Corporate Development / Finance & Treasury / Strategy / Investor Relations / C-Suite / Government

Head of Corporate Development – An Iconic & Trusted Australian Brand

  • Exciting & ambitious growth & expansion mandate
  • Values-driven organisation with strong social conscience
  • Diverse role covering M&A, strategy & business development
  • Highly diversified portfolio & sector exposure
  • Sydney based role

My client is an iconic Australian brand with a long established and respected history and an instantly recognisable brand. They are an industry leader in more than one area and have established and built a diverse array of successful businesses in multiple sectors. Most importantly, the firm is dedicated to giving back and creating value for the people, communities and the environment by working towards a better, brighter shared future. As an employer, they have a unique, high performing and collaborative corporate culture and an experienced leadership team that embraces individual thinking and creativity.

Reporting to the Executive General Manager – Investments, this an exciting and varied role that will see you drive growth and innovation in areas both new and established for the firm. Working as a part of a small but highly effective team, your key areas of responsibility will include:

• Evaluate and develop recommendations on new market opportunities
• Source and analyse potential M&A and strategic alliance opportunities which are aligned with the firm’s Group strategy
• Effectively lead transaction negotiations and all aspects of transaction execution
• Lead due diligence processes and coordinate internal and external workstreams to ensure due diligence, execution and integration activities are robust
• Prepare and review business cases and develop Board papers
• Plan the integrations of acquisition into the broader group
• Pro-actively develop relationships with a wide variety of companies, shareholders and industry contacts to help the firm be on the front foot of emerging trends and issues that may lead to new opportunities
• Build strong relationships with finance, strategy, investments, legal teams and commercial counterparts in business units to ensure smooth transaction execution
• Build, manage and develop Corporate Development team members

Successful candidates will likely have ~7-15 years’ experience in investment banking/corporate advisory, private capital or corporate development/in-house M&A. We will also look to target candidates who bring experience from quality renewable energy/green investment groups. Candidates will have a proven track record of deal execution and will have first class interpersonal and relationship management skills as well as the ability to influence stakeholders and set direction on strategic projects. We will aim to identify individuals who are comfortable navigating ambiguity and bring a demonstrated entrepreneurial flair and natural curiosity.

Applicants must have full working rights in place for Australia to be considered for this opportunity.

To apply for this role or for a confidential discussion please contact Daniel Yee on dyee@jmichel.com.au

Senior Corporate Development Manager

  • Private Equity backed business
  • Global company with a growth agenda
  • M&A & Strategy initiatives

Our client is a global, Private Equity backed business who due to continued growth are currently seeking to hire a Senior Corporate Development Manager as part of their M&A and business development function. Working in close partnership with the Executive team, you will be responsible for supporting and driving the growth of the business through the development of strategic direction and relationships and the origination, execution and integration of new initiatives across the business.

As a senior member of the team you will play a lead role in delivering growth objectives for the business and will be actively involved in strategy execution. You will be responsible for identifying and originating investment opportunities, including detailed analysis of the strategic, operational and financial viability of the project. Central to the role will be the ability to build and develop relationships and strategic partnerships with external and internal clients and ensuring the business development of the group remains high on the agenda.

Successful applicants will ideally have gained 7-9 years’ experience in transactional M&A from either an investment bank, leading corporate advisory firm or big 4 CA firm or could have gained experience in a corporate development or Private Equity role. Complementing your technical deal experience will be exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with a broad range of clients. Crucially, you will be a strategic thinker who can influence outcomes and display a high level of empathy in interactions with clients. This role could represent an opportunity for someone to make a first move outside of a sell side advisory role and will provide the role holder with the opportunity to build out a rewarding career in a growth focused business where they will operate at a senior level and play a leadership role in the team.

Applicants must have full working rights for Australia to be considered.

