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Director, Corporate Development

Location: Fort Worth, TX
Job # 11255147
Date Posted: 08-09-2018
Responsible for directing and managing corporate projects and strategic development initiatives through a matrix based organization. 
 
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  • Leads cross-departmental teams (matrix organization) in partnership with business units to pursue investment and strategic opportunities
  • Assesses, analyzes, structures, negotiates, documents and executes corporate investment transactions
  • Partners with business units in their development of strategic plans and frameworks with particular focus upon industry structure, vertical integration, and new business model/technology applications
  • Pursues and evaluates creative innovation opportunities in collaboration with business partners
  • Researches and analyzes business opportunities ensuring a thorough understanding of the target industry, key participants, competitive trends
  • Drafts and presents detailed presentations providing thorough assessment of opportunities, risks, benefits, alternatives, and investment justification for corporate projects.
  • Develops analytical models to quantify investment opportunities
  • Manages project from end-to-end using project plans to track project performance and ensure timely completion
  • Works closely with internal (Legal, Accounting, Tax) and external advisors (Consultants, Bankers, Lawyers)
  • Collaboratively assigns, or delegates responsibility for, specified work or functional activities of project
  • Gives work directions, resolves problems, and sets deadlines to ensure timely completion of work
 
 
 
 
Qualifications
 
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent experience/training, MBA, JD or similar degree preferred
  • 10 or more years of experience leading (directly or indirectly) cross-functional teams, Project Management certification or related work experience managing large projects
  • Strategic planning experience at the team and division level
  • Previous relevant experience in venture capital, investment banking, private equity or commercial banking industries is required.
  • Broad understanding of the airline industry with particular experience in Commercial, Operations, or Finance
  • Demonstrated ability to assess opportunities, structure solutions and effectively execute project plans
  • Highly collaborative with the ability to form consensus and work with departments throughout the company
  • Clear leadership qualifications managing large projects with direct interaction with executive leaders
  • Passion for innovation, speed to market and team-based solution development
  • Previous Manager experience is required.
 
 
 
Qualifications (Continued)
 
Knowledge Skills & Abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with a broad-range of experienced professionals – partnering with managers and leaders throughout the business
  • Excellent verbal and oral communication and presentation skills (development and delivery)
  • Proven ability to work with the leadership team to identify, plan and execute strategic initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage multiple large scale projects on an ongoing basis and adjust priorities, as necessary, to meet shifting deadlines in a dynamic work environment
  • Proven ability to work with leaders to identify opportunities for strengthening the way we do business and partner with the relevant teams to create solutions related to the opportunity.
  • Clear ability to drive success by asking meaningful questions, challenging the status quo, and modeling teamwork and effective collaboration
  • Believes in and promotes the American Airlines five leadership attributes:
    • Caring – Recognizes, respects, and prioritizes impact of efforts on the entire team
    • Collaboration – Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated highly effective interactions with all team members within organization as well as external parties
    • Development – Reasonable experience mentoring and coaching staff and peers
    • Results – Strong analytical, negotiation, organizational skills for managing multiple projects in a dynamic environment


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Gyna M. Bivens
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