Join a highly engaged, professional, and collaborative team
Help shape the growth agenda for one of Australia’s largest tech businesses
12-month Fixed Term position based in Melbourne
REA Group is not your average digital business. From humble beginnings in a garage in Melbourne’s east in 1995, we have grown into a leading global digital business, specialising in property.
With bold and ambitious goals, we are changing the way the world experiences property. No matter where you're at on your property journey, we're here to help with every step - whether that's finding or financing your next home.
Our people are the key to our success. At the heart of everything we do, is a thriving culture centred around high performance and care. We are purpose driven and collaborative, which drives innovation and our ability to make a real impact. As such, we’re proud to be named in Australia’s “Top 5” Best Workplaces two years in a row, as well as being recognised as a Best Workplace for Women.
Role and team
This role sits within the Corporate Development team and reports to General Manager, Corporate Development. The Corporate Development team assists REA Group and its business units to develop, define and evolve their partnership and inorganic growth strategies to meet the overall Group's aspiration of profitable growth. Key responsibilities of the team include identifying, assessing, executing and portfolio managing potential corporate transactions, and negotiating strategic partnerships, for REA Group
Corporate Development sits within the Finance and Business Services team, headed up by the Chief Financial Officer. The Finance and Business Services team, or FaBS as we like to call them, is the engine room of REA Group. The team is comprised of Finance, Risk, Procurement, Pricing, Contracts, Customer Collections, Payments, Facilities Management, Corporate Development, and our Customer and Business Systems IT development teams.
You will play a hands-on role in the origination, assessment and execution of corporate investment activity including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures and strategic investments (including corporate venture capital) and commercial partnerships.
Day to day of the job
Monitor offshore and domestic markets and product segments including competitor and peer activity
Translate market and competitor insights into thought leadership on potential opportunities to inform company decision making
Assist with proactively identifying and building relationships with potential commercial partners and acquisition/investment targets
Investigate, assess and respond to inbound enquiry as it relates to M&A and investment activity
Assess the viability and financial / strategic implications of potential M&A and commercial partnership opportunities
Execute potential corporate transactions and commercial partnerships, including autonomously leading key work streams such as financial analysis, valuation, due diligence, negotiation, documentation and integration
Live the REA values and contribute to an energetic, high performing team
Who we’re looking for
Relevant tertiary qualifications
Demonstrated experience in investment banking (VP or Senior Associate level) or similar corporate advisory and / or internal Corporate Development background
Familiarity with corporate finance execution from origination through to completion
Experience conducting market research and analysis
Highly developed verbal and written communication skills
Experience developing detailed 3-way (P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow) financial models and valuations, including discounted cash flow valuations
Experience preparing presentations, board papers and other bespoke analytics to support decision-making
Track record dealing with and influencing internal and external stakeholders across multiple levels
Ability to operate in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, priorities effectively and meet deadlines
Digital or real estate industry experience highly regarded
The REA experience
The physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our people is something we’ll never stop caring about. This is a place to learn and grow. We’re committed to your development – both professionally and personally. Your experience with us is something we take seriously.
A hybrid and flexible approach to working - https://rea.to/hybrid-working
Flexible parental leave offering for primary and secondary carers
Programs to support mental, emotional, financial and physical health & wellbeing
Our Because We Care program offers employees volunteering leave, community grants, matched payroll giving and our Community Café donates 100% of revenue to charity.
Hack Days so you can bring your big ideas to life
Performance recognition programs because hard work should never go unnoticed
Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion. We believe teams with diverse ideas and experiences are more creative, more eﬀective and fuel disruptive thinking - be it cultural and ethnic backgrounds, gender identity, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other identity or lived experience. We know diverse teams are critical to maintaining our success and driving new business opportunities. If you've got the skills, dedication and enthusiasm to learn but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch.
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