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Corporate Development Manager


Job Title:
Corporate Development Manager

Job Ref:
1594

Location:
Tower Bridge, SE1

Brand:
ZPG

Discipline:
Central Functions

Job Description

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen within our strategy team at ZPG. We`re constantly growing and evolving and we`re looking for a motivated Corporate Development Manager to come on board.

The role of Strategy at ZPG is very much about `doing` rather than theorising and therefore, the type of person we are looking for will exemplify those characteristics along with the more traditional disciplines of a strategy manager. They also need to have the right cultural fit for a fast paced, agile, collaborative, and entrepreneurial organisation.

The Strategy team at ZPG covers the following areas: M&A, integration, partnerships and investments, competitor analysis and the medium-term strategy and vision of the company across its 3 main areas of operation; property services, price comparison and data services.

ZPG has grown at a rapid pace since its launch in 2007 and particularly, over the past 3 years since the IPO both organically, and through acquisition. We have completed numerous transformational acquisitions including; uSwitch, Property Software Group, Hometrack, Technicweb, Expert Agent, Ravensworth and Calcasa as well as investing in a number of the hottest proptech and fintech start-ups.

We expect this pace and expansion to continue and we need a Corporate Development Manager to join the strategy team to drive insight and execution of the strategy for the 3 areas of the company and support ZPG`s future growth ambitions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Project managing M&A activity working with the legal and finance teams at ZPG, as well as external advisors such as corporate finance banks, lawyers and tax and corporate accountants
  • Competitor analysis of main and emerging competitors across our 3 areas of the company: Property services (portal, software, data), Comparison services, and Data Services for both the UK and International markets
  • Modelling, insight, analysis of potential acquisition opportunities
  • Internal stakeholder management of future acquisitions including writing board reports etc.
  • Identifying potential investment opportunities across the proptech and fintech industries
  • Keeping track of our investment portfolio to ensure we are maximizing value
  • Preparation of documents for key strategic checkpoints e.g. executive team meetings, board meetings, investor/analyst meetings
  • Website and mobile traffic analysis of our peers and competitors

Skills required:

Essential:

  • Corporate finance experience
  • A pro-active individual who takes full accountability
  • Versatile and comfortable working in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Excellent MS Excel and modelling skills
  • Excellent Powerpoint skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Strong research ability and able to disseminate lots of information into the salient points
  • Comfortable explaining financial analysis to colleagues without financial experience
  • Minimum 2 years investment banking/VC/private equity and strategy experience
ZPG Plc (LSE:ZPG) ("ZPG") owns and operates some of the UK`s most trusted property and household-related digital brands including Zoopla, uSwitch, PrimeLocation, Money and Hometrack.
ZPG helps empower smarter property and household decisions. It has an unrivalled proposition with its websites and mobile apps attracting over 50 million visits per month and over 25,000 business partners using its services.
ZPG was founded in 2007 and has a highly experienced management team, led by Founder & CEO, Alex Chesterman OBE.



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