Corporate Development Associate - Join a $40B Industry Leader! at Thermo Fisher Scientific

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: Waltham, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Job Description

About Thermo Fisher Scientific:

Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science. Our Mission is our Purpose: We enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With our outstanding financial performance, leading market positions and the largest investment in innovation in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Thermo Fisher has consistently delivered exceptional financial performance with double digit revenue and profitability growth over the last decade. We have committed to 7-9% long-term organic revenue growth further enhanced by acquisitions. Pharma and Biotech represents over half of our revenues. Our other customers are Academic & Government, Diagnostics & Healthcare and Industrial. Each are strong and durable end markets with very attractive global growth.

Thermo Fisher has committed that M&A will represent the majority of our capital deployment strategy. In 2021, we completed 15 transactions representing $30 billion in M&A. The acquisition of PPD for $20+ billion established Thermo Fisher as a leader in the CRO industry and was one of the largest global transactions in 2021. Other transactions spanned the scope of our entire business including molecular biology, protein synthesis, life science instrumentation and biologics and drug manufacturing.

We believe ourselves to be one of the most active Corporate Development teams in any industry and a clear leader in life sciences.

How will you make an impact?

The Corporate Development Associate will work as part of a high-profile team responsible for the development and execution of inorganic growth strategies for all Thermo Fisher business units worldwide. Additionally, the Associate provides related competitive intelligence for senior management.

What will you do?

  • Support M&A strategy objectives including the development and tracking of acquisition opportunities and all phases of transaction execution

  • Participate on teams evaluating M&A opportunities and leading divestitures

  • Assist in the development and communication of the strategic business case to obtain corporate leadership support for M&A initiatives

  • Perform acquisition valuation

  • Lead the due diligence processes

  • Support transaction execution

  • Facilitate the integration planning process as the need arises

  • Perform industry and competitive research to support senior leaders

  • Analyze industry dynamics and the competitive landscape

  • Analyze company SEC filings, Wall Street research, and market reports

  • Support special projects as assigned in connection with the Corporate Development team's goals and strategy

How will you get here?

  • Undergraduate degree with a major in Finance, Economics, Business Administration, science, or a technical field

  • 2+ years of experience in M&A or Strategic Planning in the areas of acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and other investments or equivalent experience at premier investment banking, consulting, or accounting firm. Alternately, an MBA with undergraduate degree, and a minimum of two years of previous corporate development/M&A experience

  • Excellent financial and analytical skills - including a solid understanding of valuation principles and fundamentals of financial statement analysis

  • Strong general business acumen

  • Impeccable, exceptional attention to detail

  • Strong analytical and written / verbal communication skills including excellent, differentiated facility in Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Extensive experience using Microsoft Excel

  • Strong teamwork and project management skills

  • Experience and demonstrated proficiency leading and prioritizing multiple projects

  • Ability to interact with senior executives and handle high pressure settings with confidence

  • Positive, enthusiastic attitude with capacity for learning quickly in an intensive and fast-paced environment

  • Willingness to travel both domestic and internationally, as required


We offer competitive remuneration, annual incentive plan bonus scheme, healthcare, company pension, and a range of employee benefits! Thermo Fisher Scientific offers employment with an innovative, forward-thinking organization, and outstanding career and development prospects. We offer an exciting company culture that stands for integrity, intensity, involvement, and innovation.

EEO/Reasonable Accommodation:

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform critical job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.
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