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iCIMS Corporate Development, Sr. Associate in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Overview

This position is a key member of the Strategy & Corporate Development team, supporting management in the analysis and implementation of the company’s strategic initiatives, inclusive of corporate development activities such as identifying, evaluating and executing our growth strategy through mergers and acquisitions and other financial transactions. This role reports to the Chief Strategy Officer.

About Us

When you join iCIMS, you join the team helping global companies transform business and the world through the power of talent. Our customers do amazing things: design rocket ships, create vaccines, deliver consumer goods globally, overnight, with a smile. As the Talent Cloud company, we empower these organizations to attract, engage, hire, and advance the right talent. We’re passionate about helping companies build a diverse, winning workforce and about building our home team. We're dedicated to fostering an inclusive, purpose-driven, and innovative work environment where everyone belongs.


  • Lead day-to-day M&A execution and process management at each stage (due diligence, pre-deal sign activities, pre-close, post-close) through preparation and analysis of historical and projected financial information.

  • Conduct all aspects of business and financial due diligence, including but not limited to: market, retention, whitespace, cross-sell, customer concentration, pipeline, sales productivity, bookings, P&L, synergy, contract, census, etc.

  • Develop, enhance, and maintain comprehensive pro forma financial models that forecast revenues, operating expenses, capital expenditures and funding scenarios for various M&A opportunities.

  • Develop business and valuation cases in support of the corporate development opportunities being pursued.

  • Support third party due diligence, including but limited to: legal, financial, tax insurance and tech due diligence with company advisors.

  • Engage with investment bankers, consultants, investors and target company management teams from sourcing through deal execution.

  • Work with functional teams to align resources to integration plans including systems and process on both sides.

  • Support broader market research and analysis to identify potential new opportunities of growth for the business (e.g., market sizing, industry trends, pricing analysis, etc.)

  • Analyze the broader HR tech landscape for potential acquisitions or partnerships, including supporting competitive intelligence and maintaining a pulse on the broader HR tech/human capital management market to understand industry, product, and market trends, as well as competitor movements.

  • Work cross-functionally within the organization across product, sales, and marketing to develop business cases and test, validate, and quantify potential new areas of growth (e.g., new product development, new market entry, pricing and business model evaluation)

  • Drive cross-functional M&A-related strategic initiatives within the business through project management, KPI creation and monitoring, and regular reporting to senior-level executives.

  • Create executive ready power point presentations to support internal and external team presentations.

  • Consistently ensures that business is always conducted with integrity, policies and processes are observed and that behavior aligns with iCIMS’ values.


  • Bachelor’s degree in, business administration, engineering, finance, economics, or a related area

  • 3+ years’ experience with advanced financial modeling required; experience in consulting firm, banking or strategy/corporate development role preferred.

  • Advanced level Excel and PowerPoint skills.

  • Excellent analytical and financial modeling skills.

  • Excels at delivering results in a highly ambiguous environment.

  • Entrepreneurial mindset and pattern recognition capability.

  • Knowledge of software industry and SaaS business model, HR Tech experience preferred but not required.

  • Ability to think strategically, to anticipate and identify problems, and develop creative solutions.

  • Self-motivated, well-organized, able to work independently and meet deadlines.

  • Skilled at quickly building effective working relationships, working through others in order to manage tight timelines.

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Articulates thoughts and ideas clearly, concisely, and persuasively.

EEO Statement

iCIMS is a place where everyone belongs. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our approach helps us to build a winning team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities. So, regardless of how your diversity expresses itself, you can find a home here at iCIMS.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, veteran status, genetic information, disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. If you would like to request an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at .

Compensation and Benefits

The target total compensation for this role will be based upon experience.

Competitive health and wellness benefits include medical, dental, vision, 401(k), dependent care, short term and long term disability, life and AD&D insurance, bonding and parental leave, mindfulness resources, an open vacation policy, sick days, paid holidays, quiet hours each workday, and tuition reimbursement. Benefits and eligibility may vary by location, role, and tenure. Learn more here: s.