Corporate Development M&A Manager - #9181237

Pella Corporation

Date: Aug 18, 2022
City: Pella, IA
Contract type: Full time
Pella Corporation

Who Is Pella Corporation?

In the small Dutch Community of Pella, Iowa in 1925, Pete and Lucille Kuyper invested in a new invention – a window screen that rolled up and down like a shade. The couple went on to found a company based on the principles of traditional American values, integrity and the desire to enrich the homes and lives of our customers.

Today, Pella Corporation is still privately owned and continues to be a leader in technology and product innovation. In fact, they've been awarded more than 150 product and design patents. And the team at Pella is as committed as ever to continuing the company's proud heritage of building innovative windows and doors.

At Pella, we want to help you find what makes you an extraordinary team member. That’s why we offer individualized talent development plans, cross-functional experiences, and opportunities for career advancement through personal and professional development.

Our national brand is supported by 8,000+ team members at 17 manufacturing sites and 90+ sales branches across the country who are dedicated to serving our customers with Pella Passion — a way of being that inspires us to go above and beyond for each other, our customers, and our communities. Pella Passion has guided our actions for 95 years and will carry us forward as we capture the rare blend of inspired design and exceptional detail in our work and our lives.


The role of the M&A Manager is to lead the financial analysis and valuation activities for Pella’s acquisitions and divestitures.

This role plays a key part in facilitating deal flow, including coordination between functional diligence activities, transaction document management, and communication of deal status/rationale with key stakeholders. The role will also leverage research expertise in financial markets to bring external and competitive insights that help shape business strategy. Successful candidates must be a self-starter and strong cross-functional collaborator with a proven track record of financial modeling & analysis. They possess a curiosity and business acumen that enables them to distill analyses into meaningful, actionable insights for the business.


  • Financial Analysis & Valuation

This person will be responsible for performing valuation analysis on target acquisitions and divestitures using several techniques: discounted cash flow (DCF), precedent transaction & market comparable multiple analysis, underlying asset analysis. Detailed activities include forensic analysis of target financials, analysis of base business projections, and overlay of target synergies. This person will also review and analyze quarterly earnings calls from key competitors, customers, suppliers, and industry peers to inform M&A strategy.

  • Deal Project Management

This person will assist the Strategy and Corporate Development Director to drive an effective and efficient M&A playbook. They will effectively generate and communicate financial analyses in an efficient and timely manner. They will assist in the management of the pipeline of potential acquisitions, coordinate due diligence activities with cross functional subject matter experts, manage files and data rooms related to deal activity, and support post-close integration activities as necessary to support key bets.


  • Analytical Modeling:

Successful candidates will have extensive experience with financial modeling in excel, discounted cash flow (DCF) modeling, and advanced excel formulas, data analysis tools, and reporting.

  • Critical Thinking & Reasoning:

Successful candidates are comfortable analyzing complex businesses despite incomplete or ambiguous data. Candidates will apply an investigative approach to fill in missing data and perform sensitivity analysis to explore relevant plausible outcomes.

  • Financial Acumen:

Successful candidates will have a strong understanding of income statement and/or operating P&L approach to financials, including operating cash flow. Detailed understanding of balance sheet and connection to income statement and common treatment of Tax and GAAP accounting is a plus. Candidates will have experience in common approaches to variance analyses between period financials.


  • Degree in finance, accounting, business administration or equivalent experience. MBA is a plus.

  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in role directly involved in financial modeling, financial analysis, or business financial performance.

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