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Senior Associate, Strategy & Corporate Development

Louisville, KY, United States  |  ID: REQ-14143


Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Posting Title

Senior Associate, Strategy & Corporate Development

The Challenge

The GE Appliances' (GEA) Strategy & Corporate Development team is looking for a Senior Associate who will work with key leaders across the organization to frame the market landscape, identify growth opportunities, support M&A sourcing and diligence activities, and assist in defining short and longer-term business priorities. As part of this role, you will need to build a strong understanding of market dynamics, customer needs, and GEA’s capabilities. In addition, a successful candidate will have strong analytical and communication skills, be resourceful, and be comfortable working with a senior team in a fast-paced environment. This position reports to the Executive Director of Strategy & Corporate Development.

What you will Do

  • Key member of a small, high-exposure strategy and corporate development group managing strategy and market development activities, inorganic growth (M&A, JV, partnerships) and key strategic initiatives
  • Develop strong understanding of GEA's business and growth strategies, leveraging this knowledge into research and analysis of various organic and inorganic growth opportunities
  • Manage and support diligence process and deal execution for GEA and related initiatives across the organization
  • Work closely with Executive Director of Strategy & Corporate Development, CFO, other GEA senior leadership, and external advisors in all acquisition related activities
  • Partner with key management and cross-functional stakeholders to provide insights into the business, monitor business performance and enable management to make informed decisions based on data and analysis
  • Proactively act as project manager for critical initiatives including strategy development, M&A due diligence and other high-profile engagements
  • Develop and maintain strong industry and competitive knowledge repository
  • Incorporate operational diligence into complex financial models and investment memorandum
  • Support developing robust corporate strategy and strategic planning process
  • Synthesize research and analysis and build clear and compelling PowerPoint presentations and research briefs
  • Optimize Corporate Development & Strategy databases and processes
  • Deliver findings and recommendations in informal and formal settings
  • Perform additional responsibilities as assigned

What you need to Succeed

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree from an accredited university or college in business or analytical discipline
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a consulting, banking, or in-house strategy/M&A/corporate development role
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to comprehend and handle large volumes of data and summarize key facts and conclusions in a concise and persuasive manner
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel & PowerPoint skills required, experience building models and decks (advanced financial modeling / valuation a plus)
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to effectively communicate with all stakeholders
  • Comfort with ambiguity in a fast-paced environment
  • Extreme attention to detail with a strong sense of ownership
  • Low ego attitude with a willingness to shift from high-level critical thinking to necessary tasks required to complete a job
  • Ability to protect extremely confidential information
  • Proactively calls out issues and drives for resolution

Desired Characteristics

  • Previous experience in consumer products or related business

Working Conditions

  • Working conditions are normal for an office environment
  • Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs.
  • 20% travel required for domestic / international travel


GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.



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