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Sr Manager, Worldwide Corporate Development

Job Description

Amazon is seeking a strong Senior Manager of Corporate Development who will be responsible for generating, managing and executing mergers and acquisitions, minority investments, and strategic partnership activities focusing on Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). This leader will be a business partner to EMEA senior leadership and will be highly visible at the most senior levels of Amazon, including interaction with Amazon's CEO and CFO. The selected candidate will be part of a small team responsible for originating, executing, and supporting acquisitions and other strategic initiatives. He or she will also be responsible for raising Amazon’s worldwide deal-making profile. This position is based in London.

Key Strategic Objectives

The selected candidate will act as a primary contact in supporting Amazon's business units and senior leadership by conducting industry research, valuation analyses, due diligence, creation of strategic documents/recommendations, acquisition term sheets and contract negotiations, and both internal and external relationship building.

Key Responsibilities

• Identify appropriate opportunities which support Amazon's strategic priorities through interaction with senior business leaders, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, investment bankers, and organic pipeline generation
• Partner with business units to evaluate and drive internal thinking on expansion opportunities
• Evaluate the benefits of potential acquisitions and innovate the process of building consensus
• Act as a subject matter expert on valuation and deal structuring
• Lead all pre-transaction diligence efforts
• Evaluate opportunities and risks in potential transactions
• Work with all cross-functional groups within Amazon to execute on the relationships from term sheet signature to proper integration
· Establish the ongoing processes, skill sets, and strategy that will enable Amazon to continue to build out our corporate development competency, in the face of a rapidly changing industry.

In addition, this Corporate Development leader will be an independent thinker who can make convincing, information-based arguments. The selected candidate will be able to work across all business units, demonstrating a strong bias for action.

Specialist Experience

Professional traits necessary for this position include:
· Exhibits excellent judgment
· Has relentlessly high standards
· Thinks strategically, but stays on top of tactical execution
· Expects and requires innovation of her/his team
· Thinks big and has convictions
· Results oriented
· Has the innate ability to inspire passion in others
· Has a sense of humor and a willingness to have fun in the workplace
· Leverages an extensive professional network

· Bachelor’s degree; MBA and/or international experience are a plus
· 7+ years of technology business or corporate development experience in a corporate or financial services environment
· Experience creating and analyzing M&A processes for a wide variety of transactions, including public-public, public-private, and cross-border transactions
· History of successfully completing high level negotiations



Please note that all information in this job description is accurate at the time of posting. Please be aware that companies may change details and/or closing dates without notice.


Job Summary

  • United Kingdom
  • Retail/Wholesale
Job Type
  • Full-time
  • Negotiable
04 September 2019
Applications Deadline
08 November 2019

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