Vice President, Corporate Development

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Posted in Transport and Rail

Job Info

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company's new website at:

It's not just about your career... or your job's about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted things that haven't been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Role Summary

The Vice President, Business Development, Mergers & Acquisitions will have responsibility for managing the day-to-day execution of M&A transactions. In this capacity, the role will be responsible for building and leading deal teams comprised of internal and external resources (as required), serving as a primary interface with the respective counterparties, planning and managing the due diligence process, providing oversight on the deal model and key valuation metrics, building business cases, performing risk analysis, and presenting business cases to senior leadership.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with all areas of the Wabtec team to identify and analyze strategic M&A growth opportunities aligned to enterprise strategy, e.g. partner with General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer to foster a network of M&A partner firms who will augment internal resources and support the execution of deals; Develop and maintain strong external network and relationships
  • Active participant in strategic analysis and evaluation, connecting industry trends, product focus, market opportunities, valuation and other drivers to establish an attractive M&A pipeline
  • Lead day to day execution of the core phases of the M&A process including due diligence, financial modeling and analysis, quality of earnings, valuation, and acquisition business case development; connect valuation with the global strategic plan
  • Collaborate with team members from our global business units and functions to assess M&A opportunities and execute M&A transactional due diligence processes and overall execution
  • Serve as a key member on negotiation teams to effectuate the execution of deals to ensure effective execution of purchase agreement commitments and enable a seamless transition to post-close integration
  • Provide executive management with reporting on M&A strategy, targets and progress
  • Serve as a coach and resource in the development of a talent pipeline of M&A analysts that have the expertise, business knowledge, financial sophistication, and entrepreneurial drive to add significant value within the M&A function
  • Assist with post-merger integration as needed

Basic Qualifications
  • MBA or applicable Master's degree required
  • Minimum of 8 years' work experience with industrial or technology companies and/or a background in investment banking, corporate development, mergers & acquisitions or financial related field
  • Experience working with global teams

Desired Qualifications
  • Excellent financial analysis and valuation skills, including understanding of merger/acquisition analysis and or related issues
  • Excellent business sense and ability to understand and resolve complex business issues
  • Interact and influence across all levels within and outside our company
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to present to executive management
  • Ability to assimilate and work with multiple teams within the company
  • Strong understanding of corporate finance and financial modelling best-practices
  • Highly Collaborative

Relocation may be provided if you meet eligibility guidelines

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world's toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world's brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles...people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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