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Manager, Corporate Development



Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2024
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Wealthsimple is on a mission to help everyone achieve financial freedom by reimagining what it means to manage your money. Using smart technology, we take financial services that are often confusing, opaque and expensive and make them transparent and low-cost for everyone. We’re the largest fintech company in Canada, with over 3 million users who trust us with more than $30 billion in assets.
Our teams ship often and make an impact with groundbreaking ideas. We're looking for talented people who keep it simple and value collaboration and humility as we continue to create inclusive and high-performing teams where people can be inspired to do their best work.
About the role
The Corporate Development function at Wealthsimple is responsible for accelerating the company’s growth through mergers & acquisitions, strategic investments, and / or strategic partnerships. We’re looking for someone who can seamlessly swing between the deployment of strategy frameworks to identify avenues for scalable growth and tactical deal execution to catalyze or accelerate our highest priorities. You will own the development of rigorous analyses to evaluate build / buy / partner scenarios and new distribution channels with the goal of providing strategic recommendations to the leadership team. This is a great role for someone who is a highly self-motivated, innovative thinker to come help us bend the company’s growth trajectory.

In this role, you will:

  • Partner with leaders across the company to identify strategic opportunities that can accelerate our product roadmap and business strategy.
  • Be a subject matter expert on the competitive landscape and industry trends; leverage your market insights to develop the business case for growth opportunities via product expansion or partnership distribution strategies.
  • Lead qualitative and quantitative analyses including build / buy / partner considerations, financial forecasting, and valuation modeling.
  • Manage all stages of a deal process - including inbound / outbound sourcing, deal assessment, valuation, negotiations, due diligence, structuring, closing processes, and post-deal integration - while coordinating across a large cross-functional team.
  • Collaborate and build relationships with internal stakeholders across all functions and seniority levels, as well as with external parties in our ecosystem (VCs, founders, investment banks, etc.).

We're looking for someone who has:

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in corporate development, corporate strategy, investment banking, venture capital, or private equity.
  • A passion for high growth tech and strong understanding of FinTech and /or traditional FinServices market.
  • The ability to think strategically, leveraging a combination of critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, business judgment, and product intuition.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills, with exceptional ability to create structured quantitative and qualitative analyses.
  • Superior financial modeling and valuation skills (including DCF, comps analysis, etc.).
  • High EQ and interpersonal skills to cultivate relationships internally and externally.
  • The ability to balance multiple high-priority projects and collaborate / coordinate across large cross-functional teams.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal + written) and is able to deliver insights around complex business problems in a thoughtful and persuasive manner.
  • A proactive mindset and can thrive in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
Why Wealthsimple?
🤑 Competitive Salary with top-tier health benefits and life insurance
📈 Retirement savings matching plan using Wealthsimple Work
🌴 20 vacation days per year and unlimited sick and mental health days
📚 Up to $1500 per year towards wellness and professional development budgets respectively
🛫 90 days away program: Employees can work internationally in eligible countries for up to 90 days per calendar year
🌎 A wide variety of peer and company-led Employee Resource Groups (ie. Rainbow, Women of Wealthsimple, Black @ WS)
💖 Company-wide wellness days off scheduled throughout the year
We’re a remote-first team, with over 1000 employees coast to coast in North America. Be a part of our Canadian success story and help shape the financial future of millions — join us!
Read our Culture Manual and learn more about how we work.
DEI Statement
At Wealthsimple, we are building products for a diverse world and we need a diverse team to do that successfully. We strongly encourage applications from everyone regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.
Accessibility Statement
Wealthsimple provides an accessible candidate experience. If you need any accommodations or adjustments throughout the interview process and beyond, please let us know, and we will work with you to provide the necessary support and make reasonable accommodations to facilitate your participation. We are continuously working to improve our accessibility practices and welcome any feedback or suggestions on how we can better accommodate candidates with accessibility needs.