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Director, Corporate Development

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Location: Merrillville, IN, United States
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Req ID: R00934176-OTHLOC-275

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Job Title: Director, Corporate Development 

Job Code: 108004 


Job Summary 

The position will lead and oversee corporate development activities across NiSource including, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and partnershipsThe position reports to the Vice President of Strategy and Risk and will collaborate closely with other leaders across the company to understand all components of NiSource’s Strategy and identify opportunities to advance strategic objectives organically and inorganically.  The position will lead a team focused on corporate development as well as leverage resources from external advisors.   

Principal Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Identify opportunities to enhance NiSource’s strategic positioning through corporate development activities including, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and partnerships 

  • Direct ongoing analysis of NiSource’s portfolio of assets with respect to their contributions to NiSource’s strategic objectives and in relation to similar assets across the industry 

  • Complete threat and opportunity assessments to identify areas of interest and potential opportunities 

  • Lead analyses of potential corporate development opportunities, including strategic assessment, competitive and regulatory analysis, financial modeling, and business plan review 

  • Coordinate end-to-end workstreams for corporate development projects including marketing, due diligence, deal negotiations and closing, communications and business integration across internal and external stakeholders  

  • Prepare and present analyses and business cases at key executive-level meetings (Executive Leadership Team, Strategy Council, Board of Directors, etc.)  

  • Build and maintain relationships with external parties including industry peers, investment banks and other advisors, staying abreast of activity across the industry 

  • Ensure alignment and process coordination with key internal stakeholders including leaders in NiSource’s Utilities, Operations, Strategy & Risk, Finance, Legal, IT and Human Resources functions  

Required Qualifications for Position 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Strategy, Statistics, Finance or related field 

  • 8 years in direct M&A transaction execution experience, utilizing financial capabilities and project management skills 

  • Strong people leadership skills, focused on the personal and professional growth and development of others 

  • Proven ability to collaborate and influence across all levels and functions with the organization to achieve outcomes through others 

  • Ability to quickly establish rapport, credibility, trust, and respect at an executive level 

  • Proven program and project leadership experience on high impact, cross-functional initiatives 

  • Ability to maintain professional discretion with sensitive, highly confidential, proprietary and competitive information at all times 

  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to convey complex or abstract ideas clearly and succinctly through verbal and written communications 

  • Ability to consume and distill large quantities of information and develop insights from vast sources of information, including research reports, industry news, daily news publications, company press releases, etc. 

  • Ability to develop and maintain complex financial models 

Preferred Additional Qualifications for Position 

  • Advanced degree in Business, Economics, Strategy, Statistics, Finance or related field 

  • Experience analyzing and executing on joint venture and partnership opportunities 

  • Strong experience with legal aspects of transaction agreements 

  • Utility industry experience, including knowledge and understanding of the regulatory construct and opportunities to expand that construct 

Inclusion & Diversity 
Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities. 

Safety Statement
Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program.  Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries.  Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers.  Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

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