Posted on 
Jun 20

Corporate Development Manager

Background:

Terviva is a fast-growing food and agriculture company committed to transforming the food and agriculture industry by making food production more accessible and equitable to farmers, and more sustainable for our communities and our planet.

We do this by cultivating a sustainable, non-GMO tree crop called Pongamia that produces beans with dramatically higher yields than other oilseed crops. Through extensive R&D, we have developed our proprietary bean processing technology that enables us to produce tasty and nourishing pongamia-based oil and protein food ingredients. In addition, our Pongamia trees not only produce beans for sustainable food ingredients; they also restore farmland to productive use, helping farmers feed people while taking care of the planet.

At Terviva, we value diversity of thought, culture and biology. We strive towards diversity and inclusion as an essential part of who we are. We recruit teammates from all backgrounds, experiences and perspectives because we know our diversity makes us stronger.

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Chief Corporate Development Officer, the Corporate DevelopmentManagerwill help shape and execute strategic growth opportunities that include joint ventures, licensing partnerships and acquisitions. Corporate Development is chartered to support the executive office in driving corporate initiatives, including near and long-term strategy, major cross-group decision making and ensuring cross-company alignment. The position is located in Alameda, CA, but may possibly be remote.

Job Responsibilities:
- Identify, investigate, and analyze opportunities that align with Terviva strategic vision.
- Conduct rigorous market and financial analysis including market assessment, business case, synergies, build vs. buy modeling, ROI etc. to provide detailed guidance and scenarios into potential acquisitions and other strategic opportunities, and provide input into deal valuations.
- Prepare and communicate opportunities effectively to executive management and the Board.
- Work cross-functionally to help make Corporate Development a trusted strategic partner to business group leaders and their teams, and proactively and effectively influence existing business strategies and growth initiatives.
- The Corporate Development Manager will play a critical role in all phases including structuring, due diligence, negotiation, and execution. They will also gain broad exposure to all facets of a transaction and interact across the organization with leadership and partners. As such, we are seeking an experienced and talented individual with extensive deal experience and a blend of deep analytical mindset and strong interpersonal skills.

Experience & Education:
- Bachelor's degree in finance, technology, business or related. MBA a plus.
- 8+ years of professional business experience including:
- 5+ years of experience in corporate strategy, corporate development, finance, management consulting, investment banking, and / or equivalent experience (e.g., scaling a business).
- Knowledge in agriculture, food and / or cleantech.
- Deal experience with significant complexity (e.g. JVs, R&D partnerships, acquisitions).
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong organization skills with ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines.
- A team player possessing strong interpersonal skills with an ability to develop positive working relationships and communicate with all levels of management.

Working at Terviva offers you:
- The opportunity to make a difference in a fast-growing, mission-driven company that intends to make an impact on sustainability, climate change and inequality by partnering with farmers to plant millions of trees to feed billions of people!
- Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
- Potential annual bonus.
- Stock options, commensurate with role and experience.
- Medical and dental, vision and life insurance (employee premium fully paid by Terviva.
- Generous leave package

COVID-19 Recruiting Process in Place:
- Remote interview process will be followed.
- Personal protective equipment will be provided according to current safety guidelines
- Temperature screenings may be required for all in-person interviews
- Social distancing guidelines will be implemented.
- Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures are in place.
- Terviva requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and boosted against Covid-19 before reporting for work.

Next Steps:

To apply, please respond to the company position below.
Please include your resume and a cover letter telling us about yourself, your experience and why you are well suited for this job with Terviva.

Terviva is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based on race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status or characteristic. Our leadership team is dedicated to this policy and all employment decisions are made based on qualifications, merit and business need

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Background:

Terviva is a fast-growing food and agriculture company committed to transforming the food and agriculture industry by making food production more accessible and equitable to farmers, and more sustainable for our communities and our planet.

We do this by cultivating a sustainable, non-GMO tree crop called Pongamia that produces beans with dramatically higher yields than other oilseed crops. Through extensive R&D, we have developed our proprietary bean processing technology that enables us to produce tasty and nourishing pongamia-based oil and protein food ingredients. In addition, our Pongamia trees not only produce beans for sustainable food ingredients; they also restore farmland to productive use, helping farmers feed people while taking care of the planet.

At Terviva, we value diversity of thought, culture and biology. We strive towards diversity and inclusion as an essential part of who we are. We recruit teammates from all backgrounds, experiences and perspectives because we know our diversity makes us stronger.

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Chief Corporate Development Officer, the Corporate DevelopmentManagerwill help shape and execute strategic growth opportunities that include joint ventures, licensing partnerships and acquisitions. Corporate Development is chartered to support the executive office in driving corporate initiatives, including near and long-term strategy, major cross-group decision making and ensuring cross-company alignment. The position is located in Alameda, CA, but may possibly be remote.

Job Responsibilities:
- Identify, investigate, and analyze opportunities that align with Terviva strategic vision.
- Conduct rigorous market and financial analysis including market assessment, business case, synergies, build vs. buy modeling, ROI etc. to provide detailed guidance and scenarios into potential acquisitions and other strategic opportunities, and provide input into deal valuations.
- Prepare and communicate opportunities effectively to executive management and the Board.
- Work cross-functionally to help make Corporate Development a trusted strategic partner to business group leaders and their teams, and proactively and effectively influence existing business strategies and growth initiatives.
- The Corporate Development Manager will play a critical role in all phases including structuring, due diligence, negotiation, and execution. They will also gain broad exposure to all facets of a transaction and interact across the organization with leadership and partners. As such, we are seeking an experienced and talented individual with extensive deal experience and a blend of deep analytical mindset and strong interpersonal skills.

Experience & Education:
- Bachelor's degree in finance, technology, business or related. MBA a plus.
- 8+ years of professional business experience including:
- 5+ years of experience in corporate strategy, corporate development, finance, management consulting, investment banking, and / or equivalent experience (e.g., scaling a business).
- Knowledge in agriculture, food and / or cleantech.
- Deal experience with significant complexity (e.g. JVs, R&D partnerships, acquisitions).
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong organization skills with ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines.
- A team player possessing strong interpersonal skills with an ability to develop positive working relationships and communicate with all levels of management.

Working at Terviva offers you:
- The opportunity to make a difference in a fast-growing, mission-driven company that intends to make an impact on sustainability, climate change and inequality by partnering with farmers to plant millions of trees to feed billions of people!
- Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
- Potential annual bonus.
- Stock options, commensurate with role and experience.
- Medical and dental, vision and life insurance (employee premium fully paid by Terviva.
- Generous leave package

COVID-19 Recruiting Process in Place:
- Remote interview process will be followed.
- Personal protective equipment will be provided according to current safety guidelines
- Temperature screenings may be required for all in-person interviews
- Social distancing guidelines will be implemented.
- Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures are in place.
- Terviva requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and boosted against Covid-19 before reporting for work.

Next Steps:

To apply, please respond to the company position below.
Please include your resume and a cover letter telling us about yourself, your experience and why you are well suited for this job with Terviva.

Terviva is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based on race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status or characteristic. Our leadership team is dedicated to this policy and all employment decisions are made based on qualifications, merit and business need

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