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Corporate Development Director

Job Name

Corporate Development Director


United States of America


Miami, FL



Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Kelly Scarfe

About the role

Bacardi's Corporate Development team is responsible for supporting the Company’s growth opportunities by evaluating and executing targeted acquisitions, joint ventures, equity investments and other corporate transactions and strategic initiatives, and managing existing portfolio of equity investments.

The Corporate Development Director is an integral member of Bacardi's Corporate Development team, and will support the Vice President to achieve the objectives of the group.  This includes having responsibility for certain investment, acquisition and other strategic initiatives, including but not limited to:

  • Lead cross-functional teams in the analysis and execution of transactions
  • Develop the strategic rationale for investment or acquisition decision, requiring detailed economic, market and category analysis
  • Oversee financial modeling and valuation workstreams
  • Direct financial, business, legal and tax due diligence
  • Prepare presentations summarizing findings, conclusions and recommendations to be presented to management and key stakeholders
This role requires expert analytical judgment to assess potential business opportunities and relationships consistent with Global priorities.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities


Drive results & excellence in execution

Work as an integral member of the Corporate Development team to initiate, analyze and execute across multiple strategic initiatives

  • Research and analyze business opportunities and identify potential acquisition targets that are a strategic fit to the organization; assess potential markets, categories and companies, from both a strategic and financial perspective
  • For prospective transactions, lead the strategic assessment, valuation and due diligence; oversee transaction structuring; participate in contract negotiations; and manage interaction with various internal and external constituents
  • Manage and prioritize multiple transactions with cross-functional project teams on all critical aspects of transactions, ranging from initial opportunity evaluation to transaction strategy and execution
  • Provide a broad strategic view and input across multiple projects and initiatives
  • Undertake complex, quantitative analysis, in particular financial modeling, focusing on financial valuation of potential investment and acquisition opportunities
  • Oversee all aspects of financial modeling and valuation work associated with business opportunities and
  • strategic initiatives
  • Manage due diligence processes, including analyzing information received and organizing and managing subject matter experts
  • Able to offer suggestions and challenges where appropriate during team meetings, in and outside of the Corporate Development team, including challenging management assumptions on forecasts
  • Work collaboratively with relevant stakeholders to deliver information and analysis on a timely, and efficient basis
  • Manage existing equity investments, including identifying opportunities to improve business performance
  • Prepare clear, insightful presentations to management and all key stakeholders to support the discussion and decision making process
  • Effectively communicate complex financial and strategic analyses and alternatives to management and key stakeholders

Measures of success


Critical experiences for success

To be successful in this role you will have/be:

  • Ability to analyze complex financial and strategic objectives, accounting or tax issues, and identify alternative solutions or approaches
  • Commercial acumen and experience, with the ability to have a broad strategic view and input across a variety of corporate initiatives
  • Significant experience in valuation and financial analysis and understanding of core valuation concepts
  • Able to produce high quality presentations summarising key findings, conclusions and recommendations
  • Excellent team working skills - ability to build relationships, engage effectively and earn respect of all stakeholders
  • Ability to simultaneously manage and prioritize multiple transactions with various project teams on all critical aspects of transactions, ranging from initial opportunity evaluation to transaction strategy and execution
  • Flexibility to cope with the uneven nature of M&A workflow
  • High level of discretion and integrity with experience of working in a confidential environment
  • Strong work ethic, rigorous approach to tasks and keen attention to details
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills

The following experiences are preferred:

  • Experience in the Spirits and/or Beverage industry is a distinct advantage and/or a consumer products luxury goods business environment

·       Significant experience with a top-tier investment banking firm

·       Additional language skills


  • Ability to work effectively and achieve results in a matrix organization
  • Process focused with an understanding of end to end business processes and their financial impacts
  • Ability to identify root cause issues and develop plans to resolve
  • Skilled at organizing and prioritizing multiple projects and resource constraints to optimize results


Living our Values and demonstrating high Learning Agility will be fundamental not only for success in this role, but also for potential growth to other roles across Bacardi in the future.  We have a clearly defined Leadership Excellence framework, and you will be expected, as a senior leader to be a role model of all 6 elements: Focus Externally to Win / Drive Execution & Results / Lead Strategically & Know your Business / Make the Matrix Work / Lead by Example and Develop and Inspire Talent

Our ways of working

Our family legacy has positively influenced our ways of working and has shaped the values to which our employees aspire. We’re caring, like a family, and not only internally, but also in the wider communities in which we operate. This is demonstrated by our commitment to both act responsibly and promote the choice to drink responsibly. We trust one another, and through that trust are able to forge strong teams and networks that empower our matrix organization structure. We’re passionate, reflecting our Latin heritage, and this means that we commit more than just time to our work: we commit energy, heart and soul. We are dedicated to being a role model in our industry, and we approach everything we do with Integrity First. Together, our values help us create what we’re most proud of: our True Heart and Winning Spirit – both in our home markets and across the world.