Corporate Development Manager

Job Locations UK-Basingstoke
Job ID
Marketing & Strategy
Position Type
Full Time
Reports To
Marketing & Strategic Planning Director
Remote Office

Business Overview

Genus is an agricultural biotechnology pioneer. We are a global FTSE 250 company, headquartered in the UK, and listed on the London Stock Exchange.  Genus PLC has a presence in over 70 countries and a global workforce of over 3,000 employees and growing.  We are a worldwide leader in porcine and bovine animal genetics, partnering with farmers to transform how we nourish the world – a mission that is important to a sustainable future. 


Food consumption is expected to rise by 60% in the next 20 years. Our challenge is to affordably and sustainably meet that escalating demand while global resources diminish.  Our vision is clear: Pioneering animal genetic improvement to help nourish the world.

Role Overview

Are you looking to step into a business strategy role in industry? Genus' small and powerful Corporate Development team is recruiting an Assistant Director to join the function responsible for M&A, Business Development and Investor Relations. Our biotechnical business offers you the opportunity to become a knowledge expert in a diverse, fast-growing industry. 


Genus' Corporate Development function has global reach, working closely with the Cheif Executive Officer (CEO), Cheif Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Operating Officers (COO) for Genus ABS and Genus PIC. The role of Assistant Director supports the business units in developing their strategic growth plans and M&A agenda and, plays a key support role in the integration of any future acquired companies. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify acquisition opportunities, assess their strategic fit and value proposition
  • Maintain the M&A pipeline and prepare updates for executive leadership
  • Lead and coordinate internal and external due diligence (DD) on M&A targets
  • Support investor relations initiatives and preparation of strategic communications


  • Bachelors degree
  • CFA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent
  • 5+ years’ experience transaction experience, with strong financial modelling, valuation and due diligence skills: relevant fields include Transaction Services (TS), Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), 

The position is available as a remote, office and hybrid work model from the Genus Headquarters in Basingstoke.

Equal Employment Opportunities

Genus is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. Genus prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Genus conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.


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