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Corporate Development Lead

BigTime Software

BigTime Software

Sales & Business Development
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, August 25, 2023

We are looking to add a Corporate Development Lead  to our growing team to help drive BigTime’s growth by identifying and assessing both platform and revenue expansion opportunities.  Reporting to the CFO, you will play a critical role in owning and executing the post transaction integration strategies as well as help identify and evaluate potential M&A opportunities and analyze market trends.  In this newly added role, you will be working in close partnership with senior leadership and the board of directors to ensure the Company is maintaining pace and successful execution of M&A activities to achieve our Value Creation Plan.  


What You Are Accountable For:

  • Manage the full post-merger integration process from the creation of integration plans with milestones and timelines, the execution of tactical plans, and the delivery of a clear roadmap for ongoing functional ownership throughout the post-M&A integration. We anticipate that 50-75% of this role will be focused on integrations. 
  • Organize and lead the acquisition due diligence process to identify integration needs and create and execute post-merger integration plans.
  • Oversee and influence cross-functional diligence and integration teams to ensure all relevant tasks are completed
  • Build strategic business case to drive the alignment of M&A prospects and own the presentation to both Leadership and Board that would include the investment case, operating plan, milestones, and other critical components. 
  • Support several acquisition integration projects simultaneously.
  • Partner with Senior Leadership to establish and execute the strategic plan for the Company.
  • Work with senior leaders to identify and prioritize strategic gaps, to establish and collaborate on potential acquisition prospects.
  • Develop and maintain an in-depth understanding of the industry and competitive landscape by conducting market research and analyzing market trends.
  • Build strategic insights based on market assessments, with the ability to translate these insights to inform our product strategy (buy/build/partner).
  • Partner with internal and external stakeholders throughout the diligence lifecycle including deal sourcing, valuation, due diligence, negotiation, deal close activities, and post close integration milestones.
  • Overseeing and coordinating the execution of the Company’s Value Creation Plan in close alignment with the senior leadership team and Board of Directors. 


Who You Are

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration or related field preferred; BA/BS required
  • 2+ years’ proven track record of effectively interacting with executive teams and senior management
  • 5+ years of experience in corporate development, private equity, investment banking or management consulting experience
  • Proven ability to partner with key stakeholders, drive accountability and collaboration
  • Proven experience, and a strong record of accomplishment in top-tier strategy consulting, investment banking and/or corporate strategy and corporate development
  • Proven experience in project/program management
  • Experience with the execution of mergers and acquisitions with proven experience with owning the successful integration milestones 
  • Highest level of integrity and management of confidential information 
  • Problem solving mentality with proven ability to track, prioritize, and drive multiple concurrent projects to success. This position is expected to utilize data and metrics to communicate needs with the ease of a business unit owner
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills with influence across multiple levels and multiple functions of an organization 
  • Advanced Excel, GoogleDocs and PowerPoint skills

Who We Are

BigTime Software is the engine behind the greatest consulting firms on the planet, delivering back-office time/budgeting and invoicing to over 2,300 firms worldwide and tracking over $4 billion in billable time each year.  Our flagship product is a SaaS-based system that is custom-built for the professional services industry. BigTime is a PE-backed company based in Chicago committed to helping clients run professional teams more efficiently, unlocking potential revenue and improving profitability.

If you love what you do, and want to work in a team environment that will challenge you to do your best, then check us out!

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