For a confidential discussion or to apply for the role please contact Ali Roger on aroger@jmichel.com.au

Corporate Finance Analyst – Join an ASX-Listed & Multinational, Diversified Industrials Firm

  • Opportunity to join a high-growth business with an increasingly global footprint
  • Play a key part in driving growth and strategic initiatives
  • Work with and be mentored by a high calibre leadership team
  • Can be based in Sydney or Brisbane

My client is a high-growth, ASX-listed multinational and a diversified industrials business seeing great growth and success across its many products and verticals. From humble beginnings in the early 2000’s, my client is now the industrials supplier of choice across areas such as construction, materials, property and infrastructure, just to name a few. In support of their continued growth and expansion, they are looking to hire an Corporate Finance Analyst to join their team in either Sydney or Brisbane.

Reporting to the General Manager – Corporate Finance/M&A, the successful candidate will help deliver the group’s growth strategy; supporting acquisitions, capital management and other commercial initiatives. In this regard, your key responsibilities will include:
• Financial modelling: Build and maintain financial models to support strategic decisions
• Competitor analysis: analyse competitors and market and regulatory trends to support the overall group strategy and assessment of acquisition targets
• Executing acquisitions; particularly valuation and due diligence support
• Market presentations: preparation of external presentations and analysis to support the group’s investor program
• Play a lead role in relation to assessment of strategic projects and critical business cases

The successful candidate will likely bring ~2-5 years’ experience in investment banking, Big 4 Transaction Advisory/Financial Modelling or corporate finance in the context of another high performing business. Experience in industrials, infrastructure, real estate or any other capital-intensive sector would be considered an advantage. You must demonstrate a well-developed technical financial modelling/valuation skill set, a commercial savvy and a desire to directly impact a successful business. The confidence and charisma to partner with and present to senior stakeholders would also hold you in good stead.

All applicants must have full working rights for Australia to be considered for these roles.

Contact Daniel Yee: dyee@jmichel.com.au / 02 9235 9420

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Analyst/Senior Analyst – Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions and Sustainability

  • Market-leading, ASX-listed firm investing in sustainability and social impact
  • Opportunity to participate in a highly active growth mandate
  • Varied role covering M&A, Strategy and greenfield investments
  • Be mentored by an exceptional leadership and investment team
  • Can be based in Sydney or Brisbane

Our client is a leading, ASX-listed industrials and environmental services firm that has had immense success growing its platform through an active acquisition mandate and strategic investments into high profile and emerging sustainability initiatives. The firm’s investment team has a very active and varied mandate that covers strategy, M&A and sustainability-focused investments and initiatives and they are looking to hire an Analyst/Senior Analyst to join them in either Sydney or Brisbane.

As the successful candidate, you will have the opportunity to work alongside and be mentored by a well-credentialled & experienced team that is currently executing the most active investment mandate in the sector. You can expect your key responsibilities to include:
• Identification and screening of potential acquisition opportunities aligned with the firm’s
strategy
• Detailed financial and commercial review of potential targets & opportunities
• Preparation of detailed business plans and valuation models
• Project management of transaction execution and integration
• Leading the due diligence process
• Preparation and presentation of investment cases and approval papers
• Assisting in negotiations of commercial terms and transaction documentation
• Development of detailed integration plans and hands-on support in the integration itself
• Providing assistance with major strategic projects for the company
• Helping drive and create a strategy around sustainability, innovation and the circular economy

Suitable candidates will have gained ~2-5 years’ experience in corporate advisory from either an investment bank, leading independent advisory firm, or a quality CA firm. Candidates who have worked in an in-house M&A/corporate development role will also be strongly considered. You will need to display the requisite technical and financial modelling skills expected for this type of role and be able to apply a deep commercial acumen to your work. The ability to partner and communicate with stakeholders at all levels is considered to be imperative to your success in this role.

For a confidential discussion to hear more about the opportunity or to apply for the role, please contact Daniel Yee – dyee@jmichel.com.au
Applicants must have full working rights for Australia to be considered.

