Senior Analyst, Strategy and Corporate Development
George Weston Limited
Toronto, Canada
13d ago

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The George Weston Limited (GWL) Strategy and Corporate Development team is responsible for supporting the development and execution of the organization’s strategic agenda.

From a strategy standpoint, this includes providing thought leadership to address critical business challenges and identify and assess future opportunities.

From a corporate development standpoint, this includes supporting GWL and its operating businesses with assessing and executing acquisitions, divestitures, and strategic partnerships that drive shareholder value.

Reporting to Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development, the Senior Analyst will assist with analysis and execution within key business strategy and M&A projects.

Responsibilities :

  • Assist in the development and evaluation of strategic plans and projects for the operating businesses, including analysis, research, and preparation of presentations
  • Analyze and synthesize data and information from various internal and external sources, including financial statements
  • Support assessment of M&A transactions including research, diligence and financial analysis
  • Develop robust financial models, including acquisition and valuation models
  • Interact effectively with internal team members, leaders from the operating businesses and external advisors and consultants such as bankers, lawyers and accountants
  • Qualifications :

  • Bachelor of Commerce / Business Administration (or a similar degree)
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated M&A experience in any of the following sectors : private equity, advisory services within an accounting firm or an investment bank, management consulting, corporate development
  • Completion of, or progress towards professional designations / degrees (e.g. CFA, CA, CBV, MBA) considered an asset
  • Strong financial modeling and valuation experience
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) to create financial models, and develop presentations for senior executives
  • Confidence and maturity to interact and collaborate with team members and business leaders
  • Polished demeanor and a high degree of maturity and professionalism
  • Effective time management skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Self-motivated to produce quality work with minimal supervision
  • Personal Attributes :

  • Confidence and maturity to interact with managers and senior business leaders.
  • Self-motivated to produce quality work with minimal supervision.
  • George Weston Limited recognizes Canada's diversity as a source of national pride and strength. We have made it a priority to reflect our nation’s evolving diversity in the products we sell, the people we hire, and the culture we create in our organization.

    Accommodation is available upon request for applicants and colleagues with disabilities.

    In addition, we believe that compliance with laws is about doing the right thing. Upholding the law is part of our Code of Conduct it reinforces what our customers and stakeholders expect of us.

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