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Director of Operations & Corporate Development

Company: Purple Squirrel Advisors
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Job Description:

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AND CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTOur client is a high growth PE backed company. The Director of Operations & Corporate Development is a newly created role, designed to work closely with the CEO on growth initiatives. S/he will assess new market opportunities, including greenfield locations, acquisition targets, and service-line expansions. The Director of Operations & Corporate Development will be exposed to all aspects of the business and growth strategy. S/he will have primary responsibility for the due diligence, execution, and integration of add-on acquisitions. The ideal candidate has an entrepreneurial spirit and an operationally oriented accounting background, with exposure to the construction industry.

  • Work closely with the CEO on operational opportunities and challenges. Implement process improvements, where needed.
  • Lead opportunity sourcing through existing company relationships, industry groups, proactive outreach, and brokers. Prioritize targets through quantitative and qualitative scoring criteria.
  • Provide leadership towards value added activities and support operational excellence.
  • Improve operational processes and procedures where needed and develop a playbook for the efficient integration of add-on acquisitions and greenfield locations
  • Build relationships and interface with company leaders, office/support professionals, and field workers.
  • Drive internal project workflow and lead cross-functional teams.
  • Ensure the personnel, infrastructure, and systems are scalable as the company grows.
  • In partnership with the Board, evaluate potential acquisitions including preliminary deal screening, business/industry diligence, and financial modeling.
  • Lead and perform deal related analysis, including financial modeling, due diligence, and quality of earnings.
  • Assist with the direction of all third-party diligence efforts including legal, environmental, employee health & welfare benefits, and insurance.
  • Lead integration activities at the Company following closing of an acquisition.
  • Assist in general company financial analysis.
    • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university
    • Master's degree in business administration is a plus
    • 5+ years of financial or operational leadership experience in a service-oriented environment, ideally construction
    • Exposure to M&A transactions preferred
    • 2+ years of direct accounting experience

Keywords: Purple Squirrel Advisors, Kansas City , Director of Operations & Corporate Development, Executive , Kansas City, Kansas

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