Analyst/Senior Analyst – Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions and Sustainability
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Corporate Development Analyst

• Strategic Development – encompassing strategy, M&A
• Fast growing ASX listed business
• Melbourne Based

My client is an ASX listed company with their businesses spanning the end-to-end automotive aftermarket supply chain covering Trade, Specialist Wholesale, Retail and Service. The business has grown significantly since listing, increasing revenues from $375m in FY15 to $1.8bn in FY21 with a clear strategy to continue its strong growth trajectory. With this continued focus on organic and inorganic growth here in Australia and abroad, they are looking to build out the Strategy and M&A team. There is now an opportunity for an experienced corporate finance professional to join the team as a Corporate Development Analyst based in Melbourne.

Reporting to the EGM, Strategic Development & Investor Relations, the Analyst will play an important role in the continued growth and development of the group, including M&A activity, group wide development projects and strategic planning.

You will assist in driving the firm’s organic growth initiatives as well as designing and implementing the group’s overall strategy with the view of optimising business performance. You will also provide the business planning, analysis and financial modelling required for initiatives such as geographic expansion, competitor analysis, investment opportunities and other value-add projects.

You will possess advanced technical and modelling skills, be able to demonstrate the ability to think commercially and show a high level of ability in managing relationships with stakeholders of all levels of a business. You will have tertiary qualifications in either Finance, Engineering, Commerce or Law with an MBA highly regarded.

Candidates will likely have 4+ years of experience, ideally within corporate advisory from either an investment bank, leading independent advisory firm, top tier consulting firm, or top tier CA firm. Candidates who have worked in an in-house M&A/corporate development role will also be considered. Sector experience within distribution/retail/FMCG will also be highly regarded.

This role represents an exciting opportunity for a first step into an active and diverse corporate environment.

Please note that applicants must have full working rights for Australia.

Initial enquiries in strictest confidence to Michael Lee via email on mlee@jmichel.com.au

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Manager, Corporate Finance – Top ASX-listed Infrastructure Firm

  • Opportunity to work with an iconic, listed business
  • Design, drive & execute business critical growth and strategic initiatives
  • Work with and be mentored by a high calibre & high performing leadership team

My client is an iconic, ASX-listed infrastructure business that ranks as amongst the best in its class globally.
With 2022 and beyond on the horizon, the firm has ambitious growth plans and is looking to expand the business proactively via acquisition, development and strategic investments into new & existing business lines and ventures. As a part of this growth trajectory, there is now an exciting opportunity for a technically astute and commercially savvy Manager, Corporate Finance to join their team based in Sydney

Reporting to the Head of Strategy and Head of Commercial Finance, the focus of the role will be to manage & execute the firm’s high priority strategic, investment and growth initiatives. In support of these initiatives, the successful candidate’s key responsibilities will be:
• Financial evaluation of the above initiatives through ground-up financial modelling and financial analysis; including working on the corporate valuation model as required
• Building business cases for potential growth opportunities which will include helping different business units understand the impact these opportunities may have on their operations
• Running due diligence, including the review & preparation of legal/transaction documentation on the firm’s capital projects and other major developments
• Stakeholder engagement: developing collaborative relationships with internal & external stakeholders which will include the preparation and presentation of quality board papers and investment packs to the Board, the Executive and the Investment Committee

The successful candidate will likely bring ~4-8 years’ experience in investment banking, Big 4 Transaction Advisory/Financial Modelling or corporate finance in the context of a high performing corporate. Experience in infrastructure or any other capital-intensive business will be considered an advantage. You must demonstrate a well-developed technical financial modelling/valuation skill set, a commercial savvy and a desire to directly impact a dynamic & growing business. The confidence and charisma to partner with and present to senior stakeholders would also hold you in good stead.
All applicants must have full working rights for Australia to be considered for this role.

