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Corporate Development Manager (Life Sciences)

Danaher Corporation
Job Location
San Diego
San Diego, CA 92101
United States
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.
Job Description

Danaher is looking for a Corporate Development professional to help strategically and in-organically build out its $20B business.  With a strong deal reputation (15-20 deals/year), $4B+ in annual cash flow, and material debt capacity, DHR is poised to invest to win via further acquisitions, divestitures, equity investments, & JV’s.  The person must reside in, or be willing to relocate to the San Diego, California region.



  • Perform due diligence, including financial analysis & risk assessments in support of proposed transactions
  • Execute transactions including process management, structuring, negotiations, and closing deals
  • Advise and drive deal teams of subject matter experts from Corporate and operating companies to complete required work and reach investment recommendations
  • Manage cross-functional due diligence teams with a hands-on, team-oriented approach
  • Ensure effective management of post-closing deal terms and hand-off to integration teams

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree required, and MBA or JD preferred
  • 3+ years' M&A deal experience at top-tier corporate development group, PE or law firm, or investment bank
  • Substantial life sciences experience required, either via work experience or scientific / technical education
  • Work experience in a 2nd discipline, e.g. finance diligence, acct/finance, strategy, etc. strongly preferred
  • Experience with international deals, venture capital deal, or continuous improvement cultures a plus
  • *Note: If interested, along with a resume, please include a deal sheet with buy-side/sell-side deals


Important Competencies:

  • Demonstrate an ability to listen, understand unfamiliar businesses and transaction concepts quickly
  • Be creative, intellectually curious, self-starting and possess a strong work ethic
  • Possess strong judgment to form independent points of view on risks and opportunities on deals
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, distilling complex subjects into actionable decision frames
  • Demonstrate presence, credibility, integrity and trustworthiness in highly confidential situations
  • Build, critique, and refine financial models with strong financial, quantitative and analytical skills
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and interact at multiple levels both inside and outside DHR
  • Exemplify humility in leading teams to difficult goals, with an apolitical and non-bureaucratic approach
  • Be able to work in tactical and strategic realms, addressing commercial, financial risk and legal issues
  • Prioritize effectively in real time, multi-task on several projects and have strong organization skills
  • Be familiar with typical legal & economic deal terms and alternative approaches to risk allocation
  • Participate in spirited give-and-take discussions about his/her work and have a thick skin
  • Focuses on shareholder value – understands linkage between personal success and corporate value creation
  • Be willing and able to travel as required, including on short notice
About Our Organization

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences and medical diagnostics. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.