Thermo Fisher Scientific Corporate Development Specialist III in Waltham, Massachusetts

Job Description

Position Summary:

The Corporate Development Associate will work as part of a high profile team responsible for the development and execution of inorganic growth strategies for all Thermo Fisher business units worldwide. Additionally, the Corporate Development Associate supports the corporate strategic planning process and provides related competitive intelligence for senior management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support M&A strategy objectives including the development and tracking of acquisition opportunities and all phases of transaction execution

  • Participate on teams evaluating M&A opportunities and managing divestitures

  • Assist in the development and communication of the strategic business case to obtain corporate leadership support for M&A initiatives

  • Perform acquisition valuation

  • Manage the due diligence processes

  • Facilitate the integration planning process as required

  • Perform industry and competitive research to support senior leaders

  • Analyze industry dynamics and the competitive landscape

  • Analyze company SEC filings, Wall Street research, and market reports

  • Support special projects as assigned in connection with Thermo Fisher Scientific and in connection with the Corporate Development team’s goals and strategy

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited higher learning program with majors in Finance, Economics, Business Administration or a technical field

  • Five years of combined experience in M&A or Strategic Planning in the areas of acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and other investments. Will consider equivalent experience at top-tier investment banking, consulting or accounting firm. Alternately, an MBA with undergraduate degree (preferably in Finance, Economics, Business Administration, Accounting or a technical field), and a minimum of two years of previous corporate development/M&A experience will be considered.

  • Impeccable, exceptional attention to detail

  • Strong analytical and written / verbal communication skills including excellent, differentiated facility in Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Extensive experience using Microsoft Excel

  • Strong teamwork and project management skills

  • Excellent attitude and capacity for learning quickly in a very dynamic, intensive environment

  • Experience and demonstrated aptitude managing and prioritizing multiple projects

  • Ability to interact with senior executives and handle high pressure settings with confidence

  • Domestic and international travel with minimal notice required up to 10% per year

Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:

  • Positive, enthusiastic attitude with capacity for learning quickly in an intensive and fast-paced environment

  • Strong general business acumen

  • Excellent financial acumen and analytical skills - including a solid understanding of valuation principles and fundamentals of financial statement analysis

  • Demonstrated record of professional and academic achievement


  • This position has not been approved for relocation assistance

Company Information

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 70,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services. For more information, please visit .

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.