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Senior Associate, Corporate Development & Business Strategy

at Bird

Posted: 10/10/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: ab5b2f7a-f69a-4a5f-8c43-0cfe98c49734

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Senior Associate, Corporate Development & Business Strategy

Santa Monica, California
Corporate Development – Corporate Development
Full Time

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Who is Bird

At Bird, we’re on a mission to make cities more livable by reducing traffic and carbon emissions with an affordable, convenient, and eco-friendly transportation option. We planted roots in Los Angeles, California. Now, our fleet of electric scooters is available to riders in cities around the world for short trips or the “last mile” of their journey. In our first year, Bird launched in over 100 cities and provided over 10 million rides. And we’re only just getting started.

The Corporate Development & Business Strategy team leads all Fundraising, Special Projects, and M&A for Bird. We establish and negotiate business relationships which advance Bird’s mission both in the United States and global markets in Asia, Europe, Middle East and Latin America.

This is a rare opportunity to join a small but powerful team of strategic thinkers, deal makers and analysts to drive explosive growth for Bird. You’ll work across the entire spectrum of business needs helping shape the partnerships and deals that give Bird the ability to navigate global markets while securing our diverse supply chain and acquiring proprietary technology.

You’ll work with cross-functional leaders to drive strategic initiatives, assess market and competitive dynamics, raise capital and execute and integrate mergers and acquisitions. The Senior Associate - Corporate Development is expected to build industry relationships, lead strategic projects, assist in financings and execute M&A. This is an excellent opportunity to join a small team with a major role in shaping the future of the company and the industry more broadly.


Support fundraising processes through conducting key diligence analyses, engaging prospective investors, and partnering with legal on deal execution

Partner with company leadership to drive complex, cross-functional strategic initiatives that impact all aspects of the business and organization
Execute M&A and strategic investment processes from end-to-end, including sourcing opportunities, conducting financial analysis, structuring and negotiating transactions, and integrating targets
Work with finance and operations teams to conduct analysis and create deliverables for board meetings and key investor updates
Identify opportunities to leverage the strengths of the Bird investor base to add strategic value to Bird
Build strategic relationships with key stakeholders in the mobility, tech, and finance ecosystems, including investors, large corporates, and other startups, to stay on top of industry trends and the mobility competitive landscape


Bachelor's degree

3 to 5 years of experience at top-tier companies in investment banking, corporate development, private equity, and/or management consulting
Experience with the deal structuring, diligence, and execution processes, including financial modeling and analysis, engaging potential investors, and managing legal documentation
Strong Excel / PowerPoint skills

Culture at Bird

We're an ambitious, smart, and open-minded group. Our employees are passionate about our mission, and eager to complete their work at the highest level. The office itself is up tempo and supportive, because we care about each other. People first, people.

Perks up

We want people to succeed at Bird, so we give our teams plenty of time off to relax and recharge. We also offer a generous employer-paid healthcare coverage, on-demand doctor visits, childcare support, a pre-tax commuter account for mass transit or parking, a wellness stipend, and more.

Bird is the world

Bird stands for a culture of inclusion. We celebrate different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives —encouraging everyone to bring their authentic selves to work. We have a diverse environment that empowers our team to feel comfortable when they voice their opinions. For these reasons and more Bird is a proud equal employment opportunity employer. We welcome everyone regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics, and we are dedicated to providing an inclusive, open, and diverse work environment.

Sound like a place you’d like to work? Sweet. Let’s chat.

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