Vice President Business Development and M&A - J1019-0735

Job Number: J1019-0735
Job Type:: Permanent Full Time
Division: Landing Gear

Division info:

Héroux-Devtek Inc. (TSX: HRX) is an international company specializing in the design, development, manufacture and repair and overhaul of landing gear, actuation and flight control systems and components for the Aerospace market. The Corporation is the third largest landing gear company worldwide, supplying both the commercial and military and defence sectors. The company also supports the aftermarket with spares and repair services. Its portfolio also includes ball screws and electromechanical actuators for customers worldwide.

The Corporation’s emphasis on Research & Development, its systems integration accomplishments, and its engineering prowess are making Héroux-Devtek a preferred partner for the design, qualification and manufacture of complete landing gear systems.

Operating worldwide, the Corporation’s head office is located in Longueuil, Québec with facilities in the Greater Montreal area (Montreal, Longueuil, Laval and St-Hubert); Kitchener, Cambridge and Toronto, Ontario; Springfield and Strongsville, Ohio; Wichita, Kansas; Everett, Washington; Livonia, Michigan; Runcorn, Nottingham and Bolton, United Kingdom and Getafe, Sevilla, Spain.

Summary of position:

Reporting to the Executive Chairman of the Board (ECOB), the Vice President will lead the Business Development and M&A strategy and the high level planning, due diligence, integration and alignment of future acquisitions and transformation projects within the corporation.
This is an excellent opportunity for a focused leader who has hands on experience implementing best practices and governance framework for the integration and operationalization of acquisitions and company initiatives.

Main responsibilities:

The Vice President will lead the implementation of the Business Development and M&A strategy and support development opportunities to continue to grow Héroux Devtek's business and reach. You will have the opportunity to lead all phases of strategic acquisitions including: identification of targets, early analysis and screening, structuring and valuation, due diligence, contract negotiations, deal closing and integration planning. You'll also continuously guide and accompany the leadership team in the integration of acquisitions and the implementation of strategic initiatives for the company.

Actively involved in the business strategy, you will work closely with the ECOB, CEO, CFO and our senior management team to define and execute strategic priorities for Héroux-Devtek Inc.

You are an expert relationship builder, rigorous on financial matters, tactful in negotiations and able to offer a keen understanding of factors impacting P&L.

You will assume the following responsibilities:

 Provide expertise to identify deal prospects & targets, maintain a pipeline of strategic investment targets and manage multiple deals at a time;
 Lead the development of business cases, sophisticated financial projections, analysis and valuation of potential significant business opportunities including acquisitions and divestitures;
 Ensure proposed deals and structures align with the company's strategic plan and risk appetite and help verify valuation assumptions;
 Lead all aspects of deal processes and support the Corporate Development team through all stages of strategic transactions, including identification of targets, analysis and valuation, due diligence, negotiation and post-acquisition integration planning;
 Lead and coordinate cross functional teams as appropriate (legal, finance, HR, IT etc.) and manage work streams and project teams on each deal;
 Develop relationships and negotiate with external stakeholders, including target companies, investment bankers and M&A advisors;
 Work closely with the legal team and external advisors to document transaction agreements;
 Oversee the development of Héroux-Devtek’s long term strategic plan and financial planning;
 Review and maintain financial modeling for strategic alignment;
 Lead the preparation and presentation of findings and analysis to executive leaders;
 Develop and maintain strong relationships with executives from target companies during the initial evaluation and due diligence phases of a transaction.


 Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting; advanced degree or MBA preferred OR hold a university degree related to the opportunity;
 10+ years related experience, including leading all aspects of M&A transactions in a corporate environment within a merger and acquisition department and/or within a merger and acquisition group for a CPA, an advisory/investment banking firm ;
 Excellent people skills, ability to work successfully in a team environment at all levels;
 Bilingual (French/English) and possesses exceptional communication skills – both written and verbal – with comfort interfacing with Executives, senior business leaders and Board members;
 Strong project management skills and ability to drive multiple priorities;
 Proficiency in Excel and financial analysis techniques, PowerPoint and senior management reporting;
 Strong attention to details and ability to work in a self-directed manner; must be autonomous and self-sufficient;
 Flexible; able to adapt quickly and successfully to change while maintaining poise and executive presence;
 Results driven; experience in a fast-paced environment;
 Strong people management skills, proactive and collaborative;
 Strategic and business mindset with ability to think broadly; develop analytical frameworks; outstanding quantitative, financial and analytical skills.

You enjoy challenges, teamwork an a quality working environment that evolves continuously? Developing your competencies is a priority for you? Join Héroux-Devtek and "lets grow together".

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Héroux-Devtek is an equal opportunity employer.