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VP, Business Development

Location: Hoffman Estates
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Reporting to the Executive Vice President & General Counsel, the VP, Business Development is a critical member of the senior management team and has an instrumental role in enabling company growth. This position has direct and regular interaction with the entire executive leadership team including CEO / CFO/ CPTO / EVP of Sales and P&L leaders and is responsible for facilitating inorganic growth initiatives of CDK through the development and execution of company-wide M&A and business development activities. This executive will develop and lead a high performing team of Business Development professionals working in a fast-paced environment.Position Responsibilities & Essential functions

  • Establish and lead a robust and comprehensive process to identify and evaluate potential opportunities, including rigorous pipeline generation and screening process that that will surface quality acquisition and partnering opportunities
  • Engage as CDK leader on point for transaction structuring, diligence, negotiation, transaction closing, and transition to post-transaction integration and related activities
  • Lead cross-functional teams in developing business case and valuation analyses and performing due diligence by interfacing with finance, accounting, legal, tax, R&D, IT, Implementation, HR and other departments to assess strategic fit and deal execution
  • Serve as the architect and leader of a disciplined, repeatable, and continually improving business development approach through the strategic alignment with broader business goals
  • Establish and nurture key external relationships across CDK's industry segments as well as across relevant financial sector participants
  • Establish and nurture trusted relationships across CDK, including executive leadership, and engage in thoughtful stakeholder management throughout full lifecycle of business development activities
  • Assist CDK leadership with assessing and prioritizing areas of strategic focus and regularly coordinate and communicate with management on opportunities and activity
  • Develop and lead a nimble team of high performing professionals aligned to deliver outstanding service, process, and outcomes from the Business Development organizationQualifications & Job Requirements
    • 10+ years of transaction experience in Business Development and M&A operating at scale in a corporate, investment banking or similar environment and across a spectrum of deal sizes
    • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Economics or related field, or 10 years' equivalent experience; Master's degree preferred
    • Significant experience in leading teams to execute all aspects of transactions including direct experience in M&A and partnership negotiation, execution and integration
    • Curious and creative thinker able to develop and nurture new ideas while being pragmatic and mindful of real-world operations
    • Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate effectively with internal and external leaders, including oral and written presentations and related materials for executive management
    • Strong leadership and management skills coupled with a proven ability to facilitate cross-functional collaboration and to manage high-stakes and time sensitive complex cross-enterprise projects and processes with multiple stakeholders
    • Superior analytics and problem-solving skills, including facility with advanced financial analysis, modelling, and business valuation
    • Adaptive and able to operate in dynamic and sometimes ambiguous environments
    • Motivated, self-guided with superior planning and project management skills
    • Proven ability to lead, recruit, retain and grow high performing, diverse teams
    • Must be able to travel at timesPREFERRED ATTRIBUTES & Qualifications
      • Master's degree in Business, Finance, Economics, or related field
      • Deep knowledge of the auto retail and adjacent technology industriesAt CDK, we believe inclusion and diversity are essential in inspiring meaningful connections to our people, customers and communities. We are open, curious and encourage different views, so that everyone can be their best selves and make an impact. CDK is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating an inclusive workforce where everyone is valued. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, creed or religion, age, disability (including pregnancy), results of genetic testing, service in the military, veteran status or any other category protected by law.Applicants for employment in the US must be authorized to work in the US. - CDK may offer employer visa sponsorship to applicants.

Keywords: CDK GLOBAL INC, Hoffman Estates , VP, Business Development, Accounting, Auditing , Hoffman Estates, Illinois

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