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Director of Corporate Development

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Date: May 17, 2019

Location: Colmar, PA, US

Company: Dorman Products

“New Since 1918”, Dorman is a leading supplier of original equipment dealer “exclusive” automotive and heavy duty replacement parts, automotive hardware, brake parts, and fasteners to the Automotive and Heavy Vehicle Aftermarkets. New to the Aftermarket is our exciting niche allowing us to provide hundreds of new products to our customers and end-users each month and thousands each year. Dorman is publicly traded on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol DORM.
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 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
•    Review and critically assess 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
•    Lead in negotiations of transaction terms and legal documentation
•    Lead 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
Required Qualifications:
•    8+ years of progressive mergers and acquisitions experience with Corporate Development, Investment Banking, Transaction Advisory and/or Private Equity
•    Development, Investment Banking, Transaction Advisory and/or Private Equity
•    Prior due diligence experience required, particularly financial due diligence
•    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 degree in finance or accounting

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