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Manager, Corporate Development

Date: Nov 17, 2022

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 21167 

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 4,300 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

This opportunity provides for broad exposure across the Company. As a Corporate Development Manager, you will provide support for all aspects of Grace’s merger and acquisition activities, including evaluating potential transactions through high quality financial analysis, managing due diligence activities, and supporting deal negotiations and post-acquisition integration activities.


  • Develop comprehensive understanding of Grace’s businesses and long-term strategic objectives to effectively support and drive “high impact” analysis of potential targets and industries and other major strategic initiatives.
  • Involved in all aspects of corporate development (i.e., mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, investments). Successful candidate will: own complex financial models and valuations; perform strategic and quantitative analysis; analyze target companies and industries; prepare competitive analysis; managing due diligence; and supporting integration activities.
  • Effectively manage complex financial and valuation modeling and analysis (including discounted cash flows, accretion/dilution, investment returns, and sensitivity analysis) for potential M&A transactions, and other strategic initiatives.
  • Lead and manage due diligence efforts with global deal teams including both internal business segment and corporate functional teams and external advisors (investment banks, law firms, accounting firms) to ensure appropriate review.
  • Work closely with business segment leadership to drive the M&A pipeline process to accelerate acquisition strategy, including researching potential targets and industry trends using public and private sources of data (annual reports and filings, Internet, Bloomberg, analyst reports, Capital IQ).
  • Prepare and present consistent and concise presentations for executive and business leadership teams and other stakeholders; provide analysis and recommendations to assist with strategic decision making.                                                       

Required Qualifications

  • 7+ plus years relevant experience in investment banking, corporate development or other relevant work experience with significant exposure to mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures.
  • Strong understanding of finance/accounting; strong quantitative/analytical skill set
  • B.S. degree Finance, Economics, Accounting or a related field
  • Experience working with Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow statements to perform financial analysis; Experience building and using financial models
  • Independent, analytical and intellectually curious person who can structure analysis and articulate findings to a wide range of stakeholders including senior leadership
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated success supporting all aspects of the M&A process, including target identification; strategic analysis; complex modeling and valuation; and deal negotiation
  • Strong communications skills with the ability to develop compelling arguments and confidently and concisely present analysis and recommendations to senior leadership

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or advanced degree
  • Experience using data sources such as Capital IQ, FactSet, and Bloomberg


  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Disability
  • Grace Wellness Program
  • Flexible Workplace
  • Retirement Plans 
  • 401(k) Company Match – Dollar to dollar up to the first 6%
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Parental Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company Donation Match Program

Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore