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Director Corporate Development

Belgium, Brussels

Corporate Development & Infodoc

Finance, Business Development

Job description

About Umicore

Umicore is a global materials technology and recycling group. It focuses on application areas where its expertise in materials science, chemistry and metallurgy makes a real difference. Its activities are organised in three business groups: Catalysis, Energy & Surface Technologies and Recycling. Each business group is divided into market-focused business units offering materials and solutions that are at the cutting edge of new technological developments and essential to everyday life.
 

Umicore generates the majority of its revenues and dedicates most of its R&D efforts to clean technologies, such as emission control catalysts, materials for rechargeable batteries and recycling. Umicore’s overriding goal of sustainable value creation is based on an ambition to develop, produce and recycle materials in a way that fulfils its mission: materials for a better life.
 

The Umicore Group has industrial operations on all continents and serves a global customer base; it generated a turnover of € 11.1 billion (€ 2.7 billion excluding metal) in 2016 and currently employs 9,900 people.

Job description

You manage, prepare and coordinate Mergers & Acquisition (M&A) transactions, strategy reviews and corporate investment files. You communicate with internal Umicore business units as well as outside advisors and ultimately assist and advise the group’s Executive Committee in its decision process. You will also contribute to extend Corporate Development’s role as centre of knowledge and excellence for the group in the field of M&A and valuation expertise. You report to the VP Corporate Development.

Function

  • You identify, research and execute external growth opportunities for the Group and its different businesses, including M&A process management and coordination (due diligence, negotiation, etc.).
  • Upon request, you assist the business units with drafting, reviewing and presenting of organic growth plans.
  • You assist with and coordinate periodic strategy reviews and contribute to the group’s long term strategic & business planning cycle and portfolio management.
  • You provide Group-wide services & advise in the field of value management and valuation.

PROFILE

  • You have a master degree and relevant working experience with exposure to industrial activities, processes and technology.
  • You are experienced in M&A and business evaluation, including business plan and financial statement assessment, financial modelling and valuation skills, due diligence.
  • Experience with equity capital market transactions, private equity or venture capital is a plus.
  • You are fluent in English. Knowledge of Dutch, French and German is a plus.
  • You have strategic insight, excellent analytical skills and you are apt to structure and lead complex files and teams.
  • As an experienced project manager, you are well organized, stress resistant and you know how to manage tight deadlines.
  • You have excellent communication, presentation and facilitation skills.
  • You are a good negotiator and decisive, you are able to attain compromise while defending Umicore’s interests, taking into account process constraints.
  • You are a creative thinker in identifying, structuring and transacting value additions to the Umicore portfolio.
  • You are a seasoned team player and motivator, both intra Corporate Development and within multi disciplinary process teams
  • You are a good negotiator and decisive, you are able to attain compromise while defending Umicore’s interests, taking into account process constraints.
  • You are a creative thinker in identifying, structuring and transacting value additions to the Umicore portfolio.
  • You are a seasoned team player and motivator, both intra Corporate Development and within multi disciplinary process teams.

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