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Corporate Development Dir

Date: Jul 13, 2022

Location: New York, NY, US, 10001

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 17838

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Job Title: Corporate Development Director 

Location: Hybrid Remote Work Option - Must live within 50 mile radius of New York office


Purpose of the Role: To assist in the sourcing, evaluation, and execution of M&A activities including valuation, market analyses, presentation development; deal management; integration planning and management.  Provide support on other activities as they develop.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Managing acquisition opportunities, including data room oversight, financial analyses, and document review
  • Valuation, including DCF, comparable transaction, comparable trading.
  • Development of presentation materials for executives and board of directors’ discussions
  • Maintaining comparable transactions database
  • Managing integration activities
  • Developing and maintaining industry relationships with emerging education companies


Competencies: (Required Behaviors)

  • Outstanding financial modeling skills
  • Experience in managing data rooms.
  • Strong analytical skills: ability to think creatively about problem solving and opportunity evaluation
  • Proactive approach to responsibilities
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities.


Requirements: Experience & Education:


  • BA/BS Degree in Business or Finance
  • Minimum of 5 years Investment banking experience, including M&A
  • Professional demeanor and ability to effectively communicate with senior leaders and external counterparts
  • Strong work ethic including attention to detail
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Strong ability to build collaborative internal and external business relationships
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to think creatively about problem solving and opportunity evaluation
  • Possesses a solid understanding of Company's markets, products, players, and technologies.
  • Team player with the ability to build consensus across various internal and external stakeholders
  • Proactive approach to responsibilities
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities
  • Outstanding financial modeling skills
  • Ability to travel 10% of the time (via, car, train, and/or airplane)


  • Masters or MBA preferred


Physical Requirements:

  • Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing)
  • The person in this position needs to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer
  • Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls and online meetings

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom.  HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

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Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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