Manager - Corporate Development
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The Manager, Corporate Development will work closely with the Director of Corporate Development and the broader Corporate Development team to support CME Group's growth agenda for the region.
The Manager will be expected to work simultaneously on a variety of projects and activities pertaining to all aspects of our growth strategy, requiring strong quantitative and analytical skills and the ability to engage with senior stakeholders.
• Provide strong data and quantitative analysis expertise in assessing business and product trends as well as trends and performance of industry players such as other trading and clearing entities.
• Coordinate and provide rigorous analyses to assess competitive, regulatory, and technology dynamics and trends incorporating evolving understanding of key business economics and rationale into project analytics and recommendations; such analysis may require a deep dive into large volumes of data
• Support the identification, evaluation and execution of new business development and commercial related opportunities, including engaging cross functional teams through value creation analysis, negotiation, due diligence processes, M&A support, investment and implementation
• Contribute to and manage the development of country-specific assessments and country plans to clearly articulate growth barriers and opportunities and align the organization on plans for products and services distribution, industry engagement, sales growth, and corporate development initiatives
• Prepare and deliver recommendations with respect to valuation, structural alternatives, strategic implications and risks to business of new opportunities
• Prepare background materials, discussion points and other information for use by corporate leadership and C-level executives' meetings with industry players, commercial partners, policymakers, etc.
• Facilitate key cross-functional meetings and engagement with key divisions (e.g. Business Lines, Clearing, Legal, IT) to ensure cross-functional cooperation and analysis in support of Corporate Development
Software Skills and Requirements:
• Degree or equivalent in related fields required e.g. Business, Economics
• MBA or equivalent a plus
• Supplemental certifications in financial modeling, analysis or relevant legal analysis a strong plus
• Demonstrable experience of designing and executing analytical models and deriving insights from large volumes of data spanning multiple systems
• Experience supporting commercial transaction including joint ventures, M&A, strategic alliances, portfolio acquisitions, and/or licensing deals
• Experience evaluating, structuring, and negotiating strategic transactions, partnerships and investments a strong plus
• Proven ability to work both independently and in multi-functional teams
• Experience addressing objections and concerns in a mature and inclusive manner
• A positive attitude, a strong desire to learn, flexibility, versatility and a commitment to personal growth are required personal traits;