Senior Corporate Development Advisor

Req ID:  33061
Travel:  Less than 10%

McLean, VA, US, 22102

Education:  Four-year college degree
Experience:  At least 7 years of experience required
Equivalency:  Combination of education/experience not considered



Your role in helping us shape the future:

You are a driven, innovative business leader who leads with strategic direction to provide analytical insights and collaborate with senior management in support of the company's business and corporate development initiatives. You build relationships internally and externally which will, in turn, accelerate entrepreneurial growth and global innovation/product initiatives and enhance the organization’s largest partnerships. Owning and performing the core analysis to evaluate and execute new investment opportunities, partnerships/alliances, acquisitions, mergers, spin-offs and joint ventures will be core to this role. The successful candidate will be a key partner to the global business unit leaders across all divisions.


Are you up to the challenge?

  • Support growth strategy through identification, assessment and execution of potential mergers, acquisitions, investments and joint ventures as well as divestitures by the company
  • Collaborate with the VP of Corporate Development to think about corporate development opportunities in a progressive, systematic and routine fashion
  • Be the analytical champion on cross-functional teams in developing transaction analyses and executing and interfacing with commercial, finance, strategy, accounting, legal, tax, HR and other departments to ensure seamless deal execution
  • Build dynamic, flexible, detailed and accurate financial models which portray company operations and transaction details
  • Evaluate and execute other strategic initiatives such as joint ventures, divestitures, licensing and partnership activities
  • Create discussion guides to walk through with management of potential investment targets and lead discussions with such management teams  
  • Develop strategic rationales and make final recommendations based on due diligence, strategic fit analysis, and feasibility studies
  • Analyze data provided by management and understand which elements are important to present key opportunities and risks
  • Support key organic initiatives by reviewing and assessing deals as well as building discrete strategic analysis to support decision making
  • Perform quantitative and qualitative analysis on core strategic issues and generate action-oriented insights and recommendations
  • Manage Intelsat’s existing investment portfolio and evaluate follow-on investment or liquidation opportunities
  • Provide leadership to the team-members, develop and stretch talent to maximize the function’s business impact
  • Stay on top of industry trends, researching and developing theses to guide corporate strategy


Can you drive these processes?

  • Execution of acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures, partnerships and other corporate development initiatives
  • Build systematic methods for researching and analyzing potential corporate development opportunities and industry trends
  • Financial and valuation modeling, data analysis, competitive and industry vertical research, and additional thoughtful analytical support of key strategy and investment ideas


You should definitely have:

  • This role is subject to EAR/ITAR and candidates must be US Persons (US Citizens, Permanent Residents, Asylees, Refugees)
  • Bachelor’s Degree and a total of 8-12 years’ experience in a financial role
  • Minimum of 6 years financial, transaction and strategy experience in M&A at an investment bank, private equity firm, consulting firm and/or large global corporation
  • Will consider less experience in lieu of having solid experience at a top tier invesment bank, private equity firm, or consulting firm
  • Significant experience executing all aspects of transactions including direct experience in diligence, execution and integration
  • Experience working in a demanding environment with highly motivated and driven professionals
  • Ability to handle projects with multiple workstreams, with proven leadership success over a wide variety of functional business problems
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills, with demonstrated intellectual and
    analytical rigor
  • Ability to structure and manage complex cross-enterprise projects and processes with
    multiple stakeholders at both senior and junior levels
  • Advanced Excel, PowerPoint, and financial modeling skills
  • Proven record of establishing strategic positioning, including business fit and risk vs. return analysis
  • Excellent presentation skills, including strong oral and writing capabilities; ability to clearly communicate compelling messages to senior managers and external business partners
  • Strong people development and influencing skills; ability to build and drive extended and virtual teams towards a collaborative environment


It would be nice if you had:

  • Familiarity with space-based communications networks
  • Deep knowledge of the telecommunications value chain, including business models, technology and key players
  • MBA or relevant graduate degree from top-tier institution or similar academic / professional experience
  • Experience working with Standards Definition Organizations and understanding of Mobile Network Operator datacenter architectures
  • Experience with data tools (Tableu, Qlik etc…)


What it’s like to work with us:

Intelsat is connecting the world and transforming the satellite landscape by reaching beyond the traditional satellite industry. We are defining new products that will open new, profitable markets. To help us reach this goal, you should be a bold thinker who will perform a key role in shaping Intelsat innovation for years to come.

•     We emphasize personal and professional growth

•     Awesome benefits including 401(k), PTO, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training

•     Fun, diverse, and inclusive culture


Other Job Info:

  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
  • Job requires ability to lift up to 20 lbs


  • This role is subject to ITAR; candidates must be a US Person (this includes US Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Individual such as an asylee or refugee).
  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
  • Company description: Intelsat is the largest provider of fixed satellite services worldwide. We enable providers of media, telecom and government services to deliver information and entertainment to people at home, in the office or on the move. On a day-to-day basis, Intelsat supplies video, data and voice connectivity in approximately 200 countries and territories for approximately 1,800 customers, many of which Intelsat has had relationships with for over 30 years. Some of the world’s leading media and communications companies, multinational corporations, Internet service providers and government/military organizations hallmark Intelsat’s customer base. Customers access capacity through extensive service offerings, which include transponder services, hybrid managed services combining satellite capacity and terrestrial facilities, and channel services.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC