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Director, Corporate Development

Date: Jun 14, 2022

Location: Colmar, PA, US

Company: Dorman Products

The Corporate Development Director will play a critical role in helping Dorman identify, evaluate, and execute M&A transactions and investments. The Corporate Development Director will be expected to be able to facilitate all phases of an acquisition process, from idea generation, valuation, due diligence, and negotiation of legal documentation, through integration. In this role, the Corporate Development Director will work closely with Dorman business leaders and external advisors, as well as interact regularly with senior management.



Primary Duties (5-7 Key responsibilities)
  • Perform industry research, attend industry events, and interact with external advisors to identify opportunities for growth within existing businesses or expansion into new areas
  • Screen potential business deals by analyzing market strategies, deal requirements, strategic potential, and financial metrics
  • Build and maintain detailed financial models and valuation analyses for potential strategic opportunities or initiatives
  • Manage due diligence process for potential transactions; interface with finance, legal, tax and other departments to ensure seamless deal execution
  • Create investment conclusions and related presentations for review with senior leadership
  • Support negotiations of transaction terms and legal documentation
  • Participate in post-merger integration activities across all functional areas within Dorman, assessing risks, issues, and costs, and driving projects to ensure activities across all functional areas performed successfully in budget
  • Coordinate and execute various special projects with executive and business senior leadership primarily related to the evaluation of possible growth strategies
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Experience with post-merger integration or other complex project management required
  • Solid understanding of financial modeling, analysis, valuation methodologies
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and ability to interact with all levels of management and external parties
  • Advanced level of proficiency in Excel
  • Team player with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple, complex, and competing priorities and projects
  • Ability and flexibility to travel as needed



  • MBA or bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting
  • 8+ years of progressive mergers and acquisitions experience with Corporate Development, Investment Banking, Transaction Advisory and/or Private Equity
  • Prior due diligence experience required, particularly financial due diligence
  • Physical Requirement: Capability to lift 20 pounds.
  • Working Conditions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach, swivel, carry items from one building to another, and speak and actively listen.  Noise level is usually moderate.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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