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Tracking Code UIC-19-1741-F
Job Code 19-1741
Posting Title Director of Mergers and Acquisitions
Post Date 11/8/2019
Full Time / Part-Time Full Time
Travel Up to 50%
City Springfield
State VA
Country US


Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) is the village corporation of Barrow, Alaska, and one of Alaska’s top ten companies. We employ over 3,000 people, generating over $450 million in revenues across the United States and the world. As a proud Alaska Native Corporation, our success brings tremendous growth and benefits to our 3,000 Iñupiat shareholders. UIC’s diversified commercial and government services business lines include technical and professional services, engineering, manufacturing, maintenance, architecture, marine, regulatory consulting, construction, and operations supporting the community of Barrow. We recruit only qualified people looking to join a company with strong leadership, competent and hard-working staff, and a superior work environment. Our pay and benefits are competitive, and we differentiate UIC as an employer by investing in our employees’ professional development.


UIC seeks a Director of Mergers and Acquisitions in Springfield, VA, to support the Company's inorganic growth and financial profitability objectives via acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures and other strategic alliances. This position acts as the Company's business lead for all acquisition and merger-related activities, leading diverse groups of corporate, business unit, and external subject matter experts. The positon will lead all business due diligence efforts, negotiations and transition-related activities while acting as the Business Management lead for all external consultant and financial relationships on Company transactions. The position reports to the Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer (COO/CFO), with dotted line relationships to the Senior Vice Presidents of Operations for UIC’s business lines. The position will interact with all key members of the organization.

Key Responsibilities:

• Lead the evaluation and execution of mergers and acquisitions to generate inorganic growth.
• Lead and collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop transaction rationale and business plans.
• Develop and Manage the Company’s M&A governance process and construct analytical frameworks to facilitate go/no-go decisions.
• Coordinate cross-functional teams in due diligence and manage internal and external subject matter experts (legal, accounting, investment banking, consulting, etc.).
• Identify and evaluate operational and financial impacts of each transaction, to include risks and risk mitigation strategies.
• Support integration planning and execution by developing operating models and assisting with on-boarding activities.
• Establish and manage the M&A pipeline, proactively contacting targets, evaluating transactions, and building relationships to keep the Company apprised of M&A opportunities in the marketplace.
• Participate in Corporate Development activities and provide general transaction and analytic support, including the creation of compelling presentation materials for senior management and board purposes.
Requirements • MBA or graduate level degree in Economics, Finance, Business, or related degree.
• A minimum of 7 years’ experience on the "buy side" leading mergers and acquisitions within the government and commercial contracting industry for organizations with a minimum of $150 million in annual revenues.
• Prior corporate finance experience gained within one or more of the following contexts: corporate development, investment banking, private equity, or venture capital, preferably in the government and commercial contracting industry.
• Significant Operational M&A transaction experience in all phases of the deal lifecycle – from pre-signing to post-close operations; must have extensive hands-on experience assisting with the operational details of transactions both pre- and post-close.
• Demonstrated financial modeling, forecasting and analysis skills.
• Prior experience leading large groups of geographically dispersed experts.
• Proven negotiation skills to work with internal and external stakeholders to define an executable transaction that works for both parties.
• Proven ability to work well with and across all levels of management.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, especially Microsoft Excel, and other financial tools related to M&A activities.
• Strong writing for business skills and the ability to quickly develop rapport with clients.
• Ability to define M&A strategies and articulating acquisition business cases.
• Experience leading diligence activities and asking the right questions to make quick go/no-go decisions.
• Ability to travel and work long hours as circumstances demand.

Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UIC’s Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program requirements. If the position requires, an applicant must pass a pre-employment criminal background history check. All post-secondary education listed on the applicant’s resume/application may be subject to verification.

Where driving may be required or where a rental car must be obtained for business travel purposes, applicants must have a valid driver license for this position and will be subject to verification. In addition, the applicant must pass an in-house, online, driving course to be authorized to drive for company purposes.

UIC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

All candidates must apply online at, and submit a completed application for all positions they wish to be considered. Once the employment application has been completed and submitted, any changes to the application after submission may not be reviewed. Please contact a UIC HR Recruiter if you have made a significant change to your application. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC Human Resources for assistance (

UIC Government Services (UICGS / Bowhead) provides innovative business solutions to federal and commercial customers in the areas of engineering, maintenance services, information technology, program support, logistics/base support, and procurement. Collectively, the fast-growing Bowhead Family of Companies offers a breadth of services which are performed with a focus on quality results. Headquartered in Springfield, VA, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies for government contracting.

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