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Manager, Strategic Development

Company: Fortive
Location: Everett
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

The role:
You will be a strategic partner to the Vice President of Strategic Development, who directly reports into SVP, Strategy. This role will support Fortive's global M&A efforts across Fortive's three business segments, including driving evaluation of new markets and business models, conducting commercial due diligence, and collaborating with teams of subject matter authorities and operating company leaders in developing and communicating a point of view on acquisition, investment and partnership opportunities, as well as driving continuous improvement of Fortive's strategic development processes.
This is a highly visible role, interacting frequently with the C-suite and operating company leaders, and often representing Fortive with external audiences and prospective targets and partners. The Strategic Development team at Fortive works in close partnership with The Corporate Development team and other functional teams to accelerate our strategy!

  • Lead the identification, prioritization and completion of thorough evaluations of markets of potential interest to Fortive and its operating companies.
  • Monitor the competitive landscape to help identify and prioritize opportunities that accelerate our strategy, including thorough tracking of public companies, cultivating relevant companies and experts, and interaction with investment bankers and other sources of opportunities in coordination with the Corporate Development team.
  • Identify, evaluate, cultivate, conduct due diligence, and continuously deepen our understanding of key players in markets of prospective strategic interest.
  • Form independent points of view on the risks and opportunities associated with markets and potential targets.
  • Ensure hand-off and support of internal deal sponsors of completed deals, with respect to strategy and commercial insights.
  • Drive continuous improvement of our strategy, market work and due diligence efforts through use of the "Fortive Business System".

    Professional background & attributes:

    • 3-5 years of strategy experience within a best-in-class management consulting firm.
    • BS or BA plus an MBA, JD or other professional degree from elite institutions is a plus
    • Experience leading or supporting M&A transactions and/or due diligence
    • Intellectual curiosity, evidenced by work experience in a second subject area, an advanced technical degree, or other credentials.
    • Domain expertise in software, digital business models, SaaS, the IoT, and/or regulated industries is a strong plus.
    • Strong quantitative, financial, and analytical skills: ability to build, critique and refine voice-of customer research and financial models quickly and accurately - be the expert on the details/numbers and change "altitude" thoughtfully (i.e., go from details to big picture and back).

      Characteristics & traits:

      • Energized by being a key contributor on a hardworking team.
      • Strong listening and communication skills-including a willingness to listen and understand questions; ability to distill complex concepts for a lay audience.
      • Presence and ability to lead when challenged or in adversarial situations (e.g., negotiations) and in the face of complexity.
      • Ability to quickly earn credibility and trust in highly confidential and high-stakes situations
      • Steadfast ethics and integrity
      • Balance - clear ability to see pros and cons, bull/bear considerations, evaluate risks and avoid groupthink.
      • Humility and collaboration; ability to take feedback and coaching and adapt to new challenges.
      • Ability to work in both tactical and strategic realms, assessing and communicating commercial risk and opportunities, financial concepts and legal issues.
      • Ability to prioritize on a real time basis; unflappable, poised, ability to handle conflict.
      • Sound judgment - can identify and assess risks and uncertainties in a due diligence context; ability to recommend accepting known risks
      • Strong personal organization and prioritization skills - can run large, sophisticated projects from inception to conclusion, involving diverse, cross-functional teams.
      • Willingness to "go to Gemba" (i.e., where the work is done) - traveling to engage target management and drive effectiveness of internal teams face-to-face, when and where improve outcomes.
      • "Shareholder value" focus - understanding and acceptance of linkage between personal success and corporate value creation through effective capital deployment and excellent execution.
        #LI-RemoteFortive's essential technology makes the world stronger, safer, and smarter. We accelerate transformation across a broad range of applications including environmental, health and safety compliance, industrial condition monitoring, next-generation product design, and healthcare safety solutions.
        We are a global industrial technology innovator with a startup spirit. Our forward-looking companies lead the way in software-powered workflow solutions, data-driven intelligence, AI-powered automation, and other disruptive technologies. We're a force for progress, working alongside our customers and partners to solve challenges on a global scale, from workplace safety in the most demanding conditions to groundbreaking sustainability solutions.
        We are a diverse team 17,000 strong, united by a dynamic, inclusive culture and energized by limitless learning and growth. We use the proven Fortive Business System (FBS) to accelerate our positive impact.
        At Fortive, we believe in you. We believe in your potential-your ability to learn, grow, and make a difference.
        At Fortive, we believe in us. We believe in the power of people working together to solve problems no one could solve alone.
        At Fortive, we believe in growth. We're honest about what's working and what isn't, and we never stop improving and innovating.
        Fortive: For you, for us, for growth.
        Ready to move your career forward? Find out more at careers.fortive.com. We Are an Equal Opportunity EmployerFortive Corporation and all Fortive Companies are proud to be equal opportunity employers. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. Fortive and all Fortive Companies are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should ask to speak with a Human Resources representative to request an accommodation.

Keywords: Fortive, Everett , Manager, Strategic Development, Executive , Everett, Washington

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