Senior Associate Corporate Development


Comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

I'm currently recruiting for a leading global supplier of solutions for the biopharma, forensic, and diagnostic industries. As a Corporate Development Senior Associate, you will support the Corporate Development Strategy process and guide the organisation in developing new specific strategies and market understanding. You will be responsible for driving market intelligence.

Within the field of inorganic growth, you will support the aggressive growth targets through M&A and partnerships, including opportunities that are technology bolt-ons or adjacent to the firm's product portfolio.

Zurich is an outstanding location to further develop your career in financial services with over 10% of the workforce in the European city contributing to the already strong and continually growing industry. Zurich has an international reputation for Private Banking with some of its brands among the world’s most recognisable banking institutions.

  • Contribute to identifying, cultivating, managing and completing of partnerships and M&A transactions.
  • You will report to the VP Corporate Development.
  • Key internal relationships with the CEO, Management Board Members, Business Unit Managers and Finance executives.
  • Gathering and analyzing market intelligence (including analyzing macro trends, market dynamics, competitor landscape, and capturing the government/regulatory context)
  • Supplying leadership with insightful competitive analysis and strategic advice; prepare presentations for reviewing opportunities with Senior Management and Board Members
  • Identifying and cultivating proprietary growth opportunities
  • Participate in companywide strategic initiatives (e.g. innovation)
  • Supporting and/or independently drive M&A activities (small to medium targets)
  • Strategic and financial analysis of targets & competitors; detailed industry and company analysis, ownership of market intelligence for targets and competitors
  • Managing and improving the M&A funnel
  • Due diligence and pre/post-merger integration projects
  • Financial modeling for M&A transactions or establishing business plans
  • Support the M&A target identification process
  • Independently run complex analysis incl. data collection and financial modeling
  • Communicate with internal/external stakeholders, prepare and run workshop sessions and prepare presentations for Senior Management
  • MSc or PHD in Sciences (preferably life sciences disciplines like biology)
  • 3 years+ In the healthcare industry, preferably life sciences In strategy development, M&A or due diligence with a tier-1 management consultancy with life science exposure OR In a corporate development department of a life science company OR In investment banking with life science exposure
  • Intense creativity and ability to juggle multiple prioritize and focus on the critical few
  • Excellent analytical, fact-based strategic planning, and problem-solving skills
  • Track record of success
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