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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  8212

Toronto, ON, CA, M5K 1H1

Date:  Jan 23, 2023

Manager, Corporate Development

Job Profile:

Position Title:    Manager, Corporate Development 
Department:     Corporate Development    
Reports To:       VP, Corporate Development     

Job Summary:


The Manager, Corporate Development will report to the VP, Corporate Development and working closely with the other members of the Corporate Development group will provide strategic input and assist in the day-to-day operations of the department. 


Under the guidance of the VP, Corporate Development, this position provides a unique opportunity to work closely with a small group of senior executives focused on ATS’s strategic initiatives and inorganic growth activities. The successful candidate will have some knowledge of the industrial technology space and a good understanding of how to execute an M&A project. This candidate will help identify new areas of strategic investment for ATS and certain businesses within ATS, identify M&A targets, cultivate opportunities and lead in the execution of domestic and international M&A transactions.  The candidate will also be responsible for executing other Corporate Development related projects.  

About ATS Automation:


Advance your career with ATS, a global industry-leading automation provider to the world’s most successful companies, creating solutions that positively impact lives around the world. 


ATS is a global supplier of automation technologies, products, and solutions to a broad range of end markets including the Life Sciences, Pharma, Food & Beverage, Electric Vehicle, Consumer, Nuclear, E-Commerce and Specialty Automation sectors. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Cambridge, Ontario, ATS is a public company and its shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ATA. ATS employs approximately 6,000 people at over 50 manufacturing facilities and over 75 offices in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, and China.


AT ATS, we want you to bring your real self to work, you share and live our values (people, process, and performance), and you will demonstrate the behaviours that support them.

What You Will Do:

• Conduct industry research to identify new markets of interest for ATS, oversee financial modeling and analyses, and provide corresponding recommendations to business leaders and the ATS executive team 
• Responsible for the identification, evaluation, execution, due diligence, negotiation and integration activities relating to growth opportunities, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures
• With the VP Corporate Development, develop appropriate strategies to approach and engage potential M&A targets and execute those strategies
• Oversee a diverse and global cross-functional team in due diligence activities related to acquisitions and new business opportunities
• Prepare relevant financial and value analyses on targets and analysis to assess the potential impact to ATS of consummating such an acquisition
• Work closely with certain business units of ATS in preparing internal and external proposals, assisting with business planning and strategy and other operations support 
• Act as a trusted advisor, fostering a strong collaborative partnership with senior leaders from across the organization
• Drive continuous improvement and establish new best practices (methodologies and processes) in the management and completion of M&A transaction files
• Assist with the preparation and presentation of findings and analysis to executive leaders
• Engage with and manage a direct report for all corporate development initiatives
• Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the ATS Code of Business Conduct

What You Will Need:


Education and Skills:
• Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance or equivalent
• Expertise in financial modeling, creating presentation materials and reviewing documentation
• Excellent analytical ability including demonstrated knowledge of valuation techniques 
• Knowledge of accounting principles relating to financial statement preparation 
• Strong attention to detail
• Excellent decision making, organizational and verbal/written communication skills 
• Ability to work within a fast-paced and dynamic team environment, managing multiple projects at a time 

• Strong interpersonal skills
• Advanced Excel, PowerPoint, and Word skills 
• Experience with Factset, CapitalIQ, Salesforce an asset 
• Some travel required as needed 


• 3+ years’ experience in investment banking, private equity, transaction advisory services, equity research, corporate development or strategy with strong financial acumen
• Proven experience in assessing strategic fit, managing buy-side processes, conducting due diligence, financial modeling, and developing appropriate documents to support the investment thesis



At ATS, it starts with our People!

We believe the foundation of a great company is having the best team and winning as a team.

Why Join ATS?
•    Be a part of a thriving organization that is a global leader in advanced automation solutions 
•    Collaborate with other bright, talented professionals focused on innovation and continuous improvement 
•    Discover opportunities for growth within ATS as we strive to develop, engage, empower, and energize our people
•    Make an impact and give back to our communities in a meaningful way 
•    Work in a safe, positive, and inclusive environment where everyone is respected and given the opportunity to do their best
•    Enjoy an attractive compensation package including flexible work schedules (where applicable) 
•    Participate in company sponsored events including BBQs, annual picnics, and holiday parties 
•    And much more!


ATS is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA), 2005 and will, upon request, assist those who may require specific accommodations due to a personal disability. We would ask that those who require assistance to notify our offices as soon as possible if accommodation is necessary.

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