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Corporate Development & Strategy Associate

 Position Summary

The CD&S Associate will be an integral member of a small, cohesive team that reports into Tripadvisors CFO.  The CD&S Associate will be responsible for assessing & executing inorganic growth opportunities as well as other strategic development opportunities across Tripadvisors business & brand portfolio.  The CD&S Associate will work directly with the Head of Corporate Development day-to-day while also having the opportunity to engage with other key leaders within the CFO organization on relevant cross-functional activities such as investor relations.  

The desired candidate will possess at least one year of experience performing a) M&A transaction assessment & process execution/management, b) industry & company analysis, c) valuation analysis, & d) detailed bottoms-up financial modeling.  Additionally, the ability to comfortably engage with senior level executives both internal & external to the organization will be a key success factor.


  • Develop a detailed understanding of Tripadvisors business & brand portfolio, as well as its industry landscape, drivers, & peers.
  • Efficiently qualify & build highly compelling business cases & rationale for strategic inorganic growth opportunities
  • Manage M&A transaction process(es) end-to-end, including internal & external due diligence execution & management, internal process management & communications
  • Support strategic development opportunities across Tripadvisors business & brand portfolio, including investor relations, corporate strategy, & other strategic ad-hoc projects


  • 1+ years of experience in investment banking, private equity, or corporate development/M&A. Industry experience preferably in technology, ideally in internet, digital media, and/or software.
  • Highly proficient with Excel & PowerPoint, strong experience building M&A business cases supported by detailed financial/valuation models
  • Embody a high degree of integrity & trustworthiness, as well as corporate responsibility & commitment
  • Proven experience of progressing multiple projects effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Strong writing & communication skills ability to communicate concisely & effectively with a wide variety of internal & external stakeholders across verbal, written & illustrative/graphical means
  • Organized, entrepreneurial self-starter; able to identify what needs to get done, prioritize accordingly, communicate status/progress, & maintain/achieve project timelines/milestones
  • Ability to build trust & rapport with internal team members inside the finance organization as well as with operational business teams
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, coordinate the contributions of other stakeholders, as well as work effectively with stakeholders at a wide range of levels
  • Proven team player; participation & achievement in team-based sport/activity is a strong plus
  • Experienced in creating presentations for 'C-level' executives & Board of Directors
  • BS/BA required, preferred focus areas in Business, Economics, and/or Finance/Accounting
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