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IDEX Director, Strategic Business Development for Scientific Fluidics and Optics in Rohnert Park, California

If you’re looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you’ve found it. Whether you’re an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses ( around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

Who is IDEX Corporation?

IDEX (NYSE: IEX) is a leading global manufacturer of diversified products in industries ranging across health, science, safety, fire, and fluidics. Operating in 24 countries, IDEX is an innovative and growing company, focused on delivering excellence through diverse, winning teams. We’re a global provider of applied solutions serving a variety of markets. These include life science and medical technologies, process industry and infrastructure-related applications, industrial/municipal fire, and rescue - to name just a few.

Who is IDEX Scientific Fluidics and Optics (SF&O)?

As a business of IDEX Corporation, SF&O is a technology-forward organization comprising the IDEX Health & Science, Optical Technologies, and Microtechnologies business units. The work we do every day allows us to discover key insights and break new ground to create some of the most meaningful technologies that have a lasting impact on companies, industries, and society. With leading presence in the life sciences, health care, semiconductor, and aerospace market sectors, we help improve lives across the globe.

Position Summary:

A technically strong business development leader with excellent interpersonal skills is sought to join the Business Development organization within IDEX Scientific Fluidics and Optics to support organic and inorganic growth strategy development and execution. This role reports directly to the Vice President of Technology, Business Development & Strategy for IDEX Scientific Fluidics and Optics and will be an instrumental contributor to the evolution and management of the organization’s acquisition strategy, including strategic planning, rolling 3-year strategic plans, and key strategic decisions.

This role requires a unique blend of strategic thinking, exceptional product, and market expertise, and an ability to thrive and influence outcomes in a highly matrixed organization. This role is strategically positioned as part of the SF&O talent pipeline for general management.

The applicant should possess sound knowledge and understanding of optics, fluidics, or life sciences and have strong commercial excellence background.

Site Location: Negotiable within the US.

Essential Duties:

As Director of Business Development for SF&O, you will assist in growing the size of the business over the next three to five years through a combination of above-market organic growth and impactful acquisitions.

  • Assess new market adjacency opportunities for attractiveness, ease of execution, valuation, and entry points

  • Analyze industry and market trends, competitive threats, expansion opportunities, and internal performance to support strategic initiatives

  • Analyze M&A opportunities in support of, and collaboration with, all SF&O businesses

  • Develop relationships with acquisition target companies

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to create deal hypotheses and identify key due diligence items

  • Participate in due diligence activities and post-acquisition implementations

  • Ability to travel 25% to 40% depending on location.

  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Science or Engineering. MBA preferred.

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in progressively more responsible commercial roles in life sciences or biotech industries. Experience with a strategic management consulting firm, investment bank, private equity firm, or comparable role in corporate setting preferred.

  • Experience in corporate development and acquisitions, due diligence, financial analysis, market and competitive research and analysis, and strategic planning

  • Excellent analytical skills, and the ability to translate complex situations into information that will drive business decisions

  • A highly motivated, autonomous individual who can work independently and set their own priorities

  • Collaborate and lead with influence, corporate and functional partners, to accomplish key priorities

  • Demonstrated ability to work within a matrix organizational environment and to interact with executives at the most senior levels

Other Skills and Duties:

  • A strategic thinker/problem solver who can effectively interface with customers and colleagues at all levels.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with virtual teams and processes

  • Demonstrates the ability to persuade others to achieve excellence and to foster an environment of openness and teamwork; a supportive manner that facilitates his/her ability to achieve results

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills, which include active listening

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

IDEX Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

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