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Director of Corporate Development
Title:Director of Corporate Development
Job Location:Algonquin, IL

Company Overview

Young Innovations is a manufacturer and distributor of high quality dental equipment and supplies. With an outstanding reputation for quality, our company has a broad portfolio of market leading products across a variety of categories. We are a fast-paced, lean organization with tremendous opportunity for growth through hands-on experience with diverse and challenging projects.


Role Overview

We are looking for a strong Corporate Development Director to join our team. The Corporate Development Director will lead and execute enterprise-wide corporate development initiatives, including acquisition diligence and integration and organic projects to improve growth and efficiency of our business. Responsibilities include the management of merger and acquisition activity, including prospecting, valuation, due diligence and supporting deal structuring/ negotiations for potential acquisition targets, strategic partnerships, alliances and joint ventures. The Corporate Development Director will report to the Vice President of Corporate Development, and will have broad and frequent interaction with the CEO and other senior management.



  • Evaluates mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, licensing opportunities, strategic partnerships and other corporate development opportunities
  • Leads transaction execution for acquisitions, including business and confirmatory due diligence, with internal resources and third party advisors
  • Drives valuation modeling and ensure compliance with corporate valuation methodology and acquisition criteria
  • Develops deal structures that are relevant for the risks and value opportunity specific to each transaction
  • Collaborates with internal stakeholders and external legal teams to draft and negotiate definitive transaction agreements
  • Manages integration planning and execution activities in an orderly and timely manner
  • Works cross-functionally with other departments to lead internal projects and strategic initiatives designed to improve growth, profitability and efficiency across the business
  • Leads the preparation of routine and ad hoc presentations and reporting packages for senior management and board review
  • Provides leadership, coaching, development and work direction to the Corporate Development Manager



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or a related field
  • At least seven years of professional experience, with at least wo of those years in a transaction advisory services, public accounting, corporate development, investment banking, private equity or management consulting role; or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Executive presence: Must be a mature thought partner for senior executives and transaction counterparties
  • Must possess intellectual curiosity and a desire to work in a fast-paced, meritocratic organization on diverse and challenging projects
  • Strong quantitative acumen with firm understanding of financial modeling and related analysis
  • Ability to navigate and document findings and issues within financial statements and due diligence responses
  • Good knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and financial reporting requirements
  • Good knowledge of applicable legal concepts, including meaningful terms of definitive transaction agreements
  • Ability to manage multiple deals simultaneously and efficiently
  • Advanced understanding of key value drivers in private equity ownership
  • General business acumen and project management skills to lead organic initiatives and integration processes
  • Strong financial analysis, modeling and presentation skills; excellent proficiency in MS Office (emphasis on Excel, PowerPoint, & Word)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to demonstrate clear, concise articulation of proposed actions, illustrating opportunity, risks and alternative options
  • Self-starter, highly motivated and prepared to undertake all projects with a sense of urgency and work in a self-directed manner
  • Ability to travel up to 50%


Take this opportunity to join a successful team where you can make a significant impact immediately. Enjoy a competitive salary and generous benefits that include offers of Health, HSA, Dental, Life, Vision, STD and LTD insurance, 401k (with match), vacation, and holidays. Young Innovations is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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