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Principal, Corporate Development

Principal, Corporate Development

Date:  Jan 12, 2022

Location: DFW Headquarters Building 8 (DFW-SV08) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 51227 


Are you ready to explore a world of possibilities, both at work and during your time off? Join our American Airlines family, and you’ll travel the world, grow your expertise and become the best version of you. As you embark on a new journey, you’ll tackle challenges with flexibility and grace, learning new skills and advancing your career while having the time of your life. Feel free to enrich both your personal and work life and hop on board!

Why you'll love this job

  • This job is a member of the Corporate Development team within the Finance Division.
  • ​Responsible for evaluating and executing opportunities to invest the company’s capital to generate incremental value for the business

What you'll do

  • Leads all phases of the M&A transaction process, which includes identifying potential targets, performing strategic analysis and financial valuations, leading due diligence efforts, and coordinating with internal and external stakeholders to finalize deal terms
  • Manages transaction execution end-to-end; maintains responsibility for deliverables and timelines, shifting priorities as needed; manages stakeholder relationships and expectations
  • Coordinates with external and internal legal counsel and negotiates documents such as term sheets, share purchase agreements, and shareholders agreements
  • Leads the development of valuation models, applying various financial valuation techniques to determine intrinsic value of potential acquisition targets and working with Network Planning, Alliances or other business units to size synergies and opportunities
  • Creates executive and board level presentation materials to review potential investment opportunities, including assessing strategic or operational benefits, summarizing financial valuations, and discussing negotiation strategy and potential deal structures
  • Maintains thorough knowledge of company, industry, competitors, and broader market dynamics that may define the current landscape and influence future business decisions 

All you'll need for success

Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • ​Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent experience/training
  • 4 years experience in Finance or related area
  • 3 years experience creating and working on complex Financial models

Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • ​Master of Business Administration or similar Master’s degree
  • Investment banking, private equity, venture capital or management consulting experience a plus
  • CFA Charterholder or progress towards a CFA charter, a plus
  • Preferred knowledge of Bloomberg Terminal and S&P Capital IQ


All you'll need for success

Skills, Licenses & Certifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with experience preparing board and executive level strategic, operational and financial presentations
  • Driven, results oriented mindset with a history of perseverance and passion for achieving goals
  • Strong work ethic with experience delivering results in a fast-paced environment in a structured and organized manner
  • Business development mindset in managing relationships with both internal and external parties
  • Curiosity and the willingness to dive deep to quickly comprehend new topics and become a subject matter expert within emerging market trends
  • Ability to demonstrate analytical skills, with financial modeling and analysis experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and OneNote

What you'll get

Feel free to take advantage of all that American Airlines has to offer:

  • Travel Perks: Ready to explore the world? You, your family and your friends can reach 365 destinations on more than 6,800 daily flights across our global network.
  • Health Benefits: On day one, you’ll have access to your health, dental, prescription and vision benefits to help you stay well. And that’s just the start, we also offer virtual doctor visits, flexible spending accounts and more.
  • Wellness Programs: We want you to be the best version of yourself – that’s why our wellness programs provide you with all the right tools, resources and support you need.
  • 401(k) Program: Available upon hire and, depending on the workgroup, employer contributions to your 401(k) program are available after one year.
  • Additional Benefits: Other great benefits include our Employee Assistance Program, pet insurance and discounts on hotels, cars, cruises and more.

Feel Free to be yourself at American

From the team members we hire to the customers we serve, inclusion and diversity are the foundation of the dynamic workforce at American Airlines. Our 20+ Employee Business Resource Groups are focused on connecting our team members to our customers, suppliers, communities and shareholders, helping team members reach their full potential and creating an inclusive work environment to meet and exceed the needs of our diverse world.

Are you ready to feel a tremendous sense of pride and satisfaction as you do your part to keep the largest airline in the world running smoothly as we care for people on life’s journey? Feel free to be yourself at American.

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 51227 

Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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