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Corporate Development Associate

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Date: Nov 30, 2018

Location: Hoffman Estates, IL, US, 60169

Company: CDK

Job Description

Requisition: #47102

Location: Hoffman Estates, IL


Accelerate Your Career

Drive global technology


With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end automotive commerce, CDK provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers.   CDK Global solutions automate and integrate critical processes from pre-sale targeted advertising to the sale, financing, insurance, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles, with an increasing focus on utilizing data analytics and predictive intelligence.   


We’re large enough to make a difference but small enough for your voice to be heard. This means that we are an organization where every person matters. You can make an impact on the success of our business and that of our customers regardless of what career you decide to pursue.


From data scientists to sales and client service experts, we’re hiring to support your growth and ours - Green light your career.  



The associate will be a key new member of the Business Development team, reporting to the VP, Corporate Development. The position will play a critical role in supporting CDK Global’s growth initiatives by contributing to the execution of strategic and value-added transactions from start to finish. This will involve leveraging business analysis skills to prepare internal strategic opportunity documents and financial models to assess potential impact to CDK. Additionally, this role will also conduct frequent market and company specific research.



  • Build dynamic, metric driven business case models to assess potential strategic opportunities
  • Perform valuation analyses leveraging discounted cash flow, market multiple, and market transaction methodologies
  • Prepare internal strategic opportunity documents to be presented to CDK’s executive team
  • Participate in the preparation and execution of due diligence and integration processes
  • Conduct frequent market research, including analyzing industry trends, transactions, and competitor performance and strategic initiatives
  • Lead or contribute to special/ad-hoc internal projects as appropriate
  • Balance multiple projects, be results oriented, and drive projects to completion according to deal timelines in a team environment
  • The associate also needs to show initiative, have a "can-do" attitude and be interested in learning the acquisition process and associated skills to make a significant contribution
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills are required as the associate will work across multiple functions inside CDK and will have executive level exposure



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Economics, Math, Engineering or other quantitative field of study required; MBA preferred
  • 4+ years related experience; background in Investment banking preferred
  • Business development / merger & acquisition experience a plus
  • Experience and strengths in financial modeling and analysis, company evaluation and valuation, market/industry research and competitive analysis
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications especially Excel


CDK Global knows you have passions outside of work. You have family, friends, sporting events, and lots of things going on. That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to not only take care of you but your family as well. All of our benefits are effective the first day of employment including 401K matching, paid time off to re-energize, donate your time to volunteer in your community, and tuition reimbursement to name a few.


At CDK, we pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce. We value and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and the different perspectives they provide. We offer equal opportunity employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, or protected veteran status.  

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Outside Sales, Business Development, Advertising, Supply, Market Research, Sales, Marketing, Operations

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