M&A Business Development Executive

At IBM, we know that transformation drives change, and it is in our DNA to continuously transform. Our Business Transformation Consultants help drive large scale change that spans IBM business units and geographies. As a part of this team, you will have the unique opportunity to be a part of driving IBM’s ongoing transformation as a company that continuously innovates and leads the market.
Your Role and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for managing strategic assessment and deal progression for complex or alternative structure opportunities for IBM Services. (1) maintaining close relationships with executive line managers to ensure strategy alignment to broader organizational goals; (2) analyzing market segments to ensure that we stay abreast of markets and current competitors in those segments; and (3) completing special projects (proactive and inbound complex strategic or commercial opportunity assessment that arise.)
  • Frequent interaction with IBM senior executive management is required along with the commensurate refined communication skills appropriate to address this level of executive leadership internal & external.
  • A strong knowledge of IBM along with a strong internal network and the ability to manage external relationships are also key. On a project-to-project basis may involve engagement with investment banks, relationships with venture capital firms, private equity sponsors, industry experts, key opinion leaders, as well as coordinating management presentations and working with executive sponsors to identify the criterion by which a buyer/partner/seller selection will be made.
  • Industry and market analysis: Understand and stay current on tech industry trends, competitive landscape and internal solution development efforts across multiple lines of IBM businesses. Perform industry research to identify opportunities for growth within IBM’s existing businesses or expansion into new areas or industries. Partner with business teams on strategy development including identifying and prioritizing strategic gaps, evaluating build/buy/partner options and collaborating on target selection criteria and recommendations. The role will require responsibility for developing creative frameworks to tackle complex strategy and business challenges as well as significant analysis of research and data to develop actionable solutions.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • 2+ years in mergers & acquisitions (M&A), investment banking, or venture investing experience.
  • 5+ years in services/product/offering management or senior financial management experience with P&L responsibility.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • MBA and/or JD from top tier school. 3-5+ years at a top-tier investment bank/PE/VC, management consulting firm (McKinsey, BCG, Bain etc.), in-house corporate strategy or corporate development team, preferably with a focus on the technology industry.
  • Familiarity with all stages of the acquisition, investment and divestiture lifecycles, from deal sourcing, to deal execution, through to integration.
  • Experience developing business cases containing measurable factors and demonstrating how initiatives relate to strategies and/or operational objectives.
  • Ability to deconstruct and critique financial statements including I&E’s, Cash Flows and Balance Sheets.

About Business UnitIBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.
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  • 12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.
  • World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.
  • Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.
  • Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).
  • Select educational reimbursement opportunities.
  • Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.
  • Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.
  • Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

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