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Job Summary

Mitchell International
San Diego, CA 92122
Computer Software
Job Type
Full Time
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree

Senior Consultant, Corporate Development

About the Job

Mitchell International, Inc. is North America’s leading provider of technology solutions to the Property & Casualty Claims and Automotive Collision Repair industries. Founded in 1946, Mitchell processes over 500 million transactions annually for over 300 claims payers and over 20,000 collision repair facilities. The company's comprehensive solution portfolio streamlines the entire auto physical damage, bodily injury and workers' compensation claims processes. Mitchell was recently named by the San Diego Business Journal as the No. 1 Software Company in San Diego, based on the number of full-time employees, which is approaching the 2,000 milestone.


This is an exciting opportunity to become part of Mitchell’s Business Transformation group and help shape the company’s future. The BT team, as part of the newly created Strategy & Transformation group, is at the fore-front of identifying and executing M&A opportunities, large-scale business transformations as well as strategic sourcing efforts for Mitchell. The Sr. Consultant of Corporate Development will report directly to the Sr. Director, Business Transformation and will work closely with Mitchell executives, investors and external advisors to identify and analyze acquisition targets and manage the acquisition process from initial indication through the early stages of integration. In addition, the Senior Consultant will be asked to contribute to the creation of an inorganic growth strategy that will be used as a framework to identify and analyze target acquisitions. Each category of responsibility is detailed below along with the approximate amount of time expected to be spent in each category:


Target Identification and Strategy Creation (25%):

The Consultant will work with senior management to create an inorganic growth strategy congruent with Mitchell’s overall vision and strategy. The Consultant will then perform market research to gather information on potential acquisition targets that advance the inorganic growth strategy. Research will consist of review of public information, networking at industry trade shows and other events and speaking with internal operational leaders. The Consultant will be responsible for helping the BT leadership in building and maintaining a database of target companies to fill the acquisition pipeline and supporting senior management actions to develop opportunities within the target universe.


Target Analysis and M&A Deal Process Management (50%)

A majority of the Consultant’s time will be spent in supporting the BT leadership with analyzing potential acquisitions during active sale or negotiation processes. The Consultant will perform fundamental valuation analysis using methods such as discounted cash flow analysis, comparable transaction analysis, and comparable trading analysis. Other analyses such as IRR analysis, WACC calculations, debt-pay down and amortization schedules, market size and share analysis, etc. may also be required. To support the valuation calculations, the Consultant will be required to construct operating forecasts consisting of income statements, balance sheets and cash flow statements using growth, margin and operating assumptions informed by industry research. The Consultant will also help in the creation of an investment thesis for each potential acquisition that concisely summarizes the targets business model, competitive position and valuation as well as the strategic rationale for the acquisition. At various stages of each acquisition processes, the Consultant will participate in the presentation of the investment thesis to senior management and the Board of Directors.


Target Integration (15%)

After a transaction has been closed, the Consultant will be required to relay his / her knowledge of the acquired company to Mitchell’s operational leaders and, ensure that the combined company is organized to meet the acquisition goals detailed in the investment thesis including growth, margin and synergy targets. The Consultant will be asked to organize and lead the post-merger integration PMO, execute and refine the integration playbook and report on integration progress to senior management and the Board.


Other (10%)

The Consultant’s skills may be used in a variety of other engagements led by the Business Transformation team including but not limited to:

  • Creation of financial and analytical models to support business cases for large transformation projects
  • Creation of presentations and analyses to support Mitchell’s enterprise strategy work

We are seeking a candidate who is not only a great thinker but also an outstanding doer and would preferably have:

  • 2-4 years of experience at a top investment bank / consulting firm or within a relevant corporate function such as strategy or corporate development
  • Deep experience performing market research on M&A targets, building M&A thesis and conducting fundamental valuation and related financial analyses
  • Strong interpersonal skills including public speaking and presentation skills
  • Superior analytical skills and structured problem-solving approach

Ability to multi-task projects and assess priorities in a complex and demanding environment; top-notch program management skills and ability to drive projects to completion


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