• Corporate Development Manager

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 8 months ago(4/12/2018 7:47 AM)
    Job ID
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
    Position Category
    Business & Merchant Development
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    Amazon is seeking a talented Corporate Development professional. 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 business activities. This professional will be a key business partner to AWS’s 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.
    This position is based in Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle, WA. 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 AWS’s 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 AWS 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 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 relentlessly high standards
    • Thinks strategically but stays on top of tactical execution
    • Thinks big and has conviction
    • Results oriented

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • 6+ 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

    Preferred Qualifications

    • MBA from a top tier school
    • Very strong analytical and communication skills
    • Able to demonstrate creative and strategic thinking
    • Ability to build and maintain a network of senior level relationships to facilitate deal flow

    • Experience aligning and driving cross-functional groups
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