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Title:  Manager, Corporate Development



About Descartes: 


Descartes is a global leader in logistics and supply chain technology – our Global Logistics Network (GLN) connects trading partners from around the world helping customers collaborate to improve the efficiency and security of their logistics operations.  With over 20,000 customers located across more than 160 countries – Descartes is a truly global business.   

At Descartes we listen to our customers about where to invest in our solutions – we build our business organically and we re-invest our cash flow acquiring complementary businesses that will benefit the wider Descartes community.  Over the past decade we have combined with 35 companies, deploying more than $1 billion in capital.  As we continue to grow our business, we’re looking to add to our corporate development team to support our global M&A strategy.   

We’re looking for dynamic individuals that are willing to work hard in a fast-paced, global, multi-cultural environment that values results, accountability and working as a member of a team delivering excellence through their expertise.  


The successful candidate will be involved in the development and execution of Descartes’ global M&A strategy with direct involvement and responsibility to:

-    Prepare detailed financial analysis to help the team develop views on valuation metrics
-    Participate in due diligence activities (e.g. preparation and analysis of KPIs) and integration management activities
-    Evaluate potential opportunities with a view to identifying key value drivers, potential synergy opportunities and risks/upsides early in the process
-    Monitor and report on post-deal performance, including synergy realization and key milestone achievements
-    Support the Corporate Finance group in M&A related initiatives (e.g. PPA accounting, finance process integration, etc.)
-    Respond to internal ad-hoc /service requests in a comprehensive, professional and timely manner


Required Qualifications and Key Attributes
The successful candidate will have demonstrated analytical skills, project management experience, and solid financial knowledge. A good understanding of the logistics and supply chain landscape would be advantageous.

-    Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent work experience. 
-    Strong understanding of financial statements with the ability to assess and analyze key business drivers 
-    Ability to multi-task and thrive in a changing and time-sensitive environment
-    Strong, proactive communicator and presenter
-    Experienced using excel for data analysis using pivot tables and/or preparation of financial models
-    Comfortable working in an international and multicultural environment 
-    Comfortable working across multiple time-zones depending on project activity
-    An accounting/finance designation or enrolled to obtain one (CBV, CFA, and/or CPA) is an asset


Travel Requirements
In typical circumstances, candidates should be prepared to travel occasionally – both within North America and globally. While travel is currently on hold, it is intended to resume in future pending government guidelines.

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