sheet and contract negotiations, and both internal and external relationship building.

Key focus areas include:
• Identify appropriate opportunities that support Amazon's strategic priorities through interaction with senior business leaders, investment bankers, venture capitalists, and organic pipeline generation
• Partner with Amazon businesses to evaluate expansion opportunities
• Evaluate the benefits of potential acquisitions and manage the process of building both internal and external consensus
• Act as a subject matter expert on valuation and deal structuring
• Lead all pre-transaction diligence efforts
• Evaluate synergy opportunities and risks in potential transactions
• Negotiate key legal documents and bring transactions over the finish line
• Work with all cross-functional groups within Amazon from signing the term sheet to proper integration
• Establish the ongoing processes, skill sets, and strategy that will enable Amazon to continue to build out our corporate development competency, in the face of extremely fast growth and a rapidly changing industry
In addition, this Senior Corporate Development professional will be an independent thinker who can make convincing, data-based arguments. The selected candidate will be able to work across all business units, demonstrating a strong bias for action. Professional traits necessary for this position include:
• Exhibits excellent judgment
• Has high standards
• Thinks strategically but stays on top of tactical execution
• Thinks big and has conviction
• Results oriented

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements:

• Bachelor's degree; MBA and/or international experience are a plus
• 7+ years of technology business or corporate development experience in a corporate or financial services environment
• Experience creating and analyzing M&A processes for a wide variety of transactions, including public-public, public-private, and cross-border transactions
• History of successfully completing high level negotiations

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements:

• MBA and/or international experience are a plus
• 7+ years of technology business or corporate development experience in a corporate or financial services environment
• Experience creating and analyzing M&A processes for a wide variety of transactions, including public-public, public-private, and cross-border transactions
• Strong first chair experience leading the full M&A process life-cycle
• History of successfully leading and completing high-level negotiations

"Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us."

Job ID: Amazon-1447067