Contact Daniel Yee: dyee@jmichel.com.au / 02 9235 9420

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GM Investment & Strategy

  • Lead the newly established Red & Black Investment Fund
  • Driving the Essendon Football Club’s Overall Business Strategy
  • Flexible working from home/office arrangements (including additional annual leave options)

Leading from the front in generational change both within Essendon Football Club and Sporting Association landscape in Australia, they have established the Red & Black Investment fund. This has created an exciting opportunity to recruit a GM, Investments & Strategy.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the role encompasses 2 key areas: (1) As CIO for the Investment Fund you will be responsible for managing the end-to-end investment process including identifying and executing investment opportunities. You will work and partner with all key stakeholders. (2) The Head of Strategy plays a pivotal role in guiding the development and execution of the overall business strategy. You will lead the strategic planning process, influence the development of strategic goals and initiatives and ensure the alignment of operational plans and achievement of short-term and long-term objectives.

Key requirements for the role include:
• The valuation and analysis of business and investment opportunities
• Experience in investing, with a demonstrable track record of creating value / exceptional returns
• Communication and reporting skills
• High EQ and people management skills, allowing you to effectively work with the broad stakeholder set of the Club
• A strong ability to lead, manage and influence business leaders and high-profile individuals toward a common goal

This an outstanding opportunity for a candidate, ideally with at least 7 years’ experience in investment banking, corporate finance advisory, funds management or principal investment firms, who is craving a change, a broader field of work and wanting to create a new venture with real purpose.

Applicants must have full working rights in place for Australia to be considered for this opportunity.

For further information please contact Michael Lee, Jon Michel Executive Search via email mlee@jmichel.com.au or phone (03) 9653 8620 for a confidential discussion.

 

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Corporate Finance Analyst – Top ASX-listed Infrastructure Firm

  • Opportunity to work with an iconic, listed business
  • Play a key part in driving growth and strategic initiatives
  • Work with and be mentored by a high calibre leadership team

My client is an iconic, ASX-listed infrastructure business that ranks as amongst the best in its field globally.
With 2022 and beyond on the horizon, the firm has ambitious growth plans and is looking to expand the business proactively via acquisition, development and strategic investments into new & existing business lines and ventures. As a part of this growth trajectory, there is now an exciting opportunity for a technical strong and commercially savvy Corporate Finance Analyst to join the team based in Sydney.

Reporting to the General Manager of Commercial Development, the successful candidate will look to provide analytical, financial modelling and presentation expertise to help progress key business strategies and facilitate key business decisions that will directly impact the firm’s growth ambitions. You will also play a lead role in valuation, distribution and forecasting processes, particularly in relation to the assessment of strategic projects and business cases.

The successful candidate will likely bring ~2-5 years’ experience in investment banking, Big 4 Transaction Advisory/Financial Modelling or corporate finance in the context of a high performing corporate. Experience in infrastructure or any other capital-intensive business would be considered an advantage. You must demonstrate a well-developed technical financial modelling/valuation skill set, a commercial savvy and a desire to directly impact a successful business. The confidence and charisma to partner with and present to senior stakeholders would also hold you in good stead.

All applicants must have full working rights for Australia to be considered for these roles.

Contact

Daniel Yee

02 9235 9420

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Upcoming opportunities for strategic CFO’s and Finance Directors

We are working with a select group of Private Equity firms, assisting in the hiring of key executives for their portfolio companies.

As the CFO of a Private Equity / Private Capital backed company, these positions require someone to be both strategic and operational – acting as an integral partner across various functional and divisional facets of the business, whilst still driving the implementation of processes, procedures and systems to make sure the company reaches its goals and next phase. Unlike the role of a “control” type CFO, a strategic CFO will be growth oriented with a forward thinking view of the business and entity. Often seen as the conduit between the Portfolio Company and PE firm – reporting financial results, working out capital structure issues and M&A opportunities

Successful applicants will have proven experience as an enterprise-level CFO – having had full ownership across all functions of finance within the organisation coupled with managing corporate development and strategic initiatives. Prior Fund, PE and M&A experience is not mandatory however would be looked upon favourably.

Applicants must have full working rights already in place for Australia to be considered for these opportunities.

To discuss opportunities and hear more about the current landscape across Australia, please get in touch for a confidential conversation.

For further information, please contact: Adam Taylor-Campbell at Jon Michel Executive Search via LinkedIn or at ataylor-campbell@jmichel.com.au

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